Maj. Ron Latimer appointed SPD Police Chief

Mayor Jim McCamy recommended Interim Police Chief Ron Latimer to be Scottsboro Police Chief at the last Scottsboro City Council meeting held on Monday, April 26, 2021. The Council approved the recommendation unanimously.

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Your Legislative Delegation

by Martha Smith

The Alabama Senate will be finishing up their 2021 session this month with several important bills now sitting at the House, awaiting floor action. Of these are the Gaming Bill and the Medical Marijuana bill. If any changes are made to the bills by the House, they will return to the Senate for one week. Once there, the Senate will either concur with the changes, or they will go to Conference Committee. This committee is comprised of three members from the House and three members from the Senate. Both parties will discuss changes, hopefully reaching a compromise, wherein the bills will then go back to both bodies for a vote to concur with the agreement.

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Luminary Remembrance Service

The Arc of Jackson County invites you to a special luminary remembrance service on Saturday, May 1 at Pinehaven Memorial Gardens. Several hundred candles will be placed throughout the gardens at all entrances, features and drives, completely illuminating the entire garden. These candles will be lit as dusk falls and the devotional service will begin at 7 p.m. Devotion and music for the service will be provided by Randy Sharpe of Calvary Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend and witness this beautiful transformation of the Memorial Gardens into a warmly glowing tribute to those who cannot be with us.

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Rogers named to Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees

Local Economic Development Leader, Goodrich “Dus” Rogers has been named to the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees. Mr. Rogers has an extensive and impressive resume serving Northeast Alabama over the span of his career. Dus most recently has been leading the Business Development efforts at Farmers Telecommunications in Rainsville.

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30 minutes with Mayor McCamy

Scottsboro City Mayor Jim McCamy recently expressed his concern over the workforce issues the nation, and Scottsboro, are currently encountering. The mayor was recently at a local restaurant and noticed a modified work schedule posted outside the establishment, informing the customers of their need to close on certain days and at new hours, due to the lack of an optimum number of employees needed to carry out a day’s business serving the public’s needs. Scottsboro also recently held a job fair that did not yield good results as far as people coming in off the street, seeking a place of employment.

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