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Northeast Alabama/Jackson Co., AL Area News

I-24 re-opened and victim identified after deadly morning crash involving jack-knifed tractor trailer

UPDATE — 5:35 PM CDT: This morning’s crash on I-24 in Marion County involving a tractor trailer has now claimed one life, according to officials with the THP. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the chain reaction causing the accident began when 31-year-old Robert Kellerman of South Pittsburg lost control of …

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More rain to wrap-up the short week with hot temperatures into the weekend

MarionCountyMessenger.com, the only daily local and online news source in the Sequatchie Valley with dedicated and degreed staff Meteorologists brings you the latest up-to-date weather, news, and information including severe weather coverage in real-time right here at home! As we take a look at your Valley Alert 7 Day Forecast we see the typical summertime …

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Tennessee and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays coming later this month; None scheduled for Georgia

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, July 28th, 2017 and ends on Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 PM local time. During the event, residents and especially parents of school children can purchase clothes, school supplies, and computer equipment without paying Tennessee state sales tax, which is usually around …

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Area 4th of July Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

There’s no shortage of fireworks displays and celebrations to see around the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys over the next few days, and with the 4th being on a Tuesday some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area start after …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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TVA lowers lake levels ahead of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Cindy remnants

TVA officials, noting that heavy rains are forecast for much of the Tennessee Valley from tropical storm Cindy which began impacting our area early this morning, said they have taken steps designed to help minimize flooding across the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys. TVA will be began lowering some lake levels to create additional water storage …

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Woman charged in Marion County for TennCare fraud must repay the State

A local woman who the Tennessee’s Office of Inspector General brought TennCare fraud charges against late last year has been sentenced in a Marion County Criminal Court. 39-year-old Shirley C. Calcote was arrested charged last November with two counts of theft of services. The indictment states that Calcote obtained TennCare benefits by intentionally misrepresenting that …

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Alabama man charged after spying on child in rec center restroom

Police in Scottsboro have charged a 44-year-old Section, Alabama man with attempted sexual abuse of a child under 12 after an incident at a recreation facility last week. Officials with the police department say Joseph Andrew Hancock went into the women’s restroom at a local recreation center and, according to witnesses, he peeped into a …

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Large chicken coop fire blazes in Jackson County, Alabama

Firefighters in northeast Alabama an early morning fire in Jackson County on Tuesday. Officials there say it started around 1:30AM CDT, when a building owned by LDR Haulings caught fire. The building, which is described as being about the size of a football field, was an old chicken coop that was most recently being used to …

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South Pittsburg woman arrested on drug charges in Jackson County, Alabama

Bridgeport, AL. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit Investigators and Bridgeport Police Department arrested a South Pittsburg, Tennessee woman after stopping her in the vehicle she was driving on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. Officials say, Kristie Denise Gilliam, 45, of South Pittsburg, was stopped on Alabama Highway 277 in Bridgeport for a traffic …

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Bridge over I-24 at Wildwood, GA to be replaced this weekend; Expect Delays

If you’re planing to drive on Interstate 24 this weekend to or from Chattanooga and Marion County, you may experience a few delays. Following up on a story we brought you last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is replacing the Georgia State Route 299 bridge over the interstate at Wildwood, using their Accelerated Bridge …

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Puckett EMS joins Priority Ambulance’s national ambulance company network

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision …

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