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Alabama Bill Rejected for Death Penalty Inmates

Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would provide new sentences for about 30 inmates who were given the death penalty despite a jury’s recommendation of life imprisonment. The House Judiciary Committee voted 9-4 against the bill that would give life without parole sentences to the death row inmates who were placed there under …

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Solar Eclipse has Come and Gone; Next Up 2044

The solar eclipse took place Monday afternoon. The moon covered the sun at around 91% in our area, and many gathered outside to witness the phenomenon. The partial eclipse began around 12:45 PM CT and ended just after 3 PM. We also had a solar eclipse in 2017, but the next event will not occur …

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Suspect Sought after Homicide in Scottsboro

On Sunday, around 1:20 AM, a shooting took place in Scottsboro, AL, at 207 W. Willow Street. Scottsboro Police Department responded and found the victim, Deuntae Jarrod Johnson, 31, of Scottsboro, lying on the ground in the parking lot. Johnson had been shot multiple times and died from his injuries after being transported to Highlands …

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Best in the Sequatchie Valley Nominations CLOSE at Noon Friday

To keep a long-standing tradition in the area alive that started with the former Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler newspapers and continued most recently with the Marion County News before it ceased publication earlier last year, SValleyNow.com (Sequatchie Valley Now), along with parent company Tennessee Valley Broadcasting and WEPG and WSDQ radio is proud to announce …

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National Cornbread Pageant Winners

The National Cornbread Pageant was held on Saturday. Various age competitions were held for Girls ages 2 to 18 years old. Young ladies were welcomed to compete live in Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Hamilton, Franklin, Dade Co., GA, and Jackson County, AL. Winners: Baby Miss-Clarabelle Bailey Tiny Miss-Shelby Lowe Little Miss-Madelyn Dotson Junior Miss-Mackenzie Brooks Teen …

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Family Dollar Closing 1,000 Stores Nationwide

Family Dollar plans to close about 1,000 stores nationwide as inflation takes a bite out of consumers’ wallets and low-cost-retailers’ profits. Family Dollar will close 600 locations in the first half of this year and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire. Also, Dollar Tree, which owns Family Dollar, reports it …

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State Lottery and Electronic Wagering Machines in Alabama? Maybe

The Alabama Senate on Thursday advanced a scaled-back gambling proposal — allowing a state lottery and electronic wagering machines at several locations in the state — as lawmakers try to strike a compromise that can win the needed votes in both chambers. The 22-11 vote on the proposal came after a more sweeping House-passed plan …

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AT&T Apologizes and is giving $5 Credit

AT&T has apologized for last Thursday’s network outage. They say they recognize the frustration this outage has caused and know they let many customers down. AT&T said it will provide a $5 credit to customers who were “potentially impacted” by Thursday’s widespread network outage. Individuals and some small businesses impacted by the outage qualify for the …

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TVA Stations New Pumper Truck at Fire Training Center in Jasper

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a new Pierce Saber Pumper fire truck. This new pumper will help protect this public utility that provides electricity, water, and natural gas to the Tennessee Valley region, including TN, and portions of AL, MS, KY, GA, NC, and VA. This truck will be stationed at their fire training …

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Keep the Nominations Coming for The Best in the Sequatchie Valley

To keep a long-standing tradition in the area alive that started with the former Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler newspapers and continued most recently with the Marion County News before it ceased publication. SValleyNow.com (Sequatchie Valley Now) and parent company Tennessee Valley Broadcasting, WEPG, and WSDQ radio are the new home for ‘The Best in …

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