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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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As of 4/24/2019, the Scottsboro Police Department’s regular procedure for funeral escorts has been scaled back until further notice. The Scottsboro Police Department intends to use one patrol officer to assist the funeral procession through its first major intersection upon exiting the facility. This change is due to manpower shortages and increased traffic causing the inability to provide safe funeral escorts.

SPD conducts approximately 300 funeral escorts per year. The problem arises when we are already shorthanded with four (4) patrol officer openings and current shift officers calling in sick or scheduled to be off. A couple more officers may be leaving in the near future for retirement or other employment opportunities. 
Often, there are 3 to 4 funeral escorts per day while other emergency calls are still coming in that require immediate Police assistance. The Police Department averages 30 calls per day between the hours of 8AM-5PM.Then, we are faced with the decision of leaving the planned escort or conducting it with fewer officers causing a safety hazard. This makes it very difficult to safely conduct a funeral escort and risk injury to the procession participants, other motorists and patrol officers.
The funeral procession destination determines the amount of officers that must be assigned to that escort. It takes at least 4 officers, and at most 6 officers, to safely conduct a funeral escort here in our City. Other considerations include school traffic areas and high traffic periods such as weekday afternoons. We regret to suspend the traditional escort service that the Police Department has provided for many years; however, we must keep safety as our top priority. We are committed to serving the community in the most productive and safest way possible.

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20 Jul 2019
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Proctor Family Reunion
20 Jul 2019
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21 Jul 2019
Bellomy Family Reunion
22 Jul 2019
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NARFE Meeting
23 Jul 2019
05:30PM -
VFW & Auxiliary Meeting

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