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Even in the internet age, Jasper Postmaster Greg D. Conner said the peak season for the U.S. Postal Service (USPC) and for the Jasper Post Office is still the Christmas season. more
PARRISH — A live Nativity scene, which will include dramatic presentations at times, will be held in downtown Parrish for first time on Dec. 1-2, starting at 6 p.m. Friday. “The Lord laid it on my heart about two years,” said Angela Blaylock, who organized the event. “Things kept coming up where I couldn’t get it. This year, everything sort of fell into place. I got permission from my church to start asking other churches, and it went from there.” more
SUMITON — The Sumiton Fire Department is continuing its annual Toys for Tots program, which is still accepting participants and donations. more
The City of Jasper was a sea of cars Friday as shoppers hit the roadways en route to their favorite stores for Black Friday shopping. more
A large crowd was on hand in downtown Jasper Friday for the kickoff to this year’s Festival of Lights, which serves as a fundraiser for Hope for Women. The 62 trees that are part of this year’s Festival of Lights will be lit from dusk until midnight each night through the end of December. more
Cheerleaders for the 2017-2018 season at the Jasper campus of Bevill State Community College are, front row from left, Stori Brown, Courtney Woodard, Rachel Wise and Camri Guerra; and back row, Ryan Cox, Gracie Woods, Kenna Alexander, Dacey Taylor and Tori Busby. more
On the first Saturday in December for the past 15 years, all roads in Alabama have led to Eldridge as hundreds of motorcycle and antique car enthusiasts from all over Alabama, Mississippi and points beyond come together for the annual Eldridge Toy Run. more
SIPSEY — The Sipsey Police Department will be hosting a free gun safety class at the end of this month. On Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sipsey Community Center, Police Chief Mareshah Moses will be leading the gun safety class, which will cover topics including the proper handling of a hand gun and child safety when there are guns in the home. more
At left, the Town of Parrish hosted a community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday at the Parrish Community Center. At right, Glory Fellowship Baptist Church hosted its annual Thanksgiving meal for the community at the Jasper Civic Center. more
One of Walker County’s most popular Christmas traditions will return on Dec. 4 when the Walker County Christian Chorus presents Handel’s “Messiah.” “The concert is free to the public — our Christmas gift to our community,” said Debbie Olive, administrative coordinator of the Walker County Arts Alliance and a member of the chorus. more
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