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NORFOLK, Va. A 1995 Walker High School graduate and Jasper native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley. Petty Officer 1st Class Larry Stewart Jr. is a boatswain’s mate aboard the Arleigh Burke-class … more
Over the next few weeks, HarborChase of Jasper will be working to collect donations and setting up a carnival event to benefit those with childhood cancer. HarborChase will be a drop-off site so community members and businesses can drop off toys, … more
More than 20 abandoned dogs were recently rescued from a home just over the county line. With the animals exposed to crippling conditions there, it has since been deemed the “house of horrors.” Walker County animal rescue group Rescuers … more
Carolina chickadee. Rose-breasted grosbeak. Tropical hummingbird. Mockingbird. Flycatcher. Bohemian waxwing. Indigo bunting. You’re not likely to ever see this assortment of feathered friends all in the same locale, with one exception: Bill … more
Enrollment is up across the Bevill State Community College system. Classes commenced at Bevill State last week, and BSCC President Dr. Larry Ferguson says overall college enrollment is up 6.5 percent. At the Jasper campus, 735 students are … more
Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood proposed housing federal prisoners as a possible source of new revenue at the Walker County Commission’s budget work session Thursday afternoon. Underwood said the county already has a contract in place with … more
Questions have swirled around the proposed Carbon Hill travel center since it was announced at the Aug. 11 council meeting. Developers Ray Harper and Wayne Riggs approached both Hamilton and Carbon Hill last summer with similar proposals to build … more
A Dora man will be featured in one of the movies during this weekend’s 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham. Tim Hollis is the focus of R. Todd Campbell’s 12-minute documentary, “Hollis Treasures,” which will be shown today at … more
The city of Carbon Hill should not be responsible for the financing of a proposed travel center, city leaders say. After the Carbon Hill City Council rejected developers Ray Harper and Wayne Riggs’ original proposal, another group of investors … more
CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council on Thursday approved covering the cost of city workers’ upcoming health insurance rate increase. Mayor Mark Chambers announced that the city had received information confirming that city workers will … more
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