The Piedmont Police Department is mourning the loss of a beloved officer. Kevin Blue passed away over the weekend after battling cancer. Blue was from Alexandria and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Integrated Studies Degree and also played on the football team. Officer Blue proudly worked in law enforcement for six years with the Piedmont Police Department before being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in July. People who would like to pay their
The East Alabama Regional Hiring Fair, an event hundreds of people have been waiting on, is scheduled to be held this week, November first. The hiring fair will feature more than 50 employers looking to fill more than 2,000 jobs. Alabama’s Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington will also be at the hiring fair to help job seekers connect with employers. If you are planning to attend this fair you are encouraged to dress professionally and have copies of your resum
The City of Oxford Department of Public Works began road work at the intersection of Cheaha Drive- County Line Road earlier today. That intersection will remain closed so workers can improve access and asphalt cutting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the remainder of construction. If you can find alternate routes, you are encouraged to do so.
The Cherokee County Highway Department also wants to inform drivers that beginning tomorrow morning from 8:30 until 11am County Road 29 from the Intersection of 643 to 27 will be closed for replacements to a cross drain pipe. If you plan on traveling in the area you are asked to find alternate routes.
A pick-up truck pulling an enclosed trailer was seen getting on I-20 at the 188 mile marker when a tractor trailer plowed into the back of the truck’s trailer. According to State Trooper Jimmy Harrell, the crash resulted in the roadway being blocked for several hours. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. The cause of this accident is still being investigated.
Parents in Jacksonville looking for a fun event to let children participate in for Halloween is taking place tomorrow. The annual Flashlight Candy Hunt and Festival is family friendly filled with fun and lots of candy. The Flashlight Candy Festival is an event hosted every year by the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department that begins at 5:30pm. This event will be held on the Frogtown Soccer Complex behind the community center where carnival games and an inflata
After suffering its first OVC loss since 2013, the Jacksonville State football responded in a big way with a 42-15 win over then-first place Murray State. The Gamecocks used a balanced attack to put up more than 570 yards of total offense. JSU rushed for 291 and passed for 286 and recorded just 2 penalties. This Saturday JSU is back at home in another OVC matchup against UT-Martin and they know the solid production will need to carry over into this Saturday. (Hear from JSU he
We are down to the top eight teams in each class in the high school volleyball playoffs. Four teams in the East Alabama Community will play for a state title including Faith Christian in Class 1A. TV24’s Chase Robinson caught up with the Lady Lions as they prepare for the big stage. (Catch the story in the featured video) AHSAA State Volleyball Playoffs
(Local Teams in the State Tournament) State Quarterfinals - Wednesday Class 1A
Faith Christian vs. Westminster - Oak Mou
Calhoun County has a new director for its Emergency Management Agency. Commissioners chose to offer the job to current Etowah County Chief Deputy, Michael Barton, who has worked in public safety for 18 years. Barton’s previous jobs required him to work through disaster relief, the fire service, and law enforcement. He also has a degree in Emergency Management. With his skill set and knowledge, Barton believes he will offer great service to the people of Calhoun County.
This Saturday is nationally known as Prescription Drug Take Back Day and there are multiple locations locally for you to drop off your unwanted or expired drugs. The Walgreens in Anniston and Jacksonville along with the CVS in Oxford will be participating from 10am until 2pm. According to Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge, the police department will also be participating in the take back initiative. Chief Partridge also says people who are not able to make it by the station