Melissa Cason

Melissa joined the Times staff in September 2006 as a general assignment reporter. During her time with the paper, she has covered police, fire, court proceedings, education, local governments and elections in addition to frequent news features. Melissa currently covers Phil Campbell Town Council, and other breaking news events in the county. She is in charge of the weekly Lifestyle, which includes a feature story with photographs, and Food pages in addition to updating records, which include obits, community calendar events, lunch menus, land transactions, and marriages. Her column is published weekly on Wednesdays on the Lifestyle page of the paper. Melissa is a native of South Arkansas, but has found a home in North Alabama. Her education includes studies at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and the University of Alabama. She is married to husband, Jimmy, and together the couple has three children.

Groups fight to end domestic violence

Domestic violence is always in the news. It's everywhere we turn, and no matter how hard we try, we can't get away from hearing about it. Alabama ... Read more

A mother warns about a silent predator

VINA – Now that school is out for the summer, many parents send their children outside to enjoy the sunshine and to get that ever-needed ... Read more

Consoling a sick baby can be exhausting

This week has been difficult at my house. Our little Gavin has been sick with tummy aches. I know we don’t really think of a ... Read more

Conquering my fear of heights

OK. I’ll admit it I loved writing this story about Mr. Hall jumping out of an airplane to celebrate his birthday. I even asked Jimmy ... Read more

More Articles

  1. Local man celebrates birthday by skydiving
  2. Block party planned for this weekend
  3. Local man celebrates birthday by skydiving
  4. New bill gives FCSD employees job security
  5. Summer program, camps offered in county
  6. Spruce Pine to host arts and crafts show
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