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Northeast Alabama/Jackson Co., AL Area News

Shop-Rite in Jasper is officially closed for business

Updated — 10/13/17 @ 12:21pm CDT JASPER, Tenn. — Many have wondered recently the fate of the Shop-Rite grocery store on US-41 in Jasper near the Cedar Grove community. Regular customers of the store have noticed that store shelves have been slow to be re-stocked over the last year and rumors of the store closing …

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The Sequatchie Valley prepares for impacts from Hurricane Nate’s remnants

Nate Update — Sunday 1:40pm: Good news regarding Nate. The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Nate from a Tropical Storm to only a depression. Locally, all Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are cancelled. A Wind Advisory and for some a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect. Changes to timing and overall impact: Nate continues to …

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Henagar, AL man arrested for throwing person out of moving vehicle

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — A Henagar, Alabama man was arrested last week after authorities say he threw a person from his moving vehicle. According to officials with the Scottsboro Police Department, the incident happened last Thursday just before 6pm CDT in the 3600 block of Highway 79. Witnesses who saw the incident happen called 911 and …

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Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27th

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT / 1:20 pm CDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as …

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Tax lawsuit filed against owners of old South Pittsburg Hospital

The United States Federal Government has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the old South Pittsburg Hospital over taxes owed. The civil complaint was filed against Dr. Gary Stepen Hayes and Diane D. Hayes of Chattanooga. The lawsuit asks that the former hospital at 1100 Holly Street in South Pittsburg be sold to help …

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Alabama teenager faces multiple charges following police chase that ended in Dade Co., GA

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol says an Alabama teenager faces several charges after leading police on a chase that ended Sunday afternoon in Dade County. According to reports, it all started around 1 pm on Sunday when police in Henagar, Alabama tried to stop the suspect for driving on the wrong side …

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Marion County turns out to give helping hand to Florida evacuees

There’s no doubt that when a person is in a time of need, it’s nice to have people there to help and a community to support you. But what if your home community isn’t available to back you up? What if you’ve had to evacuate your community due to the threat of a natural disaster? …

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Marion County spared major damage as Irma’s remnants wash out over area

As many of us have watched on the news and weather outlets for days, Hurricane Irma eventually did make landfall in Florida on Sunday. First battering the Florida Keys where efforts are currently underway to assess the damage there before moving further inland. Search and rescue workers in the Keys and other areas continue to …

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WEATHER: What to expect in Marion County from Irma

The remnants of Hurricane Irma will be impacting the Marion County and Chattanooga areas today and into Tuesday with periods of heavy rain and very gusty winds. Here’s what you can expect as we move through the next 24 to 48 hours and into the rest of the week. Rain will be a noticeable factor …

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Tennessee and other Southeastern states prepare for Irma’s impact

Authorities across the southeast have been making plans over the weekend in anticipation of the possible effects from Hurricane Irma, that will likely be felt not only in coastal states and those adjacent to Florida but forecasters also expect the storm’s impact to be felt statewide in Tennessee as it moves North. Forecasters have watched …

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TVA Board approves 2018 budget trimming expenses and boosting rates

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $10.37 billion budget that will keep TVA on track to achieving its long-range goals of improving financial and operational performance and reducing debt. The FY 2018 budget keeps operating and maintenance spending flat, maintains low energy costs and invests in TVA’s generation and transmission …

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Jackson County Commission Chairman submits resignation to AL Governor

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges has submitted his resignation as chairman of the Jackson County commission to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Chairman Hodges cites an occupational change as the reason. Hodges intends to serve through the end of September. Hodges has served Jackson County as a commissioner for 5 years. He has …

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