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The Walker County Fairy Godmothers Association is helping teens have a prom night to remember. Heather Hood, a substitute teacher in Walker County, helps manage the group that started more than a year ago, with a mission to collect donated … more
SUMITON — At Tuesday’s Sumiton City Council meeting, Mayor Petey Ellis asked the city’s police department to be more proactive in patrolling residential areas in the city. This comes on the heels of hearing from city residents who were … more
Musical talent often runs in families. With Tom and Teresa Mauldin’s family, it ran pretty deep. Their three daughters grew up watching videotapes of their two great-grandfathers who were champions at fiddle and banjo. Anna, the middle of the … more
West Jasper Elementary School celebrated its 94-year history last week to honor the end of an era ahead of the school’s closing in … more
Artist Missy Miles has been meticulously working on her latest mural in downtown Jasper that will bring an authentic art restoration to the district. Decades ago when people strolled the sidewalks of downtown’s 19th street, they admired the Coca-Cola mural on the old Engels building. Now locals will again see the vintage mural at a different location downtown. more
The first day of spring and the start of spring break for local students boosted business at Walker County Lake on Monday. Lake manager Charlie Skalnik reported that he had sold nearly 70 fishing permits by 3:30 p.m. Kaleb Pruett, 11, and Kolton Pruett, 2, both of Cordova, caught more than a dozen catfish while fishing with their family. more
The Walker County Commission plans to have an extended segment about litter and illegal dumping at the April 3 meeting in the wake of discussion Monday about getting tougher fines to deal with illegal dumping. “It’s an epidemic at this point,” said District 1 Commissioner Keith Davis. more
Two Walker County men died in separate accidents over the weekend. Bobby John Hamby, 42, of Jasper, was killed Sunday on Alabama Highway 69 when the 1997 GMC 1500 pickup he was driving left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire at 3:30 a.m. Hamby was pronounced dead at the scene. more
The Walker County Commission voted Monday to allow the Jasper Waterworks and Sewer Board to cut red tape so it can expedite some emergency work, noting Jasper also will reimburse the county for road repairs. more
The Arc of Walker County will host its annual April Fool’s Night Out dinner and auction on Friday, March 31. The event will be held at the Jasper Civic Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the auction beginning at 7 p.m. Black Rock Bistro will be catering the event and there will also be live music. more
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