Haughton sworn in to Haleyville School Board


Board of education members, from left, President Chad Tidwell, Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, board members Donna Jones, Boo Haughton and Kris Burleson. Not present was Beth McAlpine.
HALEYVILLE - After a year of being vacant, the place 2 seat of the Haleyville Board of Education was officially filled, when Boo Haughton was sworn into office, during a special-called meeting early Monday morning.

Duncan Bridge rehab project begins


State Representative Tim Wadsworth inspects the makeshift traffic signal that has been installed at Duncan Bridge.
WINSTON COUNTY - A project in the planning stages for years is finally coming to fruition, with work now visible along the iconic Duncan Bridge at the border of Winston and Walker counties.

Garbage truck wrecks in Natural Bridge


A sanitation vehicle crashed on Highway 5 near Natural Bridge Monday morning.

NATURAL BRIDGE - A garbage truck crashed on Highway 5 south near Natural Bridge early Monday morning, July 25.  The driver was reportedly not injured, but trash has been dumped from the truck along the roadway, and authorities are still on the scene.  Motorists should use caution when traveling through this area this morning.

The Alabamian is also on the scene and will have much more in our Wednesday, July 27, edition.

Free Bat Blitz educational event for the public

The Alabama Bat Working Group’s Education Committee will hold a Bat Blitz educational event for the public on Monday, August 1, 3-6 p.m., at Randall Commons in Camp McDowell. Attendees will learn more about bats and their importance to the ecosystem, have the chance to see live bats up close and be able to participate in hands-on activities. Children are especially encouraged to attend. There is no entrance fee and no need to register in advance. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the event.

Scott back as district ranger


Andy Scott (Courtesy photo)
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - The Bankhead National Forest is once again under the leadership of District Ranger Andy Scott, who departed the Bankhead to become the deputy forest supervisor for the national forests in Mississippi on May 8.

County Road 4 bridge project nears completion


Replacing a section of railing on the County Road 4 bridge near Double Springs is some of the last work that must be done before the bridge reopens later this month.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After an extended closure, the bridge on County Road 4 will be reopened later this month, after extensive repairs to the pilings or foundational supports underneath the bridge that were becoming worn and had posed safety concerns.

Spring collapse of Marion Highway 48 almost completely repaired


Marion County Highway 48 is almost completely repaired after a portion of it collapsed in March. From left, Marion County Road Engineer Chris Wilbanks and Assistant Engineer Lynn Mitchell.
HALEYVILLE - The portion of County Highway 48 that collapsed in March due to old pipes and a clogged drainage system has now been restored and is open for travel.

Haughton, Vickery win Haleyville School Board election

HALEYVILLE - A familiar face and a newcomer will be joining the Haleyville Board of Education.

Christopher "Boo" Haughton was overwhelmingly elected to Place 2 on the Haleyville School Board, defeating Valeria Taylor.  Haughton has served on the school board in the past.

Brian "Thumper" Vickery has defeated incumbent Kris Burleson for Place 4 on the school board.  

 

Enjoy a free tomato sandwich

The Winston County Extension Office and local farmers have teamed up for Tomato Sandwich Day, which is intended to become an annual event. On Friday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until supplies run out), the public is invited to drop in for a tomato sandwich made with fresh tomatoes donated by local farmers. The event will be held at 64 Main Street, Double Springs (behind BankFirst).