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County Commission approves DHR lease Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:01

During the recent Jackson County Commission meeting, Commissioners approved the DHR lease agreement, valid until September 30, 2019. The lease was increased from $1.00 per square foot to $3.00 per square foot.

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Scottsboro changed department head ordinance Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:59

Scottsboro’s Ordinance 588 relating to the appointment of certain department heads was amended last week.

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Changes could be coming for U.S. 72 and County Park area Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:49

During the recent City Council Work session a resolution/agreement for the Highway Safety Improvement program for County Park Road and Highway 72 was again discussed.

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On Friday, February 1, 2019, a special prosecutor with the Albertville Municipal Court recommended to a specially-appointed Albertville city judge that Scottsboro Municipal Judge Scott Berry not be prosecuted concerning an alleged minor incident and prior misdemeanor allegation of reckless endangerment which allegedly occurred at Berry’s estranged father’s residence in Albertville in early August 2018.

Berry stated that he is very pleased with this just and proper outcome, decision and result of not being prosecuted and being cleared of this entire situation and matter and he thanked his Albertville attorney, Michael Mastin, for all of Mastin’s assistance.

The terms agreed to by all parties are that the matter has been continued for 12 months and will ultimately be dismissed at such future date if a few miscellaneous conditions are met, such as Berry’s payment of the court costs (which have already been paid) and there being no future contact by, between or with the alleged victim or the alleged victim’s family, whom Berry states he does not know.

Berry stated, “I’ve had a lot of support from people who really and genuinely know my family and me concerning this unfortunate situation, and I’m very thankful and grateful for all the support I’ve received and for all my friends and colleagues who’ve encouraged me all along to remain strong and to stand upon my presumption of innocence, which I did, because I am indeed innocent of this false allegation,” said Berry.

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