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Located in northwest Alabama on the future Interstate Highway 22, Jasper is a thriving retail hub, center of growing industrial development and home to approximately 14,000 residents. Enjoying one of the top ranked education systems in the State of Alabama, ongoing renovated Park & Recreation programs and its close proximity to the outstanding recreation areas such as Smith Lake, Bankhead National Forest and the Warrior River makes it an attractive area for relocation.  Mayor V. L. “Sonny” Posey would like to welcome you to our city and web site.


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City presented portable AED for parks department

Members of the National Center for Sports Safety made a special presentation to the Jasper Parks and Recreation Department during Tuesday’s Jasper City Council meeting. Kathryn Gwaltney, Raven Spence and Derrek Smith of the National Center for Sports Safety presented Willie Moore with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and fully-stocked first aid kits to be used at the city’s parks and recreation department during emergency situations. The National Center for Sports Safety is a Birmingham-based non-profit founded in 2001 by noted orthopedic surgeon Larry Lemak that specializes in injury and illness prevention for the youth sports community. “This organization was started to help educate coaches and parents to keep our kids safe while they’re playing sports,” said Gwaltney, who serves as the organization’s executive director. The AED was donated by a private business owner in Walker County that asked to remain anonymous.More - Daily Mountain Eagle - City presented portable AED for parks department


City takes steps to cut energy costs

Jasper City Council members voted Tuesday to enter into a contract with a Carrollton, Texas-based company to cut the city’s energy costs. The council, in a 4-1 vote, gave Mayor Sonny Posey its permission to sign contracts with Schneider Electric, a company that delivers integrated, customized energy efficiency solutions, according to its website. Council President Jed Daniel cast the lone vote against the project. Following Tuesday’s council meeting, Posey said the project is a “win-win situation” for the city. â€śWhat this will do is allow us to replace existing dilapidated, antiquated infrastructure in the form of HVAC units, lighting and telecommunications equipment,” Posey said. “Every department in the city will benefit from this in some way.” More from Daily Mountain Eagle

Jasper receives designation from Main Street Alabama

Jasper has joined the list of Main Street Alabama’s designated communities, local leaders announced Monday. The nonprofit organization, which uses a four-point approach to revitalize downtown areas, selects three new communities annually through a competitive application process. Jasper stood out in the recent field of applicants because the city “demonstrated strong community partnerships, an impressive organizational structure with exceptional leadership and ability to financially support its program,” state coordinator Mary Helmer noted in a press release regarding the selection. Debbie Young Sanders, president of the Jasper Downtown Business Association, said that she was thrilled by the news of the designation. â€śIt is going to mean really good things for our town and the whole community. It’s a program that has been proven throughout the state and the country to bring jobs, dollars and people into our downtown,” Sanders said. More from the Daily Mountain Eagle

Council honors WHS tennis teams

Members of the Walker High girls’ tennis team, which brought home a Class 6A state championship on April 24, were honored during the Jasper City Council meeting Tuesday morning. Walker’s girls’ team easily won its state title — the first in tennis since 2003. Walker’s girls’ team finished second in the state in 2010. Walker won two singles state titles and one doubles state championship.  â€śWe worked really hard all through the season, and we knew we could achieve the goal of a state championship,” said senior Kallie Beall, who played No. 1 singles. “When it came to the state tournament, we did what it took to win.” The council also recognized Walker’s boys’ tennis team, which finished second in Class 6A in the recent state tournament in Mobile. Walker’s boys’ team won the state title in 2010. â€śIt’s an outstanding accomplishment for both teams,” said council member Danny Gambrell, a former principal at Walker. “You’ve done a great job representing Walker High School and the city of Jasper.”  In other business, the council:


 

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