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Northeast Alabama/Jackson Co., AL Area News

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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Mohawk has purchased Bridgeport’s Beaulieu plant that was originally slated to close; Jobs to be salvaged

In an update to a story we brought you earlier this year, it looks like jobs will be saved after all in Jackson County, following news that a flooring company announced it has bought the Beaulieu facility for its carpet production. Mohawk Flooring North America has bought the Beaulieu fiber facility in Bridgeport to support …

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Marion County Commission April Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the April 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission: A statement was read by County Mayor David Jackson regarding the resignation of District 1 commissioner Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat due to health reasons. The commission plans to implement a 10% penalty to cover expenses from …

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Recap of damaging storms from Tuesday night across Marion County (GALLERY and BLOG)

The storms that rolled through March 21st, 2017 will not likely be forgotten by many any time soon. Hundreds of trees were downed and numerous power poles were snapped causing extensive power issues. There was some sporadic structural damage from trees falling on homes or roofs being damaged from the strong winds. Times like these …

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Festival organizers announce the end of Ider Mule Days celebration

Festival organizers of the Ider Mule Day festival have announced that the annual Labor Day celebration has come to an end with 2016’s celebration. The one-day family-friendly festival was held each year in celebration of the town’s agricultural heritage where mules, tractors, and horses took center stage. Organizers say that due to rising costs and overall …

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North Jackson School burglary suspects charged

In the early morning hours of March 4th, 2017, several individuals burglarized the North Jackson High School in Stevenson, Alabama. During this burglary, several items were taken including a safe and its contents. After a week-long investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Stevenson Police Department, several suspects were identified and questioned …

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Winter Weather to impact Sequatchie Valley overnight

A line of moisture combined with a cold front that passed through the area in the late part of the week along with a low-pressure system is setting up the Marion County area for some of this winter’s most significant snowfall thus far. With only weeks left in the winter of 2016-2017, the Marion County …

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Cold weather returns for weekend bringing a chance for late season snowfall

We see no shortage of interesting weather living in the Sequatchie Valley and the upcoming weekend continues to add to that promise of “stick around a while if ya’ don’t like what you see right now!” While it may seem that winter simply gave up and made way for an early spring…wait…winter is back! At …

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Tracking showers and storms for Tues., March 7th 2017…

Updated: 3/7/17 @1:39pm CST Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to move into the Marion County area now, as the leading edge of the main line extends from the North of Dunlap in Bledsoe County — South into Alabama below Birmingham. That leading edge now extends into Grundy County around Tracy City and into the Monteagle …

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Marion County Fair set for earlier dates in 2017

The Marion County Fair has announced the dates for this year’s fair, which come much earlier for 2017. This year, the Marion County Fair will take place May 17th through May 21st at the Fairgrounds in Jasper adjacent to the city park and just behind Dairy Queen in Jasper. Officials with the fair cite two …

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SVEC plans study for possible broadband fiber expansion

Recent legislation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam aimed at allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to provide broadband Internet access to customers in their service areas has gained much attention across the state, including locally with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC). The Governor’s Broadband Accessibility Act will deregulate a provision that’s kept cooperatives like …

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