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Pets on Parade marks 20th anniversary Oct. 15

Pets in Walker County will mark a major milestone on Saturday, Oct. 15, as the 20th Annual Pets on Parade will be held at Gamble Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sports
Viewpoints
Paper currency carries germs
Dear Heloise: In a study done in 2017, researchers found, after they swabbed a one dollar bill from a bank in New York City, that our paper currency carries about 3,000 different types of bacteria on …
You have been and always will be my friend: a tribute to Buddy Beasley
The only way I could begin to write this was to use that quote from Leonard Nimoy as Spock in "Star Trek II: the Wrath of Kahn."" This article is about one of greatest human beings I have ever known …
OPINION: Legislature’s investment in water and sewer projects already paying dividends for Alabama communities
When Governor Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate hundreds of millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act …
Selling stuff online is the new garage sale
 August 13 is apparently National Garage Sale Day. I don’t know who invented it, but more power to them. We live in modern times though, and selling your unwanted stuff online can be way more …
Alabama State Board of Education lowers teacher standards
The Alabama State Board of Education (ALBOE) voted to lower the passing score on the state teacher certification examination. On Tuesday, July 12, ALBOE members decided to change the previous …
Comparing two icons of freedom
The Statue of Liberty is an icon of our political freedom. 
The Cross is an icon of our spiritual freedom.The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to seal national friendship.The Cross was a …

Obituaries
Obituaries
Richard Kyle
Richard Kyle, 75, of Jasper passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, …
Dorothy Marie Rivers Cooner
Dorothy Marie Rivers Cooner, 86, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at UAB Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Collins-Burke Funeral Home.Collins-Burke Funeral Home, …
Christine 'Doris' Lavender Hammock
Christine 'Doris' Lavender Hammock, affectionately known as 'Coco,' walked into Heaven completely healed on October 2, 2022, at the age of 85 years old.Visitation will be held at Sumiton Church of …
Howell M. Uptain
March 20, 1942 - September 29, 2022Howell M. Uptain, 80, of Jasper, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Ridgewood Health Services.The family received friends on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 …
Peangelia J. Woods
Peangelia J. Woods, 58, from Cordova passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022. Viewing will be Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home and the funeral service will …
Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pineview Landfill must close in 2025

Seventy years is a lifetime. After decades of calling this area home, it is sad for me to think that my kids and grandkids will only know Sumiton and Dora as where the dump is.

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