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The next time you hear a tornado siren go off, you can be pretty sure that Bobby Jackson has had a hand in it — literally. Jackson has the job of maintaining the county’s 45 outdoor warning sirens, including 14 in the city of Jasper and one in Cordova. Those 15 are managed by the cities’ police departments and tested monthly, except in inclement weather, when the test is postponed until the next day. Setting one off during a storm might lead residents to think it’s an actual alert rather than a test. more
GOODSPRINGS — Dollar General is now serving customers in the community of Goodsprings. The new store opened at 11254 Highway 269 on Monday and will serve residents in the community of Goodsprings who haven’t had a business to purchase groceries at in a number of years. more
The Walker County Commission’s proposal to take the general sales tax from 2 cents to 3 cents will put it closer to the average for counties its size — although about two-thirds of the state have a general tax at 2 cents or less. The Daily Mountain Eagle looked at county sales tax information from the state Department of Revenue to see how the county’s proposal fares with other counties. more
The bill that would set up the referendum for a 1-cent county sales tax has been advertised weekly in the Daily Mountain Eagle and will run one more time on March 31, which will clear the way for its introduction in the Alabama Legislature. more
The third annual Town of Parrish Car Show and BBQ Cook-off will be held Saturday. The event will be held at the Parrish Community Center (old Parrish High School), beginning at 10 a.m. on Highway 269 South. more
Walker County residents are becoming more physically fit at the new Planet Fitness in Jasper. The new gym opened on Feb. 27 in Jasper Marketplace, located in the space previously occupied by Goody’s. Planet Fitness Regional Manager Corey Lee … more
Faculty members and students are continuing to mourn the loss of Walker High School’s Tommy Hobson. Funeral services for Hobson will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Robinson Funeral Home in England, Ark. — a more than five-hour drive from … more
Bob Phillips returned to Walker Baptist Medical Center this week as its chief executive officer. Phillips, 44, who became the Jasper hospital’s leader in 2009, served until 2015, when he took over as the president of Shelby Baptist Medical … more
DORA — The Dora City Council on Thursday discussed several matters related to the continuing construction of the Horse Creek Golf Course clubhouse. Mayor Randy Stephens informed the council that a matter that had been approved at the last … more
By ELANE JONES Daily Mountain Eagle PARRISH — The Parrish Town Council discussed the financial viability of the town’s dispatch and jail services at a special called meeting Tuesday … more
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