Traffic pattern change for HMS


Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson instructs a test driver on the proper way of maneuvering through the parking lot under the new drop off and pickup pattern of traffic.

HALEYVILLE  -The start of a new year for Haleyville City Schools on Wednesday, Aug. 8, will mean a major change in student drop offs for the middle school, not just during hectic first-day traffic, but throughout the school year.

Senior Center proposed for Arley


The former Traders & Farmers Bank building in Arley is being considered as a site for a possible senior center for residents.
ARLEY - The former location of Traders & Farmers Bank, which has sat vacant for several years, is being eyed as the location for the Town of Arley’s first senior citizen center, as those behind the planning recently approached the Arley Town Council with their requests.

Grant to enhance Addison Pre-K


Addison Elementary Principal Jeff Scott with Pre-kindergarten teacher Liz Brannon, far left, and Jennifer Woodard. who were funded under the first pre-K program.
ADDISON - After a successful pre-kindergarten program the past two years at Addison Elementary, the school will proudly kick off their second pre-K program when school starts Wednesday, Aug. 8, thanks to a second $120,000 grant.

Haleyville applying for $450,000 CDBG grant


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and Lane Bates, general manager of the Haleyville Water and Sewer Department, are on 7th Avenue, where a portion of the proposed major water/sewer line project will take place.
HALEYVILLE - The time has come to update water and sewer lines and freshly pavie areas of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th avenues, thanks to a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant, which would be funded as a partnership between the City of Haleyville and the water department.

Helicon or Helican?


F.C. Parris Grocery in Helicon, one of Helicon’s former businesses. (Photo courtesy of Chris and Lenette Parris)
HELICON - Nestled in east-central Winston County, about one-and-a-half miles from the Cullman County line, is the community of Helicon.

Mayor holds weather briefing ahead of severe weather threat


Mayor Ken Sunseri, center, talks with Gerita Rye, director of safety, medical staff services, physician recruitment and marketing for Lakeland Community Hospital, and Park and Recreation Director Joel Sherrill after the meeting.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri held a weather meeting with department heads Friday, July 20, ahead of what weather officials were predicting as a severe weather situation much more common to the spring than summer.

Buzz-in systems for all Winston County Schools


From left, Cory Williamson, receptionist at the Double Springs Elementary School office, Principal Keith Hood, Winston County Schools Security Supervisor Danny Springer and Superintendent Greg Pendley at the door where the buzz-in intercom system has been installed.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - In efforts to increase student safety, all schools across the Winston County School district are installing buzz-in systems, where the only method of entry into the buildings will be through intercom communication with the receptionist.