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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
CARBON HILL - Carbon Hill officials came away excited after a recent forum, as they and business owners listened to county leaders discuss ideas that could stimulate the city’s economy. The town hall meeting, sponsored by the Carbon Hill Industrial Board at the Carbon Hill Community Center on March 21, was successful in focusing on how to market and grow Carbon Hill, city leaders later said. more
OAKMAN — Oakman High School has a club for students where everyone fits in and can meet people with similar interests. Oakman Spanish teacher Nelly Fielding started Etc. Club at the high school last year to give students who don’t participate in sports or other extracurricular activities a chance to have fun doing things they enjoy and socialize with other students. more
CORDOVA — Cordova High School was evacuated Friday afternoon because of a bomb threat discovered on a bathroom stall. Principal Kathy Vintson said she was notified of the threat at approximately 1:15 p.m. more
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