Monday, March 12, 2018
Jackson County Courthouse, North Entrance (photo by G.Morgan)
Jackson County Commission on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JCCommissionAL/
Next meeting of the Jackson County Commission will be a work session held at Stevenson, Alabama City Hall, Monday, March 19, 2018 at 4:30 PM.
Scottsboro City Hall (photo by G. Morgan)
City of Scottsboro's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cityofscottsboro/
Monday, March 5, 2018
Scottsboro City Council Work Session, Scottsboro Police Department Officers Receive State Life Saving Awards, Main Street Alabama Presentation, March 5, 2018
Left to Right - Chief Dawe; Senator Livingston; Representative Haynes; Officer Roney;
Officer McGhee, Capt. Godfrey (photos by G.Morgan)
According to Senator Livingston, an announcement will be made in Montgomery Thursday if Officers have been selected for the Alabama Medal of Honor for risking their lives to save the life of a woman trapped in a burning vehicle.
Senator Livingston presents award to Officer Roney.
Senator Livingston presents award to Officer McGhee
Governor Ivey signed each award.
VIDEO of AWARDS
VIDEO FULL SESSION
MAIN STREET ALABAMA PRESENTATION
Main Street Alabama link: http://www.mainstreetalabama.org/
Main Street America link: https://www.mainstreet.org/home
Friday, March 2, 2018
Photo right to left - Mrs. Julie Buko Gentry , Scottsboro Board of Education President; Dr. Jose Reyes, Superintendent of Scottsboro City Schools. (photo by G. Morgan)
AGENDA - STUDENT AWARDS
PHOTOS (by G. Morgan)
Transportation Employee Award
AGENDA ITEMS II and III
Video Agenda Items II, III, IV
The short of it - Brownwood will be closed after this school year. Students will be consolidated into Nelson Collins and Caldwell Schools. Dr. Reyes stated, in an impromptu Press Briefing afterwards, that the consolidation would save between $300 to $500 thousand dollars per annum.
Security will be upgraded at all schools, with active video monitors in 4 separate undisclosed, secure locations to cover all school entrances. Special "key" access will be implemented at all entrances with communications systems for folks who do not have a keyed access. The Junior High will incorporate special fencing with gated access.
Dr. Reyes stated he will be releasing a letter to the community in the near future regarding the Schools Consolidation now that the school board has approved the action. Dr. Reyes discusses schools consolidation, Feb 4, 2018 in the below video. At this link, Scottsboro Schools Superintendent Dr. Jose Reyes discusses schools safety and security: http://www.scottsboroschools.net/home
Dr. Jose Reyes, on Scottsboro City Schools System Consolidation
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Scottsboro City Council Regular Session, Life Saving Awards Presented to Scottsboro Police Officer Henegar and Officer Shelton, City Retirement Incentive Approved February 26, 2018
Scottsboro Police Officer Shelton (left center) and Officer Henegar (right center), receive Life Saving Award. Chief Dawe on Right, Captain Godfrey next to Officer Henegar, Officer Shelton with Major Latimer, Mayor Shelton, City Council President Tony Wallingsford. (photo by G. Morgan)
Scottsboro Police Life Saving Award, Left to Right, Officer Shelton, Officer Henegar (Photo Scottsboro Police Department, Fair Use for non-profit news reporting)
Facebook Live video of the award ceremony at City Hall: https://www.facebook.com/garry.l.morgan.5/videos/10215465812702201/
Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton (photo by G. Morgan)
CITY COUNCIL MEETING VIDEO
Jackson County Commission, Regular Session - Continuing Issue of the Sara Laine Subdivision in Stevenson, Alabama February 26, 2018
Jackson County Commission Regular Session. Hot topic was the Sara Laine Subdivision issue in Stevenson, Alabama. Plat Map of the subdivision was dated in 1976 for the two parts of the subdivision, a north and south portion. Note map below, the portion above Jackie Circle., appears to be the north portion of the subdivision, which is not shown on the below plat video. (Photo by G. Morgan)
5 citizens spoke about the Sara Laine subdivision issue in Stevenson, Alabama at the commission meeting. (Photo by G. Morgan)
Approximation of City Limits of Stevenson, Alabama in relationship to the Sara Laine Subdivision, Sharon Drive and other streets. The City of Stevenson's representatives have requested the annexation of the entire subdivision. It was stated yesterday at the commission meeting that the Stevenson Mayor wants to only annex the streets, according to the commission chair. The Stevenson Mayor was not present; however, that is not how the Jackson County Commission agenda reads, items 3 & 4 on the agenda. Some of the subdivision is in the city, some is not as shown on the above google earth satellite map with approximation of the Stevenson City Limits.. A group of citizens residing there do not want to be in city limits. A public meeting, Jackson County Commission work session will be held in Stevenson on March 19, 2018. This seems to be a nightmare in the making if not handled properly. Additionally, there is the appearance that newer homes are dissected by the city limit boundary at some locations. (Map by G. Morgan utilizing Google Earth and Google Maps, Fair Use Rights for non-profit news reporting and commentary.)
SHORT VIDEO OF SUBDIVISION PLAT