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New facilities, treatments bring renewed hope to thousands
Little more than a generation ago, the terms “mental illness” and “treatment” were rarely used in the same sentence. There were state-run facilities for the mentally ill—Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloos...
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wreck shuts down eastbound lanes of U.S. 78
Alabama State Troopers are investigating a car accident that occurred on old Highway 78 near the Warrior River Bridge midday Friday, shutting down the eastbound lanes for some time.
Jul 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board recognizes personnel, discusses needs for city schools
The Jasper City Board of Education held a work session Thursday night where board members were updated on the progress of the new Walker High School, recognized central office staff and learned of ...
Jul 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daughter of bombing victim speaks out on 15th anniversary of deadly crime
Fifteen years ago today, the city of Jasper was rocked by a bomb that apparently detonated as James Larry McAnnally started his riding lawnmower in his back yard at 2304 Charter Drive.
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BOE gets update on WHS project
Members of the Jasper City Board of Education received more detailed updates on the new Walker High School plans during Thursday night’s work session.
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Foothills Festival posters popping up around city
Posters touting this year’s Foothills Festival in downtown Jasper are beginning to pop up around the city.
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Pacesetter’ program kicks off 2014 campaign
“In every life, there comes an hour of need,” the new promotion for the United Way of Central Alabama’s new promotional video says. It shows individuals who have faced loss, through natural or othe...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect sought in Qwik Sak robbery
Jasper Police are investigating a reported robbery at the Qwik Sak on Highway 195 (formerly Icehouse). Police were called to the scene at approximately 11 a.m. after the clerk called to say a man h...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction continues on hobby lobby; job fair planned for August
Work continues on the new Hobby Lobby in Jasper that’s scheduled to open some time in September, company officials announced this week.
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two locals named in Top 50 over 50
Two local individuals will be honored during Positive Maturity’s inaugural Top 50 Over 50 Awards to be held Thursday, July 31, in Birmingham.
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ClasTran rep: 5,000 riders using public transit system
Members of the Walker County Commission got an update Monday on ClasTran’s local operations.
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council considers mayor’s proposal
DORA — The Dora City Council considered a proposal by Mayor Randy Stephens to pay off the loan on Horse Creek Golf Course’s equipment. The city borrowed approximately $125,000 last year to replace ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council narrowly passes curfew in city
CORDOVA — The Cordova City Council narrowly passed a curfew ordinance after hearing opposition from constituents during Tuesday night’s council meeting. The new curfew is 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekd...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennessee woman with fake credentials indicted for theft
A woman accused of falsifying her credentials to pose as a psychologist in order to counsel children has been indicted by a Walker County grand jury for first-degree theft and first-degree theft by...
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Parrish native part of group to ring NASDAQ opening bell
Joshua Mark Aldridge, the company manager for an Off-Broadway production, took part in a phenomenal event earlier this month that not many can say they have participated in — ringing the Nasdaq ope...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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