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A number of inmates connected to crimes in Walker County were denied parole this week in hearings before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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As the final year of this current mayor and council term is coming to a close on Nov. 2, so too is a fiscal year on Sept. 30 - one that Jasper city officials say is leaving the municipality in good financial shape. 

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Walker County had 129 cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday — the highest one-day total since the pandemic began. The high numbers are due, in part, to a backlog of confirmed cases dating … more
CORDOVA – A documentary about Cordova's water balloon battles and post-tornado turmoil will be screened at the upcoming George Lindsey UNA Film Festival."Wind and Water Balloons," a film by Cordova … more
Jasper stands to get an additional $111,262 from the proposed first-year increase in the state gas tax, according to figures from the state Department of Transportation (ALDOT), while a commissioner … more

Rachel Sanders and Leslie Browne are hard at work today in the Walker County Sheriff Office's emergency dispatch department. WCSO furnished a cake and personalized tumblers to each of its eight dispatchers in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the week honors the men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.

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Fred’s is closing in Jasper, Haleyville and Guin as the company announced Friday it is shutting the doors of 129 stores in what may be a last gasp at survival for the chain. News organizations … more
District 1 Walker County Commissioner Keith Davis is one of four finalists to become vice president - and eventually president — of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) over a … more
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones said he is a hunter and wants to protect Second Amendment rights, but noted he would like background checks with exceptions and  funding for federal studies for a broad range of gun violence, including suicides.  more
Ask most high school seniors which current or former teacher had a positive impact on their life and you might get a few blank stares.Ask senior football players at Jasper High School that same … more
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