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When Dr. Joel Hagood was sworn in as superintendent of the Walker County Board of Education in January 2019, he made a promise to school communities.  "It's not lost upon me of the … more
CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council on Tuesday discussed how concerned they were that the downtown railroad cross is still being blocked by BSNF Railway for repairs.  District 1 … more

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County nursing homes are down considerably.

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CARBON HILL - A proposal to separate the accounts that now jointly address both Carbon Hill Memorial and Old Pisgah cemeteries was approved by the Carbon Hill City Council Tuesday - but appeared somewhat in doubt anyway due to objections from Fire Chief Buddy Smith.

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Daily Mountain Eagle - Ed Howell

Probate officials get training on new tabulation machines

Walker County Probate Judge A. Lee Tucker and his staff got training Thursday on the county's new leased vote tabulation machines, which will be used for the first time in the Nov. 3 General Election. Election Systems and Software representative Gregg Woodyard of Huntsville showed off the features of the updated DS200, including touch screen interaction with voters and officials. He showed how the top of the machine could be lifted off and pulled like airport luggage, and talked of how images of write-in votes will be captured and can be printed out. 

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The Walker County Sheriff Office's newest substation will open Saturday in Nauvoo.

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Sheriff Nick Smith said this week that Walker County Sheriff Office employees who speed will face consequences at work and encouraged other agencies to hold them accountable as well.

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Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, announced Thursday an additional $30,000 for Fiscal 2021 in state funding as the Walker County Commission continues to perform security improvements to the Walker County Courthouse. 

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CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council on Tuesday agreed to get Tasers for all its police officers. more

County administrator Robbie Dickerson led a PowerPoint review of the accomplishments of the Walker County Commission Tuesday during a budget session, and also noted a number of improvements that are already in the works.

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