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Tears of joy flowed freely on Monday when local Operation Christmas Child volunteers learned that they had surpassed their goal of collecting 6,000 shoeboxes. As another cart loaded with OCC’s familiar red and green boxes came through the door … more
“It’s going to be so much fun this year,” said Linda Lewis, president of the chamber. Lewis said because the parade has grown each year, there are a few changes that you can expect this year. First, the route for this year’s parade … more
The Walker County Solid Waste Department is officially in the roll-off business. The department’s new garbage truck arrived Thursday morning. The 20 new roll-off containers, which can hold 30 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris, … more
A member of the Walker County Board of Education was arrested last weekend and charged with public intoxication. James “Jamie” Rigsby, 52, was arrested by Jasper police after being stopped at a drivers license checkpoint last Saturday night. … more
Several community meals are planned throughout the county this week, including two on Thanksgiving Day. Nauvoo residents can get a free Thanksgiving dinner Monday at Capstone Rural Health Center’s new location on Third Avenue from 11 a.m. to … more
Greg Tinker, a longtime teacher and coach in the Jasper City School System, announced Saturday morning his intent to be a candidate for mayor of Jasper in the 2016 municipal elections. With approximately 50 friends, family members and former … more
Most fishermen ask the same question when they first come through the door, “Where are they biting?” And lake manager Charlie Skalnik tells them the truth. “With 163 acres, people are catching them all over. I don’t know where the best … more
CARBON HILL — At Carbon Hill’s city council meeting on Thursday evening, Christina Graves from the American Red Cross addressed the council about the need for more local volunteers. Graves is a disaster program manager with Red Cross and … more
James Fowler went to his eternal reward this week at the age of 89, leaving behind an untold number of men and women who are still trying to live up to the example he set for them. Better known simply as “Coach,” Fowler worked in the Jasper … more
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