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Northeast Alabama/Jackson Co., AL Area News

High Electric Bills? TVA Rates Questioned by TN Groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA’s rates for each of those groups. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy commissioned the study by Synapse Energy …

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13 arrested in Bryant, AL drug raid, including two from South Pittsburg

BRYANT, Ala. — On Thursday January 25, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were investigating a complaint of possible drug activity at a residence on County Road 266 in Bryant, when they observed items of drug paraphernalia in plain view. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit responded and a search …

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Fire destroys house in Richard City on Thursday morning

An unoccupied home in the Richard City community of South Pittsburg was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. The home which has been under construction for some time and was nearing completion, was located on Marion Avenue across from Richard Hardy Memorial School. The call came in around 1:00 AM CST Thursday and firefighters had …

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Area Road Conditions

Here’s the latest road conditions around the area as reported by local sheriff’s departments, police departments and other agencies such as the THP, TDOT, Georgia State Patrol, etc…  

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School Closings & Delays

Here’s the latest school closings and delays for our area due to the inclement weather and extreme cold temperatures. Stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com for the latest updates! Follow us on Facebook — CLICK HERE Follow us on Twitter — @MarionMessenger  

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Jasper man identified as murder victim in overnight shooting Stevenson, Alabama

STEVENSON, Ala. — An Alabama man is behind bars today and charged with murder following an incident that occurred early Tuesday morning. Reports say Stevenson Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of shots fired around 1:30 AM CST on Tuesday morning at a Sharon Drive home. Upon arrival, officers and …

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Sequatchie Valley expecting a snowy Tuesday; Travel could be trecherous

Weather Update 1/15/2018 at 9:45 PM CST Snow is still in the forecast for Tuesday as an Arctic cold front pushes through the area. With this system, there will be just enough moisture present for snow to develop. Indeed, snow has already developed across western and middle Tennessee tonight. This band of snow is forecast …

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Winter precipitation possible for Monday, Jan. 8th, 2018

UPDATED Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 5:17 AM CDT: As precipitation moves into the area later tonight and early Monday, temperatures across the area will be around or slightly below freezing. About 3000 feet up an area of above freezing air will caused snowflakes to melt and become liquid rain. The below freezing temperatures at …

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Cold weather for Valley to ring in New Year 2018

Arctic air pushing into the Seqautchie Valley and Tennessee Valley will bring extreme cold conditions to the area over the next few days as we bid farewell to 2017 and ring in the New Year of 2018. As of 1:45 PM CST on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind …

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Door-to-door sales scam confirmed in Dunlap reminds us to beware any season of scams

DUNLAP, Tenn. — The Dunlap Police Department received reports on Tuesday that a male subject was going door to door in the Valley View Subdivision area in Dunlap attempting to sell television service. This subject stated he was with the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative’s (BTC) Dunlap office, however residents noted he was not in uniform and …

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Big weather changes ahead as cold weather heads our way by mid-week

Big changes coming for the Sequatchie Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the coming week in regards to weather… As many around the area know we have been fairly above average with temperatures this fall. True, we have had some cool downs here and there, however, we have been completely void of any arctic intrusions across …

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Stevenson’s 1st Annual “Lighting of Main Street” scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21st

STEVENSON, Ala. — Tuesday, November 2st will be the City of Stevenson, Alabama’s first annual “Lighting of Main Street” celebration in the city’s Historic District. City leaders and local business owners and residents alike invite everyone to come to Historic Downtown Stevenson to join in on the fun and festivities with Christmas carols, cookies, hot …

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