Category Archive: NE Alabama/Jackson Co. Area News

Northeast Alabama/Jackson Co., AL Area News

Former Jackson Co., AL baseball coach gets probation after inappropriate relationship with student

JACKSON CO., Ala. — A former Jackson County High School baseball coach charged with having an inappropriate relationship with an underage student will get probation. Michael Wallace pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in court on Tuesday. Wallace received a two-year suspended jail sentence and was forbidden …

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Jackson Co., AL Schools announce plans to extend school day for Solar Eclipse event on Monday

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Students, teachers, and parents in Jackson County, Alabama Schools now have the official word on the school district’s plan of action for Monday, August 21st, on the date of the solar eclipse which will be visible to our entire area. While many surrounding school districts in Tennessee have decided to close …

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Tractor trailer overturns spilling its load of beer in Jackson County, AL

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — An 18-wheeler lost its entire load of beer just outside of Scottsboro on Thursday morning when it overturned. The truck, which was full of Anheuser-Busch products, overturned on State Highway 35 near Highway 40 and the BB Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River. Officials say the trailer ripped in half when it …

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It’s back-to-school time in the Sequatchie Valley and region

It’s that time of year again when the parents are eager to see their children back to school, and hopefully the kids are equally as eager to learn after a summer break! Schools are back in session or about to begin across the region. Richard Hardy Memorial School’s first full day of class was Friday, …

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Scottsboro man charged with 28 counts of child pornography

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — A Scottsboro man was taken into custody on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 on 28 counts of child pornography related charges after a search of his home uncovered materials authorities say resulted in the charges. 58-year-old Michael Dave Barnes now faces 14 counts of possession of child pornography and 14 counts of production …

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“World’s Longest Yard Sale” Celebrates 30th Anniversary this year starting August 3rd

Love it or hate it, it’s time again foro ne of the most popular events in the south to take place – the 127 Yard Sale! The annual event which has been given the unofficial title of “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” will take place starting  Thursday, August 3rd and running through Sunday, August 6th …

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Water issues in Hollywood, AL due to water tank issues in Scottsboro

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Some residents in Jackson County, Alabama may be experiencing problems with their water this morning, according to officials with the local water authority. Officials say there is a problem with a water tank in Scottsboro that supplies the community of Hollywood, AL with water and the tank is currently down or not …

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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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