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Empire resident Matt Ash decided to make a change last year when jobs began drying up for the home improvement business that he operated. “I really liked what I was doing, but I just wasn’t … more
A Dora native is working to document the history of area coal mines in her first book, “Images of America: Walker County Coal Mines.” Iris Singleton McAvoy, a Dora native, released her book earlier this year, and it’s filled with old photos … more
Seven years after a Jefferson County judge ruled that Walker County’s bingo machines were illegal, electronic bingo games are once again being played. District Two Commissioner Dan Wright brought up the businesses offering electronic bingo that … more
Big game hunter Dennis Campbell’s “Call of the Wild” collection will be on display at the Bankhead House & Heritage Center now through Sept. 30. more
County leaders are exploring the possibility of passing a nuisance law that establishes a procedure for addressing unsafe structures. District 1 Commissioner Keith Davis said during Tuesday’s Walker County Commission meeting that he has two … more
Hundreds of former Jasper and Walker County residents are expected back home for this weekend’s Walker County Homecoming Reunion. The reunion, which is held every two years, is set for July 8-10, with most activities planned in or around A.P. … more
CORDOVA — The Cordova Fire Department’s new rescue truck is now in service. Members of the Cordova City Council got their first opportunity to inspect the truck at Tuesday night’s meeting. The department purchased the 2016 F-550 … more
Residents in Walker and Winston counties celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks shows at Duncan Bridge on Lewis Smith Lake on Saturday night and at Memorial Park in Jasper on Sunday night, above. Sunday’s fireworks show was sponsored by the City of Jasper and Desperation Church. more
It’s early morning at a produce stand alongside Old Highway 78. At the long tin-roofed counter backed with blue tarps, a man is busy unloading baskets of fresh vegetables from his pickup. There are no customers yet, but most likely it’s the calm … more
Charles Fuller lost the love of his life when he was 8 years old, but he found her again as a young man. Fuller claimed Charlyn Sanders as his first sweetheart shortly after her family relocated to the Corinth community near Cordova in … more
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