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Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper) announced Wednesday that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has awarded a grant of $378,605 to the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center, a non-profit that serves children and adolescents who are the victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or who have witnessed violent crimes. The Children’s Advocacy Center provides its services at no cost to victims or their families. more
Fourteen percent of Walker Countians are illiterate, and a local organization is aiming to change that.The Literacy Council of Walker County has been working since 1997 to bring reading and writing … more

Friday was a motivational day for students at Oakman High School.

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The following is a summary of Christmas parades known at this date to be scheduled in the Walker County area this year:

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The Herdmans will be on their best worst behavior for Hope Theatre's production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" this week. 

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Children gather on Monday morning at the Sumiton Library to have breakfast with Santa. The jolly elf read The Night Before Christmas. Afterwards the children enjoyed breakfast.

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(Editor's note: The following is part of a series of stories from local legislators concerning the upcoming Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature.)

State Rep. Tim Wadsworth thinks on the state prison issue in the coming session of the Alabama Legislature, legislators will focus on issues that will not turn out prisoners but help them readjust to society when released so they do not come back. 

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OAKMAN — A recent grant will help fund much-needed equipment for the Oakman Police Department. 

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Ten people have been arrested across the county in recent days on charges ranging from possessing illegal drugs to stolen property. On Saturday, deputies from the Walker County Sheriff’s … more
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