Quotes: In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always. - Walter Savage Landor
Walker moves to Class 6A, faces new-look schedule
Two of Walker’s longtime rivals are absent from the football schedule in 2014. The Vikings’ 22-year run of playing Curry High School comes to an end as does the 10-year stretch of playing the Cullman Bearcats. In their place, Walker becomes reacquainted with some former rivals from the late 1990s. For the first time since 1997, Minor, John Carroll and Pell City are back on the schedule, as the Vikings move up a classification to 6A under coach Heath Brunner. Walker last competed in Class 6A from 1984 to 1997. Brunner’s first full year as head coach — he served as the interim coach for the last nine games last season —includes games against former 5A powerhouses Homewood and Briarwood Christian. The schedule also includes five teams that finished with a record below .500 last season.
County lake perfect location for state golf trail - (Comment)
- Jack McNeeiy - Many folks may rather have a root canal done than sit through a chamber of commerce board meeting. A room full of business and community leaders may not sound that exciting. However, it is one monthly meeting at which unique ideas are occasionally volleyed across the board table like a ping pong ball. The July meeting Thursday was one such meeting when Paul Kennedy of the Walker Area Community Foundation opened the discussion about potential additions at the Walker County Lake, which is conveniently located just off Industrial Boulevard less than one mile from its busy I-22 interchange.
Wreck shuts down eastbound lanes of U.S. 78
Alabama State Troopers are investigating a car accident that occurred on old Highway 78 near the Warrior River Bridge midday Friday, shutting down the eastbound lanes for some time. Several people in the two vehicles were transported to area hospitals via ambulance and helicopter. Argo and Boldo fire departments, along with other area departments, and Regional Paramedical Services responded to the scene.