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Business leaders in Walker County will attempt to raise a little more than $1 million in the coming months for the United Way of Central Alabama’s 2017 fundraising campaign. The announcement of the $1,050,000 goal was made Thursday at a kickoff … more
The Walker County Board of Education on Sept. 7 approved its budget for fiscal year Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018, last week. Chief School Financial Officer Margaret Scurlock presented the budget in a public meeting before school board … more
Daily Mountain Eagle The Walker County Jail and the Sheriff’s Office will lose a combined 12 part-time employees at the end of the month if cutbacks proposed recently by the Walker County Commission take effect. The commission approved the … more
Daily Mountain Eagle After being a wildcat in Florida and Georgia, Irma acted like a lady in Walker County. Hurricane Irma was already downgraded to a tropical storm by the time she got to Walker County Monday night, and officials on Tuesday … more
SIPSEY — The Sipsey Police Department is cracking down on speeding and other crimes, under the leadership of the town’s new police chief. Police Chief Mareshah Moses, who stepped into that position in May, said he and his reserve officers … more
The Daily Mountain Eagle will release traffic accident reports from the Alabama State Troopers’ Hamilton Post, and arrest reports from other area law enforcement agencies each week. The data provided on the arrest reports is only arrest and … more
Sixteen years ago this week, Dusty Parrish told his mother that he wanted to join the Army. Parrish, then a teenager, made the decision the day that terrorists attacked New York City and the Pentagon. In June 2009, Parrish, a Walker High School … more
While taking a few moments to charge their cell phones at Jasper’s First Baptist Church, Josh Alexander and Rose Wayne, a married couple whom evacuated their Florida home last week, talked Monday about the kindness they had seen in their few days … more
By RON HARRIS Daily Mountain Eagle Jasper Mayor David O’Mary made a promise when first elected to have a transparent administration. He’s holding true to that promise. Beginning … more
By RON HARRIS Daily Mountain Eagle A proposed city budget of more than $23 million for the new fiscal year was introduced at Tuesday’s Jasper City Council meeting. Mayor David O’Mary … more
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