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A deputy with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office who was involved with a fatal shooting in February will face no criminal charges from the incident and his acts have been classified as justified by … more
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father's Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm … more

Now hiring signs are posted at businesses across the country, and restaurant leaders in Jasper say things are slowly improving but workers are still desperately needed.


Walker County's unemployment rate decreased from 3 percent to 2.9 percent in May, which was better than the national and state rates, according to data released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday. 


The Walker County delegates to the 2021 session of American Legion Alabama Boys State attended an orientation at Bevill State Community College on the Jasper Campus on Thursday night. 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 3.4% in May, down sharply from a year earlier as the economy added jobs while it recovered from the pandemic, the state said … more
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Threats of heavy wind and rain from a tropical weather system spinning Friday in the Gulf of Mexico prompted the closure of Louisiana coastal oyster beds, forced postponement … more
University of Alabama at Birmingham students Levi Sanford and Mollie Standifer have added some color to downtown Jasper. They have spent the past two weeks painting a mural on the side of the … more
If you aren't able to get into a state or county government building Friday, it is likely part of a lightning quick response to the new Juneteenth federal holiday that President Biden signed into into law Thursday, making June 19 a permanent holiday. more

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Curry will host NewSong and other contemporary Christian artists in a free, live 3.5-hour outdoor concert on July 1, starting at 6 p.m. and ending with a 15-minute professional fireworks show. 

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