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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scottsboro City Council, May 26, 2015, Work Session & Regular Session - First Monday Trade Days Weekend

This weekend, May 30-31st and Monday June 1st is First Monday Trade Days Weekend in Scottsboro. Monday, June 1st, is Jefferson Davis's Birthday, the courthouse will be closed, the opportunity is present for a long weekend for vendors. (photos by G. Morgan)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jackson County Commission Regular Session May 26, 2015

South Side of the Jackson County Courthouse (photo by G. Morgan)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2014 Performance Report on TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant May 14, 2015

TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant - Fair Use Rights for non-profit news reporting. Picture credits "wiki" and "NRC."

NRC conducted a Public Meeting May 14, 2015 to discuss NRC’s 2014 Assessment of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. The annual assessment letter  for the Browns Ferry plant, as well as current performance information for Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 is available on the NRC website.

Assessment Letter -  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/LETTERS/bf_2014q4.pdf  

Unit 1  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/BF1/bf1_chart.html

Unit 2  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/BF2/bf2_chart.html

Unit 3  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/BF3/bf3_chart.html

Press Report - Al.com: "...The NRC will continue to monitor [the] utility's ability to sustain quality performance and the inspection emphasis in the coming year will include a focus on what TVA is doing toward ensuring its long-term performance."

NRC Performance Report - TVA's Reply

Public Comment Part 1

Public Comment Part 2

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jackson County Commission, Regular Session May 12, 2015

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It's that time again - The Catfish Festival - Saturday May 16, 2015 at the Jackson County Park.
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Agenda of the Jackson County Commission
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Scottsboro City Council Regular Session May 11, 2015

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Hot issue at the city council - Roseberry Creek Rescue Group requested financial support for spraying nuisance aquatic species, water weeds, in the City and County Park area, to include homeowner water frontage. A city budget amendment request was approved for $40,000. The money to be provided was approved contingent on $60K being raised by the Roseberry Rescue Group. The funds may not be utilized to pay down or pay off any current or future debt incurred by the Roseberry group.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 8, 2015 - Jackson County Legislative Delegation - 2015 Alabama Legislative Review

Jackson County Alabama District 8 Senator Steve Livingston (left) and 
District 23 Representative Tommy Hanes (right) discuss issues.

May 7, 2015 Scottsboro, Alabama - The Jackson County Legislative Delegation's 2015 Legislative Review at the Scottsboro Water Sewer & Gas Board's Operations Center.  TVA-in-lieu-of-tax discussion, funds to be returned to county commission, Discretionary Fund Committee to be cancelled. Management reform discussed for Medicaid, Mental Health, and Prisons. Governor Bentley's $541 million in tax increases not needed. "$350 million" is the amount Mr. Hanes indicated would cover the budget, not $541 million. Thoughts on ABC Store privatization.


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