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Jasper police now have a new tool in its fight against illegal drugs, a hand-held laser device that officials say can immediately identify illegal drugs.The TruNarc device was recently transferred … more
Hundreds of people attended the City of Lights Dream Center's Back 2 School Bash in Dora Saturday.  more
Officials, including Kenneth W. Boswell, second from the right, the head of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), cut the ribbon Wednesday on Winston Homebuilders in Double Springs, which has created 200 jobs in Double Springs, according to state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, state Rep. Tracy Estes, R-Winfield, and Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, all of whom attended. Gov. Kay Ivey and ADECA provided $400,000 in grant money to perform building renovations on an unoccupied building in distress in order to open the business. The legislators and Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson were among officials helping to cut the ribbon at the manufactured housing business, which will ship units across the nation. 

Walker County Probate Judge Lee Tucker said recently that new state legislation passed this year will mandate reporting on estates after death - even if there is no money owed - to help Medicaid to … more
Walker County's unemployment rose from 3 percent in May to 3.8 percent in June, while the state touted a record low rate of 3.5 percent. According to statistics released by the Alabama … more
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will be the guest speaker when the Walker County Republican Party holds its first major fundraiser in four years on Thursday, Aug. 15. Chairwoman Linda … more
SUMITON – Fire Chief David Waid wants the Sumiton City Council to support a plan to request local businesses to install lock boxes. “We had an alarm at the Bevill State (Community College) 1400 … more
A  plan is in place in case chronic wasting disease comes to Alabama - and that even reindeer are being barred from crossing state lines for Christmas programs. Ed Poolos of Jasper, the … more
OAKMAN - The City of Oakman has announced it is accepting resumes for a full-time city clerk. The announcement was made on the city's Facebook page on Tuesday morning. "We're looking for a … more
Ed Poolos of Jasper, the deputy commissioner for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,  said Tuesday a number of improvements are in store for Walker County Lake. He … more
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