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Walker unemployment drops to 2.6 percent

The Alabama Department of Labor reported Friday that Walker County's unemployment rate declined in February from 2.9 percent to 2.6 percent. 

Ed Howell

COLUMN: Let's throw a party for Walker County's bicentennial!

One of the pleasant diversions on Facebook has been a page called "Jasper & Walker County, Alabama Photos." It is more or less …
Ed Howell

COLUMN: Here's an update on DME activities (in a very busy year)

If you’ve been keeping up, you know that it has been a little busy around the Daily Mountain Eagle. Many of you have been faithful …

Paper currency carries germs

Dear Heloise: In a study done in 2017, researchers found, after they swabbed a one dollar bill from a bank in New York City, that our …
Greg Lockhart

You have been and always will be my friend: a tribute to Buddy Beasley

The only way I could begin to write this was to use that quote from Leonard Nimoy as Spock in "Star Trek II: the Wrath of Kahn."" This …
Greg Reed is President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate.

OPINION: Legislature’s investment in water and sewer projects already paying dividends for Alabama communities

When Governor Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate …

Selling stuff online is the new garage sale

 August 13 is apparently National Garage Sale Day. I don’t know who invented it, but more power to them. We live in modern …


James Alan (Jim) Ingram

James Alan  (Jim) Ingram, 73, of Tuscaloosa, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023. James was born on January 1, 1950, in …

Gary Norris

Gary Norris, 60, of Carbon Hill passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at his residence.  Arrangements will be announced later …

Debra Ann Coia

Debra Ann Coia, 67, of Crane Hill, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2023, at St. Vincent’s Hospital.Family received friends …

Thomas Edward Marrell Welch

Thomas Edward Marrell Welch, 28, of Jasper, passed away Saturday March 11, 2023, in Jasper.Mr. Welch was preceded in death by his …

James Douglas Motte

James Douglas Motte, 80, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at his residence. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, …
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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