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The Walker County Cattlemen’s Association hosted its annual banquet last Saturday, Feb. at Bevill State Community College in Sumiton. The winner of the groups’ annual scholarship and officers for 2018 were announced during the event. more
New Beacon Hospice in Jasper has once again filled an Angel Tree with the wishes of local adults. Approximately 220 Angels were placed on the tree last week. The requests came from patients in local hospices and home health agencies as well as the Department of Human Resources adult protective services and the TriCounty Agency for Intellectual Disabilities. more
MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley’s Graceland continues to be a popular tourist attraction that is in the process of a $137 million expansion. Currently, visitors to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., are invited to tour Elvis’ home … more
“Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution, opens Tuesday at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center. more
An abandoned cat that slowly came to accept human kindness inspired the plot for “Patchwork Love,” the first novel from Jasper native Linda Lou Burton. more
One local Allstate agent is helping customers protect their Christmas packages by accepting deliveries at his office. Jonathan Holladay, owner of The Holladay Agency in Jasper, said the free service for online shoppers is like an alternate form of insurance. more
For the first time in almost 10 years, Charlotte, N.C., has a Miss Charlotte. On Jan. 30, Allison Farris won the Miss Charlotte pageant and will represent the city of Charlotte at the Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 22-25 in Raleigh, … more
Keith Lewis, a former priest at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Jasper, was honored at T.R. Simmons Elementary School on Wednesday. A former POW who served in Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force, Lewis gives back by reading to Mrs. Barrera’s Pre-K class every Wednesday. He says reading to Pre-K children is what God has called him to do at this time in his life. more
A Jasper 12-year-old made a significant find at the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site in Union Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 14. “It was two reproductive cones — megasporophyll and microsporophyll — both of the same type of plant, a scale tree. They’re not incredibly rare, but it’s unusual that you see both on the same plate, especially with the megasporophyll leaves attached,” said Ashley Allen, president of the Alabama Paleontological Society. more
ARLEY — The woman behind Arley’s popular Military Banner Program was recently named Person of the Year by the Arley Women’s Club. more
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