News and notes of the JCHA

Our January Meeting: This quarter’s JCHA meeting will feature two of our favorite folks: Joyce Money Kennamer and JCHA board member Judge John Graham. Joyce will speak about The Money Family and their Role in the Genesis of the Skyline Community, and John will talk about the time in 1998 when the bulldozers were ready to level historic Skyline School. This presentation was originally made to a group at the Skyline Heritage Association dinner last April. The meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scottsboro Depot Museum.

Honor our founder

Jackson County owes Ann Chambless a debt of gratitude that can never be paid for her tireless efforts documenting our county’s history. The JCHA would like to recognize her role in preserving Jackson County history by placing a bench on the newly renovated square in her favorite spot—near the band stand. If you would like to contribute to this effort, send a tax deductible contribution to JCHA Bench Fund, P. O. Box 1494, Scottsboro, AL 35768. Any funds collected that exceed the $1000 needed to place the honorarium bench will be applied to new historical markers. Here is the proposed wording (3 20-character lines):

Ann Barbee Chambless
Beloved Recorder of
Jackson County History