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Imagine you are a mother who has lost not just one child but both children in a tragic accident, and you want to give back to all the people who have helped. This is what Lydia Sanders from Cordova High School wants to do, so she created the Jeremiah and Jacob Memorial Scholarship. Sanders lost her children, Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders, on March 2, 2016, in a fishing accident on the Tennessee River. Jacob, the youngest of the two brothers, was the lead bass player in the band The Velcro Pygmies. more
EASI (Equines Assisting Special Individuals) is in the running to win a gypsy vanner horse to benefit their new veterans program. The Jasper-based equine therapy group is one of 80 PATH International centers nominated to win a gypsy horse. More than 8,000 PATH designated centers in the world, EASI included, promote equine assisted activities. more
Katie Jones, who lives in District 3, told the Walker County Commission Monday she proposes the county close Hunting Club Road for her child’s safety. In the public comment time of the meeting, Jones said in April the commission reopened Hunting Club Road, which connects King’s Mill Road and Davidson Loop Road in the Oakman area. more
Retiring accounts receivable clerk Peggy Holderfield of Jasper was saluted by county workers on Monday at the Walker County Commission chamber, starting with a plaque presented at that day’s commission meeting. County Administrator Cheryl Ganey said during the meeting that Holderfield had been working in the commission office. more
You’re not imagining things. If you’re driving into town from I-22 along Industrial Boulevard, there really are three giant coal miners beside the road, with a horse pulling a wagonload of coal to boot. The 20-foot-tall metal sculpture was … more
Mikey Bookout’s life has had almost as many plot twists as one of his horror novels. After graduating from Dora High School in 1992, Bookout attended Walker College and then transferred to Samford University. He was working on a pharmacy degree … more
Walker County residents are being asked to give donations to help provide suitcases for area foster care children. Attorney Joeletta Barrentine, along with District Judge Henry Allred, are seeking funds in order to purchase suitcases for foster … more
OAKMAN — Oakman High School held their annual veteran’s ceremony on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day on May 29. Students and area veterans listened on as community and state leaders gave speeches to recognize the bravery … more
More than 180 of the best disc golfers from across the Southeast — and from as far away as Kansas and Michigan — will be in Jasper today for the third annual Downtown Throwdown Disc Golf … more
This Saturday marks the 16th annual Free Comic Book Day and Quality Collectibles in Jasper will continue their tradition of providing free comics to those in the Walker County area. The event will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition to … more
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