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DORA — A God and Country event at Bryan Baptist Church south of Dora, featuring enthusiastic support from U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, took place Thursday night without any incidents. more
Colorful floats, the Curry High School Marching Band and Santa were part of the annual Christmas Parade held in Parrish Thursday night. The floats were sponsored by various business and churches in the community and were decked out in Christmas lights and decorations to get everyone in the holiday spirit. more
OAKMAN — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Oakman, and town leaders are inviting community members to attend a Christmas party and toy drive Saturday. Festivities will be held at the Oakman Senior Center from 6 until 10 p.m. Saturday, and include Christmas line dancing, food, a selfie station and fellowship. “We’re going to move all the tables out [for dancing], and we’re going to have hot dogs, chips and drinks,” Oakman Town Clerk Lisa Lockhart said. more
A local organization is looking for donations and volunteers to help provide Christmas gifts to families in need this holiday season. Kids Loving Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children and teenagers, infants to 18 years old, in Walker and Winston counties. Thanks to the charity, the children receive Christmas gifts or other items they need in time for Christmas Day. The organization also has volunteers wrap each child’s gifts so they can open them on Christmas morning. more
Jasper City Board of Education members heard a proposal Monday night to develop a cross country track on the Jasper High School campus. Dustin Beaty, a cross country parent and member of Jasper’s running community, discussed two potential tracks that could be developed on the high school campus for the cross country team. With the permission of Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson, Beaty and others have been studying areas of land that belong to the school system and identifying what the cost would be to develop a trail. more
A vehicle was stolen Wednesday afternoon from a Jasper auto dealership, leading to a high speed chase to Birmingham, where one person of interest was being held for questioning later in the day, Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe said. more
Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood filed a second civil suit against the Walker County Commission on Friday over budget cuts enacted in October. The complaint asks the court to require commissioners to fund the $5.2 million budget request made by Underwood for the current fiscal year or to appear in court showing cause why they cannot do so. more
SIPSEY — The Sipsey Town Council took action related to the fire department at a called meeting on Wednesday afternoon. After an executive session, the council came back and approved two motions, with the first one appointing Judson “Jud” Allen, the city’s legal council, to handle media relations regarding the Sipsey Volunteer Fire and Rescue department. The second motion also appointed Allen to send letters to the whole fire department, telling the members to turn their gear in to the Town of Sipsey. more
The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County will hold its annual countywide Christmas parade on Tuesday, with the deadline to enter the parade set for 4 p.m. Friday. The parade, which requires no fee to enter and is one of the largest holiday parades in the area, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with lineup starting as early as 4 p.m. more
DORA — At Tuesday's Dora City Council meeting, Mayor Randy Stephens brought up the possibility of the City of Dora becoming part of a joint lawsuit being brought against a pharmaceutical company by a local law firm. According to Stephens, attorney Eddie Jackson "is representing Walker County as a whole, the Walker County Commission and several other municipalities, and I think Winston County has joined in on it, too. more
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