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Town of Oakman preparing for new athletic complex  WBRC

An Oakman resident recently purchased 14 acres of land to help the town build its first ever athletic facility.



5 Oakman High School football players hospitalized after locker room wall collapse  Alabama's News Leader

Three of the five injured Oakman High School football players are starters and only one of the five may be able to play on Monday, according to their head coach ...



Mayor of Oakman calling for full investigation into Pike County wall collapse  WSFA

School and others investigating why wall collapsed onto Oakman High School players.



Oakman High School returns to Pike County after a freak accident left five players injured on Friday night  WTVY, Dothan

BRUNDIDGE, Ala. (WTVY) -- Five Oakman High School players were injured when a cinder block wall collapsed, before Friday night's game against Pike ...



Oakman High falls in game postponed by locker room wall collapse  WVTM13

Oakman High School's playoff run ended Monday after the game was postponed when a locker room wall collapse injured five players.



Pike County vs. Oakman playoff game postponed to Monday  WSFA

BRUNDIDGE, AL (WSFA) - Friday at 7 p.m. Pike County and Oakman were set to engage in a battle on the gridiron in the first round of the AHSAA Class 3A ...



Wall collapsed injuring Oakman High School football players  WAAY

Several of the football players at Oakman High School might not be able to play after they were hurt in a bizarre locker room incident. At least five football players ...



Oakman students serve Mission of Hope  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Beta Club members of Oakman High School have made it their mission for the past three years to ensure they are doing their part to combat hunger ...



Roberts takes over Oakman boys basketball program  Daily Mountain Eagle

Derek Roberts is the new Oakman High School boys basketball coach. He replaces Chris Berry who was at the school for three years. Roberts was an assistant ...



Oakman seniors to be first generation college students  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Oakman High School seniors Clayton Jones and Meagan Miller are poised to be first generation college students and are both looking forward to ...



Oakman hires two new head coaches  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman has continued its busy summer of replacing coaches, hiring two head basketball coaches and a football assistant. The moves were made official at ...



Wildcats hold strong following 'traumatic' incident  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — The community of Oakman is continuing to cope after five of the high school's football players were injured Friday night. "Initially, they were in shock ...



Oakman High teacher leading Holocaust education in America  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Jeremy Brown wants to bring history alive for his students — one personal account at a time. In Brown's social studies classroom at Oakman High ...



Walker County Volleyball Tournament: Carbon Hill, Oakman off to 2-0 starts  Daily Mountain Eagle

Carbon Hill's Grayson Evans (2) goes up for a block of Curry's Mairabella Nail (8) during their match in the Walker County Volleyball Tournament at Oakman ...



Town copes after high school players hurt by falling wall  Tuscaloosa News

OAKMAN — An Alabama community is coping after five of its high school football players were injured when a block wall collapsed in a locker room before a ...



Year in review for county, city high schools  Daily Mountain Eagle

The following are a few highlights from the 2017-18 school year from Jasper High School and all county high schools. Information was provided by high school ...



Prep Volleyball: Carbon Hill wins 4th county title in a row  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN - Carbon Hill's volleyball team won its fourth straight Walker County Tournament title, beating Oakman in the championship match at Oakman High ...



Oakman exploring parks and recreation options  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — The town of Oakman is continuing to take necessary steps to have parks and recreation services for children in the community. Oakman Mayor Cory ...



Moore named director of new Oakman Parks and Rec  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Willie Moore III has been named director of the Oakman Parks and Recreation Department, as the town moves forward in its effort to provide ...



Column: Oakman's Hastings picture of poise and leadership  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman head coach Mark Hastings has guided the Wildcats to the state playoffs each of the last eight years. Oakman had 11 total playoff appearances prior to ...



TOURNEY TIME  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman High School's Reid Winchester and boat captain David Thompson, top photo, bag one of the five bass caught by Winchester and Sawyer Thompson ...



Dollar General to relocate in Oakman  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — A new Dollar General is slated to open in the coming weeks in Oakman. The town's current Dollar General will relocate from 10003 Main Street to a ...



Pride in their school  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Projects are ongoing at Oakman High School to improve functionality and campus life. Community members driving by the school have seen ...



Oakman alum Chris Walton named middle school principal  Daily Mountain Eagle

Daily Mountain Eagle. OAKMAN — Chris Walton is happy to be home. Walton was recently named the new principal of Oakman Middle School, and he said a lot ...



Outgoing county BOE members honored  Daily Mountain Eagle

Walker County Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood, at right, presents board member Jamie Rigsby with a plaque to recognize his years of *service* to ...



Dates for annual rabies clinic set  Daily Mountain Eagle

Cats, dogs and ferrets will soon have a chance to quickly receive their rabies vaccinations. The annual rabies clinic, sponsored by the Animal Hospital of Walker ...



Oakman holds groundbreakings for signage, storm shelter  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman Mayor Cory Franks speaks to everyone who attended groundbreakings for the town's new signage and storm shelter on Wednesday. Daily Mountain ...



A year in review for county high schools  Daily Mountain Eagle

High school seniors from, clockwise from top, Dora, Oakman, Curry and Carbon Hill were awarded diplomas at graduation exercises Friday night.



Fifteen make up new Walker County Sports Hall of Fame class  Daily Mountain Eagle

Former Curry High School star Kellye Jordan-Bowen is one of 15 members of the 2018 Walker County Sports Hall of Fame Class, which will be inducted on ...



Hagood seeking superintendent's post  Daily Mountain Eagle

Veteran Walker County educator Dr. Joel Hagood has announced that he is a candidate for superintendent of Walker County Schools. “I want to be your next ...



Oakman to host community Christmas tree lighting, parade  Daily Mountain Eagle

From left to right, community member James “Cowboy” Edmonds, Oakman Town Clerk Lisa Lockhart and Oakman Mayor Cory Franks discuss the design of ...



Walker County Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2018 on Saturday  Daily Mountain Eagle

Fifteen new members of the Walker County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted Saturday at New Prospect Baptist Church's Family Life Center, located off Hwy.



Georgia high school football player injured in game dies  WHNT News 19

ZEBULON, Ga. (AP) — A football player at a Georgia high school has died from a severe brain injury. News outlets report Pike County High School student ...



Schedule for the fifth week of Sideline 2018  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - We're several weeks in and rolling on to another set of games this Friday night - it's time for another week of Sideline 2018!



Passing grades  Daily Mountain Eagle

Jasper High School received a 'B' Thursday when the Alabama State Department of Education released grades for K-12 public schools in Alabama Thursday for ...



Orientation set for county, city schools  Daily Mountain Eagle

Orientation dates and pick up schedules for lockers and parking passes have been announced for many schools in the county and city schools systems.



'Outstanding leadership'  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman High School Principal Patrick Gann, right, and Oakman High Assistant Principal Leathan Waid, left, are presented with plaques from Walker County ...



Graduation rates continue to climb in county schools  Daily Mountain Eagle

Graduation rates are high in all county schools. Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins, center, is pictured with principals at the Walker County ...



Walker County Tournament: Carbon Hill, Dora advance to girls final  Daily Mountain Eagle

Carbon Hill's Abby Martin (10) looks for an open player as Cordova's Grayson Kirkpatrick (5) defends during their Walker County Tournament game on Friday.



Adkins, Hagood square off at forum  Daily Mountain Eagle

Walker County School superintendent Jason Adkins, at left, and Joel Hagood, at right, will face off in Tuesday's election in the race for the Walker County ...



Twenty inductees to join Walker County Sports Hall of Fame  Daily Mountain Eagle

Hosea Collins' name is synonymous with Oakman High School football — that's why the Wildcats' stadium is named in honor of the former coach. Collins was ...



Franks seeks mayor's seat in Oakman  Daily Mountain Eagle

Cory Franks is one of three people vying for the position of mayor of Oakman. Franks is running against incumbent Dennis Welch and Joyce Todd, the city's ...



Lauderdale County High School football player injured during game  WAAY

Carson Harbin suffered a neck injury and was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. School officials said he also has a bruised spinal cord.



'He never lost a positive attitude'  Daily Mountain Eagle

Harvey Sanford, a longtime Walker County assistant superintendent of education who was elected as superintendent just before Carbon Hill lost both of its ...



School suspends Mobile football coach after locker room assault  WHNT News 19

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama school system has placed a prep football coach on leave after players were videotaped beating a teammate in a locker room.



FCA looks for community leadership  Daily Mountain Eagle

Jack Baker of Irondale, the area director for the North Central Office of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, met over lunch with a handful of local leaders recently ...



A new outlook on life  Daily Mountain Eagle

Cody Key holds the size 66 pants that he wore on his first day of work at Lucy's Loans in Jasper in 2014. Key, 26, has almost reached his goal of losing 300 ...



Teenage football player collapses at game, later dies  WAAY

A 16-year-old high school football player in Mississippi died one day after he collapsed on the sidelines during a game, the Associated Press reported.



Prayers were answered – Injured football player to return to school soon  WHNT News 19

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. - It could happen at any moment, a football player gets hit the wrong way and suffers a serious injury. This past Friday night that ...



Walker County Basketball Tournament: Cordova completes 3-peat  Daily Mountain Eagle

Cordova's Isaac Chatman throws down a first-quarter dunk after making a steal against Dora during the boys championship game at Walker County Basketball ...



Walker County Tournament: Cordova, Dora set for rematch in boys final  Daily Mountain Eagle

Dora's Davien Freeman (2) drives to the goal between a pair of Oakman players during their Walker County Tournament game on Saturday. Dora advanced to ...



Adkins: County schools make great financial strides  Daily Mountain Eagle

Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins addressed members of the Rotary Club of Jasper Tuesday. He spoke of where the school system ...



Four Austin High School football players sign to play in college  WAAY

Three offensive players and one defensive player were signed.



Prep Volleyball: No. 1 Jasper sweeps home tri-match  Daily Mountain Eagle

Jasper picked up a pair of lopsided wins over county competition at the Carl Cannon Coliseum on Tuesday, beating Dora and Cordova in a tri-match.



Prep Baseball: No. 1 Oakman tops Carbon Hill for area title  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman's Connor Woods (2) tries to leap over the tag of Carbon Hill catcher Gage Jean (14) during their Class 3A, Area 12 matchup at Oakman High School on ...



Another banner class  Daily Mountain Eagle

Former Sumiton Christian and Troy State University quarterback Josh Russell is among the 20 inductees in the Walker County Sports Hall of Fame Class of ...



Lauderdale County football player severely injured during practice  WAAY

The ninth-grader was hurt Tuesday in a fall during practice in Rogersville.



Pennington ousts Oakman girls, 79-44  Daily Mountain Eagle

J.B. Pennington's Samantha Ortiz (32) is defended by Oakman's Riley Brown (10) during Monday's Class 3A sub-region game at Oakman High School.



Prep Sports: Oakman baseball team wins 7th straight game  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman baseball players CJ Hall, left, and Jonah Trotter, walk off the field during a win over Curry this season. The Wildcats defeated Dora on Saturday for their ...



Audit reveals errors in bookkeeping at CH school  Daily Mountain Eagle

A state audit of the Walker County Board of Education has revealed compliance issues with state and local laws at Carbon Hill Elementary/Jr. High School.



Deshler football placed on probation, forfeits region game  WHNT News 19

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama High School Athletic Association reported Thursday that the Deshler High School football team violated AHSAA eligibility ...



'Tis the season  Daily Mountain Eagle

The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County's annual Christmas parade — the largest in the county each year — will be held in downtown Jasper on Tuesday, ...



Prep roundup: Oakman baseball team sweeps Vinemont  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman's Alex Ford runs the bases during a win over Cordova early in the season. The Wildcats won their area opener on Tuesday, beating Vinemont 7-1.



Schools assist Mission of Hope with largest food giveaway of the year  Daily Mountain Eagle

Members of the Beta Club from Oakman High School recently volunteered at the Mission of Hope in Dora to help the organization get ready for its Thanksgiving ...



Parrish Fall Festival set for Oct. 26  Daily Mountain Eagle

PARRISH – The annual Town of Parrish Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Parrish Community Center (the former Parrish ...



Prep Baseball Playoffs: Oakman forces game 3 vs. Elkmont  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman's Brayden Hall pitches against Elkmont during the opener of their playoff series on Friday. Oakman split games with the Red Devils and will play game ...



Fight at Columbia high school injures teacher  WAAY

Students tell WAAY 31 it was a history teacher at the school that was injured when he tried to break up a fight.



County students return to school  Daily Mountain Eagle

Close to 700 students began their new school year on Monday at Sumiton Elementary School. These first graders were excited to get back to work as they spent ...



Snow business  Daily Mountain Eagle

Snowfall was heavy throughout Walker County Friday morning. Jasper High School was a winter wonderland around 11 a.m. Friday. Classes were dismissed at ...



Popular WCCT bus to be featured at World of Wheels  Daily Mountain Eagle

The WCCT rat rod bus will be featured at this weekend's World of Wheels custom car show in Birmingham. The bus is shown rolling through downtown Jasper in ...



Missed opportunities cost Walker in loss to Pleasant Grove  Daily Mountain Eagle

Walker's Jarius Williams (3) defends Pleasant Grove's Jah'mori Bennett (5) during their game in the Good Hands Christmas Tournament on Thursday. Pleasant ...



‘The Conners’ is happening, without Roseanne Barr  whnt.com

(CNN Money) -- Just a few weeks after canceling "Roseanne" after the show's star Roseanne Barr posted racist and bizarre tweets, ABC says it is keeping the ...



High School Football Scores: Week 7  whnt.com

Here are the scores for games involving local high school teams on Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13. We will have all the highlights during our ...



James Lendsie 'Jamie' Odom Jr.  Daily Mountain Eagle

James Lendsie “Jamie” Odom Jr. of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away Saturday, Aug.19, 2017, in Pensacola, Florida.Jamie was born April 27, 1951, in Walker ...



Constables getting more respect in county  Daily Mountain Eagle

Officers for the Walker County Constables Association include, from left, president Don Frazier, vice president Jeff Nelson, secretary-treasurer Terry Stripling and ...



Former Alabama football players Blake Sims and Christion Jones to run football camp in Marshall Co. April 1  whnt.com

DOUGLAS, Ala. -- Two former Alabama football players will run a football camp for boys and girls April 1 in Marshall County. Non-campers will also have a ...



State of Alabama chooses to smash $278,000 worth of liquor at destroyed ABC in Fairfield  whnt.com

FAIRFIELD, Ala. - The State of Alabama is smashing the remaining bottles of liquor left behind after an EF-2 tornado destroyed an ABC store in Fairfield.



James Clemens High School to host a Color Run to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital  WHNT News 19

MADISON, Ala. -- James Clemens High School will hold a color run tomorrow to raise funds for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is open to ...



Ardmore student-athlete dies after Friday wreck  whnt.com

ARDMORE, Ala. - Grief counselors and community pastors were on campus at Ardmore High School Monday after a student passed away. Principal Glenn ...



BUSINESS BUZZ: October 8  Tuscaloosa News

Avadian Credit Union announces the hiring of Ashley Wilbanks as Marketing Manager. Wilbanks brings over 18 years of marketing experience since graduating ...



Locals get caught up in 'Pokemon Go' craze  Daily Mountain Eagle

“Pokemon Go” gamers Blanton Odom, Tyler Nelson and Clayton Jones visit the Poke Stop at Jasper Fire Department in downtown Jasper Monday afternoon ...



See this year's Smith Scholarship winners from across Alabama  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- ABC prime-time anchor John Quinones gave the keynote address Saturday as the Smith Scholarship Foundation awarded 26 ...



Dubose Resigns As Falcons Football Coach  whnt.com

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Florence Falcons are without a head football coach Thursday after a surprising resignation. This is the third high profile coaching ...



Xenith Football Helmet recall alert  whnt.com

Attention players and coaches, Xenith football helmets have been placed under a recall alert due to a head injury hazard. The United States Consumer Product ...



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