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It’s probably a safe bet that not many people hereabouts are working to make protest signs this week, but Tim Bowen and some friends are an exception. Come Saturday, a rare event will take place in downtown Jasper: a political demonstration, in the form of an outdoor protest at the Walker County Courthouse. The happening got its start on social media, according to Bowen, one of the demonstration’s organizers, who’s also acting chairman of Walker County Democrats, which meets monthly at local restaurants. more
Jasper resident Guy Able is one of almost 60 hikers participating in the 2017 Alabama Trailblaze Challenge, with proceeds from this fundraiser going to Make-A-Wish. According to the Alabama Trailblaze website, the … more
Walker County’s House delegation say a special session of the Legislature this year may include a bill to distribute millions of dollars to school systems throughout the state, including schools in Walker and Winston counties, that fell through … more
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is warning parents to be involved and communicate with their children this summer in order to prevent underage use of alcohol or tobacco. In Alabama, individuals must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic … more
FARMSTEAD — Farmstead Veterinary Medical Center went to the cats on Friday, as spay and neuter procedures were well underway to alter 200 county cats. Dr. Jeremiah Alexander said he began spaying and neutering cats Thursday evening, and had … more
Jasper City Council members approved a city budget for fiscal 2019 that tops $24.3 million during Tuesday’s council meeting at City Hall. more

Mission of Hope in Dora held one of their largest food distributions of the year Thursday to benefit an estimated 300 families. Those in need were sent home with items to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, along with a $12 certificate to purchase additional food at Piggly Wiggly. Guests also received regular pantry items that are distributed bi-weekly. Corner High and Dora High students were in attendance to help distribute the items. A number of other nonprofit organizations were on hand to educate the public about their services. Mission of Hope is a nonprofit organization that operates a food bank and clothes closet.   

Jasper Mayor David O'Mary said the downtown drainage work near the Jasper Civic Center is almost complete and already successful, and he now hopes the city can handle other projects with as much as … more
Tuesday was a new start for the Walker County Humane and Adoption Center.The animal shelter reopened Tuesday after being closed since November due to a distemper outbreak that resulted in all the … more
State Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, said she and other north Alabama legislators were touring the Port of Mobile by boat on Feb. 28. "I had never had an interest in the Port of Mobile," she said, … more
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