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Walker County’s first Christmas parade of the year will be held Thursday night in Parrish. Lineup will be at 6 p.m. at the old bank building in downtown Parrish. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The 28th annual Christmas in Nauvoo parade will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. more
Teachers of the Year were recognized at the Jasper City Board of Education meeting Monday night. Teachers Kayla Goetz (Jasper High School), Stewart Ochs (Jasper Jr. High), Kaatje Harrison (Maddox Intermediate), Cameron Channell (Memorial Park Elementary) and Amy O’Rear (T.R. Simmons Elementary) were all presented with certificates of appreciation from Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson for their work in the school system. more
Drought is returning to Walker County, as well as much of the western border areas of the Alabama, and one weather official said the state’s rainfall totals could worsen this winter under La Niña conditions. more
One group of area golfers have combined their love for the game with their passion for the community to earn more than $110,000 since 2011 for a Jasper nonprofit. Byars-Wright Group, a Jasper-based insurance business, has sponsored a team in the Chubb Charity Challenge each year since 2011. Now in its 18th year, the Chubb Charity Challenge is an annual golf tournament aimed at raising funds for local charities across North America. Taking part in the tournament, agents and brokers, along with their clients, form golf teams, pay an entry fee, and play in local tournaments organized by Chubb’s nearby branch offices on behalf of a local charity of their choosing. The winning team in each regional tournament is invited to play in the national tournament each November, for a chance to win up to $50,000 in donations for their charity of choice. more
Members of the Bevill State Community College Jazz Band practice “Nutcracker Swing” Monday afternoon for a Christmas concert that will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Jasper’s First United Methodist Church. more
Dr. Kyle Eaton of Jasper was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Jasper. Eaton spoke on how chiropractic care can enhance a person’s life and reduce daily stress. The Kiwanis Club of Jasper meets at noon each Monday in the cafeteria at Bevill State Community College in Jasper. more
QUINTON — A Quinton man is hosting the fifth annual SpookXmas Holiday Food Drive, with all canned food collecting going to the Walker County Community Action Agency (WCCAA). more
Chick-fil-A on Highway 78 in Jasper will be giving away free meals to volunteer firefighters in Walker County today. more
Jasper Postmaster Greg D. Conner said that while letters and bills are not coming through post offices like they once did, those Christmas packages are not out of norm throughout the year, thanks to Amazon and other online companies that mail direct to customers. “Our package volume has grown upwards of 25 percent,” he said recently — although he noted the peak season being during the Christmas season. more
OAKMAN — At Monday’s Oakman Town Council meeting, Mayor Cory Franks explained how grants are helping to move the community forward. more
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