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The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded $50,000 to Walker County to develop six access points along three local waterways over the next two years. The announcement was made at Tuesday’s meeting of the Walker County Commission … more
SUMITON — Students at Sumiton Middle School are learning the art of American Sign Language and recently raised over $1,000 to enhance ASL education at the school. Rebbecca Odom serves as the school’s interpretor for deaf students, and she … more
The Walker County Coalition for the Homeless will be launching its new mentoring program for families who have experienced financial distress on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Participants will be those who have received physical help from WCCH, such as food … more
By ED HOWELL Daily Mountain Eagle The plan for the Walker County Commission to pass a one-cent sales tax was debated at length Friday before commissioners approved it, with one commissioner … more
The Walker County Commission unanimously voted Friday to ask legislators to allow voters to decide a one-cent sales tax increase that would address not just county debt but help for roads, schools, fire departments and economic … more
DORA — Progress is moving quickly on the construction of the Horse Creek Golf Course clubhouse in Dora. At Thursday’s council meeting, Dora Mayor Randy Stephens gave an update on the clubhouse’s status and sought permission for small … more
Sen. Greg Reed (R-Jasper) today urged Alabamians to take advantage of a sales tax holiday this weekend on purchasing items for weather preparedness. The exemption on sales tax for certain items began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at midnight … more
Despite increased cases of the flu causing schools to close for disinfection in some school districts, Walker County and Jasper City Schools are not reporting a significant outbreak of illness. Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson … more
Nick Saban isn’t the only University of Alabama coach to lead the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national titles. Alabama golf coach Jay Seawell has also pulled off the feat. Seawell was the guest speaker at the Fifth Annual Larry Drummond … more
Two members of the Walker County Commission are cracking down on illegal dumping in their districts, with plans to prosecute violators. At Tuesday’s meeting of the commission, District 2 Commissioner Jeff Burrough and District 3 Commissioner … more
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