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A car fire happened outside the Bakery Outlet Store on Viking Drive Wednesday afternoon. Little details were available at press time, but Jasper police and fire were on the scene. The car fire did not cause obvious damage to the business.


Some Bevill State Community College students will soon be getting financial assistance.


Walker County Probate Judge A. Lee Tucker said Tuesday long lines of people are still standing in front of his office each day, and his staff has done good work despite the caseload.

Many of us are paying close attention to the guidance from federal, state, and local governments during this COVID-19 health emergency. Unfortunately, scammers are also paying attention. Some are … more
Jasper City Council members took an opportunity during Tuesday morning’s city council meeting to praise the work of the Jasper Police Department and Walker County Sheriff’s Office during a … more
BIRMINGHAM (AP) — The base of a Confederate monument in Alabama's largest city was all that remained Tuesday morning after crews worked overnight to dismantle it. Workers began Monday night … more

Shelly Jones, the executive director of the Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center, says the center is beginning to see an uptick in calls in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.


A group of about 50 local protesters, organized through Facebook, came to the Walker County Courthouse Monday afternoon to protest the general treatment of African-Americans in society in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Protesters marched to the Walker County Courthouse on Monday, echoing the sentiments of many other demonstrations around the nation following the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man, by a white cop. Tensions were high at times, but the rally concluded peacefully before they moved on to the Walker County Sheriff's Office and Jasper Police Department for prayer. more
In the wake of Sunday's protests in Birmingham that saw protestors deface and attempt to tear down Confederate monuments at Linn Park, Jasper City Police and Walker County Sheriff's deputies patrolled the courthouse square and Confederate monument in Jasper Sunday night and Monday morning.  more
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