Local VFW/American Legion to host annual Memorial Day program

The month of May is Veterans Appreciation month in America.

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Nance appointed Jackson Co. Commission Chairman

Thirty-four year United States Army veteran, Major General Bill “Willie” Nance, Jr. (ret.) was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to act as Jackson County Commission Chairman for the remainder of former Chairman Tim Guffey’s term who resigned late last year.

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Local childhood cancer survivor represents Alabama

by Martha Smith

Sitting across from me in my office, you’d never guess Jaxson Guthrie, decked out in a baseball jersey and a Chicago Cubs hat, had already been in the fight of his life. At the age of 13, he is tall, eager, knees and elbows and just sporting a newly-achieved baritone voice.

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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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