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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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Municipal Candidates- Scottsboro City Council, Place 4

Richard "Pudge" Bailey

1. Please give a brief description about yourself include education, experience, and background.
My name is Richard “Pudge” Bailey and I am running for City Council Place 4. I am married to Ashley McCray Bailey. We have raised our three children (Charleigh, Jackson, and Mary Lynn) in this great city. After graduating from Skyline High School in 1989, I attended JF Drake Technical College and Northeast Alabama Community College. For the last 23 years I have served the people of Scottsboro at the post office.     
2.  What do you feel is the single most important issue facing our city?
Scottsboro has a great school system that prepares children for future careers. Scottsboro High School graduates must have opportunities to work here with their college degrees and trade skills. We need to bring in more industry to increase economic growth. Small businesses have always been a part of Scottsboro and should continue to be encouraged.                                       
3.   What will you do to address that issue?
City Council members have a lot of influence about industries that are started. I believe my years of working with the public will help me understand the needs of the city. I will work with the members of the council, the mayor, and the Chamber of Commerce to address the concerns of the people of Scottsboro. I want to help this council continue to make Scottsboro a great place to live.

Mark Marshall

1.    Please give a brief description about yourself include education, experience, and background.
I’m a Scottsboro native and a graduate of Scottsboro High School. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Horticulture from Auburn University. I am married to Leslie Marshall, and I’m the father of Clay Marshall.
I currently own and operate The Clay Pot here in Scottsboro. I have 20-plus years of experience in commercial landscape and 11 plus years of experience as a business owner and branch manager. Among my qualifications is experience in both proposing and managing streetscape enhancements. This experience gives me a unique insight into handling Scottsboro’s infrastructure needs, such as improving sidewalks and roads within the community. This will help attract new businesses to our area. In addition, I know what components are required to make Scottsboro an excellent place to own and operate a business.
My expertise in creating and managing budgets along with a proven track record of working within budget parameters will make me a good steward of the taxpayer’s money.
2.    What do you feel is the single most important issue facing our city?
I believe improving our strategy for economic development is that single-most important issue. Attracting and recruiting new businesses and industries will improve the people of Scottsboro’s quality of life.
3.     What will you do to address that issue?
We first have to address our city’s infrastructure. One of the keys to successfully recruiting industry is to show Scottsboro is up for the challenge and is equipped with the infrastructure to handle growth.
Scottsboro has to have a solid foundation of roads and sidewalks to handle the traffic that industry will bring with them.  
To accomplish this, the council will need to work with the mayor’s office, along with other city departments to execute a long-term plan that will make Scottsboro a more attractive community for which a prospective business will locate.

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