Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • HHS Secretary Sebelius Grilled over Obamacare at Ways & Means Hearing

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius appeared before the House Ways & Means Committee for questioning about her agency’s 2015 budget Wednesday. According to the Wall Street Journal, to help pay for Health.gov’s construction…

  • Wind Advisory for Our Area

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7  THIS MORNING TO 7 THIS EVENING. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH IN…

  • United Way Awards

    The President of United Way of Piney Woods, Julie Martineau, introduced coordinator for our section of the Piney Woods area, Shelia Cannon, to Walker County Commissioners at their meeting Monday. Ms. Martineau said Ms. Cannon…

  • Crime Stoppers Report

    Crime Stoppers reports these crimes: A mobile home in the 200 block of FM 980 was broken into during the daytime hours on Monday, March 10th The suspects damaged the mobile home and stole several…

  • YMCA Diabetes Class

    Huntsville Family YMCA Executive Director Sandra Clifton informs us that the YMCA is starting its third YMCA Diabetes Prevention Class . . . . YMCADIABET3-11-14

  • Senator Cruz Questions NSA Nominee Admiral Michael Rogers

    President Barack Obama’s choice to head the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael S. Rogers, promised on Tuesday to look for ways to promote confidence in the agency. During a meeting of the Senate Armed Services…

  • Commissioners Move Forward on County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone

    At Commissioners’ Court Monday, GrantWorks consultant Miranda White-Harris discussed with commissioners the finalization of their application procedures for the establishment of a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone. Ms. White-Harris said the Reinvestment Zone is a…

  • Republican Precinct Convention Tonight

    Tonight at six, the Walker County Republican Precinct Convention will be held in the Walker County Storm Shelter at 455 State Highway 75 North in Huntsville. If you voted in the March 4th Republican Primary,…

  • New Jail Opening Nears

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday, Jail Project Director Eddie Smith said all the tests on the newly constructed County Jail had been completed . . . . JAILEND3-10-14 Project Director Smith said, “It’s been a good…

  • Chamber Banking Seminars Scheduled

    The Huntsville-Walker Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of banking seminars throughout 2014–the first of which will feature BBVA Compass on Friday, March 28th. Is your bank meeting all your needs whether for your…