Itawamba County,

Jeff Boren Memorial Highway honors MDOT worker killed in 2019

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A section of State Route 371 in Itawamba County is now known as the “Jeff Boren Memorial Highway.”. According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the memorial highway begins a half-mile north of the Ozark Baptist Church Road intersection and stretches a half-mile south of the intersection.
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Hamilton, ALPosted by
Hamilton News Watch

Gas savings: The cheapest station in Hamilton

(HAMILTON, AL) Depending on where you fill up in Hamilton, you could be saving up to $0.18 per gallon on gas. Love's Travel Stop at 1126 County Hwy 35 was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.67 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Chevron at 1705 Military St S, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.85.
Itawamba County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Itawamba County roads closed due to flooding

Officials have reported two Itawamba County roads are closed Wednesday morning after flash flooding caused a complete washout. Itawamba County Board of Supervisors President Bill Sheffield told The Times both Graham Road and Scott Senter Road near the Fairview Community have been completely blown out by rushing floodwaters. “Both of...
Detroit, ALTimes Daily

US traffic deaths up 7% last year, highest number since 2007

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. traffic deaths rose 7% last year, the biggest increase in 13 years even though people drove fewer miles due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government's road safety agency reported Thursday. Support local journalism reporting on your community. * New Subscribers Only. * Digital Subscription Only. After...
Franklin County, ALFranklin County Times

State Highway 187 reopens following landslide repair

The Alabama Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Alabama Highway 187 between Hodges and Belgreen in Franklin County has been reopened to traffic following emergency repair of a landslide in 2020. Because of safety concerns, a short segment of the road, about three miles north of Hodges, had been...
Marion County,

Drastic speed limit drop for County Highway 99

The Marion County Engineers Office has contacted the town about changing the speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour from state Highway 13 to the town limits, which is roughly a half mile. The engineer’s office will take care of the project outside the town...
Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Amory railroad crossing closing for maintenance work

AMORY – The railroad crossing at A Avenue and 5th Avenue NW will be closed to traffic June 2 beginning at 8 a.m. potentially until 5 p.m. June 4 for maintenance of the crossing and track areas. Drivers are asked to find a re-route instead of planning to travel in...

Hamilton man is dead after two vehicle crash

HAMILTON, Ala. (WCBI) – A Hamilton man is dead after a two-vehicle crash. 81 Arthur Web was killed after his car hit a tree. His truck then overturned and hit an unoccupied car in a driveway. The accident happened a little after 11 p.m. On Tuesday night right outside of...
Itawamba County,

Semi-truck wrecked on Highway 25 in Itawamba County

(WTVA) - A wreck in Itawamba County caused some traffic delays on Thursday. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the wreck just involved a semi-truck. The crash happened on Mississippi Highway 25, north of Clayton Road. WTVA is working to learn if the driver sustained any injuries.
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Hamilton woman dies in Marion County two-vehicle crash

A Hamilton woman died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Marion County. ALEA Senior Trooper Gregory Corble said the incident happened at about 3:07 p.m. Wednesday on Alabama 278 at the 23.5 mile marker, approximately 21 miles east of Jasper. Cheyenne Nichole Lawson, 43, was killed when the 2002...
Marion County,

County faced with major road repairs following inclement weather

HAMILTON - Following several weeks of extreme weather since the start of the new year, Marion County is now faced with major roads in need of repair after facing extreme freezing and flooding on roads within the county. Marion County Engineer Mike Shaw released a statement regarding the state of...
Auburn, ALOpelika-Auburn News

Belk: It was the beginning of American’s reverence for the open road

Before interstate highways, there were just plain roads. Most of them started with Paleo-Indians footpaths going through the thickets. And those turned into horse-and-wagon trails. The Old Federal Road, designed in 1803 as a postal route, stretched through Creek territory in lower Alabama. By 1805, a second Federal Road, called...
Itawamba County,

Wreck impacted Highway 23 traffic in Itawamba County

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Troopers reported injuries in a crash in Itawamba County. Mississippi Highway Patrol Staff Sgt. Bryan McGee said the crash happened late Wednesday morning on Highway 23 in the Bounds Crossroads community. This was near Mt. Gilead Road. The wreck appeared to affect southbound traffic. The crash...