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The Walker County Commission on Monday voted to approve a pact with the state as another step in setting up an archery park at Walker County Lake, which appears to be growing in use. The commission agreed to a memorandum of understanding for … more
Band members Cole Meadows and Emiliano Estrada lead the Walker High School Marching Band Friday morning in a parade down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The band performed as part of Disney’s Performing Arts Program and got to enjoy all that the Magic Kingdom has to offer. Band members also enjoyed time at Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. more
The Third Annual Safe Kids Expo will be held Saturday for all children in Walker County, with free games, inflatables and prizes — as well as a dog that is used to comfort victims in court. The event is sponsored by the by the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center. more
The Walker County Commission on Monday endorsed a new plan that will place Walker County is a revamped workforce development region, ending a lopsided system where it was lumped with 64 other counties. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Ed Castile, who is in charge of the Workforce Development Division, and Secretary of the Department of Labor Fitzgerald Washington spoke to the commission Monday about the plan. Also present was David Knight, the executive director of the Walker County Development Authority. more
The Walker County Commission will hold its major annual spring cleanup day on Saturday, April 22, county officials said. The announcement was made at Monday’s commission meeting. District 2 Commissioner Jeff Burrough said at the meeting that two days earlier Carbon Hill held a successful community clean up day. more
In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, a candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday at the Jasper Civic Center. This will mark the fifth year for the candlelight vigil in downtown Jasper, Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair … more
Sonny Brasfield, the executive director of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama said Walker County should do all it can to avoid bankruptcy, noting some counties have a tough time overcoming that problem. If the Walker County voters … more
Daily Mountain Eagle Jasper’s new Waffle House on Carl Cannon Boulevard will host a grand opening Wednesday. Construction of the Waffle House, the second in the Jasper area, began in January off U.S. Interstate 22 and finished a few weeks … more
Sonny Brasfield, the executive director of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, said the average citizen doesn’t understand how limited county governments are in funding, and that … more
Kmart has closed its doors in the Jasper Mall, as indicated by a sign on the door. Sears Holdings announced the store would close in December, and discounted merchandise has been sold over the past several weeks. Several retailers have expressed interest in opening in the retail space, but no official announcement has been made. more
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