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Officials: Fire at Dora business ‘suspicious’
DORA — All-Star Sports Grill in the Dora Shopping Center burned Tuesday morning.
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work progressing on Dovertown bridge
A crew works Monday afternoon on Dovertown Bridge in Cordova. The bridge, which was constructed in 1974, has been closed since July 14 to allow for repairs. County engineer Mike Short said one sect...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Measures in place to avoid situation like Missouri debacle
As the world watches and debates the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, one local police department already has measures in place to protect the officers and citizens from a similar situation.
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Blackwater club part of local bicycling boom throughout United States
If you’re driving a backwoods two-lane road, it’s not unusual to see a lone bicycle rider cruising along, enjoying the scenery. But if you come upon a couple of dozen riders at once, in matching ch...
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2.5 pounds of marijuana seized in Dora arrest
DORA — Dora Police arrested R. J. Knight, 33, of Dora, Friday morning. At approximately 7:30 a.m., police knocked on the door of Knight’s residence in the 100 block of Gaines Street in Dora to serv...
Aug 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school systems opt out of new lunch program
A number of schools and school systems across the state will be offering free breakfast and lunch for all students this year, but Walker County and Jasper City schools will not be among them.
Aug 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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District attorney makes switch to Republican Party
Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced Thursday that he has joined the Republican party. Adair was elected to the DA’s office in 2011 as a Democrat. Adair said the decision was not re...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rainbow trout released at Lewis Smith Dam
LEWIS SMITH LAKE — When Lewis Smith Dam was completed in 1961, local environmentalists saw the opportunity for a coldwater fishery.
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free CPR class set for Saturday at Gamble Park
A Jasper woman is hoping to honor her late mother by hosting a free CPR class Saturday at Jasper’s Gamble Park.
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Sessions: ‘We need to get our people working’
Congressman calls for GOP to defend American workers
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Issues arise at new school in Sumiton
Issues with a sewer pump at the new Sumiton Elementary School required maintenance workers to dig up an area behind the school Tuesday afternoon. Students were released from school 30 minutes early...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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City, county students head back to school
Thousands of kids donned backpacks, hopped on school buses or in their parents’ vehicles and returned to classrooms across the state Monday, including students in both county and city school system...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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County debuts Anonymous Alerts system
Students in Walker County schools may feel a little safer going back to school this year thanks to a new anonymous bullying alert system.
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jasper native Marona Posey turns history and imagination into family-saga murder mysteries
It’s not just every day that you say to yourself, “I’m going to write a novel.” But Marona Posey clearly remembers the day her realization came. Like many of her ideas, it came to her while driving...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Starting back to school
School starts back this week for many areas around the country, and I spent time reflecting about my early days in school.
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