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(Editor's note: The following is Part 1 of 3 in a series on voting changes taking place this year.)Photo IDs will now be required for absentee application - which will not be posted daily - and … more
Floyd Norris, the owner of the Curry strip shopping center housing a new sheriff's substation, talks with Sheriff Nick Smith prior to the ribbon cutting for the facility Saturday afternoon. Norris said at the ceremony, "We need the sheriff here. We need their support. That's a good thing. We want to thank you for that."  Smith has opened up substations also in Sipsey and Townley, and wants to open up one later in the Parrish area. Sipsey has been used the most, about 60 to 70 times, reflecting the majority of the call volume coming from the east end of the county, Smith said. Curry needed the substation as it relies totally on the Sheriff's Department and a full-time school resource officer serves the Curry school campus, he said, adding the facility at the unmanned station will allow local residents to meet deputies in Curry. The substation will also be a safe exchange zone for dropping off packages and children, as 24/7 surveillance cameras are in place for monitoring from the county jail. 

Even in grade school James Tingle was interested in gathering intelligence. He parlayed that interest into a career. Tingle was the guest speaker at the monthly Rotary Club of Jasper meeting on … more
The Alabama Republican Party and the Walker County Republican Party are tentatively set to start 2020 candidate qualifying on Oct. 8, while District Judge Henry Allred indicated he is waiting to see … more
DORA — Paige Abner has spent the past three decades serving youth in East Walker. The Dora High School principal reflected on her 30-year career last Tuesday and her teachers — the men and … more
DORA — A sentimental project is underway at Dora High School.For the second year, alumni and current students have had an opportunity to purchase bricks that will be inscribed and placed outside … more
In May, Kathy Vintson stood before her final graduating class at Cordova High School and told them to keep walking because their steps were ordered. (The latter is a reference to Psalm 37:23 and a … more
CORDOVA — The owner of a Cordova apartment complex says that she has not been paying the full water bill because she believes that she is being overcharged by the Cordova Water and Gas Board."I … more
Walker County's unemployment rate dropped from 3.7 percent to 3.2 percent in July, while Winston County declined from 3.8 percent to 3.4 percent. The figures were released Friday from the … more
State Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke out Thursday for conservative principals, while also commending Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith for upholding laws in the county. Marshall, speaking … more
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