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The Walker County Board of Education has announced its academic calendar for 2017-18, and students will be met with a few changes to their schedule. Students will begin the next school year on Aug. 14, and will get a few days reprieve from an … more
Earlier this week, Dora police recovered more than $100,000 worth of equipment that had been stolen from the Gadsden area. Joseph Wayne Eustice, 42, of Quinton, was charged with one count of first-degree receiving stolen property in the … more
By RON HARRIS Daily Mountain Eagle After four months and countless hours of rehearsals, ‘Grease’ is the word at Walker High School. Centerstage, the performing arts theater group at … more
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
One of the most beloved and well-respected physicians to ever practice in Jasper was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Jasper. Dr. Gene Birdsong, who practiced for more than 40 years in Jasper and Walker County, told Kiwanis members and other guests about how he became a physician, as well as how he ended up in Jasper in 1965. more
The Major John C. Hutto Camp, Walker Co., of the Sons of Confederate Veterans sponsored a memorial service at the Confederate Monument on the Walker County Courthouse square on April 9. A wreath was laid in honor of the 1,900 Walker Countians who served in defense of their State in the War For Southern Independence. Members of the 31st Alabama Company Reenactors are, from left, standing, Brandon Prescott, Colonel Scotty Myers, Lori Loughmiller, and Tom Bratton. Kneeling are, from left, Ben Haley and Whit Myers. The company fired a musket salute and Colonel Myers performed an authentic sword salute. more
The public has picked a bear mascot logo for Bevill State Community College. Now the bear needs a name, and starting today, the public will pick it, with voting going on through May 12. more
Cleanups held Saturday across Walker County were successful, and the participating communities are talking of holding a similar effort this fall. Walker County Revenue Auditor Robbie Dickerson, who helped coordinate the effort, said Monday she was impressed with the citizen involvement in Cordova, Parrish and Oakman, as those communities announced efforts for the weekend. The efforts were held in coordination with the 2017 Don’t Drop It On Alabama Statewide Spring Cleanup more
By ED HOWELL Daily Mountain Eagle CURRY - The Curry Water Authority, the largest customer for the Jasper Waterworks and Sewer Board, may vote as early as this year to start plans for a water … more
If the Curry Water Authority were to break off from the Jasper Waterworks and Sewer Board, it would likely cost Jasper $100,000 per month and result in increased rates for community wholesale contracts with other water authorities in Walker … more
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