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This is the third part of a seven-part series on worship in Walker County that will run during Holy Week. The lights are low in the sanctuary of Hope House Church as the worship team performs the chorus of Chris Tomlin’s “Good, Good … more
Youth Leadership Walker County graduated 40 participants and handed out grant funds on Tuesday at the Jasper Civic Center. The program for 11th graders across the county is presented each school year, using monthly gatherings, with sponsorship … more
This is the second part of a seven-part series on worship in Walker County that will run during Holy Week. The sanctuary of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is quiet as Rebecca Nelson begins lighting candles in preparation for worship. more
A Jasper tradition continued Monday as the Greater Jasper Ministerial Association ecumenical Holy Week services began. The services, which have been held for many years in Jasper, are meant to promote unity among area churches and their members. more
A lawsuit against the Walker County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins has been dismissed. In a court order filed Monday, Circuit Judge Pride Tompkins dismissed a lawsuit against Adkins, board Chairman Brad Ingle and board members Bill Edd Gilbert, Dale Reeves, Jamie Rigsby and Sonia Waid, stemming from a complaint that questioned the legality of a pay raise given to the superintendent, among other counts. more
Local elected officials offered their sentiments Monday afternoon on Gov. Robert Bentley’s decision to step down rather than face impeachment. Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, said in a short statement late Monday afternoon, “The people of Alabama deserve and expect for their political leaders to be men and women of integrity. The state can move forward now under the honorable and trustworthy leadership of Gov. Kay Ivey, and I look forward to working with her administration. more
Desperation Church in Jasper has kicked off its annual Passion Week, in which church members volunteer around the county ahead of Easter Sunday. Among other things, volunteers will be making over the Walker Cancer Center’s waiting lounge, … more
Daily Mountain Eagle As the sun rises on a quiet Sunday morning, thousands of people in Walker County are heading to church. Over 43,000 people, or 65 percent of the population, are either members of or regularly attend one of 217 local … more
Local officials connected to Walker County Airport-Bevill Field say it is crucial for economic recruiting to get 2,000 more feet on the runway, as well as new hangars. Joey Sanders, the owner of Sanders Aviation, the unofficial fixed base … more
Walker County Airport-Bevill Field is overlooked by many, tucked away on 297 acres about five miles northwest of downtown Jasper and not used by most citizens on a daily basis. Its budget is small, at best breaking even at about $50,000 a year, … more
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