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Walker County’s legislative delegation liked two new acts from the 2017 Regular Session that directly impact downtown Jasper in terms of development of historic buildings and preservation of memorials such as the … more
SUMITON — The Sumiton City Council handled several matters during Tuesday’s brief council meeting, including a rezoning request and recommendations from the city’s annual Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation/Municipal Workers Compensation … more
Walker County’s legislative delegation noted a number of bills that died in the recently completed Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, including the controversial pistol permit bill. State Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, said recently he … more
Jasper City Council members tabled discussion Tuesday of legalizing Sunday alcohol sales in the city. The issue was placed on the council agenda but tabled because council members Gary Cowen and Sonny Posey were not at Tuesday’s city council … more
A Jasper man died in a house fire early Tuesday morning, just outside the city limits, Walker County Coroner Joey Vick said Tuesday the early morning residential fire occurred on Alabama Highway 69 North, directly across from Charter Cable. He … more
Country Club Bridge is closed in the wake of a vehicle accident that damaged its railings, leading questions of not just finances but also whether the 119-year-old bridge itself has more damage to consider in light of its age. County Engineer … more
Sumiton Christian’s Kendall Beth Sides was named the 2017 Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year Monday. The outfielder/shortstop helped lead the Eagles to their third consecutive state title last month. Sides, a University of Alabama signee, hit .606 this season with 109 runs, 13 home runs, 13 triples and 85 RBIs to go along with 99 stolen bases. Curry’s Ashlee Swindle won the award last year. more
The name is Bear — Grizz Lee Bear. Bevill State Community College announced Monday the new name of the school’s mascot after an online vote was held recently. more
The 2017 Career and Technical Workforce Expo will be held Wednesday to give locals a chance to meet with businesses seeking employees. more
Members of the Walker County legislative delegation recently noted a number of items passed in the 2017 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, including autism insurance for children, improved tuition assistance for Alabama Guardsmen, a ban on crossover voting in party primaries and medical contracts to pay physicians without insurance. more
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