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Category: Jackson County, AL

Home Fire in Stevenson on Friday

On Friday, at approximately 6 PM, the Stevenson Fire Department responded to the area of the 6th Street and Broad Street intersection. Upon arrival fire crews discovered the fire inside a bedroom in a modular home. The flames were extinguished within 6 minutes and during overhaul it was discovered that an inside pet had chewed …

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2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24; Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will participant in the 2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most …

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Skyline Alabama Police Chief Shoots and Kills Man During Domestic Incident

Skyline, AL Police Chief Kyle Shelton responded to a domestic incident on County Road 143 on Thursday afternoon. Chief Shelton was allegedly shot just inside the doorway by Charles David Boles. Chief Shelton returned fire, striking and killing Boles, according to Jackson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says Chief Shelton was transported to …

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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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Age 6 and Under Jasper Baseball Team Wins Championship

Information provided to Sequatchie Valley Now On April 13, 2024, the Jasper TN 6u Crusaders baseball team took home the championship in the Stevenson Ala Rumble on the River. The boys played one game on Friday night and competed in five contests on Saturday. Several Alabama teams hosted the weekend tournament, with the team from …

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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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