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Commission tables DHR lease Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:50

Several items were discussed and approved  at the recent Jackson County Commission meeting.

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Jingle Bell Square Events Tuesday, 27 November 2018 21:43

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Trail, circling the Jackson County Square is preparing to open.

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PENV still interested in Bellefonte site Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:42

            Mr. Michael Dooley, managing partner and chief engineer of Phoenix Energy of Nevada,LLC (PENV), says, “There are other better, less expensive, safer, less toxic waste polluting, cleaner and more financially viable options for the expansion, build out / build up, completion and use of the TVA Bellefonte Site than to try to complete this Property Site as a 2019 state of the art design and codes compliant nuclear powered electric power generation plant facility.”

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Mike Ashburn, current Jackson County Commission Chairman, has announced his intent to run for Scottsboro City Council Place 3 in the August 28, 2018 Municipal Election.


Ashburn was appointed as Jackson County Commission Chairman on October 1, 2017 by Governor Kay Ivey to fill the vacant position that occurred when Chairman Matthew Hodges resigned. Ashburn’s position will end after the November election. Ashburn made a statement to the Governor’s office that he would not run for reelection for the Chairman’s position if appointed. If elected to serve on the city council, his position would begin in November, around the same time the Chair position will end.
Ashburn is a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He has resided in the City of Scottsboro for ten years. Prior to being named Chairman, Ashburn was the Emergency Management Director for Jackson County.  Ashburn served in that office for over seven years, with five of those being as Director. Ashburn began public service for the county in 2005 with the Revenue Department.
Ashburn is a graduate of Scottsboro High School and Northeast Alabama Community College. He worked for M.F. Gardner Oil for 25 years prior to working for Jackson County. Ashburn currently serves on the Board of Directors for TARCOG, the advisory board for the Alabama Extension Service, and serves on the committee for the Veterans Memorial Park.
He is married to Debbie Ashburn, who is the Vice President of Investor Relations and Membership Services for the Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Ashburn and his wife are members of Agape Baptist Church. They have two daughters, Courtney Hales and Melissa Worobec, as well as a two year old grandson, Avery.
Ashburn stated, “I have been a public servant since 2005. I would like to continue serving the area through the Scottsboro City Council. Scottsboro is a great city to live in and the quality of life here is outstanding, however, there is always room for improvement. If elected, I hope to work with the citizens of Scottsboro and listen to their ideas and concerns for making our city even better. While serving as the Chairman and EMA director, I have been given the opportunity to work with the Mayor and department heads within the City of Scottsboro, through good times and bad. This has educated me on the operations of the city I would like to serve.” 

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