Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • 9-11 Commemorated

    Twelve years ago today, two hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City killing 3,000 innocent people. Others died as a result of terrorists in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.…

  • Commissioners Approve Purchase of Software for Emergency Management

    At this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners, Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis made a slide presentation about special software from the Aristatek Company which can calculate plumes on a map on Hazardous material…

  • Crime Stoppers Workshop Scheduled

    The Walker County-Huntsville Crime Stoppers will hold a crime prevention workshop on Saturday, September 28th, and members of the Huntsville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will present critical information on burglaries, thefts, forgeries…

  • Commissioners Approve Raising County Tax Rate Monday

    After passing a new proposed budget, Walker County Commissioners took a record vote on raising the County tax rate Monday morning. County Judge Danny Pierce read the agenda item . . . . TAXRATE9-9-13 Commissioners,…

  • Jail Construction Update

    The construction of the new Walker County Jail is coming along at a good pace. Walker County Jail Project Director Eddie Smith told Walker County Commissioners Monday morning that they’ve had no delays caused by…

  • Linda Thompson Withdraws from School Board Run

    Experienced educator Linda Thompson tried to withdraw her name in running for a position on the HISD School Board of Trustees on the 3rd of this month, but the deadline to remove her name had…

  • According to County Auditor Jail Costs May be Offset in Future Due to Tax Rate Increase

    Walker County Commissioners approved a new budget and higher tax rate Monday morning. Shortly before adoption of the new budget, and amid quite an opposition locally to raising the County tax rate to 67.78 cents…

  • Chamber Launches New “Total Resource Campaign”

    Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce President Carol Smith tells us about a new campaign they have underway . . . . TOTALRES9-9-13

  • Walker County Commissioners Vote to Raise Tax Rate

    This morning Walker County Commissioners approved their new budget along with an increase in County taxes to 67.78 cents per $100 valuation. It was approved in a 4 to 1 vote. Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie…

  • Huntsville Man Indicted for Allegedly Threatening Two Witnesses

    Thirty-six-year-year-old Armando Martinez was indicted by a Walker County grand jury on two counts of obstruction or retaliation for allegedly threatening two witnesses who were going to testify against him in regard to a sexual…