Jackson County's Clarion Newspaper filed this story: http://www.theclarion.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6893:trees-cut-to-prevent-power-disruption-sandlin-says&catid=42:clarion-rotation-stories&Itemid=142
WAFF Ch 48 Story: http://www.waff.com/story/23489593/scottsboro-superintendent-made-decision-to-cut-trees-near-stadium?utm_content=bufferd0c8e&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer
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Scottsboro's Electric Power Board Director Jimmy Sandlin says the trees were removed because they were creating a hazard for the power lines. Others say, not so fast, the trees were removed because of advertising on the newly refurbished Trammel Football Stadium.
Several facts stand out: 1) The Scottsboro Power Board nor the Scottsboro Board of Education announced to the public in advance of the tree cutting project. 2) There was a problem with clearance on part of the power lines in the area of the cutting, but not all. 3) What happened to the logs - where did they go, were they sold? 4) Is the property in which the trees were cut and the logs produced TVA property or property of the City of Scottsboro (Part of the property is below the 600ft TVA reservoir flood level). Did TVA survey the area and give a recommendation?
Scottsboro Electric Power Board Director Mr. Jimmy Sandlin's Presentation to Tree Commission
Tree Commission gets tough intro and an "aura of a clandestine nature."
Tree Commission gets tough finale.