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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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Still serving his community Tuesday, 06 November 2018 19:50

Scottsboro native  Raymond Brandon currently spends his days serving the community he grew up and raised his children in.

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New councilors take seat next week Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:19

City Council members Keith Smith and Tony Wallingsford recently attended their last City Council meeting as members.

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Candidate Questions- Probate Judge 

Victor Manning

1. Please give a brief description about yourself  including educational/experience background.
I am a lifelong resident of Jackson County, married to Kristi Manning, and we have two daughters, Bailee and Mady. I have served the citizens of this county my entire adult life, with the last 6 years spent as Probate Judge.  Prior to that, I served 13 years as the Emergency Management Director of Jackson County, and spent nearly 20 years with the ambulance service. I am a member of, and attend New Life Baptist Church.  I attended Skyline High School and Northeast Alabama Community College. I am the only candidate with the experience of serving as Jackson County’s Probate Judge.
2. What do you perceive the duties of Probate Judge to be?
The Probate Judge’s office has both administrative and judicial divisions.  Administratively, duties include office records and maintaining deeds, mortgages, and other legal documents. We also issue state and county business licenses, renew boat tags, renew driver’s license and non-driver identification cards. We sell hunting and fishing licenses, as well as marriage licenses. Dealing with those effected by mental health issues is also a very large part of my duties. I make myself available to mental health personnel at all hours of the day and night.  On average, I am at the hospital assisting screeners and mental health patients three to four nights a week. Some of the judicial duties of my office include the probate of wills and estates, as well as, the granting of guardian and conservatorships. Adoptions are also granted through the Probate Office.
3. What have you done to learn about the duties and functions of this office?
I have personally performed every task this office is involved in. I am out front on a regular basis, assisting customers with whatever need they may have.  I am an employee of the residents of Jackson County, and I prove this by playing an active role in the day-to-day productivity. Also, since taking office, I have had around 200 hours of Probate Judge training as a member of the Alabama Probate Judge’s Association.
4. What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the  Jackson County  Probate Office? What solution do you propose for this issue?
There are two large challenges our office is facing, and will continue to face.  One is the reduction in staff. We are currently one full time employee short, therefore, I spend as much time as possible performing administrative duties to make our office efficient for the public. Another challenge is the increase in individuals suffering from mental illness. I have made and will continue to make countless trips to the hospital trying to assist the mental health screeners as an advocate for the patient.  Jackson County does not have any acute stabilization beds for mentally ill patients.  Trying to find resources for the patients can sometimes be very difficult.  I try to imagine each patient as my own family and treat them with the same dignity and respect that I would want.  
5. Do you feel the era of marriage license has passed?
State law dictates the requirement for a marriage license. Until the legislature rescinds or decides otherwise, we have and will continue to issue marriage license as the statute requires.
6. What makes you the best candidate for this position?
I am the best candidate. I am the only candidate with experience.  I have dedicated my life to serving my fellow man. My hope is that the citizens of Jackson County have noticed my commitment and dedication to this position, and that you re-elect Victor Manning as your Probate Judge.  

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