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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scottsboro City Council Meeting, Regular Session, Scottsboro Summerfest Presentation March 20, 2017

Scottsboro City Hall, photo by G. Morgan

Scottsboro Public Square renovation project is set to begin on or about April 17, 2017; one side of the Courthouse Square will be renovated at a time. 


Presentation on Scottsboro Summerfest by Jimmy Coble, Summerfest will be held on June 17, 2017 at the Goosepond Colony amphitheater from 3PM to 12:00AM.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jackson County Commission Regular Session Continuation on County Park Building Lease and Work Session, Commission and Sheila Sheppard of the Jackson Co. EDA Asked Questions on How Federal Budget Changes Would Affect Workforce Development Programs, March 20, 2017

Jackson County Courthouse, north side, photo by G. Morgan

Jackson County Alabama unemployment rate is the highest since July 2014, same as it is now at 7.5% http://www.jacksoncountyeda.org/workforce.pdf
Alabama's current unemployment, Jan. 2017 is 6.4%, U.S unemployment for the same period is 4.8%

Will work force development funding be cut, including CDBG Grants and the end of the Appalachian Regional Commission as proposed in the new Federal Budget as President Trump recommended. Report on the end of important Federal programs: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/16/what-does-trump-budget-eliminate/99223182/


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jackson County Commission, Regular Session March 13, 2017

Jackson County Commission photo by G. Morgan

Big Issue - Decision on Jackson County Park building rental/Jim Hems contract tabled.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Scottsboro City Council Work Session March 6, 2017

Scottsboro City Hall photo b y G. Morgan 

Next meeting of the Scottsboro City Council will be March 20, 2016. 


Item 3 on Agenda Scottsboro Cruise'N


Jackson County Commission Work Session March 6, 2017

Jackson County Courthouse south side, photo by G. Morgan.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Scottsboro Board of Education, Regular Session on March 2, 2017 Awards Ceremony and Business Session

Scottsboro Board of Education, Wendell Page Administration Center. photo by Scottsboro Board of Education; Fair Use rights for non-profit news reporting and commentary.


Part 1 Awards Ceremony

                                   Part 2 Business Session

                              Budget Amendment, Agenda Item K