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County engineer discusses bridge replacement Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:02

At the Jackson County Commission meeting that took place on July 1st, County Engineer Jonathan Campbell presented the tabulation for bids received regarding the construction for Matheny’s Bridge on County Road 43.

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Council hears of brush fire expenses Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:01

Budget resolutions for the brush fire expenses were discussed at the last Scottsboro City Council meeting that took place on July 1, 2019.

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Council makes approvals Wednesday, 03 July 2019 20:28

Scottsboro City Council approved a resolution for the application for the State of Alabama CDBG Program. If awarded, Scottsboro will receive $208,958 from the community enhancement grant.

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Back by popular demand: General Grant?? Did I hear that right?


Yes, Dr. E. C. “Curt” Fields, Jr. who last impersonated the Union general at the January, 2017 Jackson County Historical Association meeting, is coming back to Jackson County.  He will be the speaker at the January 2019 JCHA meeting, which will be held a week early, on Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2019 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Scottsboro Depot Museum. His presentation will be titled, “Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform.” The event is free and the public is invited.
When he visited Jackson County in 2017, Dr. Fields limited his presentation to Grant’s time in Jackson County, which imposed an unfair limitation on Dr. Fields’ vast repertoire of Grant stories. This time, he will broaden his presentation to discuss the general’s life and times.
Dr. Fields is an avid and lifelong student of the American Civil War. He is the same height and body type as General Grant and therefore presents a convincing, true-to-life image of the man as he really looked. He researches and reads extensively about General Grant to deliver an accurate persona of the General. His presentations are in first person, quoting from General Grant’s Memoirs, articles and letters the General wrote, and statements he made in interviews.
Dr. Fields received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Memphis, and a Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University. He is a career educator having taught for eight years at the junior and senior high school levels and then served for 25 years as a high school administrator before retiring. He is now an educational consultant and a living history demonstrator.
Dr. Fields has portrayed General Grant at numerous battle reenactments and was chosen to portray him at the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in 2015. He is a frequent contributor to the monthly newspaper, “The Civil War Courier,” and is a member of the West Tennessee Historical Society, The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, the Civil War Trust, the Nathan Bedford Forrest Historical Society, The Civil War Trust, and the Shelby County Historical Society.
For more information about Dr. Fields and his programs, see http://www.generalgrantbyhimself.com. Plan to join us for this entertaining special program.

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