WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Department of Public Health has created a dashboard that provides real-time updates on the COVID-19 case count in the state, with countywide breakdowns. To view it, click here.
ADDISON - The Addison Ladies Club will host the 2nd annual Color Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 24.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The annual homecoming event at Winston County High School is anticipated by many throughout the fall. Unfortunately, this year is also the year of the pandemic and changes have been underway. The homecoming parade has been canceled this year, and plans are still not concrete on Spirit Night. However, events on homecoming night are still scheduled, albeit on a different day than originally planned.
BEAR CREEK - A state of emergency has been declared by the Town of Bear Creek in order to remedy the long-standing problem of needing to install backflow valves at two water meters or risk contamination issues.
DELMAR - A bumpy ride promises to be smoothed out with a new hot mix asphalt. County Road 28, one of three routes that are between both U.S. Highway 278 to Highway 13 in Delmar, has recently had work done to its base on the Delmar half of the road, with those work areas then being chip sealed. New pavement will soon be added to that half, with striping added to the entire road.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Are you ready for the upcoming general election? It is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and the general public has just over a month before polls open.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Damage to the walking track at Mike Gilbreath Memorial Park, due to time, weather and roots, caused the park to be closed in February of this year for renovations. According to reports at the town meeting Monday, Sept. 14, the repaving of the track and lighting are the only issues left to complete before the park reopens.
The 15th annual community yard sale from Pebble to Union will take place Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The designation of two mills of ad valorem or property taxes to benefit the hospital in Winston County--which has long been on the books and a subject of controversy including a lawsuit--was brought into the light once again through a vote by the Winston County Commission Monday, Sept. 14.
HALEYVILLE - It will be difficult to keep Lions caged this week, as excitement and anticipation are building each day along with activities, as homecoming festivities for Haleyville High School draw closer on Friday, Sept. 25, and school officials assure all events will be done according to safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of Alabama is losing--and losing quite badly, as if our state were one of the perennial cupcakes found on the schedule for Southeastern Conference teams in the fall. The deadline to respond to the census is Sept. 30 and a substantial portion of our state has failed to take the five minutes necessary to answer a few basic questions.
PHIL CAMPBELL - The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Northwest-Shoals Community College will receive a federal Student Support Services grant of $3,171,090 to help more students succeed in and graduate from college.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - For the citizens of Double Springs, the wind down of summer does not end with Labor Day but with City Fest. With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing havoc in lives, City Fest will continue on in its fourth year. This year, it will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the downtown area
DELMAR - The Delmar Volunteer Fire Department’s annual poker run will take place this Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Delmar Fire Station on Highway 13 South.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Faye Garner, left, and Mary Watkins, mobile questionnaire assistants, asked people at Gateway Foodland on Saturday, Sept. 19, if they have completed their census. The deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30, to fill out the census. As of Monday, Sept. 21, Alabama is ranked the lowest in the nation at 87.8 percent enumerated. To fill out the census, go to my2020census.gov.
WINFIELD - Local churches are coming together to promote a time of public prayer for the nation.