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Jasper running back Kaden Shelton (7) tries to escape the grasp of a defender during Thursday’s ‘Meet the Vikes’ scrimmage on the practice field next to Kiro-Gambrell Field. The Vikings open the regular season at Cullman next Thursday night at 7 p.m. more
SUMITON – Antiqua Claggett, the executive director of the Central Six Alabama Works initiative, gave a brief overview of AlabamaWorks  at the East Walker Chamber of Commerce monthly … more
One dog is on the road to his forever home today after spending four years at a local animal shelter.Gimpy was pulled from the Jasper Animal Shelter last Sunday, Aug. 12, thanks to Rescuers United … more
Former Walker County Probate Judge Stanley Allen Wade, whose personable, caring manner and charitable activities endeared him to generations of local residents and government officials, died at his … more
Groundbreaking for a new Jasper Kiwanis Club-designed pocket park named after Stanley A. Wade is scheduled to go ahead today in the wake of the death of the former Walker County probate judge and … more

Daily Mountain Eagle - Ed Howell

Jasper's FBC renovates youth center 

Jasper's First Baptist Church held a ribbon-cutting and open house Sunday afternoon for its youth center, which recently underwent a major renovation. The church, which obtained the former funeral home about 15 years ago, addressed damage and completely refreshened and equipped the chapel area, as well as turn the back garage area into a recreational and food area. Sunday school and other meeting areas were arranged in the building. Funds for the work came from an inheritance to the church from the late Barbara Drummond Thorne, who will be honored with a plaque on the building. During a dedication service Sunday, her daughter, Beth Stukes, spoke and was hugged by interim youth minister Lincoln Moody as both became overcome with emotion. Church youth Sam Martin and Claudia Elliott read verses during the service while senior pastor Lloyd Stilley watches.

OAKMAN — Oakman Middle School is one of 200 schools across the state of Alabama that has been selected as an Alabama Bicentennial School and is the only school in Walker County to earn the … more

Students at Sumiton Christian School returned to class on Wednesday. The school year began in Walker County and Jasper City schools on Monday.

CORDOVA — The Cordova City Council is considering raising garbage fees to help pay for the purchase of a new garbage truck.Mayor Drew Gilbert announced Tuesday night that the city can purchase a … more
OAKMAN — Wildcat Day will bring the community together to celebrate the Oakman High School football team, band and cheerleaders Saturday.While the event has been held in years past, Oakman Mayor … more
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