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Many new faces were in attendance during Monday’s Jasper City Board of Education meeting, including newest board member Mary Beth Barber. Barber was recognized toward the end of the meeting along with several other new hires added throughout … more
As the world watches and debates the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, one local police department already has measures in place to protect the officers and citizens from a similar situation. Dora Police Chief John Duchock said his … more
If you’re driving a backwoods two-lane road, it’s not unusual to see a lone bicycle rider cruising along, enjoying the scenery. But if you come upon a couple of dozen riders at once, in matching charcoal-gray and red outfits, you’re probably … more
DORA — Dora Police arrested R. J. Knight, 33, of Dora, Friday morning. At approximately 7:30 a.m., police knocked on the door of Knight’s residence in the 100 block of Gaines Street in Dora to serve a search warrant. Inside the … more
A number of schools and school systems across the state will be offering free breakfast and lunch for all students this year, but Walker County and Jasper City schools will not be among them. Under the Community Eligibility Provision, which is … more
A Jasper woman is hoping to honor her late mother by hosting a free CPR class Saturday at Jasper’s Gamble Park. “I want to do this in memory of my mother,” she said. “She was as healthy as she could be. She had no history of any … more
Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced Thursday that he has joined the Republican party. Adair was elected to the DA’s office in 2011 as a Democrat. Adair said the decision was not reached lightly and was based on his … more
LEWIS SMITH LAKE — When Lewis Smith Dam was completed in 1961, local environmentalists saw the opportunity for a coldwater fishery. A deep water intake above the dam keeps the temperature of the Black Warrior River below 70 degrees year round … more
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