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  1. Efforts to save B.B. Comer Bridge continueRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The efforts to save the B.B. Comer Bridge in Jackson County continue as time slowly treads toward its destruction. An organization called the Comer Bridge Foundation has worked for months to save the decades old bridge from demolition.


  2. With Alabama same-sex marriage decision looming, some probate judges stop doing weddingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Alabama Live

    ... issue licenses, but not preside over weddings. Judges Tommy Ragland of Madison County and Victor Manning of Jackson County cited the volume of work in the office and limited staffing for the decision made this week. The opinion written by ...


  3. BOLO From Jackson County Leads To Arrests In DadeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Dade County Sentinel

    Dade County Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Danny Ellis noticed a vehicle matching the description from a BOLO from Jackson County, Ala., last week in the Worley Chapel Road area of Sand Mountain.


  4. Jackson County man pleads not guilty to murdering 1st wife in 1997Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Alabama Live

    Whitton is accused of killing his first wife, Michelle Townson Whitton, back in 1997 after her body was found near the Powell community. Whitton remained a suspect in the death but charges could never be brought against him until now.


  5. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The State Board of Education member who represents Jackson County is talking about the rise in reported cases of teachers committing sex crimes involving students. Mary Scott Hunter says she's not sure if there are more teacher-student sex related crimes happening than before, or if those crimes are now being reported more.


  6. Whitton pleads not guilty in first wife's murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A man charged in a 1998 murder has pleaded not guilty. Barry Whitton appeared before a Jackson County judge on Tuesday morning.


  7. TKC Exclusive and Breaking News!!! Politicos Consolidating Power at the Jackson County CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Tony's Kansas City

    ... pretty much run things. And while just about everything related to the courthouse sounds nefarious . . . This Jackson County power tripping is typical and part of the ongoing war to trade power among Democratic Party elites who have laid claim to ...


  8. Topeka teen sentenced to nine years for abuse of babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | The Capital-Journal

    A Topeka teen will serve nearly nine years in prison for abusing a Holton baby, said Jackson County District Attorney Shawna Miller. Koylen Corbin McKinney, 18, was charged with aggravated battery, abuse of a child and aggravated endangerment of a child, all of which are felonies.


  9. Crystal meth, other drugs found in stolen vehicle in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Alabama Live

    ... On Wednesday, Sylvania police were investigating a stolen vehicle that had been recovered in Georgia. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office reports the driver tried to elude police but was eventually detained. Deputies say the police then found ...


  10. A war veteran turned law enforcement, but it's not what you might thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... " Chief Hepler says. It's probably safe to say, a dog whose job was to keep soldiers safe is ready to take on Jackson County. "He'll be a valuable asset to our county," Chief Hepler says.


  11. Skyline Kindergarten teacher of 30 years says students keep her goingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... the type of person - we need more people like her in our schools." A parent's nomination prompted our trip to Jackson County. Our goal was to surprise Ms. Hastings. But it didn't take long for this quick-on-her-feet teacher to figure out what was ...


  12. Judge grants partial downward departure for Mayetta teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Capital-Journal

    A Jackson County District Court judge granted a partial downward departure sentence Wednesday for a Mayetta teen charged with sexual crimes against a 3-year-old girl. Weston L. Hasty, 16, was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.


  13. Caught On Camera: Burglar Breaks Into Trenton PharmacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | WTVC

    ... they've seen it before. "For this particular burglary, we know that they have hit another pharmacy over in Jackson County, Alabama. We've got video of them using the same car," said Mitchell. The store owner said the Trenton store has been robbed ...


  14. Commission nominates three for Jackson County Circuit CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Business Journal

    The Sixteenth Circuit Court Judicial Commission has submitted three nominees to fill an opening on the bench for Division 12 of the Jackson County Circuit Court.


  15. Jackson County man indicted in 1997 murder of first wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Alabama Live

    A grand jury has charged Barry Van Whitton, 46, of Section with the murder of Michelle Townson Whitton. The indictment accuses Whitton of striking his wife in the head and causing blunt force trauma.


  16. Suspect in Jackson County disappearances charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A Jackson County man suspected in the disappearances of three people has been charged with murder in the 1998 death of his first wife. Barry Whitton has been charged with the murder of Michelle Townson Whitton, Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said Tuesday. 1 comment

  17. Icy roads reported in northern Ala.; some schools delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... ched with sand trucks before sunrise Friday to treat icy patches on Interstate 565. Schools in DeKalb County, Jackson County and the city of Scottsboro were all opening late Friday to give roads a chance to thaw.


  18. Freezing rain advisory for northeast Alabama this morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Alabama Live

    Light freezing rain is possible this morning across parts of northeast Alabama, and a freezing rain advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. CST. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Madison and Jackson counties and southern middle Tennessee until 9 a.m. this morning.


  19. Free tax prep program to start on Monday in Marshall CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... to anyone who needs it, and coordinators say there are different locations across Marshall County and in Jackson County with specific times and dates. "We have Arab and Guntersville, and then Boaz and Albertville on Sand Mountain, and then in ...


  20. Deputies: Argument leads to a 17-year-old charged with attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Sheriff Chuck Phillips says Saturday night the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call at home on Spiller Avenue in Bridgeport. "When we arrived, we found out that a 19-year-old man had been shot in the leg.