Plainview High School Excels at NACC Regional ACTE Tech Fair

March 11, 2024 Plainview High School students showcased their technological prowess at the recent NACC Regional ACTE Tech Fair, held on March 5, 2024, and brought home an impressive array of medals. The event, which drew participants from across the region, provided a platform for students to demonstrate their skills and innovations across various technological…

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Fyffe climbs stairway to 7th state title in 10 years by beating Reeltown in Class 2A championship

By Josh Bean | For the AHSAA TUSCALOOSA – The Fyffe dynasty continues.    The Red Devils (14-1) earned a 43-24 victory over Reeltown (13-1), coached by Matt Johnson, in Friday’s AHSAA Super 7 Class 2A state football championship game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Fyffe’s Logan Anderson ran 34 times for 256 yards and four touchdowns as…

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Child Suspended For Threat Towards Another Student

Statement from Scottsboro City School System 11/16/23 11:12 P.M. On the late evening of Thursday, November 16, 2023, Scottsboro City Schools was made aware by the Scottsboro Police Department that a student at Collins Intermediate School made a threat towards another student. While Scottsboro PD continues to investigate, school administration has suspended the student pending…

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Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Rising Stars Place in the DeKalb County Fair Art Competition

Fort Payne, Alabama – October 3, 2023 In a spectacular display of creativity and artistic talent, students from Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Elementary Art Class made their mark at the recent DeKalb County VFW Fair. The school is thrilled to announce their remarkable achievements in this local competition, where young artists had the opportunity to showcase…

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Plainview Art Students Shine at the DeKalb County Fair

Plainview students awarded ribbons for art at Dekalb County Fair Students pictured left to right: Kaden Light, Lexi Bowen, Madison Hale, Lillie Faulkner, Makayla Mathis, Aliyah Ash, Heaven Domingo, Alyssa Rowell, Florecita Rodriguez, Angelica Juan, Not pictured: Mackenzie Bell, Magda Habel, Ian Rogers, Alexander De La Cruz. Addalyn Higdon also received blue ribbons on 3…

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Adult Education Graduation Is This Wednesday

NEWS RELEASE The Northeast Alabama Adult Education Program will have its annual Adult Education Graduation for recipients of the GED® credential and the Non-Traditional High School Diploma on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dekalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville.  The graduation will honor all GED® and Non-Traditional High School Diploma recipients…

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Plainview rallies past Sumter Central, Earns
Chance to Repeat as State Champions

CLASS 3A BOYS’ SEMIFINALS Plainview rallies past Sumter Central, EarnsChance to Repeat as State Champions                                    By Josh Bean | For the AHSAA      BIRMINGHAM – Sumter Central High School scored the first nine points of the game against defending Class 3A champ Plainview in Tuesday’s AHSAA Class 3A Boys’ State Basketball tournament semifinals at the BJCC’s…

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Dual Enrollment Career Tech Scholarships Awarded in Jackson And Dekalb Counties

January 17, 2023 With funds provided by the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Community College System, Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) continues to make a major impact in supporting students at tech centers and high schools with scholarships for career tech education. Indeed, for the Spring Semester (2023) alone, the college awarded $365,228 in career…

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Fyffe wins sixth state title since 2014 Winning
40-28 over B.B. Comer in 2A Super 7 Finals

By Josh Bean | For the AHSAA      AUBURN – A chaotic first half ended with Fyffe holding a double-digit lead over B.B. Comer in Thursday’s 27th Super 7 Class 2A state football championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.     The Red Devils, leading 26-16 at intermission, immediately went back to the basics in the second half…

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AHSAA Football Playoffs – Fyffe, Sylvania, Geraldine, and Pisgah Advance to Third Round

AHSAA Football Playoffs to Set Third-Round PairingsAuburn, Central-Phenix City, Hoover & Thompson in 7A Semifinals   MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA Stat Football Playoffs completed Round 2 Friday night with 52 schools advancing to Round 3 next week.    In Class 7A, which plays one less round than Class 1A through 6A, the four remaining teams move into…

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Fyffe’s Paul Benefield Inducted into Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022-23

MONTGOMERY – Thirteen major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama have been selected for induction into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2023. The induction will take place at a banquet held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Spa Convention Center next March. The Class of 2023 was selected…

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Plainview Volleyball Finishes Season As Class 3A State Runner-Up

News Release from AHSAA CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPSPrattville Christian 3, Plainview 1By Josh Bean | For the AHSAA     BIRMINGHAM – Prattville Christian won the first nine points of Thursday’s Class 3A volleyball championship match against Plainview.     And the Panthers (38-19) did not stop there, but neither did the Bears.    Tournament MVP Hannah Jones tallied 30…

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Plainview Advances to State Championship Game

News Release from AHSAA Prattville Christian, Plainview Capture Semifinal Wins to Move into Thursday’s 3A Volleyball Finals BIRMINGHAM – Prattville Christian beat Ohatchee 3-1 and Plainview downed St. Luke’s Episcopal 3-1 Wednesday afternoon in the Class 3A semifinals at the 52nd AHSAA Elite 8 Championships being held at the Birmingham CrossPlex and Bill Harris Arena.   …

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Rainsville and Powell Police Departments Help with Show and Tell

For Immediate Release 09/28/2022 Chief Michael Edmondson, Sergeant Alex Jose, and Officer Sean Fowler of Rainsville Police Department, along with Chief Stephen Malone from Powell Police Department visited Fyffe Pre-K for show and tell on Monday September 26th 2022. While there the officers talked about safety with the kids. After that, the children got to…

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Heath Thrash recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Athletic Administrator

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 14, 2022) INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Heath Thrash has been recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Athletic Administrator.  To earn this distinction, Heath Thrash has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of…

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Northeast Alabama Community College Pursuing Women’s Softball Team And Stadium

September 01, 2022 Pictured is a rendering of the proposed softball facility at NACC. College officials announced today that Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has submitted initial plans to establish a women’s softball team at the college and will build a women’s softball stadium on campus. “This is a first step,” stated NACC President Dr….

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Sonny Martin Wins Airborne Public Safety Association Scholarship

From The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department: Congratulations to Sonny Martin on winning the Airborne Public Safety Association, Southeast Region Scholarship. Sonny will be attending Auburn University this Fall and will major in Computer Engineering. Pictured here with his Father, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office Pilot Matt Martin. Sonny, everyone at the DCSO is so very proud…

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NACC Announces New Workforce Development Center

The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Workforce Development Center, a project that will facilitate business and industry training needs in the state’s Northeast region, was announced at the college on Monday, April 11. The center is among various infrastructure projects that will move forward in the next few years through Public School and College Authority…

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Three Pitchers Rally Together in No-Hitter as Plainview Bears Varsity Defeats Asbury

Plainview Bears Varsity’s three pitchers didn’t allow a single hit, as Plainview Bears Varsity defeated Asbury 11-0 on Thursday. Parker struck out Jaiden Dollar to get the last out of the game. Plainview Bears Varsity got things moving in the first inning. Plainview Bears Varsity scored one run when Abby Williams singled. Plainview Bears Varsity…

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Plainview Defeats Winfield to Claim Class 3A State Title

(AHSAA Photo – MARVIN GENTRY) Class 3A Boys’ State ChampionshipPlainview (31-6) 77, Winfield (31-6) 60By Josh  Bean | For the AHSAA     BIRMINGHAM – Plainview High School’s Bears didn’t need a buzzer-beater this time.Plainview’s boys’ basketball team captured their third AHSAA state title since 2018, earning a 77-60 victory over Winfield in Friday’s AHSAA 100th State…

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Plainview Rolls Past Prattville Christian With 2 Straight 3A Wins in State Finals

By Josh Bean | For the AHSAA    OXFORD – Plainview High School’s fast-pitch softball  team arrived at Choccolocco Park on Saturday needing three straight wins to capture the Class 3A championship.    Little did the Bears know, they’d have to work the midnight shift to do it.    Plainview defeated Houston Academy in the elimination bracket…

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ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION TO OFFER GIRLS’ FLAG FOOTBALL AS A SANCTIONED SPORT IN 2021

MONTGOMERY – In partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and NFL FLAG, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) announced Tuesday at its 13th Annual Principals’ and Athletic Directors’ Conference that girls flag football will be a sanctioned sport in 2021.  The new sport will be available for member schools beginning in the fall. The AHSAA…

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Scottsboro 4×800 Relay Team Clocks Nation’s Third Fastest Time of 2021

The Scottsboro High School boys’ outstanding 4×800-meter relay team continues to dominate the action in the 2021 AHSAA Outdoor Track & Field season. The Wildcats won the event at the Mountain Brook Invitational last weekend with a time of 7:49.28. The time, according to Tim Loreman of Alabama Runners, was the third fastest time recorded…

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AHSAA 99th State Basketball Championships Feb. 26th – March 6th

Friday, Feb. 26BILL HARRIS ARENAClass 4AGirls’ SemifinalsRogers (27-8) 55, Geneva (20-8) 45Anniston (25-3) 53, Jackson (29-3) 34Boys’ SemifinalsB.T. Washington (19-4) 69, Brooks (20-9) 61 (OT)Anniston (26-6) 53, Vigor (12-15) 40Saturday, Feb. 27BILL HARRIS ARENAClass 5AGirls’ SemifinalsMae Jemison (22-8)76, Charles Henderson (18-2) 37Carver-Birmingham (24-4) 70, Marbury (18-5) 40Boys’ SemifinalsLee-Huntsville (12-1) 67, Sylacauga (22-3) 25Ramsay (27-7) 59,…

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Fyffe wins 3A State Championship for 3rd Straight Title

Class 3A championship:Fyffe 21, Montgomery Catholic 16 By Josh Bean | For the AHSAA TUSCALOOSA – Fyffe High School’s state-best current football winning streak and championship hopes appeared in serious jeopardy Thursday late in the fourth quarter when Montgomery Catholic’s defensive stand stopped the Red Devils, trailing 16-13, on fourth down at the 1-yard line.   …

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Scores From Round 1 of the AHSAA Football Playoffs

AHSAA 2020 State Football PlayoffsFirst-Round ResultsAll games Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., unless noted.CLASS 1ASweet Water (7-2) 61, J.F. Shields (3-8) 22Notasulga (8-1) 32, Florala (7-3) 30Linden (11-0) 47, Marengo (5-5) 14McKenzie (8-2) 54, Loachapoka (6-5) 32Brantley (11-0) 65, Billingsley (5-6) 9Keith (8-3) 22, Fruitdale (7-3) 14Maplesville (8-3) 41, Samson (6-4) 0Millry (8-2) 55, Central-Hayneville…

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Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre Department Announces Virtual Performance

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is very well known for its theatre productions and community events.  Like everywhere else, however, the coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on the college being able to provide these activities.  However, college staff and personnel are not to be denied, and the show goes on!  In this case, the…

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Joint Press Release regarding Sexual Abuse Investigation

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. —  On Friday, October 2, 2020, the administration of Sylvania High School and The DeKalb County Board of Education began an internal investigation following an allegation of inappropriate behavior by a now-former teacher at Sylvania High School, Dustin Dalton. Superintendent Barnett contacted the DeKalb County…

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USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020

Washington, DC, August 31, 2020 – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help…

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Phillips Selected For National Career Tech Advisory Council

DeKalb County Career Tech Supervisor, Jonathan Phillips, was recently selected by Dr. Linda Floyd, Director, Technology Centers That Work of the Southern Regional Education Board, to serve on SREB’s National Technology Centers That Work Advisory Council. The National Technology Centers That Work Advisory Council is made of career tech administrators and teachers from across the…

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Central Board Approves AHSAA Return to Play ‘Best Practices’ Affirming Plans to Start Fall Sports as Scheduled

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved the AHSAA’s Return to Play ‘Best Practices’ recommended guidelines Wednesday and reaffirmed plans to start fall sports on time, The action was taken Wednesday at its annual summer meeting in Montgomery.      Fall sports teams have the option to begin fall workouts on…

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Northeast Alabama Community College Announces Fall 2020 Semester Plan of Operation

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), following the lead of its parent organization, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), has announced its plans for reopening campuses for the Fall 2020 semester.  NACC, to assure the safety and protection of its students and staff, will offer many online courses this fall.  In fact, all lecture and theory…

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Nine Northeast Dual Enrollment Students Receive High School and College Diplomas Simultaneously

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is thrilled to announce that nine dual enrollment students are receiving both a two-year degree and a high school diploma this year. Despite being faced with the unique challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, all nine students successfully completed the requirements needed for graduation. Several local high schools are represented with…

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Campbell Reappointed To The Jackson County Economic Development Authority Board

Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College, has been reappointed to the Jackson County Economic Development Authority Board.  Senator Steve Livingston (R-District 8) made the appointment. “I am honored and pleased to serve on the EDA Board again,” Campbell stated.  “With Northeast and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) involved in so much…

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