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A flag retirement ceremony was held on Nov. 12 at the American Legion Walter Myers Post 101 in Carbon Hill. Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts participated as a means to learn how to properly retire a worn out U.S. flag.  more
Efforts are underway by a Jasper couple to renovate and redevelop the old TOP Dollar and the old Downtown Foods buildings for commercial leasing, with half of the TOP Dollar space already leased out for a salon.  more

CARBON HILL - Only one bid came in for repair work in the Carbon Hill jail, for $10,600 in total, although segments could be done for about $3,500.

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CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council voted Thursday night, Nov. 10,  to allow Mayor David Phillips and Police Chief Clark Sanford to interview for an uncertified officer, as it is difficult currently to get certified officers.  more

Due to the new 5 percent across-the-board increase for county employees, the Walker County Commission members, the probate judge and the revenue commissioner will get an expense allowance for this term, and then the raise will be added to the position's salary for the next term of office starting after the 2024 elections. Walker County Commission Chairman Steve Miller said after the Oct. 17 commission meeting that commissioners were unaware they would be giving 5 percent raises to commissioners in time when they approved a raise for county employees. 

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Two tail-wagging employees joined the Jasper City school system on Monday.

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Ron Jefferson of Alabaster, known at the Birmingham VA Medical Center as the “Last Man Standing" - the only living Vietnam veteran to have served five consecutive tours in Vietnam, spoke to the annual Sumiton Veterans Day program and displayed artifacts. The event was held at Bevill State Community College this year due to work being done on the Sumiton Civic Center. In addition, Army veteran Nickey Howard, a Sumiton Water, Sewer and Gas Board employee, was presented the annual Community Service Award.  more
The Carbon Hill Women's Club arranged for a Veterans Day Parade on Friday, preceding a ceremony held downtown to honor veterans. Damp skies held off on the rain long enough for the brief parade to take place. A number of children rode in the parade, as well as some veterans and dignitaries such as state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley. City officials announced the night before the city's Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. more

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry project that gives children the joy of Christmas around the globe, begins on Monday. 

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Long-awaited capital projects are occurring at some Walker County schools.

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