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The Walker County Board of Education on Thursday heard requests to lease Dora property that the board owns. Brenda Dawson, representing Saint Mark AME Church in Dora, asked the board to leasing … more
Former University of Alabama receiver Tyrone Prothro is the newest member of the Jasper High School football staff. more
During the Tuesday meeting of the Jasper City Council, Mayor David O’Mary talked briefly about the 2019 Foothills Festival, which is currently in the planning stages.“Foothills last year was a … more

The Walker County Humane Society recently purchased a dog kennel, bite gloves and a catch pole for the Walker County Sheriff's Office. The dog box will stay in WCSO Deputy Carl Carpenter's truck and can transport two dogs. Pictured, from left to right, is WCHS board member Deb Hatfield, WCHS Board Director Susie Vann, WCHS board member Dee O'Mary, Deputy the dog, Carpenter, WCHS board member Carol Downs, and Lolly the dog. 

This week’s winner of Fish Tales presented by Pat’s Archery and Outdoors is Noah Pate, 11, who caught this 5 pound, 4 ounce bass on July 14 on a private family pond in Eldridge. Like us on Facebook and look for next week’s Fish Tales contest on Monday. more
Imagine longing for an education, an opportunity only steps away but still out of reach."I used to pick cotton and watch a school bus go by and cry because I wasn't on that bus," Walker County … more

New library boxes in the communities of Oakman and Carbon Hill are encouraging adults and children to read. A partnership between the Walker County Arts Alliance, the Walker County Board of Education and Alabama Public Television's IQ Learning Network made the project a reality, and the Daily Mountain Eagle provided old newspaper boxes to house books in the boxes. Students at Oakman and Carbon Hill elementary schools spent the last several months cleaning the boxes and painting them, and they were recently placed in the school's respective communities. Each little library is stocked with books for community members to take a book, for free, and leave a book for another reader to enjoy. 


CARBON HILL - The former police chief of Carbon Hill said Thursday he has settled to get back his personal items and $20,000 from the city instead of taking the entire $57,571.52 writ of garnishment awarded to him by a judge after he sued the city this year. 


Rescuers United for Furbabies (RUFF) is hosting a Christmas drive to benefit its rescued animals. 


This holiday season, Jasper resident Christopher Harris says he is a walking miracle — five times over.

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