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Even with the COVID-19 pandemic hanging over the 2021 Regular Session set to start Feb. 2, Walker County's legislative delegation noted a number of issues are under discussion, including broadband … more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham VA Health Care System is expanding its ability to vaccinate veterans against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, provided it can get enough doses of the … more
The COVID-19 pandemic will dramatically affect the Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature which starts Feb. 2, as legislators deal with preventing a super spread and worry the session may be … more
At the same time Walker County legislators are trying to prepare to avoid COVID-19 while holding the 2021 Regular Session, they are also concerned about the need to get vaccines out as the public has had trouble making appointments and as the state has not received enough supply to meet demand.  more
City leaders provided an update Friday afternoon on the paving project along Alabama Highway 118. Officials from the Alabama Department of Transportation advised the city that the contractor — … more
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office released an update Friday on an ongoing missing person investigation. Summer Buzbee, 23, was last seen Dec. 17 at her residence in the Redmill/ Saragossa … more
An Oakman native has been hired to be NPR's first Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager. Whitney Maddox was selected from a field of 499 candidates, according to a note to NPR staff from Chief … more

Residents and employees were vaccinated for COVID-19 this week at HarborChase of Jasper.


Walker County's unemployment rate ended the year by dropping from 4 percent in November to 3.7 percent in December - although the civilian labor force was still down by 800 workers over the course of a year. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, an Alabama native and a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the … more
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