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Northeast Alabama/Jackson Co., AL Area News

County-by-County Road Conditions for Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2016 (Updated 7:20am CST)

Here’s a look at road conditions around our area. Most local county authorities advise motorists to use extreme caution regardless of the presence of snow due to icy conditions that may exist. Best advice is to avoid unnecessary travel if possible. Tennessee roadways according to local agencies and 911 centers: Hamilton County — Slick spots …

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Winter weather and snow chance update

Updated 1/6/17 @ 12:01pm CST: We’ve watched this winter weather event from the start and it’s definitely been a complicated system to forecast. The most recent models we’ve seen show the snow stay more to our East having less effect on Marion County. While we’re not ruling out a trace amount of accumulation or a …

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UPDATE: Snow chances for Friday into Weekend

UPDATE — 1/4/17 @ 6:38am CST: Following up on our weather discussion from yesterday in regards to winter weather that may impact the Sequatchie Valley later this week and into the weekend. There is still great uncertainty regarding the evolution of winter weather or even a winter storm, but I’ll discuss what we know and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/01/03/forecast-models-show-chance-for-significant-winter-weather-this-weekend/

Two people safe after small plane crash near South Pittsburg

A small plane crashed on Tuesday afternoon along Highway 72 near the Tennessee-Alabama state line close to South Pittsburg. The crash was first reported just after 4pm CST on Tuesday. We have now confirmed that two people — a male pilot and a female passenger — were on board the plane at the time of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/27/breaking-plane-crash-near-tennessee-alabama-line/

Cold air on the way to end the week and more rain for the weekend

Your MarionCountyMessenger.com Valley Alert Forecast looks like we’ll see some drying for your Wednesday (today) as the sunshine returns, but it will remain chilly into the afternoon. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 50s in the valley. Skies remain clear tonight and low temperatures will become very cold overnight; lows by daybreak near 24 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/14/cold-air-on-the-way-to-end-the-week-and-more-rain-for-the-weekend/

Longtime local sheriff’s deputy Ronnie “Groove” Downum honored for service before retiring this week

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department held their annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday night in Jasper and this year the Sheriff and other officials took a moment to honor a very special employee at the dinner. Ronnie “Groove” Downum has worked for for the department in Marion County for over 20 years and under several different …

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Sequatchie Valley sees first extreme cold of season going into weekend; More on the way

With the official start of the winter season (December 21st, 2016) still two weeks away, Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley area will see the coldest weather of the season so far over the next few days heading into the weekend. That cool air has already started moving into the area as of Thursday morning …

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Unclaimed Baggage founder, Doyle Owens, passes away at age 85

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Doyle Owens, who founded the Unclaimed Baggage Center (UBC), passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 3, at the age of 85. In 1970, Mr. Owens had the idea to get a $300 loan, borrow a pick-up truck, drive to Washington D.C., and buy a load of unclaimed luggage. He sold the contents …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/06/unclaimed-baggage-founder-doyle-owens-passes-away-at-age-85/

Names released of three people killed in Jackson Co., AL tornado

The Jackson County, Alabama Coroner identified the three people killed in an EF-3 tornado that hit Rosalie early Wednesday morning. April Wright, 22, her brother Justin Wright, 22, and his girlfriend Jessica Fleming, 21, were all killed when the tornado lifted their mobile home off AL Highway 71 just east of Scottsboro. A Gofundme page …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/02/names-released-of-three-people-killed-in-jackson-co-al-tornado/

Christmas Parades and Holiday Events around the area

It’s that time of the year when we start feeling the holiday spirit and try to find ways to enjoy the Christmas Season with our friends, neighbors, family and loved ones. Here’s a list of some upcoming Christmas Parades and other events around the area for you to enjoy this 2016 season… Friday, December 2 …

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Storms turn violent across Seqautchie Valley overnight leaving trail of destruction behind

In what was originally forecast to be a somewhat typical line of strong thunderstorms on Tuesday night, Mother Nature had other plans for folks in the Sequatchie Valley and around the Southeast. The lines of storms slowly began intensifying in the late afternoon and early evening hours as they passed over parts of Mississippi and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/11/30/storms-turn-violent-across-seqautchie-valley-overnight-leaving-trail-of-destruction-behind/

Jackson County man on trial for manslaughter

A manslaughter trial is underway for a Jackson County, Alabama man charged with killing an elderly man while impaired. Prosecutors are arguing to the jury that Colton Cain Hart ran over the elderly man and left him for dead while under the influence of drugs. Hart has been charged with manslaughter, DUI, and leaving the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/11/17/jackson-county-man-on-trial-for-manslaughter/

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