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The Walker County Commission on Monday voted to approve a pact with the state as another step in setting up an archery park at Walker County Lake, which appears to be growing in use. The commission agreed to a memorandum of understanding for … more
CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council discussed using a Tahoe seized in a drug bust for the city’s K-9 unit. Mayor Mark Chambers said the seat of an LTD Crown Vic was taken out earlier and a cage installed to use for a K-9 dog. However, … more
The Walker County Commission on Monday agreed to ask for a study that in time could lead to a 2,000-foot extension of the Walker County Airport-Bevill Field. The commission agreed to a resolution that County Engineer Mike Short said involves a contract to enter into a contract with the Alabama Department of Transportation for funding for the airport. The funding is for a study that would show if it is feasible and viable to extend the runway from 5,000 feet to 7,000 feet, which would allow military aircraft to use the airport and purchase fuel. “It is going to be somewhat involved, but it is a requirement that these studies be performed in a timely fashion,” Short said. more
A man living illegally in Jasper has been arrested and charged with first-degree assault after brutally stabbing a friend last Thursday night. more
The Walker County Commission will likely hold a major updated review of its finances at its first night meeting on Monday, Jan. 16, with one commissioner saying some departments are “trending over budget.”  Discussion about the timing of that meeting arose at Monday’s commission meeting, as the commission voted to move its Tuesday, Jan. 2, meeting to Thursday, Jan. 4. The meeting day had already been moved from Jan. 1 because of the New Year’s holiday. more
CARBON HILL — Officials said they have essentially completed funding more than $300,000 in lighting on Carbon Hill’s Exit 46 off U.S. Interstate 22, with the city expediting the project by being placed in charge of their … more
One of the most important pieces of equipment that a firefighter needs is the lifesaving air packs they use when entering a burning building. more
DORA — Dora City Council members and Mayor Randy Stephens recognized one of the city's park and rec basketball teams which was undefeated during its season during Thursday's council meeting."We … more
DORA — The Dora City Council repealed a safe streets ordinance from 2009 at its meeting on Thursday."The ordinance was copied after the Safe Streets Act that the Alabama Legislature passed," … more
SUMITON - Amid reports of budget woes, eliminated programs, and a faculty and staff reduction, Bevill State Community College President Dr. Kim Ennis provided some answers at a town hall meeting on … more
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