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The Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center (WCCAC) is helping child abuse victims across the county by working to reduce trauma experienced by children while reporting their experiences — while the number of interviews of reportedly abused … more
Daily Mountain Eagle State Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, said Tuesday he has realized a goal by being appointed to the House Judiciary Committee. On Monday, Wadsworth, who is in his first term, went on Facebook to release a letter dated July 10 … more
Jasper City Council members tabled a request Tuesday morning to spend almost $600,000 to buy equipment for the city’s streets department. The issue was held over until the next council meeting … more
Are you looking for something for the kids to do this week? The Ultimate Fair, which opens today at the old airport on Airport Road North in Jasper, provides all you’ll need to keep the kids … more
Alabama’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will occur earlier this year than in previous years, with Walker County and several municipalities participating. The sales tax holiday weekend will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21, and run through midnight on Sunday, July 23. In previous years, the school sales tax holiday for Alabama was scheduled for the first week in August. more
Constables in Walker County say progress has been made in recent years to take them serously as law enforcement, noting that they are also used as backup by other agencies in everything from crime scenes to festivals. Officers in the Walker County Constables Association, which was formed in 2013, said attitudes about constables are changing, and their association is becoming a clearing house for requests to assist at scheduled events. more
United Way of Central Alabama has announced Bert Hendrix as the 2017 Walker County campaign chair for the annual United Way fundraising campaign. Hendrix currently serves as the president of the First Bank of Jasper, a local division of Synovus Bank. He has a long history with United Way, participating in workplace campaigns during his 20 years at the First Bank of Jasper and a local bank in Opelika for 10 years prior to that. more
Monday, July 31, is the last day to register to vote in the Aug. 15 Senate primary and countywide tax referendum, according to the Secretary of State John Merrill’s website. The last day to make an application for a regular absentee ballot for the primary election is Thursday, Aug. 10, five days before the balloting takes place, according to an administrative election calendar on the website. more
Daily Mountain Eagle OAKMAN — Officials in Oakman are inviting everyone in Walker County to attend the town’s Night of Prayer service on Thursday. Oakman’s Night of Prayer will be July 13 at 6 p.m. at the new town sign in downtown … more
BIRMINGHAM — As the City of Birmingham officially signed a declaration to become the 200th Sister City in the United States with Japan, the City of Jasper has started the process to hopefully be Sister City No. 201 with the Asian … more
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