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On July 24, 2017 the Marion County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Narcotics Unit, the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF), and the South Pittsburg Police Department (SPPD) executed a search warrant at the residence of Christopher Dalton located at 510 Dixie Avenue in South Pittsburg. During the investigation, DTF agents obtained a search warrant after they developed information that there...
With about 200 million people living within a day’s drive of the path of the total eclipse across the country, tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on the Tennessee Valley in order to view the August 21 cosmic event. Before all eyes are looking up that day, experts at TVA are looking around to ensure their public...
The intersection of 12 Street and Highway 72 in Southpittsburg serves as the setting for an accident this afternoon warranting the closure of 12 Street access from 72. The driver did escape the wreckage and was being seen by EMTs but appeared to dodge serious injuries. There was also reports of a smoke inhalation complaint from a driver who came...
In the interest of killing two bird with one stone, the South Pittsburg Hustler and the Jasper Journal hosted a film screening at the Princess Theater and raised funds for a couple of worthy causes. The film Beyond the Myth: The Truth About Pit Bulls explores the impact of breed specific legislation (BSL) and provides input from several officials in...
On Tuesday July 18, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM, the Skyline Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 400 block of Manning Drive in Skyline, Alabama on a report of two men being stabbed. Upon arrival, Skyline Police Department Officers located two victims, Robert Clinton OWENS, age 54 of Skyline and Anthony Jerome SHRADER age...
With new head coach Randall Boldin at the helm, Whitwell High School Tiger Football program is braving the heat to prep for a season filled with promise. Previously, Coach Boldin expressed his excitement with the players he had. "The guys work hard and are coachable and amazing things happen when you combine those two things." August 11 marks the date for...
In January of this year, Marion County Road Superintendent Jim Hawk requested of the county commission approval for the purchase of four new dump trucks as a capital outlay for the Marion County Highway Department. Hawk said that the cost of repairs and the lost time for having vehicles down was punitive to his budget and schedule. Despite the...
On Sunday July 16, 2017, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant John McCrary along with Deputy Bobby Wilbanks were dispatched to Walden's Citgo in Hollywood , Alabama on a “call for service” regarding a male subject who had been asleep behind the wheel of a car, at the gas pumps, for approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival, Deputies found Patrick Shane...
The Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler are proud to host the screening of Beyond the Myth: The Truth about Pit Bulls July 21 at 6:00 pm at the Princess Theater on Elm Avenue in South Pittsburg. The filmmaker, Isabelle Sherrill, will also be on hand the night of the screening. An additional opportunity exists for a VERY select...
Part of the bedrock of the City of Whitwell's history is the impact of the coal mining industry. Multiple generations supported their families mining coal and the closure of the nearby mining operations nearly devestated the city. Whereas the city is arguably moving past the loss, today marked the latest effort to honor those who lost their lives in...