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A man and woman from Birmingham have been charged with Thursday’s armed robbery at the Dollar General on U.S. Highway 78 in Jasper. Korrionne Dontrell … 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
Today marks the grand opening of Milo’s in Jasper, with doors opening for breakfast at 6 a.m. For the first 90 days, breakfast at the Jasper location will be half price and the first 100 dine-in customers today will receive a free Milo’s hat. Members of the Milo’s Hamburgers staff prepared early Monday afternoon for a pre-opening event held later that day for members of the public to come through and “test run” the new fast food restaurant. Around $2,000 worth of free food was given out during this soft opening. more
The Walker County Board of Education is considering a new classroom that will benefit special needs students in Walker County. Director of Student … more
When the Friday night lights would go on, a few years back, a junior named Braden Griffith was an avid drummer with the Walker High Vikings marching band. But Griffith was more avid than most. more
Walker County was met with trying times during 2016, but the year also unified residents and brought hope for many years to come. New developments and the completion of I-22 signaled a resurgence for the area. A crackdown on … more
OAKMAN — A fire that critically injured one woman in Oakman early Wednesday morning is under investigation. The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office … more
Three Walker County residents received federal prison sentences this month for conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood announced Thursday. Evan Andrew Norris, 39, of Thach, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Connie Hallmark Batchelor, 44, of Pineywoods was sentenced to eight years and four months. Allen M. Morgan, 35, of Pineywoods, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison. Lamar Wayne Owen, 54, of Curry is currently awaiting sentencing. more
Andrew Jackson Taft Sr., who worked his way up from humble beginnings to become one of Walker County’s most successful coal executives, died Saturday, … more
Harbor Freight Tools will be opening its doors in Jasper to create roughly 40 jobs in the coming months. Eric Smidt, CEO and president of Harbor Freight Tools, confirmed the store’s opening in an emailed statement to the Eagle on Monday. The … more
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