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The Walker County Board of Education voted last week to rescind its earlier vote to cancel the contract of Dr. Tanya Guin as a contract principal for Carbon Hill Elementary/Junior High School, … more
Local boards of education have some concerns about a new course of study in mathematics proposed by the state Department of Education. The proposed math course of study is a combination of … more
OAKMAN — Beta Club members of Oakman High School have made it their mission for the past three years to ensure they are doing their part to combat hunger in Walker County.In late October, more than … more
Parrish will kick off the Christmas parade season in Walker County on Thursday night.Line up will be at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Parrish and the parade will start at 6:30 p.m. A Santa … more
He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop;and only paused a moment, when he heard him holler, "Stop!"For Frosty the Snowman, had to hurry on his way...If it were only snowmen … more
For eight years Walker County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. employees have been focused on delivering programs that have proven to be an effective and safe alternative to youth prison, … more

Jasper stores were crowded as shoppers took advantage of sales on Black Friday.  Around noon Friday, the parking lots of Belk, Hobby Lobby and Home Depot were still packed, and some stores downtown were bustling as well. On Thanksgiving evening as early sells began, the parking lot of Walmart was full, and traffic was being diverted to automotive behind the store.  


Over 60 Christmas trees lit up the courthouse square in downtown Jasper Friday night as the fifth annual Festival of Lights commenced. Local groups performed song and dance as part of the festivities, and Santa also visited with children. Proceeds from the event each year benefit Hope for Women, an area nonprofit.  The Christmas trees on the square will be lit from dusk to midnight every evening through December.

SouthernCare New Beacon Hospice in Jasper wants to make the holiday season a little brighter for local adults who have unmet needs.An Angel Tree filled with nearly 150 wish lists has been set up at … more
Area churches continued the tradition of serving a hot Thanksgiving meal at the Jasper Civic Center and delivering meals to families at their homes. Members of Jasper First Baptist Church also boxed … more
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