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DORA — Dora Fire Chief Chris Edwards is taking a leave of absence from his fire chief position to run for a city council seat in the upcoming municipal election. Edwards qualified on Tuesday, which was the last day to do so. In order to … more
The Walker County Commission designated July as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month on Monday. Representatives of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper Police Department, Carbon Hill Police Department and Cordova … more
Kids participating in the Adam Bishop Center’s summer program got to make a new friend in the form of a fuzzy little dog named Oliver from Sasha’s Hope and Rescue on Monday. Sasha’s Hope and Rescue visited the center and spoke to the kids … more
CORDOVA — City leaders are working on a project that could see several new homes constructed along a gateway to downtown Cordova. “We’ve had a gentleman want to invest in building some small homes in Cordova, whether … more
Mandy Chesser and Lauren Stewart feed treats to one of the animals available for adoption on Saturday at an event hosted at Eagles Point Park by members of one of Jasper’s Alabama Communities of Excellence teams. Two dogs from the City of Jasper Animal Shelter were adopted during the event. more
A candlelight vigil will be held Saturday in downtown Jasper to honor all of the men and women who willingly put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect the citizens of Walker County. One of the event coordinators, … more
DORA — The Dora Fire Department has received a grant that will allow the department to purchase 15 new self-contained breathing apparatuses. Fire Chief Chris Edwards said the department received the $90,000 grant as part of the 2015 FEMA … more
If you’re into serious smoking, James Garner is the man to see. Not the nicotine variety, but barbecue. The Jasper native has wandered far from home during his life, but one constant is that he’s been custom-building barbecue smokers for more … more
A Walker County woman will be representing Alabama in August at the Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas. Joeletta Barrentine, a Dora-based attorney, was named Mrs. Alabama United States 2016 after competing in May … more
A Jasper man has been charged with attempted murder after his 14-year-old daughter was shot last weekend, Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said Friday. An arrest warrant was served on 43-year-old Michael Wayne Walker Thursday at UAB Hospital, … more
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