WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from February 19 to March 20, 2019.
WINSTON COUNTY - Free State Four Paws Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to rescuing dogs across the county and preparing them for their forever homes, will be holding a countywide bake sale Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20.
Seymour-Durbin Park in Double Springs will be the place to be next week, as the first official county fair opens. (Photo by P.J. Gossett)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Although this marks the third fair sponsored by Community Unity, this year marks a first in Winston County for a fair to be designated as the officially chartered county fair by the Alabama Fair Association.
This means the fair, which has been held at the Double Springs ball fields the past three years, has now been expanded more than ever before, to include not just the family friendly and thrilling rides and games but also activities by the county cooperative extension service and even live entertainment.
BEAR CREEK - Extensive repairs and renovations that have been done to allow Twin Forks campgrounds and park to reopen have come with a tall price tag, leading to a discussion regarding finances and false statements on social media that culminated into a heated disagreement at the Bear Creek Council meeting April 9.
WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey encourages Alabamians and citizens across the country to support the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), following several recent severe weather events across the state.
Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole arrived to his office to find it "rolled" with toilet paper in celebration of National Principal Week this week. There were also balloons strewn about the hallway floors and crepe paper hanging everywhere, as well as signs on the walls with his picture on it proclaiming NPW. "I'm glad to know I am loved," Cole laughed.
HALEYVILLE - Fred's Super Dollar Discount Chain, based out of Memphis, Tenn., announced today that it will be closing 159 of its stores. The Haleyville location will remain open, while the Russellville store will close, according to the list released by the company.
Haleyville students Zoe Lawler, Matt Thompson, Cayden Postell, and Cadey Lawler prepare for the upcoming Spring performance of “Hilarity and Hoopla.” Students from six area schools have joined to form the Free State Theater Troupe and are sponsored by the Winston County Arts Council.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Free State Theater Troupe have been rehearsing for upcoming performances at Looney's Tavern Dual Destiny Theater on Hwy. 278 in Double Springs. Nine short comedy plays will be played out in front of the audience.
ATHENS - Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County today to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens...
Arley Women’s Club members preparing for the big event, include, seated from left, Gail Pisani, Audra Kelley, Club President Cindy Bryant. Standing from left, Montie Pafford, Nancy Carlisle, Publicity Chairperson Beth Sargent and Belinda Rahal.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley will soon be filled with thousands of visitors for the 46th annual Arley Day festival.
Sid Burgess is reunited with family members, as he is transported from ALEA helicopter to RPS ambulance for medical transport after being found in the Bankhead National Forest.
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - An experienced hiker, who had been in the Bankhead National Forest for three days, was found and rescued leading to an emotional moment when the man was reunited with family members before being transported for medical treatment at Princeton Hospital in Birmingham.
WINSTON COUNTY - Work zone crashes and fatalities on Alabama roads are up. As National Work Zone Awareness Week begins today, the Alabama Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones.
MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Elliott Owen Lipinsky, a candidate for 2018 Republican nomination for state auditor, on three felony charges related to illegally accessing and attempting to access confidential law enforcement records, two of which are related to his opponents in the primary.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the introduction of his bill, Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act), to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 and to also require more age verification for the online sale of vaping products.
Bear Creek Town Council Member Daniel Green, right, makes a lengthy motion explaining the reopening of Twin Forks Park along with numerous rules, prices and needful information. Also shown is Town Attorney Cole Christopher.
BEAR CREEK - The date that both campers as well as town officials and residents have been waiting for will take place on Monday, April 15, when Twin Forks park and campsites will reopen after being closed down 10 weeks for repairs and renovations.