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As some estimates put the poverty level in Walker County at just under 22 percent, several non-profit groups are working to provide school children with food that they don’t get at home. more
Walker County's unemployment rate declined from 4.5 percent to 4.1 percent in September, although surrounding counties had lower jobless rates for that month. Walker's rate was the same as the … more
CORDOVA — As the returns rolled in on election night, Assistant Police Chief Tony Reid realized that he was about to get a promotion. Reid had been given a year to prepare. The Cordova City … more

Oakman Volunteer Fire and Rescue visited Oakman Middle School Friday to teach students about fire safety and emergency medical services. Regional Air Medical Services and Regional Paramedical Services assisted. 

OAKMAN — The Oakman Town Council approved a 1-cent sales tax increase Thursday night to serve as an additional revenue stream to address needs in the community.Except for Oakman council member … more
CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council on Thursday tabled dealing with increases in health insurance to calculate total costs, hinting that it may have to let employees shoulder some of the … more
Various closings and garbage schedules have been announced for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays. The following has been announced by local governments:• Walker County: The … more

T.R. Simmons Elementary School held a Thanksgiving play Thursday. First grade students told the story of Thanksgiving through song and dance, and some played music — all while dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans. A video of the performance can be found on the Daily Mountain Eagle Facebook page.


Mission of Hope in Dora held one of their largest food distributions of the year Thursday to benefit an estimated 300 families. Those in need were sent home with items to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, along with a $12 certificate to purchase additional food at Piggly Wiggly. Guests also received regular pantry items that are distributed bi-weekly. Corner High and Dora High students were in attendance to help distribute the items. A number of other nonprofit organizations were on hand to educate the public about their services. Mission of Hope is a nonprofit organization that operates a food bank and clothes closet.   

The Walker County Turkey Trot 5K is coming back to downtown Jasper for Thanksgiving Day. Organizer April Madison said the annual event, which was in Oakman last year, will start and end in … more
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