Bigger fair this year? Officials say yes


The fair in Double Springs is set to begin Tuesday, April 23. It promises to be a bigger fair than last year with popularly known musical acts in the works.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27, are the dates for the fair this year in Double Springs, noted Crystal Till of Community Unity at the Double Springs Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 14.

Legislative meet-and-greet

HALEYVILLE - Issues of interest to the area and state will be topics for discussion at the annual Legislative Meet and Greet Thursday, Jan. 17, allowing the public to get to know Winston County’s legislators, including three newly elected to office this past year.

9-1-1 now accepting texts


Winston County E-911 Director Tim Webb sends the first 911 text on ANGEN, which was received by Dispatch Supervisor Deborah Hardy. Also shown is dispatcher Debbie Tidwell.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County is leading the way in new emergency communications technology once again...

Arley Police getting upgrades


Arley Police Chief Jerry Cummings shows the computer in his police cruiser. A new hard drive will be installed soon in both Arley police cruisers.
ARLEY - The Arley Police Department has computers in its vehicles dating back to the time when Ed Townsend was sheriff.

Reception for new HHS football coach Friday

HALEYVILLE - A reception honoring the new football coach at Haleyville High School will be held this Friday, Jan. 18, at the high school commons area.

The Haleyville Board of Education will meet in a special called meeting Friday, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of personnel, according to Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.

The board also met in a working session where they voted to enter into an executive session Monday, Jan. 14, to discuss personnel related to hiring a new high school football coach.

HHS band performs in Governor's Inaugural parade Monday


The Haleyville High School Roaring Lion band is ready to march in Monday's inaugural parade. Band members are shown with Director Reggie Tolbert, left, Assistant Director Judd Williams and HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy.
HALEYVILLE  -  The Haleyville High School band will once again take part in the state’s history, when pages in their government textbooks come to life Monday, as they march in the inauguration parade after the swearing in of Alabama’s 54th governor Kay Ivey, the second female governor of the state.

Haleyville BOE to meet in executive session Monday

HALEYVILLE - It was announced earlier that the Haleyville Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 14, in a working session at the Pride Room of Haleyville High School. The purpose was to discuss the hiring of a new football coach.  Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland noted the meeting will be executive session only, which is a meeting closed to the public to discuss the good name and character of an individual, according to law.

There will not be a board meeting following the executive session.

Man arrested on Macedonia Road


Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Caleb Snoddy leads defendant Todd Hood to the patrol car for transport to the Winston County Jail.
HALEYVILLE - The call of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Macedonia Road Haleyville around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, led Haleyville Police and the Winston County Sheriff's Office to the scene, where a m an was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant as well as drug related charges.

Two vehicle collision on Highway 195, Haleyville

Submitted by Melica Allen on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:14
The Haleyville Police Department is on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 195, near Rowe Building Supply, in Haleyville. Around 3 p.m., a red Ford Ranger pickup and a four-door silver colored Buick were involved in the accident.  One injury has been reported with RPS on the scene. Traffic is currently down to one lane, so please be aware if traveling in that vicinity. Ward's Wrecker Service  and Lyle's Wrecker were called to the scene.


The Haleyville Police Department is on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 195, near Rowe Building Supply, in Haleyville. Around 3 p.m., a red Ford Ranger pickup and a four-door silver colored Buick were involved in the accident. One injury has been reported with RPS on the scene. Traffic is currently down to one lane, so please be aware if traveling in that vicinity. Ward's Wrecker Service and Lyle's Wrecker were called to the scene.

Tough pill to swallow

WINSTON COUNTY - The opioid abuse epidemic in Winston County has prompted officials from throughout the region to band together and form a coalition to not only fight the problem, but create measures to help those suffering from abuse.

Locals want answers concerning parking issues at Caney Creek Falls


Caney Creek Falls is one of the most visited waterfalls in the Bankhead Forest. This photo was taken this past summer with back lights at night. Ron Burkett is the photographer and graciously allowed the Alabamian to use his photo.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County is unique - not all people in Alabama, or anywhere for that matter, have the option of walking out their back door into a forest or protected wilderness area.