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Alabama Waterfowl Association’s 31st Annual Banding and Duck Release Project Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:29

Who knew in 1988 when leaders in the Alabama Waterfowl Association, Inc. (AWA) decided to take on the project of raising 1,000 day old duckling to 4 weeks old, placing a band on the ducks and releasing most on Guntersville Lake and Wheeler Lake, that it would help make Alabama one of the most promising states for duck hunting?

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Gant and Snodgrass roads make city’s paving list Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:03

Paving budgets were approved at the Scottsboro City Council meeting held on July 8, 2019. Scottsboro City Mayor Robin Shelton presented a budget detailing multiple paving projects and repairs.

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Back to School Sales Tax holiday to be this weekend Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:02

The 14th annual Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday July 19, and ends at twelve midnight on the following Sunday, July 21.

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Last week an Organizational Meeting was held by the Scottsboro City Council following the swearing in of Mike Ashburn, Pudge Bailey and Gary Stewart.

The newly elected members joined Patrick Stewart and Greg Mashburn on the council.
Patrick Stewart was elected as council president. Mashburn was nominated and elected as council pro tempore.
Ashburn and Bailey were added to the Solid Waste Disposal Authority, a separate legal entity from the city of Scottsboro, composed of the City Clerk, the City Council and the Mayor.
Bailey was nominated for and added to the Planning Commission as well.
During the work session council members heard from Paige Airheart  who spoke regarding the Airheart abatement case on Tupelo Pike and Maple Avenue. Airheart explained that the property, previously owned by her father, the late Gene Airheart, the house lot on Tupelo Pike was cleared in October. Airheart explained that the lot has been used by the rail road as a debris drop off and she has attempted to contact them regarding clean up. Several companies have been contacted to take down the feed mill and salvage some of the wood. She explained that she is attempting to salvage as much as possible in order to honor her father. She also reported that other portions of the property will be bush hogged and maintained.
The Winsouth Credit Union building was discussed by Mayor Robin Shelton. Shelton explained that this property was previously Goose Pond Credit Union, however, it is city owned property. The abandoned property doesn’t have water or power. The Street Department has cleaned the property up since learning of its abandonment. Shelton asked to let the Industrial Development Board maintain the property. He stated that Northeast Alabama Community College is looking to open a Truck Driving School and would like to utilize the building. Shelton stated that this program has been successful in other counties.
Shelton also spoke regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Scottsboro and the Scottsboro Board of Education and Scottsboro Water, Sewer and Gas. A voluntary funding source to provide additional School Resource Officers is currently in the works. The Board of Education will roll out their solicitation of funds in December, 2018. These funds will be used to place a resource officer in each Scottsboro City School with two in Scottsboro High School. Currently, the schools have two resource officers, one of which covers Scottsboro High School and one who covers the four additional schools. No resource officer will be hired until funding is received to employ one officer for one semester of school.  Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe explained rookie officers will not be hired as School Resource Officers.  The cost of a School Resource officer is approximately $68,000 per year. 

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