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Students at West Jasper Elementary School were treated Monday afternoon to the Birmingham Children’s Theater production of ‘Tuxedo Junction,’ the story of Birmingham musician Erskine Hawkins, thanks to help from the Walker County Arts Alliance and the Walker Area Community Foundation. The production is part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month. more
Trump wins big in South Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada / A12 Voters in District 3 will choose March 1 whether they want incumbent Bobby Nunnelley or challenger Ralph Williams to represent them on the Walker County Commission for the next four … more
Legendary Auburn football coach Pat Dye will be in Jasper Thursday as the guest speaker at the Fourth Annual Larry Drummond Friends of Scouting Luncheon. The event, which provides support for the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of … more
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 10 were awarded their Eagle Scout rank last weekend. Seth Giles, Ethan O’Rear and Jacob Woodard received their ranking at the Woodland Trace Church of Christ in Jasper on Feb. 13. Giles has been a Scout for … more
City employees are taking less time off because of workplace injuries, thanks in part to a safety program that’s been put in place by the city. Haig Wright of Byars & Wright Insurance gave council members an update earlier this week on the … more
A free ‘Keys to Homeownership’ seminar is being held Saturday to teach first-time home buyers about what it takes to become a homeowner in today’s housing market. The seminar is being held at Bevill State Community College’s Jasper Campus … more
Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood confirmed Thursday that a gunshot caused the death of 19-year-old Nicholas Hawkins. Underwood did not disclose where or how many times Hawkins was shot. Joshua Adam Reese, 21, of Quinton, who was arrested … more
A crowd gathered Thursday afternoon at the corner of 19th Street and 4th Avenue in downtown Jasper as the new mural of Sgt. Jasper was dedicated to citizens by Dr. David Rowland and his family. Late last year, Hamilton artist Missy Miles sketched … more
No one could have imagined the impact that the fire that occurred at Maranatha Baptist Church in Jasper in late December would have on the church and the community it serves, but some believe the reconstruction of the church is nothing short of a … more
The Walker County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday morning that the body found on Tuesday night was that of Nicholas Hawkins. His body was found off K.D. Byrd Station Road near Quinton in an area that’s considered an illegal dumping … more
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