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Starting in January and stretching into 2020, Walker County residents wanting to travel to Birmingham's airport or to Atlanta will have to detour to Finley Avenue and then Carraway Boulevard as a … more
SUMITON – During the first Sumiton City Council meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, Mayor Petey Ellis reported that a single-car accident occurred on Main Street on New Year’s Eve, damaging city … more

Artwork from Bevill State Community College students, faculty and staff were on display for the Walker County Arts Alliance's first Tasting of the Arts of the year on Tuesday.  Several of the pieces were created by students in Bevill's automotive department. Members of the Fine Arts Association of Bevill, a student organization, also donated several pieces for the exhibit.

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The Walker County Courthouse and some city halls will be closed for Presidents Day on Monday, which is a federal and state holiday. The county garbage routes will remain on schedule Monday, … more

Daily Mountain Eagle - Ed Howell

Synovus donates litter bags to 7,000 county students

Senior vice president Lisa Killingsworth, left, and market president Shawn Morgan, middle, both of Synovus Bank in in Jasper, announced at Monday's Walker County Commission meeting that Synovus will provide 7,000 car litter bags to all of the county school students in Grades K-6. The bags are use to urge children and their parents not to litter and to promote the April 27 Cleanup Day across the county. Jerry Bishop, chairman of the commission, thanked Synovus "for being a good neighbor and being part of our clean up." Joining the Synovus officials is a county official who has spearheaded local cleanup efforts, Janet Adams-Clayton, the human resources coordinator and a payroll official with the commission office. 

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The Walmart Supercenter in Jasper on Friday held a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting after its 12-week remodeling project, which features expanded departments and a new grocery pickup service. Long-time employee Teresa Eads, who also sang the National Anthem, was allowed to cut the ribbon. District Manager Brandon Garth presented a plaque to store manager Chris Rhodes as the store was the Region 14 Store of the Year for 2019. Rhodes thanked customers for their patience, noting, “This remodel has been very successful.” Jasper Mayor David O’Mary reminded the crowd that the local Walmart was the first to open in Alabama in 1979. “You have made a tremendous impact on Jasper, Alabama,” he said. more
Jasper Mayor David O'Mary said his city's location means Jasper has a "fighting chance" to overcome its ranking as one of the fastest declining city populations in the state - although he added … more
Some special elves have helped Santa Claus provide toys for students in need in the Jasper City Schools system this year. Many parents picked up wrapped … more
As Miller Roofing marks its 50th anniversary this year, it is also going back to its roots, moving its main office back to Curry where family members live. According to a company ad on the 30th … more
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