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A local organization is looking for donations and volunteers to help provide Christmas gifts to families in need this holiday season. Kids Loving Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children and teenagers, infants to 18 years old, in Walker and Winston counties. Thanks to the charity, the children receive Christmas gifts or other items they need in time for Christmas Day. The organization also has volunteers wrap each child’s gifts so they can open them on Christmas morning. more
SUMITON — City of Sumiton employees will be honored with a luncheon presented by the ladies of the Sumiton United Methodist Church on March 17.Mayor Petey Ellis announced at Tuesday's city … more
CORDOVA — One of the drivers involved in a recent wreck on Gardners Gin Road approached the Cordova City Council Tuesday night with her concerns about the accident report.Candace Robinson said her … more
Walker County has shown a sharp increase in its unemployment, rising from 3.9 percent in May to 5.3 percent in June. The figures were released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday, which … more
DORA - The Dora City Council on Thursday discussed ongoing plans for a new Veterans Memorial. The council voted to cut the trees in front of the Dora Civic Center to make room for the Veterans … more
Democratic congressional candidate Lee Auman says that U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt's greatest weakness is that he has "no backbone, no courage" in supporting what he says are political positions at the … more

A 7-year-old from Jasper has been named the winner of the second annual Daily Mountain Eagle Christmas Coloring Contest. Abby Gamotis, a student at T.R. Simmons Elementary School, won the contest, which was also sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County. Gamotis is the daughter of David and Jill Gamotis of Jasper. She received $100 in Chamber Checks for winning the contest.

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Anthony Leach, a 16-year veteran of the Walker County Sheriff's Office, was sworn in as the department's new chief deputy on Thursday.Leach has been serving as acting chief deputy since the … more
The 26th season of Read Alabama! The Next Chapter will conclude this Thursday with author Julie Williams.She will do a storytelling presentation about her book, "Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes: A … more
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