Courthouse surveillance sweep yields nothing

by Martha Smith
At the Jackson County Commission meeting held on Monday, January 25, 2021, Interim Chairman Jason Venable gave an update on the counter-surveillance sweep that was done at the courthouse after allegations of covert surveillance surfaced. Venable held a four-page report as he gave the results.

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Heritage Center addition nearing completion

The addition at the Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center is well underway. According to Scottsboro Museum Commission Vice Chairperson Susan Fisher, “This long-awaited feature will establish a cultural center for all citizens which will accommodate the performing arts and a variety of community activities, including civic and community meetings, receptions, social functions and lectures.”

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Scottsboro awarded $1.4m in ATRIP-II Grant

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that more than $45 million in funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects.

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COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanded in Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers.

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JCHA Goes Virtual for the January 2021 Meeting

The next meeting of the Jackson County Historical Association will be held at 2:00 on Sunday, January 31.  It’s too cold to meet outside, as we have for our last two meetings, and too dangerous to bring a crowd together at the depot. So the January 2021 JCHA meeting will be a Zoom call. We hope this format will encourage our out-of-town subscribers and Facebook members to participate.

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