Category Archive: Memories

Memories

Jackson Co., AL resident Irene Christopher celebrates 100th Birthday last Friday

Any birthday is special…but a 100th birthday is definitely a milestone. And that’s true for one Alabama woman who just celebrated her 100th with friends and family in Jackson County. During an interview with Ms. Irene Christopher, as we prepare for her 100th birthday celebration, Ms. Christopher shared stories of her wedding, children, and grandchildren.    …

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Remembering the Whitwell Mine #21 tragedy on 35th anniversary

Today we’ve taken a moment to pause and remember those lost 35 years ago in one of the worst mining accidents in Tennessee when 13 men perished on December 8th, 1981 in the Grundy Mining Company’s (a subsidiary of Tennessee Consolidated Coal) Number 21 Mine in an unincorporated area between Whitwell and Palmer, Tennessee. That …

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Demolition begins on the former Jasper Elementary building (VIDEO)

Demolition of the old Jasper Elementary building (Staff Photo)

Demolition has finally begun on the former Jasper Elementary School building located at 720 Betsy Pack Drive — along US-41 in Marion County. Questions of “what to do?” with the building have stuck around for many years, as residents and city leaders looked at the partially-abandoned and very dilapidated building as a very-noticeable eyesore on …

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