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Goose Pond as entertainment district? Mayor addresses access grant Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:04

During the recent Scottsboro City Council Work Session, Goose Pond’s Lyle Sosebee presented City Councilmen with a proposed ordinance that would allow Goose Pond to become an entertainment district.

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Google to develop solar farm in Hollywood, Alabama Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:20

         

               Google just announced a solar farm in Hollywood, Alabama in an article that reads, " Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S.—one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama.

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Parsons announces retirement Friday, 11 January 2019 16:17

J.P. Parsons, Vice President - Destination Marketing of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, has announced his retirement. Parsons has been at the Chamber of Commerce for more than 16 years.

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The Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative (SMEC) and local fire departments have a rich history in working together when disasters strike.

  This includes assisting each other on natural disasters, structure fires and car wrecks that involve SMEC property.  The problem is that volunteer fire departments (in Jackson County) struggle financially due to outdated tax codes and other factors.  As a result, many of our volunteer fire departments rely on fund raisers to compensate for the lack of income.  Some hold annual barbecues, some host holiday events, some host pancake breakfasts, and some stand in the middle of the road holding firefighter boots asking people for donations to name a few.
To help ease our financial burdens, SMEC has agreed to start a pledge program.  Mike Simpson, CEO at SMEC, just released an article about this in their recent (April) edition of Alabama Living on page 4.
Customers within SMEC’s jurisdiction will be given the opportunity to enroll into monthly pledges via a special pledge form.  These pledge forms can be obtained through the fire departments.  The pledge form asks for basic information such as the customer’s SMEC account number and SMEC account name.  Each customer will have the option to choose any donation amount they want to contribute.  That amount will simply be included on their monthly electric bill. 
This will be completely voluntary and customers are given the option to choose the fire department of their choice.  The fire departments will be responsible for handling the pledge forms and sending to SMEC.  SMEC will not retain any portion of the funds - which means fire departments will receive 100% of all donations collected.  Customers may also contact SMEC to cancel at any time.  This is truly a great way to give back to your community!

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