Possible tornado damage in Cullman County

Submitted by Shelly Hess on Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:29
Breaking News Alert

CULLMAN COUNTY - Addison and Helicon's fire departments are on their way to Cullman County to assist the Sardis Fire Department in the vicinities of Cullman County Roads 1082 and 1114 after a possible tornado passed through the area.  Reports are indicating significant structural damage and tree and power line damage.  There are also reports of possible injuries.

Wreck on Highway 13 South

DELMAR - An accident is being reported at the intersection of Highway 13 South and County Road 62 near Delmar Friday, June 22, at approximately noon.  Only minor injuries are being reported by dispatchers, but traffic is blocked in both the northbound and southbound lanes.  Please choose an alternate route at this time.

Webb appointed to Alabama 9-1-1 Board


Tim Webb

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County 9-1-1 Executive Director Tim Webb has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama 9-1-1 Board, representing the Fourth Congressional District. Webb’s recommendation to fill a vacancy on the statewide board came from a group of his peers in the Alabama Association of 9-1-1 Districts, whose board of directors Webb has been a member of for six consecutive terms.

 

Hayes, mayors respond to residents' plea for better water


From left, Lynn Mayor Jeff Stokes, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes meet to discuss the project to see what can be done.
WINSTON COUNTY - After yet another plea presented to officials about contaminated well water on County Road 25, the Winston County Commission is joining forces with the towns of Double Springs and Lynn...

Tax abatement for Winston Machinery approved by town council


From left, Council Members Alan Barnett, Tommy Chambless and Chris Little; David Roberson of the Winston County Development Board; Town Clerk Marcia Manasco and Mayor Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - David Roberson, chairman of the Winston County Development Board, spoke at the town meeting of Lynn on June 18, and discussed the abatement process for Winston Machinery, owned by Jeff Richards.

Marion/Winston Farm Service Agency to hold county committee election informational meetings

WINSTON COUNTY - U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Timothy E. Malone in Marion/Winston County reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding the 2018 County Committee Election process on Thursday, June 21, and Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service, located at 1070 Highway 33 in Double Springs.

News of Henry's indictment shocks local officials; Henry claims innocence


Ed Henry, former interim administrator of Lakeland Community Hospital, Haleyville and chief strategy officer for the Java Medical Group, which manages Lakeland, is no longer affiliated with any of the operations of the hospital.
MONTGOMERY - Ed Henry, who was the chief strategy officer for the Java Medical Group, managing Lakeland Community Hospital as well as the now-former interium administrator for Lakeland, is no longer affiliated with any of Lakeland’s operations, after a federal indictment was handed down against him concerning health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and paying and receiving kickbacks related to Medicare.

Overturned tractor-trailer on Highway 33 just over Winston County line

LAWRENCE COUNTY/WINSTON COUNTY LINE - Officers are on scene of an accident where a tractor-trailer has overturned on Highway 33, just north of Double Springs over the county line into Lawrence County.  Please use caution driving through this area over the next couple of hours, as officers work to get a wrecker on scene capable of getting the truck upright, as well as picking up a steel coil which has fallen from the vehicle.

Troops come home


Lower left photo shows B Company Commander Brian Bartes of Haleyville with wife Kimberly and sons Austin, Will and Levil. Lower right photo shows SPC Corey Robinson of Addison being met with hugs from parents Kenny and Sherry Robinson.
HUNTSVILLE - The National Anthem sung by Cristina Lynn of Huntsville was blended with the roar of a plane’s engine, as the Southwest flight bringing home the last of the soldiers from the 115th Signal Battalion pulled up on the tarmac at the Huntsville International Airport for short but powerful ceremony Thursday morning, June 6, before soldiers were released to their families.

First responders honored at banquet


First responders receiving awards. See story for names and departments.
HALEYVILLE - First responders were the honorees at an awards banquet held as the city's annual 9-1-1 festival was beginning and also to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first emergency 9-1-1 call placed in the city. The banquet was held Thursday, May 31 at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center on Newburg Road.

Little red phone finds new home


Photo at left shows Craig Floyd, president and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Museum, and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri at the official announcement that the red telephone used in the city for the first 9-1-1 call 50 years ago will be displayed at the museum. Photo at right 911 Dignitary Steve Souder presents Mayor Sunseri with a replica red phone to be displayed in the city hall foyer replacing the vintage red phone that is going to Washington.
HALEYVILLE - The small red rotor dialed telephone that opened emergency 9-1-1 calling services to the entire nation has its roots in Haleyville, the birth city for that call.

Federal dignitaries special guests at 911 Town Hall workshops


From left, Retired Admiral David Simpson, former Federal Communications Commission bureau chief; Alicia Burns, 911 dignitary and committee chairperson for the town hall meeting; Christy Williams, 911 director North Central Texas Council of Governments, Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner and Steve Souder, 9-1-1 dispatcher during many historical events in the nation
HALEYVILLE - The 911 Town Hall workshops held Thursday, May 31, at Haleyville City Hall, brought attendance from federal, state and local dignitaries pesenting a series of programs called 911 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Family of Former Mayor James Whitt honored


From left, members of the James Whitt family, from left, Carol Whitt, Heath Sutherland, Whitt Sutherland, Steve Whitt, Mona Whitt, Holly Sutherland, Will Sutherland, Murry Whitt, Kay Sunseri, Casey Whitt, Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - A special award was presented in memory of former mayor James Whitt, who was mayor of the city when the historical first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville on Feb. 16, 1968. The award was presented at the award banquet honoring first responders Thursday, May 31, at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center.