Earthquake reported northeast of Stevenson
The US Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake in Jackson County, Alabama on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The event took place at 4:21 a.m. CST approximately four kilometers northeast of Stevenson, near Alabama Highway 277. According to USGS, the earthquake was 17.2 kilometers deep. Shaking from small-magnitude events such...
Hughes gives State of the City
Creekside Behavioral Health now open in Bridgeport. The City of Bridgeport held its State of the City address last Thursday, February 15, 2024 at the new Creekside Hospital. Mayor David “Bubba” Hughes said the city is set to begin an ADA sidewalk project, funded primarily by a grant, this spring along downtown. On another note, the Charlie Smith Field project has been halted for an undetermined time, awaiting a cultural resource survey.
Crash claims life of 77-year-old woman
JACKSON CO. – On Friday, February 16, 2024, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman from Jackson County. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Lila F. Lay was traveling north of Flat Rock on Alabama 71 when her Ford pick-up truck hit the rear end of an SUV driven by 33-year-old Charles C. Baker.
Jackson County veteran recognized in national VFW campaign
Langston veteran, Gayla Sue Mendez, is being honored for her dedication to country and community in the national Veterans of Foreign Wars Still Serving campaign. The campaign recognizes veterans who continue to serve in their community after their military service. Mendez is still serving as the public affairs officer at...
UPDATE: Portion of U.S. 72 in Jackson County back open after disabled vehicle blocked roadway
ALEA says the roadway is back open. The westbound lanes on U.S. 72 near Alabama 65, in Jackson County are currently closed and will be for an undetermined amount of time, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. ALEA says a disabled vehicle began causing road blockage about 11:04 a.m....
Update: Severe thunderstorm warning expected to expire at 11:15 a.m.
The warning was for DeKalb and Jackson counties. "The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. However, gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm," says the National Weather Service.
Alabama woman sentenced by Chattanooga judge in COVID unemployment insurance fraud scheme
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Jackson County, Alabama woman was sentenced by a Chattanooga judge Wednesday for her involvement in a COVID unemployment insurance fraud scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice says. The DOJ says 29-year-old Randa Allison , was sentenced to 14 months’ in prison after being convicted of...
Thermal imaging drone helps locate suspect after high speed chase
DADE COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — The Dade County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a man Monday night using a thermal imaging drone. A man was speeding on I-24 West in Dade County on February 26 around 11 p.m. Deputies said the man was headed toward Marion County, and they attempted to pull over the car. The vehicle then increased speeds to approximately 125 mph, according to the sheriff’s office.
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Bridgeport as of 2024-02-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.
🚨 Traffic Alert: Lane Blockage on Veterans Drive in Jackson County, AL
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local commuters are advised to exercise caution on Veterans Drive in Jackson County due to a reported crash resulting in lane obstruction. Authorities are on the scene, but the impact on traffic is ongoing. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes if possible to avoid delays. Please stay alert for further updates and drive safely in the affected area.
Fowler named county Teacher of the Year
The Jackson County Board of Education named Dewade Fowler its Teacher of the Year at its February 8, 2024 meeting. Fowler began teaching at Dutton Elementary School in 1993, where he serves as a sixth through eighth-grade math teacher. Fowler attended Dutton Elementary as a student, and later Section High School. His credentials include Northeast Alabama Community College, Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, University of Alabama Birmingham, and Athens State University.
Several acres burn in Marion County wildfire Sunday
MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — Firefighters reported there was a multi-acre wildfire on Sunday near Ladds Substation. The Haletown Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene shortly before 8 p.m. Nobody was injured in the fire. However, Jasper, Jasper Highlands and Kimball Fire Departments came to assist and bring...
These Sequatchie, TN based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around sequatchie..
Habitat for Humanity of the River Valley coming to Jackson County
SCOTTSBORO — Symbolizing the unity and shared vision between the organizations, Habitat for Humanity of the River Valley is merging with Jackson County Habitat for Humanity. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. today at the Jackson County Courthouse Gazebo in Scottsboro to mark the occasion, which the organizations say is “a new chapter of collaboration and enhanced opportunities to further our mission in Jackson County.”
Jackson County, AL High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 26
We have high school basketball competition in Jackson County, Alabama today, and info on how to stream these matchups is available right here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Jackson County, Alabama High School Boys...
Celebrating Faculty Publications at Friends of the Library Meeting
Friends of the Library of Sewanee: The University of the South invites you to attend a Faculty Panel discussion on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 5:00 pm. in the Torian Room, second floor of duPont Library. Three faculty members will talk briefly about their recent research and publications. We will also host a reception in the main lobby of duPont Library following the panel presentations in recognition of all of our Faculty for their work in research and publication.
Sewanee’s Inaugural Soul Food Luncheon Promises a Delectable Dive into African American Culture
Sewanee, Tennessee – February 23, 2024 – Sewanee, the University of the South, is proud to announce its first annual Soul Food Luncheon in collaboration with McClurg Dining Hall, Student Involvement, and Tigers Programming Council (TEB). Scheduled for February 28 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, this event promises to be a celebration of culinary delight and cultural immersion.
Ider reaches title game for first time since 2009
Ider rolls to class 2A girls’ finals with big win. Ten players cracked the scoring column Monday night at the BJCC Legacy Arena as Ider High Sc…
Dade County Schools Weekly Update: Students and Educators Honored for Character and Achievements
Dade County Schools have recognized outstanding individuals for their contributions to their respective communities. From elementary to high school, students and educators alike have been commended for their dedication and commitment to excellence. At Davis Elementary School, five exceptional individuals were acknowledged for their demonstration of the value of caring....
Ider girls basketball defeats Luverne in AHSAA girls Class 2A semifinals
BIRMINGHAM — Ider girls basketball girls routed Luverne by a score 69-32 on Monday night in the Class 2A AHSAA basketball state semifinals at Legacy Arena. Ider held Luverne scoreless for the first five minutes of the contest and, by the end of the first half, it had built a 39-10 lead while shooting 47% (9-of-19) from the three-point line as a team. Julie Mavity and Makinl Traylor each scored nine points for the Lady Hornets, with all three of Mavity's first half buckets coming from beyond the arc. Six of Luverne's first half points came from free throws, as Ider held the Lady Tigers to shooting 16.7% (2-of-12) from the field.