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$30K remodel project sparks controversy
The administrative offices at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office are getting a facelift. Sheriff John Mark Tirey said he expects to spend between $30,000 and $35,000 on the improvements, which cons...
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Sumiton Fire receives award for safety education
SUMITON — Sumiton Fire and Rescue received a letter this week notifying them that they had received a Life Safety Achievement Award for fire prevention accomplishments in 2013.
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T. S. Boyd School vandalized
Vandals broke into the old T. S. Boyd School this week and did minor damage to the gym, lunchroom and other assorted areas of the building.
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Drivers must be mindful of buses to ensure student safety
The most important rule individuals need to know while driving on the roadways this school year is simple: STOP!
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Council OKs key list for storm shelter
CORDOVA — The Cordova City Council voted Tuesday night on how the keys for the new Theodore W. Branch storm shelter should be distributed.
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Officials: Fire at Dora business ‘suspicious’
DORA — All-Star Sports Grill in the Dora Shopping Center burned Tuesday morning.
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Groundbreaking held for county’s new animal shelter
The Walker County Humane and Adoption Center is one step closer to becoming a reality following a groundbreaking ceremony that was held Tuesday afternoon.
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Work progressing on Dovertown bridge
A crew works Monday afternoon on Dovertown Bridge in Cordova. The bridge, which was constructed in 1974, has been closed since July 14 to allow for repairs. County engineer Mike Short said one sect...
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Measures in place to avoid situation like Missouri debacle
As the world watches and debates the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, one local police department already has measures in place to protect the officers and citizens from a similar situation.
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Blackwater club part of local bicycling boom throughout United States
If you’re driving a backwoods two-lane road, it’s not unusual to see a lone bicycle rider cruising along, enjoying the scenery. But if you come upon a couple of dozen riders at once, in matching ch...
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2.5 pounds of marijuana seized in Dora arrest
DORA — Dora Police arrested R. J. Knight, 33, of Dora, Friday morning. At approximately 7:30 a.m., police knocked on the door of Knight’s residence in the 100 block of Gaines Street in Dora to serv...
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Local school systems opt out of new lunch program
A number of schools and school systems across the state will be offering free breakfast and lunch for all students this year, but Walker County and Jasper City schools will not be among them.
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District attorney makes switch to Republican Party
Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced Thursday that he has joined the Republican party. Adair was elected to the DA’s office in 2011 as a Democrat. Adair said the decision was not re...
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Rainbow trout released at Lewis Smith Dam
LEWIS SMITH LAKE — When Lewis Smith Dam was completed in 1961, local environmentalists saw the opportunity for a coldwater fishery.
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Free CPR class set for Saturday at Gamble Park
A Jasper woman is hoping to honor her late mother by hosting a free CPR class Saturday at Jasper’s Gamble Park.
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