Grand Jury Report: Winter 2021

“We, the Grand Jury for Jackson County, Alabama, having completed our work for this session, submit the following report:

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Shirey found guilty of murder

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in the Jackson County Circuit Court, Byron Keith Shirey was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the 2017 murder of his 78-year-old father, Charles Shirey. Keith was charged in September of 2019 of murder after investigations yielded overwhelming evidence that he had a hand in his father’s murder.

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ALDOT Launches Campaign to Inform Drivers of New Work Zone Fines

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – Recent deaths of road workers along Alabama highways are a sober reminder that there is little room for error when driving through a work zone. A new campaign from the Alabama Department of Transportation promotes work zone safety while making drivers aware of recent changes to the state’s construction zone law.

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Jackson County selected for Tennessee RiverLine program

KNOXVILLE- Jackson County is one of five Tennessee River communities that have been accepted for the 2022 cohort of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program as part of the Tennessee RiverLine, North America’s next great regional trail system.

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JCHA Holds October meeting at Graham Farm

The Jackson County Historical Association will meet Sunday October 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Graham Farm and Nature Center in Estill Fork. Our guest speaker will be the director of the facility, Themika L. Sims.

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