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Teen dies from injuries sustained in ATV crash with deputy  Alabama's News Leader

A teenage boy injured after his ATV collided with a Walker County Sheriff's deputy's cruiser has died. Austin Aaron's death was confirmed Tuesday by the ...



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 ...



Woman bitten by snake during program at Oakman High School  Alabama's News Leader

A woman was bitten by a snake while doing a presentation at a Walker County high school. The Yarborough Educational Reptile Program posted on their ...



Panter joins Oakman football staff as defensive coordinator  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — When he started his coaching career, one of Ben Panter's goals was to be a defensive coordinator. Now after several coaching stops and an ...



Bright future ahead for Oakman senior  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman High School senior Cameron Freeman is a dedicated leader who is up for any challenge. When the Daily Mountain Eagle went to interview Freeman, ...



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 fishing teams going to state tournament  Daily Mountain Eagle

Nick Brubaker and Nathan Wright show catches at a tournament last year. They are both members of the Oakman High School fishing team. Photo Special to the ...



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'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 ...



Prep Football: Hall likes what he sees at Oakman  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — Change is in the air at Oakman High School. For the first time in a decade, the Wildcats have a new head football coach in Ryan Hall, who put his ...



Oakman senior a CNC machinist prodigy  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN - Operating a programmable controller machine comes as easy as using a calculator to Andrew "Drew" Taggart. The Oakman High School senior has ...



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

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



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.



County students paving their way to college  Daily Mountain Eagle

Students in Walker County Schools are paving their way to college. Two large groups of students were recognized at the Walker County Board of Education ...



Walker County Sports Hall of Fame to induct class of 14  Daily Mountain Eagle

Former Cordova High School star running back Tim Simon will be inducted into the Walker County Sports Hall of Fame next month. File photo. Posted Sunday ...



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) ...



Pike County vs. Oakman playoff game postponed to Monday  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 playoffs.



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 ...



Walker County Softball Tournament: Oakman wins title  Daily Mountain Eagle

Oakman's Iyana Canada hugs Katelyn Makemson after the Wildcats' championship game win over Carbon Hill on Friday. The Wildcats went 3-0 on the day, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Joint effort to address mental health concerns of students  Daily Mountain Eagle

In this staged photo, Oakman High School counselor Dana Gray is pictured with a student to represent the role counselors, educators and therapists are playing ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mark Hastings returns to West Alabama as Hale Countys football coach  Gadsden Times

After spending the last 10 seasons as head football coach at Oakman High School, Mark Hastings was ready for a new challenge and a *fresh* start.Hastings' ...



Hagood proposes grade level addition at Parrish Elementary  Daily Mountain Eagle

Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood has asked for the the Walker County Board of Education's consideration to add seventh grade back to Parrish Elementary ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Over 30 graduate Hope and Twilight program  Daily Mountain Eagle

Thirty-one seniors were recognized as graduates of the Hope Academy and Twilight Knight School on Thursday. A gradation ceremony was held for the ...



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 ...



20 chosen for Boys, Girls State  Daily Mountain Eagle

Pictured are this year's Girls State delegates from Walker County. From left to right, Morgan Skelton, chairwoman of the Girls State committee, joins Larken Box of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Dates announced for annual rabies clinic  Daily Mountain Eagle

Dates for the annual Walker County rabies clinic have been set. The Animal Hospital of Walker County is again sponsoring the rabies clinic that begins July 9, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



A new beginning  Daily Mountain Eagle

More than 700 graduates earned their diplomas in Walker County Friday night. Seniors from Carbon Hill, Cordova, Curry, Dora, Jasper and 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Tech students honored for performance  Daily Mountain Eagle

Nathaniel Clark of Dora High School was honored for placing first at the State SkillsUSA competition for electrical construction wiring. Pictured, from left to right, ...



Dora High students increase ACT scores  Daily Mountain Eagle

Students at Dora High School have made a significant improvement in their ACT scores over the past four years. DME file. Posted Friday, June 21, 2019 12:03 ...



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 ...



Shoals Christian football player collapses during practice, taken to Birmingham hospital  WAAY

UPDATE: (8:30 p.m.) The admissions director at Shoals Christian, Didi Vardaman, says Kenan Jones's family says he is being transferred to a children's hospital ...



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.



UPDATE: Shoals Christian football player who collapsed now awake, breathing on his own  WAAY

The community is lifting Kenan Jones and his family up in prayer and collecting donations for them.



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 ...



41 graduate Youth Leadership Walker County  Daily Mountain Eagle

The 2019 Youth Leadership Walker County class graduated Tuesday. Forty-one students participated in this year's Youth Leadership Walker County, an annual ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Three offensive players and one defensive player were signed.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Walker County Tournament: Top seeds cruise on opening day  Daily Mountain Eagle

OAKMAN — The top seeds for the ninth-grade boys and junior varsity girls glided through their competition on Tuesday to pave the way for Saturday's title ...



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 ...



See this year's Smith Scholarship winners from across Alabama  The Birmingham News - al.com

ABC prime-time anchor John Quinones gave the keynote address Saturday as the Smith Scholarship Foundation awarded 26 scholarships to graduating ...



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 ...



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