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Mike Cole, who spent the majority of his 43-year law enforcement career working with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, is running for sheriff of Walker County as an independent candidate.Cole is … more

"The Magic of Music," the new exhibit at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center, opens Tuesday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.  One of the many artifacts on display is a xylophone gifted to Jasper from the city of Jutiapa, Guatemala. The exhibit also traces the evolution of music from the phonograph to the iPod and highlights numerous Walker County residents who have been talented musicians. The exhibit will be open through Dec. 28. Admission is free.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has awarded a $10,000 Be Healthy Schools grant that will fund a new track at Lupton Junior High School this fall. A check presentation was made at a school … more
A Jasper native's company is a finalist for a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Award.MotionMobs, a custom mobile app development firm founded in 2010 by Taylor Peake Wyatt, is one of three … more
Several hundred pounds of dog and cat food donated by Northern animal rescues has recently poured in to the county's animal shelter. Walker County Humane and Adoption Center Director Kay Farley … more
Drivers were challenged Friday morning on Highway 118 for a short time when a tree fell on a pole and lines, cutting power to hundreds of Jasper customers. At approximately 10 a.m., Jasper … more
CORDOVA — The Cordova Jail has housed 1,000 inmates since opening in June 2015.The 1,000th inmate was booked by jail staff earlier this month, according to Police Chief Nick Smith. The figure … more
SUMITON – An escaped arson prisoner was recaptured Thursday, while East Walker County schools and Bevill State Community College took security actions as a result of the brief escape. According to … more
Shoal Creek Mine, which partly runs through Walker County, is set to be purchased from Drummond Company, Inc.In a press release last week, Peabody coal company announced the signing of an agreement … more
Walker County's unemployment rate declined from 4.7 percent in July to 4.5 percent in August, still putting it at the worst employment in the surrounding area at a time when the state broke its … more
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