A work session and regular meeting were held by the Scottsboro City Council on Monday, July 10, 2023. Council heard the following and voted to approve as follows:
The state of Alabama will hold its 18th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend.
The state of Alabama currently has 5,700 children in foster care with 220 available for adoption. Jackson County has 100+ children in the system with only 51 licensed and open foster homes, and out of those 51, only 35 homes have an active placement.
School will be starting soon, and our Scottsboro and Jackson County food backpack programs will be providing food for our most food insecure children. One in four children face food insecurity in Jackson County.
The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced the promotion of Lydia Pennington to Executive Director of Tourism. She will be responsible for developing strategies, programs, and policies to promote responsible tourism, effectively manage tourism impacts, and stimulate economic development through tourism.