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Dr. David Rowland, the pioneer of Walker College, celebrated his 98th birthday a little early on Saturday with a cake and ice cream reception at First United Methodist Church in downtown Jasper. Rowland was joined by a host of friends, including 99-year-old Dr. Doyce Briscoe of Jasper. Rowland will be 98 on June 17.

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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
The Walker County Sheriff Office shut down a repeat  felon's drug trafficking operation and makeshift strip club in Yerkwood on Wednesday night.Christopher Eugene Babbs, 56, of Quinton, is being … more
Five nurses were honored at a meeting of the Jasper City Board of Education on May 20, in recognition of their years of service."We are fortunate enough to have nurses at every school, and they … more
Creek Wilson has been in the acting business for seven years, but he feels like his big break may hit today.The Jasper resident, whose real name is Scott Wilson, is featured in the film “Ma,” … more
One of the Walker County Sheriff Office's Most Wanted suspects was arrested on Memorial Day, the office announced Wednesday night. The department said in a statement released on its Facebook … more
Approximately 3,500 visitors walked through the doors of the Bankhead House and Heritage Center last year and received a warm welcome from one of nearly two dozen volunteers who serve as greeters.At … more
The Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC) has granted a five-year permit renewal for the No. 5 mine in Dovertown.The renewal was issued to Mays Mining Inc. on Tuesday and will remain in effect … more
Registration for Jasper Public Library's popular summer reading program opened this week.This year's theme is "Alabama Has a Universe of Stories." Programs will be held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and … more
OAKMAN - An Oakman man accused of selling heroin across from Oakman High School in April was arrested Tuesday.Joshua Scott Ivey, 34, is charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance … more
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