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Fourteen percent of Walker Countians are illiterate, and a local organization is aiming to change that.The Literacy Council of Walker County has been working since 1997 to bring reading and writing … more

Friday was a motivational day for students at Oakman High School.

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Imagine longing for an education, an opportunity only steps away but still out of reach."I used to pick cotton and watch a school bus go by and cry because I wasn't on that bus," Walker County … more

New library boxes in the communities of Oakman and Carbon Hill are encouraging adults and children to read. A partnership between the Walker County Arts Alliance, the Walker County Board of Education and Alabama Public Television's IQ Learning Network made the project a reality, and the Daily Mountain Eagle provided old newspaper boxes to house books in the boxes. Students at Oakman and Carbon Hill elementary schools spent the last several months cleaning the boxes and painting them, and they were recently placed in the school's respective communities. Each little library is stocked with books for community members to take a book, for free, and leave a book for another reader to enjoy. 


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CARBON HILL — Students, faculty and staff at Carbon Hill schools can now feel more secure with enhanced emergency response measures in place.

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OAKMAN — Belen Monleon-Gomez, a native of Spain, is spending the 2019-20 school year as an exchange student at Oakman High School.

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A global pandemic didn't stop a group of Carbon Hill Jr. High students from taking a field trip, albeit virtual. Seventh- and eighth-grade social studies teacher Dustin Murray wanted to give his … more

Bevill State Community College has received $20,000 from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to establish a building operator certification program.

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Encouragement for the first day of school came in spades at Maddox Intermediate School, thanks to a group of role models.Children were greeted on the first day of school with fist bumps and bright … more

CURRY — Laycee Cordell of Curry High School is among a select group of students in Alabama deemed rising stars.

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