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TUTWILER — Residents of Tutwiler now have a safe haven during the threat of severe weather. The Tutwiler Fire Department recently announced the completion of a new above ground storm shelter behind the fire department. Tutwiler Fire Chief Eric … more
In one of his first official acts as mayor of Jasper, David O’Mary was given permission by city council members to enter into an agreement with Birmingham-based Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood engineering firm to go ahead with designs for paving … more
SUMITON — Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis gave an update on the progress of the construction of the new fire station at Tuesday’s city council meeting. “You’ll notice the fire station work has started. The [reinforcing bar] is being put in … more
Members of First Christian Church donated 1,000 Disney Infinity characters to Walker County’s second annual Holiday Toy Drive on Tuesday. Church member Sam Murphy secured the toys after receiving an email about the Christian Appalachian … more
Christmas trees have been going up at the West Jefferson Community Center for weeks in preparation for the seventh annual Festival of Trees, which opens Thursday night and runs through Sunday. The event, hosted by West … more
Two local nonprofits are hosting community Thanksgiving meals this week. Capstone Rural Health will host its second annual Thanksgiving dinner at its clinic in Nauvoo on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Shannon Williamson, who … more
Representatives from Argo, Boldo, Carbon Hill, Curry, Dora, Nauvoo and Oakman volunteer fire departments received pet oxygen mask kits from Invisible Fence Brand representative Michael Yelland during the Walker County Firefighters Association’s meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 8. The kits are part of the Wag’N O2 Fur Life Program and are being provided to the local fire departments through funding by the Walker County Humane Society. The kits contain three different specifically designed animal masks, which can be used on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation or on pets that need to be resuscitated following a fire. more
The Walker County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted its annual banquet Monday night at Musgrove Country Club. The banquet, which drew a crowd of approximately 75, included both a silent and live auction of hunting-related items. more
Walker County Republicans had reason to celebrate on Tuesday night. Not only did the party retain control of all local offices that were on the ballot but Donald Trump carried the county with 82 percent of the vote — more than any other GOP … more
The Beacon House/Concerned Citizens For Our Youth program is one step closer to being fully operational again. The Beacon House, located in Jasper, was destroyed by a fire in early September, and work is in progress to open a refurbished, … more
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