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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman was arrested on a charge of starting a fire that did $25,000 worth of damage to the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, court records showed Monday. Xiaoquin … more
SUMITON – Mayor Petey Ellis said Monday the annual Frog Festival, held over the weekend, was a success, drawing thousands to the city’s Main Street area.The event was started in in 2005. It has … more

The Walker County Commission on Monday agreed to post for a full-time human resource coordinator for the Commission Office. 

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Katelyn Dill never expected her tough trek during band practice to lead to a life-altering discovery.Dill, a 17-year-old senior at Cordova High School, is familiar with the difficult climb out of the … more
The Walker County Arts Alliance (WCAA) has received a $5,000 grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) to fund operation costs during recovery from the pandemic to serve students, … more

Revenue Commissioner Jerry Guthrie was upset speaking to the Walker County Commission Monday, as he was surprised over a payroll agenda item to essentially change the number of pay periods in a year for elected officials before commissioners decided to table the matter. 

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama wildlife officials are on the lookout for reports of sick deer after reports of an increase in sickness in neighboring Mississippi. Employees of the Alabama … more
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama intends to move quickly on building new prisons under a plan that taps pandemic relief funds and could skip the normal bidding process for the construction of … more
The 19th annual Pets on Parade was held at Gamble Park in Jasper on Saturday. People were invited to bring their pets and enter them in a number of categories such as "best trained" or "best costume." The entry fee in each category was $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Walker County Humane Society's spay and neuter program. The event was sponsored by the Junior Ambassadors of the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County.  more

Crowds turned out to downtown Sumiton Saturday under nice weather for the Frog Festival, making a return after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19. The festival appeared to go smoothly that morning, with visitors eagerly going to food and craft vendors, children's rides, entertainment, downtown stores and other diversions. 

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