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Walker County voters, not in a mood to trust the Walker County Commission with any more of their funds, voted 52 percent to 48 percent to reject the commission’s proposal for a 1-cent sales tax Tuesday, bringing the county closer to going bankrupt for the first time in its 193-year history. more
Schools leaders across the Jasper City Schools district say the first day back to school for students was a success. Leading up to the start of the 2017-18 school year, school officials were concerned about traffic volume on Viking Drive at T.R. Simmons School and Jasper High School. Construction has continued over the summer on Viking Drive, and an access road has been created behind Jasper High School to help alleviate congestion; however, neither project was finished at the start of school Tuesday morning. more
Jasper City Council members adopted a resolution Tuesday morning that will allow Mayor David O’Mary and city clerk Kathy Chambless to establish an account with National Financial Services to invest a portion of the bond issued recently by the city. more
SUMITON — The Sumiton City Council kept its meeting short Tuesday morning and discussed few matters, including damages to Sumiton City Hall that occurred during an incident last month. more
Daily Mountain Eagle County voters will go to the polls today to decide a proposed 1-cent county sales tax for debt, roads and other needs, as well as the nominees in the U.S. Senate race to replace Jeff Sessions. Polls will be open from 7 … more
Daily Mountain Eagle Students enrolled in Walker County Schools returned to school on Monday, and many were met with new additions and improvements to their learning environment. According to Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins, the first day back … more
CORDOVA — Students at Cordova High School took time on the first day of class to record a message of encouragement for senior Janey Carter, who is gradually recovering from a July 11 car crash that left her paralyzed. “If Janey can, I can,” … more
At a Walker County Commission meeting in February, County Engineer Mike Short explained that Walker County gets additional funds for road work — but that it isn’t nearly enough to meet its needs. … more
Schools in Jasper City are bracing for traffic delays and the first day of implementing the district’s reconfiguration Tuesday. Traffic work on Viking Drive that leads to Jasper High School has … more
The Walker County Commission says decreased funding from its coal tax for county roads and bridges has put roads in danger of going under altogether, leaving them to patch roads just to get … more
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