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An 8-year-old boy’s medical mystery resulted in the news that no parent wants to hear. Oakman Elementary School’s Carson Sherer woke up with a stomachache and fever in March. After a trip to the emergency room at Walker Baptist Medical … more
A Quinton man has been charged with committing an armed robbery Sunday at Walgreens pharmacy in Sumiton. Terry J. Whitten, 59, has been charged with two counts of robbery. Whitten allegedly stole oxycodone from the pharmacy. Whitten was taken … more
Sumiton’s 11th annual Frog Festival will be held on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., people can visit Sumiton’s Main Street and see a variety of vendors and musical acts or ride different rides at the festival’s first carnival … more
Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood is warning the public about a scam that involves a fake grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Underwood said a citizen filed a report with the sheriff’s … more
The Walker County Commission provided level funding for its departments in a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that was approved on Monday. The commission also granted a $30,000 funding request from the Walker County … more
The East Walker Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual 5k event this Saturday, with races starting at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end at Dora Park. Chee-Vee Whitfield, executive director of the EWCC, said participants can run, jog or … more
OAKMAN — When Mariel Calloway isn’t teaching math to her students at Oakman High School, you may find her running a marathon and counting the miles to the finish line. Calloway graduated from Walker High School with … more
SUMITON — A man armed with a shotgun stole medicine from Walgreens in Sumiton Sunday afternoon. The robbery occurred around noon and police said the suspect was a white male believed to be in his late 50s or early … more
Scotty Colson, director of Alabama’s Sister Cities International Program, was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Jasper. The city is in the process of joining the Sister Cities program. more
Carbon Hill Police Chief Paul Agnew has been suspended for three days following an incident that occurred at the city’s recent Hillfest celebration. Mayor Mark Chambers confirmed the suspension Monday. “He backed … more
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