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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.


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. 

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.

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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