Here for you: Victim Services Officer

by Martha Smith

To emphasize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Jackson County District Attorney’s (JCDA) Victim Service Officer (VSO) Sheila Morris, recently reached out to The Clarion to raise awareness and talk about what a VSO is and what they do every day for victims of crime.

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Here for you: the CAC and HERO Facility Dog program

by Martha Smith
When many of you were growing up, there wasn’t a place for you to go if you or someone you knew was suffering from abuse, of any sort. Back then, as my mother can attest to, most of the advocacy was left up to the child themselves, and the cases that actually resulted in the child(ren) being removed from that situation were slim to none.

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Public invited to review flood maps in Jackson County

ATLANTA – FEMA has proposed updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Jackson County, Alabama. Community stakeholders are encouraged to review the updated maps to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance implications and may submit comments and appeals during the upcoming 90-day appeal and comment period.

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Highlands Medial Center Continues to Require Masks Inside Hospital

Following the April 9 mask mandate expiration in the State of Alabama, Highlands Medical Center will continue to require staff, patients and visitors to wear a mask when inside the facility. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, masks remain one of the most successful tools to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Your Jackson County Legislative Delegation

If you walk into the Jackson County Legislative Delegation office, (located on 100 East Peachtree Street in downtown Scottsboro), you’re likely to speak to the first person you see, and that is Juliana Harper, the Executive Director of the Jackson County Legislative Office.

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