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In the coming weeks and months we will publish a column written by Wheeler Pounds. Initially, he will introduce the subjects on which the articles will be based. The world has changed during Wheeler’s lifetime of 80 years, and he will be analyzing some of these changes in an attempt to ascertain whether or not they have been beneficial, detrimental, or have had no significant impact on society as a whole. more

Residents of Harbor Chase of Jasper donated $300 to the Alzheimer's Association of Alabama on Thursday. The money was raised during a "Go Purple" event held at the assisted living facility on Tuesday, July 10.

The Oakman Volunteer Fire Department was the lucky winner of the Walker County Firefighters Association beautiful T-shirt quilt. more
Lewis Ray Johnson, 75, couldn't believe it when he was offered $2,500 for his mountain bike at a recent car show in downtown Jasper. It had only cost him $99 at Walmart several years ago."I … more
By DANNY L. CAIN County Extension Agent have very fond memories as a kid growing up on the farm and hauling corn and vegetables to the market on Finley Avenue in … more
I never think seriously about owning a swimming pool until deep summer. Jilda has wanted one since we married in 1974. Each summer she does a mock whine, “Why don’t we get a pool?” I always … more
Harbor Chase of Jasper hosted a "Go Purple" fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association of Alabama on Tuesday, July 10. Residents and community members were invited to a luncheon featuring grilled sliders, cheeses and and purple punch. The event, which featured a silent auction, raised $300. more
As a child, Jason Walker would beg family members and friends to allow him to cut their hair. Sometimes he would pay them $5 for the privilege.Those days are now well behind Walker, a 27-year-old … more
FALL MASTER GARDENER CLASS OFFERED FOR 2018The Walker County Extension Office will be offering our 2018 Master Gardener Course beginning on August 30 and running for 12 consecutive weeks through … more
I caught a bug when I was in Telluride, Colorado several years ago. It’s rarely fatal, but I’ve found it’s incurable. Professionals call it “fly fishing fever.” Jilda and I were … more
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