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Leaders with the Jasper City Board of Education paid special tribute to the school system's nurses this week.   During a meeting of the board of education on Monday, the school system's … more
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 remain low in Walker County schools, while the number of people self-quarantining is on the rise. Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood said the school … more
Gov. Kay Ivey's new health order Wednesday, which extends the use of masks and opens up hospital and nursing home visits, also has provisions which should help during the Nov. 3 General … more
CARBON HILL - A new 5-ton heating and cooling unit has been approved for the Blue Gym's front lobby and bathrooms, with an estimate coming in at between $6,500 and $7,000 - while Carbon Hill … more
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey and health officials extended an order requiring face masks in public Wednesday, arguing that the requirement — while unpopular among many — … more

COVID-19 has reversed a brief bright spot in reduced overdose deaths during the national opioid epidemic. 

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Walker County's new countywide transportation service will be delayed by "a few weeks" due to continuing transition, which will leave some riders without service for a short time after Clastran ends its service today, Wednesday, Sept. 30. 

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Downtown Jasper became a festive fall scene last week, all in the span of one day. Pumpkins, hay bales, scarecrows, and mums are placed at business fronts throughout downtown Jasper in what has … more

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair does not need statistics to tell him about how addiction has impacted local families. He has seen the faces of the loved ones who feel they have nowhere to turn.


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America's youth have not been spared from the ongoing opioid crisis. In 2017, about 1,300 young adults per day misused an opioid prescription for the first time, according to Truth Initiative, a … more
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