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Capstone Rural Health Center is partnering with Oakman officials to help its residents have easier access to health care.Oakman recently lost its only primary health care facility, and just a … more
A Parrish man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit Thursday afternoon that ended with his vehicle catching fire. Ralph Lynn Cain, 58, of Parrish, is charged … more
OAKMAN — School Street in Oakman will become a one-way during drop off and release times at Oakman Middle and Oakman High schools, starting Monday.The Oakman Town Council approved a plan Thursday … more
Walker County's unemployment rate declined from 5.3 percent in June to 4.7 percent in July, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. The rate was still higher than the 4.1 percent posted by … more
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at a pocket park to be named after the late Stanley A. Wade. For more, see Sunday’s edition. more
Democratic Party sets up campaign office

The Walker County Democratic Party held an open house Thursday night for its General Election campaign office, set up at 52 N. Walston Bridge Road, Suite 104, behind Aldi's in Jasper. Volunteers will staff the office on nights and weekends, and campaign signs and material can be picked up at the office. The September and October monthly meetings of the party will also be held at the office at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. "We will be here phone banking and we have voter registration forms," Walker County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Bowen said. Attorney general candidate Joe Siegelman and gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox are expected to visit in the future, he said. Anyone wanting to call the party may call Shirley Mitchell at 205-717-4027 or Ramona Evans at 205-384-4766. The party also has a Facebook page. 

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Jasper running back Kaden Shelton (7) tries to escape the grasp of a defender during Thursday’s ‘Meet the Vikes’ scrimmage on the practice field next to Kiro-Gambrell Field. The Vikings open the regular season at Cullman next Thursday night at 7 p.m. more
SUMITON – Antiqua Claggett, the executive director of the Central Six Alabama Works initiative, gave a brief overview of AlabamaWorks  at the East Walker Chamber of Commerce monthly … more
One dog is on the road to his forever home today after spending four years at a local animal shelter.Gimpy was pulled from the Jasper Animal Shelter last Sunday, Aug. 12, thanks to Rescuers United … more
Former Walker County Probate Judge Stanley Allen Wade, whose personable, caring manner and charitable activities endeared him to generations of local residents and government officials, died at his … more
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