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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox expressed concern for where funding for state prisons would come under a court order, and proposed an education lottery to help with funding scholarship … more
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox said he has now been convinced healthcare was the most pressing need in the state, saying he would expand Medicaid on the first day."If we do anything … more
City officials said this week the Coca-Cola Foothills Festival on Sept. 7-8 went over well with audiences, vendors and entertainers. Zach Baker, an advertising representative for the Daily … more
The Walker County Board of Education's five-year capital plan includes the hope for two new school construction projects in Cordova and Dora and other needs in the school system.Board members and … more
The Walker County Commission is looking at the possibility of bringing in an extra $700,000 a year by increasing county business license fees to the level of the city of Jasper, as suggested by … more
Organizers gave a positive reaction to the entertainment at the 2018 Coca-Cola Foothills Festival on Sept. 7-8, noting that it proved that great talent can be booked which are economical and may not … more
During its annual convention, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) recognized local independent car dealer, Randy Crump, for his contributions to the association, … more
Rehearsals are about to begin this month for one of Walker County’s most popular Christmas traditions, as the Walker County Christian Chorus will again present Handel’s “Messiah" on Monday, … more

Five Loaves Bakery in Jasper served breakfast to the York family from South Carolina on Friday morning. Pictured is Five Loaves Bakery co-owner Kelly Rigsby, second from right, with the family. The York's are one of many families that have fled the Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence. Florence was downgraded to a  tropical storm Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service said storm surge would continue in North Carolina and possibly South Carolina Friday night and warned of "life-threatening, catastrophic flash floods." On Friday evening, CNN was reporting four deaths from the storm, including an infant. Floodwaters continued to cripple the area, as of press time.  

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