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Snake lady in hospital after bite at OHS  Daily Mountain Eagle

Becky Yarbrough Tucker, of Yarbrough's Educational Reptiles/The Snake Show, shows off a snake during a program Monday at Sumiton Middle School.



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's Hastings resigns  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman's Mark Hastings looks on during last year's game against Cordova. Hastings stepped down from his post as head coach on Monday after 10 years at ...



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 ...



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.



Oakman to develop property for parks and recreation  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman Mayor Cory Franks and Oakman Town Clerk Lisa Lockhart look at a map of a property the town intends to develop into a recreational space.



Rain forces changes  Daily Mountain Eagle

Carbon Hill's Santana Clark, left, runs bases during a tournament game against Oakman earlier this season at Cordova High School. The Walker County Softball ...



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 students serve Mission of Hope  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman High School Beta Club students help pack up groceries to give to those in need who visit Mission of Hope in Dora. Photo Special to the Eagle. Oakman ...



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 ...



Oakman Middle fishing team strong in first year  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman Middle School students Eli Kilgore and Brodey Hartley recently won the junior division Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association's (ASABFA) ...



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 High students showcase over 20 organizations  Daily Mountain Eagle

Students pledged their membership to a variety of organizations at Oakman High School Wednesday. Four students from the Spanish Club are pictured.



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 ...



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 ...



Prep Baseball: Oakman clinches area title  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — The Oakman Wildcats are playoff bound. The team finished off Class 3A, Area 8 play with an 18-3 victory over Fultondale on Thursday at Oakman ...



Oakman band celebrates successful season  Daily Mountain Eagle

The Oakman High School band poses for a photo after receiving superior ratings and winning best overall band at a competition in Gordo. Photo Special to the ...



Prep Softball: Sumiton Christian rallies past Oakman  Daily Mountain Eagle

Sumiton Christian's Anna Calloway throws a pitch against Oakman during their game at Oakman High School on Monday. The Eagles won 6-3. Daily Mountain ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prep Basketball: Oakman clinches area title  Daily Mountain Eagle

Carbon Hill's Isaac Woodard (5) and Oakmsn's AJ Odom (21) go up for a rebound as Carbon Hill's Jon Michael Madison (14) looks on during their game on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 men inducted into Samford Athletics Hall of Fame  Daily Mountain Eagle

Pictured, from left to right, is Johnny Grubb, Barry Lollar, Gary Kinley, Bill Baker and Wayne Grubb, all former players on the Samford University 1971 football ...



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 ...



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.



Oakman program encouraging attendance  Daily Mountain Eagle

From left to right, Oakman High School seniors Samantha Homan and Lani Herron work on a board that is used to track student attendance. Daily Mountain ...



Prep Volleyball: Oakman rallies for area win  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Down two sets and with Lamar County holding all the momentum, Oakman found its groove en route to a come-from-behind area win over the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Building closed at University of North Alabama after wall collapsed from cold weather  WAAY

According to Bryan Rachal, the Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of North Alabama, a portion of the third floor exterior wall of the ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Anticipated storm shelters placed in communities  Daily Mountain Eagle

Pictured is the storm shelter in Pineywoods that was placed Friday. It will be a few weeks before the shelter is fully operational. Daily Mountain Eagle - Nicole ...



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.



Prep Softball: Cordova stuns No. 1 Hayden  Daily Mountain Eagle

Cordova erupted for five runs in the sixth inning to break a tie and earn a 6-1 road win over top-ranked Hayden on Tuesday. Raven Clark held the Wildcats ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



Oakman flower project to beautify town streets  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman agriscience teacher Grant Nichols, back right, and Oakman community member David Kelly, back left, pose with Oakman students who built flower ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Oakman students explore school organizations  Daily Mountain Eagle

An Oakman High student looks at various display boards in the school's lunchroom Wednesday that feature around 20 clubs in an effort to increase student ...



Hagood takes oath of office  Daily Mountain Eagle

Dr. Joel Hagood, joined by his wife, Jennifer, and children, Breck and Annleigh, is sworn in Thursday as superintendent of education for the Walker County ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Three offensive players and one defensive player were signed.



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prep Baseball: Sumiton Christian rallies to beat Dora  Daily Mountain Eagle

Sumiton Christian's Peyton Alexander (15) strokes a hit against Dora during their game at Blair Field on Monday. The Eagles fought back from a 5-3 deficit to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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