Jackson County Newswire

Jackson County Newswire

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  1. Heat wave rolls on across Alabama; heat advisories issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Alabama Live

    Another day of scorching temperatures is in the forecast for Alabama, and a heat advisory has been issued for parts of the state. Temperatures statewide are expected to climb into the mid to upper 90s on Friday with dew points hovering in the 70s.

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  2. Severe drought in northeast Alabama, Madison County, could affect food prices down the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... top industry in the county. "DeKalb County, along with a number of others including parts of Madison County, Jackson County, Cherokee County, all the way down to Randolph County, have been declared a disaster area by the Secretary of Agriculture," ...

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  3. Police chief convicted of assault, excessive force appealing federal convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Alabama Live

    The former police chief of a small Jackson County town is appealing his conviction on federal charges that he beat a suspect in March 2015 and failed to stop another officer from using unreasonable force against the man. Former Stevenson chief Daniel Gordon Winters, 56, was convicted Thursday morning at the the federal courthouse in Huntsville.

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  4. Bond remains at $1 million for man caught digging grave for girlfriend he allegedly killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Alabama Live

    A Colbert County man accused of killing his girlfriend and getting caught trying to bury her body in a wooded area of Jackson County will remain jailed in lieu of $1 million bond. Timothy Wade Warhurst's request to have his bond reduced was denied Monday by Colbert County District Judge Chad Coker.

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  5. Stevenson Police Chief found GuiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | MarionCountyMessenger.com

    ... lawyers cited lack of evidence and too much reasonable doubt. In court Tuesday, the chief investigator for Jackson County testified they were originally called to a home following a report of stolen vehicles. A 911 dispatcher also testified they ...

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  6. Daybook: Recent drunken driving sentencings in the Jackson County areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | MLive.com

    The following are drinking and driving sentences from Jackson County District Court. Defendants' home towns were at the time of sentencing.

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  7. Stevenson Police Chief found guiltyRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | WAAY

    ... lawyers cited lack of evidence and too much reasonable doubt. In court Tuesday, the chief investigator for Jackson County testified they were originally called to a home following a report of stolen vehicles. A 911 dispatcher also testified they ...

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  8. Parts of north Alabama suffering through worst drought in nearly 10 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... The U.S. Drought Report released Thursday shows the most severe conditions in northeast Alabama, with most of Jackson County and parts of Madison and DeKalb counties in extreme drought conditions. Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...

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  9. Small town Alabama police chief found guilty of federal assault, excessive force chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Alabama Live

    The police chief of a small Jackson County town has been found guilty of federal assault and excessive force charges. Daniel Gordon Winters, 56, was convicted Thursday morning in the federal courthouse in Huntsville.

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  10. Parts of northern Alabama under extreme drought conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Decatur Daily

    ... The U.S. Drought Report released Thursday shows the most severe conditions in northeast Alabama, with most of Jackson County and parts of Madison and DeKalb counties in extreme drought conditions. John Christy, the state climatologist, tells The ...

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  11. Hard-hit drought areas in Alabama still need rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Alabama Live

    ... disaster for six north Alabama counties, allowing qualified farmers and ranchers to seek federal aid. Most of Jackson County is under "extreme" drought conditions as well as the northern part of DeKalb and the eastern part of Madison - two counties ...

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  12. Federal judge denies Stevenson police chief's request for acquittalRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | WAAY

    ... Fulmer and beat him for taking property from the funeral home. In court Tuesday, the chief investigator for Jackson County testified they were originally called to a home following a report of stolen vehicles. A 911 dispatcher also testified they ...

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  13. Testimony against Stevenson's police chief beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A Jackson County investigator said The chief told him that he didn't actually hit the man, but a 911 dispatcher testified in court Tuesday that the arrested man was bruised, bleeding from his nose and mouth, had difficulty walking and breathing, and couldn't eat because his mouth was so sore. The dispatcher continued by saying that in his 'thirty years of dispatching,' he has never seen an arrested man look that bad.

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  14. Testimony in Stevenson police chief trial: He admitted knocking...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The first morning of testimony in the federal excessive force trial of Stevenson Police Chief Daniel Winters placed him at the scene of a suspect beating and later expressing contempt for the suspect's medical condition in March 2015. The federal charges include assault by Winters while on duty and allowing another man, Jackson County business owner Bobby Hicks - a civilian - to beat a suspect in his presence.

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  15. Veteran fined, sentenced to prison for illegal gun purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Decatur Daily

    ... ons to buy firearms from two different licensed firearms dealers. Court records show he bought one firearm in Jackson County. He tried to buy the second one at the Keesler Air Force Base Main Exchange in Biloxi.

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  16. Huntsville man facing drug charges after traffic stop in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A Huntsville man is facing drug charges after members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop on Alabama Highway 40 in Dutton on Wednesday, July 6. During the search of the vehicle narcotics investigators located approximately 134 grams of high-quality marijuana, which was hidden inside the trunk of the vehicle under the spare tire.

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  17. Huntsville man arrested for pot in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | WAAY

    Jackson County authorities said a traffic stop Wednesday ended with a quarter of a pound of marijuana in their possession and a man behind bars. Jackson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit members stopped a vehicle on Alabama Highway 40 in Dutton Wednesday and said they found 4.2 ounces of marijuana hidden under the vehicle's spare tire.

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  18. Flood not stopping Ripley's 4th of July celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | West Virginia Metro

    Billed as "The USA's Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration," Ripley's July 4th events will continue as scheduled Monday in Jackson County, one of the 12 West Virginia counties included in a Federal Disaster Declaration following the June 23 flood. A toy drive at the Ripley Volunteer Fire Department is one of the scheduled events, according to Mike Ruben, director of the Ripley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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  19. Jackson County man charged with burglary, making false 911 callsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Alabama Live

    A Jackson County man has been charged with making multiple fake 911 calls, as well as breaking into a home in Paint Rock Valley. Timothy Scott Summers, 56, of Paint Rock was arrested Tuesday night.

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  20. 2 vehicles, drugs, guns and cash seized during drug search in Jackson County, one arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A Jackson County man is behind bars after a six-month investigation by the narcotics units from the Jackson County and Madison County Sheriff's Offices. Michael Shane Rorex, 45, faces multiple carges in the case.

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