Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
The Jackson County Commission unanimously voted to close the South entrance to the Jackson County Courthouse at its meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Friday, June 7 will be the first day the door will be closed.
Jackson County authorities are searching for an inmate, who escaped Sunday afternoon while working at Casa.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said James Dustin Baker, 30 of Section, was serving as a trustee.
A train, traveling through Woodville, derailed Monday morning. Officials said at least 26 boxcars derailed. Deputy EMA Director Paul Smith said the cars were each full of coal and around 200,000 pounds.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting its fifth annual Women’s Firearms Class. The dates for the class will be May 18, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and possibly a class in September.
Jackson County’s finances have been a hot topic lately with Commission Chairman Tim Guffey saying the county will be “broke” by 2021 if they do not receive a one-cent sales tax or some other source of revenue.
Two local police officers graduated from the 176th Basic Session of the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy on Thursday morning in Oxford, Ala. Brandon Phillips and Stephen Hancock attended the 13-week course to learn entry level knowledge and skills needed to begin their careers in law enforcement.