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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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