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Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith mailed letters this week to victims of 84 cases that remain unsolved from the first quarter of his administration.Investigators closed out 110 of 194 total cases from … more
Students today learn not only reading, writing, and arithmetic but also the complex concepts of leadership. Caleb Cornelius from Gardendale who is a seventh-grader at Sumiton Christian School, shared his thoughts on what he’s learned so far. more
Some of Walker County's brightest students have secured jobs that will pave their way to a successful future.The Walker County Center of Technology (WCCT) held an inaugural signing day on Thursday. … more
KANSAS - Kansas Day is being held again Saturday after taking a rest from the calendar last year, featuring a new car and bike show to draw in crowds.Long-time event coordinator Cindy Wright said, … more

Daily Mountain Eagle - Rick Watson

Nothing found after bank bomb scare

Law enforcement responded Thursday to a report of a bomb threat at Synovus in Dora, but officials later said nothing was found. Law enforcement also responded to other Synovus offices in the county out of precaution.


Becky Yarbrough Tucker, of Yarbrough's Educational Reptiles/The Snake Show, shows off a snake during a program Monday at Sumiton Middle School. On Wednesday, Tucker was injured when she was bitten by a snake, reportedly a rattlesnake, during a show at Oakman High School. According to the YER Facebook page, Tucker is recovering at UAB Hospital, responding well to the medication she is receiving  and is in stable condition.


Daily Mountain Eagle - Ed Howell

Carbon Hill observes National Day of Prayer

About 19 people gathered in front of Carbon Hill City Hall on Thursday at noon to form a circle and pray, in observance of the National Day of Prayer. A number of local ministers prayed for the nation, state and local leaders, as well as for the spiritual health of the local area.

County officials were pleased at making some progress with Saturday's countywide cleanup, but some said they are considering changing the time in the spring and maybe having another event this … more
Nicole Mendoza has found the perfect balance between academics and athletics at a young age.Nicole, an eighth grader at Valley Junior High School, excels in three sports and maintains an A … more
OAKMAN — Oakman High and Oakman Middle schools' fishing teams will both be competing in this year's Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association (ASABFA) state tournament.The ASABFA Classic will … more
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