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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, more entities in Walker County are accepting donations to be sent to flood victims. As of Wednesday afternoon, 28 people had died as a result of Hurricane Harvey, with meteorologists … more
SIPSEY — The Sipsey Town Council took action related to the fire department at a called meeting on Wednesday afternoon. After an executive session, the council came back and approved two motions, with the first one appointing Judson “Jud” Allen, the city’s legal council, to handle media relations regarding the Sipsey Volunteer Fire and Rescue department. The second motion also appointed Allen to send letters to the whole fire department, telling the members to turn their gear in to the Town of Sipsey. more
The Rotary Club of Jasper took a tour of the Yorozu facility in Jasper Tuesday afternoon. Approximately 20 members of the club spent an hour at the new business learning how it supplies parts to automobile manufacturers across the Southeast. Yorozu currently employes more than 150 people in Jasper and expects to employ 300 by 2020. more
A group in Walker County is continuing its mission to help girls in need have a fairy-tale prom experience. more
After 16 days of searching, a lab mix is now safely off the streets of Walker County, thanks to the animal rescue community rallying together to save him when a plastic container became caught around … more
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle is making an afternoon swing in Walker County on Friday to campaign in advance of the June 5 primary. Outside of closed functions or press events … more
CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council on Thursday held an extended discussion about a number of people walking in the middle of the night in neighborhoods, with the police chief urging people to … more

Bankhead Middle School hosted its second annual Living Wax Museum on Friday. The 8th grade class brought 69 historical figures to life in the school gymnasium. Students, parents and the general public paid to hear the students give a short presentation about their character. Materials for the presentations were purchased with a $500 Alabama Bicentennial Schools grant that the school received. The proceeds will be donated to an effort to purchase Christmas toys for Cordova children.

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Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith has asked that the State Bureau of Investigation review the case of Eric Cates, a 32-year-old whose body was discovered inside a burned pickup behind the old Empire … more
Taking aim at what he considered to be liberal mandates trampling on states rights, Secretary of State John Merrill said Thursday a number of election reforms being pushed now in Congress, such as … more
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