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Study: Walker County ranks first in state for most value from property taxes

SmartAsset, an online financial advisor website, has released a study that shows Walker County ranks first in Alabama for getting the most value for what one pays for property taxes. 


OUR VIEW: Progress of women this election cycle leads us all to win

Now that the runoffs are over, let's pause to consider some bipartisan historical milestones before we move on with politics as …

OUR VIEW: We should help the pets that can't help themselves

No one wants to pay more these days, especially as inflation has been galloping at a good clip. But sometimes taxes or fees have to be …

A busy end to the school year with leadership changes

The Walker County and Jasper City school systems have seen major leadership changes in the past two weeks.After months of campaigning …

Vinegar to the rescue again

Dear Heloise: I recently moved into an apartment that had been vacant for several months. The one bathroom that I am not using has a …
Danny Cain

Snakes are more beneficial than most believe

You know there are actually very few things in this world that I hate (Christmas shopping, traffic, and large crowds are the …

Anne’s Orzo Salad

I went home to Athens, GA weekend before last for my not-to-be-named high school reunion.  I will say that it’s over 25 and under …


Donaline Nix Grace

January 24, 1943 - June 23, 2022Donaline Nix Grace of Townley passed away at her home at the age of 79. She was a loving wife, mother …

Melissa “Moochie” Jo Woods Holley

Melissa “Moochie” Jo Woods Holley, 48, of Jasper passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital. There are no …

Pennie Lynn Weeks

June 18, 1956 - June 20, 2022Pennie Lynn Weeks, 66, of Jasper, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022 at her residence.The family will …

Steven Don Kilgore

Steven Don Kilgore, 68, of Jasper, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at his residence.Family will be receiving friends on …

Jerald Wayne "Jaye" Key, III

October 1, 1993 - June 17, 2022Jerald Wayne "Jaye" Key, III, 28, of Jasper, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at his residence.The …
Letters to the Editor
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pineview Landfill must close in 2025

Seventy years is a lifetime. After decades of calling this area home, it is sad for me to think that my kids and grandkids will only know Sumiton and Dora as where the dump is.

Letter to the Editor: Pistol permit money should all remain with local departments

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