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Members of the Jasper Fire Department visited Memorial Park Elementary School Friday morning to teach students fire safety. Firefighters also worked to develop a trusting relationship with the children, in the event that a firefighter has to rescue them one day. Memorial Park Principal Eric Rigsby said firefighters visit the school each year, and their teachings helped once save a student's life when they had to escape a house fire.  

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The Walker County Center of Technology's aviation program continues to grow — all in an effort to encourage careers in the industry.

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A new program at the Walker County Center of Technology welcomes select eighth-grade students each week to participate in engaging activities. more
Lupton Jr. High School incorporated an art project into its Red Ribbon Week activities.Kindergarten through eighth-grade students decorated rocks Tuesday morning that will be placed in a rock garden … more
Carbon Hill Elementary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week with dress-up days. Tuesday's theme was "Yee-Haw, Give Drugs the Boot," and students wore hillbilly-themed attire. One group of students also created a red ribbon design on Tuesday by using red plastic cups. Red Ribbon Week serves to discourage drug use and promotes healthy behaviors.  more

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

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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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Administrators at Oakman High School are fostering a family atmosphere at the school and in the community that has meant so much to them.

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This year's beef cook-off for high school family and consumer science students resulted in a first-ever tiebreaker for second place.

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Sumiton Elementary School let students trick or treat at the school early Thursday morning to celebrate Halloween. Children had the opportunity to wear their favorite costumes and receive candy from staff members. 

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