Bear Creek Civitans hold planning meeting for annual Relay For Life bake sale

Bear Creek Civitans met at the Bobby Bishop Community Center Monday, Feb. 19, to begin planning the annual Relay For Life bake sale set March 29-30. From left are: Debby Aderholt, Sue Foster, Joan Dees, Francis Shirley, Bobbie Cofield, Mary Lou Mann and Freddy Tidwell.

BEAR CREEK  - Names were read off as rolls of honor as the Bear Creek Civitan members met at the Bobby Bishop Community Center in Bear Creek to kick-off planning the annual Relay For Life bake sale. The event is slated for Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, at the community Center.
It will be a great opportunity to get your desserts for Easter weekend. Delicious cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, breads and more will be available.


HES upgrades security

Shown at the newly added security feature at Haleyville Elementary are HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, secretary and greeter Shelia Gamble and Elementary Principal Christy Bice.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Elementary School has upgraded security features by providing a greeter at the left entrance door at the front of the school.

New equipment for Sheriff's office hits the streets Friday

State Senator Greg Reed with the Winston County Commission and Winston County Sheriff Tommy Moore display some of the new laptops and other equipment provided to Winston County sheriff’s deputies through an ADECA grant. From l-r: Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, Moore, Reed, Winston County Chairman Roger Hayes and Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett.

DOUBLE SPRINGS  - The new body cameras, laptop computers and bulletproof vests purchased for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, thanks to a recently received $24,000 grant, were put on display for officials to see Monday, Feb. 12, before the equipment is put into action by the sheriff’s office later this week.


February recognized as Career Tech Month

The Haleyville Center of Technology’s student organizations’ club officers for 2017-18.

HALEYVILLE - Career and technical education is an avenue that leads students, workers and lifelong learners of all ages to fulfill their working potential.

Career and Technical Education Month, or CTE Month, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.



Alabamian announces policy for publishing candidate profiles

WINSTON COUNTY - Many politicians are making their official announcements of candidacy for the 2018 elections. The Alabamian has set guidelines for free political profiles to be published in its print edition, which is also reproduced in a digital edition. Two rounds of profiles will be offered this year - one for the June 5, party primaries, which will feature national, state and local candidates, and another for the Haleyville City School Board election set for later this year.

Election of officers results in BCDA board turnover

Newly elected officers of the BCDA board are Jeff Mobley as board vice chairman and Connie Morrison as board chairperson. Franklin County Probate Judge Barry Moore, who was absent from the meeting, was kept as BCDA secretary.
HODGES - Election of officers for the year at the Friday, Feb. 9, meeting of the Bear Creek Development caused a complete board turnover with five votes going for Connie Morrison as chairperson.

Cinderella's Closet seeks help with prom dresses

Pictured from left are HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy, counselors Stacie Temple and Jennifer Rains with some of the dresses that already been donated.

HALEYVILLE - Clean out those closets and make a donation to Cinderella's Closet at Haleyville High School. Formal dresses, shoes and jewelry are being gathered to help young ladies for the prom season. Contact Haleyville High School if you can help with this project at 205-486-3122. 

Fire at The Galley Restaurant

Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and Galley Restaurant owner Venita Armstrong Hamrick watch as firefighters battle the blaze.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Fire Department, with assistance from Bear Creek, Craft and Delmar, were on the scene of a fire at the Galley Restaurant on Highway 13 South Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Feb. 8.   Owner Venita Armstrong Hamrick reported that the fire was at the rear of the restaurant.  The extent of damage is being determined.

Alabamian changing with the times - consolidating to one edition in March

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In the midst of a changing world, the Northwest Alabamian is making necessary changes to the way information is delivered to its readers. Effective Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Northwest Alabamian weekend edition will consolidate into a single weekly edition.  You will be receiving one paper each Wednesday, and we are discontinuing the Saturday (weekend) edition.

Bands announced for 911 Festival

HALEYVILLE -  The  long awaited official announcement of the bands performing in the Haleyville 911 Festival Friday, June 1 is headlined by Craig Morgan. The remaining lineup leading up to Morgan’s headline act will start with Austin Lewis followed by Trinecia Hall Butler & the band Tremayne, followed by the ROCK sound from Handshake Promise followed by Red Marlow.