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Two locals named in Top 50 over 50
Two local individuals will be honored during Positive Maturity’s inaugural Top 50 Over 50 Awards to be held Thursday, July 31, in Birmingham.
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Construction continues on hobby lobby; job fair planned for August
Work continues on the new Hobby Lobby in Jasper that’s scheduled to open some time in September, company officials announced this week.
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ClasTran rep: 5,000 riders using public transit system
Members of the Walker County Commission got an update Monday on ClasTran’s local operations.
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Suspect sought in Qwik Sak robbery
Jasper Police are investigating a reported robbery at the Qwik Sak on Highway 195 (formerly Icehouse). Police were called to the scene at approximately 11 a.m. after the clerk called to say a man h...
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Council considers mayor’s proposal
DORA — The Dora City Council considered a proposal by Mayor Randy Stephens to pay off the loan on Horse Creek Golf Course’s equipment. The city borrowed approximately $125,000 last year to replace ...
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Parrish native part of group to ring NASDAQ opening bell
Joshua Mark Aldridge, the company manager for an Off-Broadway production, took part in a phenomenal event earlier this month that not many can say they have participated in — ringing the Nasdaq ope...
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Council narrowly passes curfew in city
CORDOVA — The Cordova City Council narrowly passed a curfew ordinance after hearing opposition from constituents during Tuesday night’s council meeting. The new curfew is 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekd...
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Tennessee woman with fake credentials indicted for theft
A woman accused of falsifying her credentials to pose as a psychologist in order to counsel children has been indicted by a Walker County grand jury for first-degree theft and first-degree theft by...
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‘A night in Cell Block A’
Inmates, women’s ministry come together for weekly inspirational meeting at the Winston County Jail
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Alumni remember a closed building in its heyday
“I remember planting these two trees, here,” says John B. Jackson, pointing to two tall oaks at the edge of a driveway. “Of course, the parking lot was much smaller then. Twelve spaces, maybe? The ...
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Jail ministry offers a gifted inmate a chance to showcase her talent
DOUBLE SPRINGS — The huge mural that covers one wall just inside the entrance of the Winston County Jail features badges from numerous law enforcement agencies in Winston County and the surrounding...
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Jasper-based nonprofit empowers impoverished communities in Honduras
Over the past decade, Michael Franklin has watched hopelessness pervade an entire generation of Hondurans.
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Smith Lake to host 2015 FLW tourney
Lewis Smith Lake has again been selected to host a prestigious professional bass fishing tournament.
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Jail ministry ‘a blessing in disguise’ for those involved
DOUBLE SPRINGS — A jail ministry program implemented by Winston County Sheriff Rick Harris in 2013 has become a blessing for everyone involved, from the female inmates at the Winston County Jail to...
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Murder suspect back in custody
Johnny Cordell, 46, of Dora, was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 17, in Las Vegas following a manhunt by local and federal authorities.
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