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Townley celebrated with their annual Christmas parade on Saturday as onlookers of all ages looked on. more
The 14th annual Lee’s Jingle Bell Run will be held Saturday, honoring the Jasper man it was named for and benefiting children and families across the area.Since 2006, the Jingle Bell Run has been … more
The Town of Oakman held its annual community tree lighting and Christmas parade on Thursday. The Oakman High School band performed a Christmas concert before the parade made its way through town, led by Santa and Mrs. Claus. more

SUMITON — Students earning perfect attendance at Sumiton Middle School are getting a special reward each month.

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DORA – Not long after Pastor James Kelley became pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church in March 1995, they began thinking about building a new church.

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Ridgeview Health Services and Ridgewood Health Services will again host its annual Living Nativity scene on Tuesday, Dec. 10 - although this year it will be held under the covered entrance to Ridgeview, offering shelter and giving patients a better perspective from the lobby if they are not up to sitting outside. 

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Daily Mountain Eagle - Ed Howell

New garbage trucks arrive at county landfill

The Walker County Commission received two ordered garbage trucks on Tuesday, one a commercial truck and another a residential truck with an automated arm to pick up trash. The purchases are expected to cut down maintenance costs, provide a spare truck and save money over time while better serving 6,500 total customers.  Commissioners said more than $500,000 has been saved in the department in recent years. Shown Thursday with the trucks at the county landfill are, from left, Walker County Chairman Jerry Bishop, District 1 Commissioner Keith Davis, County Administrator Robbie Dickerson and Interim Solid Waste Director Keith Duncan.

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When Hollywood filmmakers are looking for superheroes, they turn to comic book characters that have been around for decades. The Bible, which has been read for centuries, is where local pastor and author Ben Godwin turned for heroes to highlight in his fifth book, "Heaven's Heroes: Ordinary Folks Who Did Extraordinary Things."

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Bishop makes donation; Shoe Fund giveaway is set for today

Walker County Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop, right, presents a $500 personal check to the Daily Mountain Eagle Shoe Fund. The check was accepted by Eagle News Editor Ed Howell on Friday.  The charity's annual giveaway is being held today (Saturday), helping 500 children in the area. Donations are always accepted at the Eagle's office. 

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Four TOPGUN graduates and instructors will attend a showing of the 1986 film “Top Gun” at Sanders Aviation tonight.The evening, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sanders Aviation hangar, is part … more
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