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The Walker County Commission will be getting a list of bridges that may have to be closed, in the wake of deteriorating roads and bridges — and the county’s tight finances, which commissioners pointed to again as a reason why roads cannot be paved. more
SUMITON — Eighth-graders across the county will be given the opportunity to learn about a variety of career fields at the Walker County Schools Career Fair on Friday. more
The Walker County Commission is sponsoring its 2018 Clean Up Walker County Day on Saturday, April 28. more
N'Fusion, a popular smooth jazz group featuring saxophonist James Crumb Jr., will headline "Jazz in the Park" on Saturday at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center amphitheater.The event, a … more
Walker County residents assisted in the arrest of a man that reportedly stole items from multiple homes.Photographs circulated on Facebook last week of a white Ford F-150 that was spotted in the … more

A one-vehicle accident involving a truck striking a power pole on Gamble Avenue knocked out power along Viking Drive approximately one hour before Jasper High School's homecoming parade is set to begin. Power was lost at the Eagle office around 11:40 a.m. and restored at 12:10 p.m.

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Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series on three new sergeants at the Walker County Sheriff's Office.What started as a joke 17 years ago became a career for Shane Taylor, one of three … more

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Mining disaster contest held

Six coal mining safety teams from around Alabama and one from southern Illinois competed in the 43 Alabama Coal Commission Mining Rescue Contest held recently at Bevill State Community College-Sumiton. The contest field was configured to simulate a mining disaster and teams were judged on all aspects of the mining rescue and recovery process.  The overall winners of the competition received awards from Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, in the suit. They include, from left, Adam Hunt, Ricky Lewis, Jamie Gardner, Mark Aldridge, Washington, Ben Morgan, and Steve Cannon.


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CARBON HILL - Mayor Mark Chambers is proposing that the city dissolve its industrial board, citing inactivity and competition, and instead transfer the board's roughly $150,000 to the city.Chambers … more
The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County will hold its annual countywide Christmas parade on Tuesday, with the deadline to enter the parade set for 4 p.m. Friday. The parade, which requires no fee to enter and is one of the largest holiday parades in the area, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with lineup starting as early as 4 p.m. more
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