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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Scottsboro, Alabama - November 14, 2018 - Scottsboro City Council Regular Session

Members of the Scottsboro City Council and support staff, seated left to right - Gary Stewart; Mike Ashburn; City Clerk Whitney Phillips; Council President - Patrick Stewart; City Attorney - Stephen Kennamer; Greg Mashburn; Richard "Pudge" Bailey (photo by G. Morgan)



Scottsboro, Alabama November 14, 2018 Jackson County Commission Swearing In Ceremony and Organizational Meeting.

Jackson County Commission November 14, 2018 
Left to Right: Dist. 4 - Mike Sisk; Dist. 3- Melinda Gilbert; Chair-Tim 
Guffey; Dist. 2 Jason Venable and Dist. 1-James Hill (photo by G. Morgan)

Organizational Meeting Agenda
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Agenda item 5 - Approval of funds for infrastructure improvements in the Scottsboro Industrial Park in Hollywood, Alabama; Jackson County's share - $20,000

Videos of Swearing In Ceremony and Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Aspel, Alabama November 6, 2018 Tornado Damage Videos, Photographs, Line Path of Damage Photo

Aspel Tornado Path Map - Over 100 Residents in area without power for more than 12 hours, loss of income for business, property damage and food spoilage damage, maybe over $300,000. (Google Maps - Fair Use for non-profit news reporting, path and construct of map by G. Morgan)
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Aspel twisted sign (photo by G. Morgan)

F-1 Tornado Evidence Aspel Tornado (photo by G. Morgan)

Aspel Tornado damage, F-1 (photo by G. Morgan)

National Weather Service Link on Fujita Scale

VIDEOS Aspel Tornado Damage
Part 1

                                              Part 2

Monday, November 5, 2018

Scottsboro, Alabama November 5, 2018 - Scottsboro City Council Organizational Meeting, Work Session

Scottsboro City Attorney Stephen Kennamer served as Council President during the Organizational Meeting. (photo by G. Morgan)

Mr. Patrick Stewart was elected as City Council President. (photo by G. Morgan)

Council Member Greg Mashburn was elected as City Council Pro Tem President

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Ms. Paige Airheart discusses the Airheart property on Tupelo Pike and Maple Street, agenda item 1, which has been discussed at several council meetings due to the property being declared in a poor state of repair. (photo by G. Morgan)

Mayor Robin Shelton discusses Industrial Park Credit Union Building, agenda item 2, owned by the City of Scottsboro. Mayor Shelton stated that an agreement between North East Alabama Community College and the city regarding a Truck Driving School at the old Credit Union location. (photo by G. Morgan)

Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe discusses Scottsboro City Schools Resource Officer funding. Chief Dawe stated the approximate cost per officer is $68,000. The goal is for 5 officers, 2 at the high school and 1 at each of the other 3 schools. (photo by G. Morgan)

VIDEO and FACEBOOK Video Links

Facebook live video - Organizational session   https://www.facebook.com/garry.l.morgan.5/videos/10217423482282717/

Facebook live video - reports section   https://www.facebook.com/garry.l.morgan.5/videos/10217423766489822/

Monday, October 29, 2018

Scottsboro, Alabama - October 29, 2018 Jackson County Commission Regular Session - Last Meeting of Jackson County Commission Chair Mike Ashburn

Jackson County Courts Clerk Donna Barksdale expresses her appreciation for the commission amending the budget for $18,000 so that an employee could be funded for a few more months. The Jackson County Legislative Delegation, per Senator Steve Livingston, has stated they are submitting a local act in the next legislative session to assist in funding a clerk for the entire year. 

Courthouse Security issue resolved, agenda item 2, money moved from contracts into the employee funds for Sheriffs Deputies to staff security at the entrances of the courthouse.



Monday, October 22, 2018

Scottsboro, Alabama - October 22, 2018 Last Council Meeting for Keith Smith and Tony Wallingsford, Regular Session of the Scottsboro City Council

Recognition awards were presented to Scottsboro City Council President Tony Wallingsford and City Council Member Keith Smith for their dedicated devotion to duty as members of the Scottsboro City Council.  Left to Right - Council Members Greg Mashburn, Gary Stewart, Tony Wallingsford, Keith Smith, Mayor Robin Shelton, and Council Member Patrick Stewart. ( photo by G. Morgan)

Council President Tony Wallingsford, last meeting. (photo by G. Morgan)

Council Member Keith Smith, last meeting. (photo by G. Morgan)

Council Member Keith Smith receives Special Recognition Plaque from the Jackson County Rescue Squad for his 26 years as Police Chief of Scottsboro and 12 years as a City Council Member. Mr. Smith also served 10 years as a Scottsboro Police Officer before becoming Police Chief. (photo by G. Morgan)


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