Gas shortages being reported locally; governor urges residents not to panic buy

This was the scene at Whitman's Service Station on Highway 195 near Haleyville early Monday evening. The lines of vehicles seeking fuel only deepened throughout the evening.
WINSTON COUNTY - An apparent cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline last week has created ripple effects for local residents in the form of long gas lines and some shortages and outages of fuel being reported across the county.

Special box serves as blessing

Bob and Pam Masdon, residents of 9th Avenue in Haleyville, are hoping the blessing box set up in their front yard will become a trend in the area, where people take necessary items they need and give items back to replenish the box.
HALEYVILLE - Bob and Pam Masdon have opened up their hearts to help others with a blessing box, and are hoping this will become a pay-it forward experience throughout the entire community.

Eady has book published

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Published by Parables, a Christian publishing company, is pleased to announce the publication and global distribution of Lisa H. Eady’s latest book, The 7 Principles of Healing Trauma (a healing journey).

Coalfest May 28-29

BRILLIANT - Each year, the north Alabama community of Brilliant pays tribute to its roots in the coal mining industry with a free festival filling the downtown area with two days of family fun.

Haleyville to begin handling business licenses in-house

Chris Bailey, owner of CN Bailey and Company general contractors, receives an application for a business license from Katie Tidwell, the clerk at Haleyville City Hall in charge of issuing and renewing of business licenses.
HALEYVILLE- A unanimous vote by the Haleyville City Council at their Monday, April 19, meeting reverted the process of issuing and collecting fees for business licenses back to the authority of the city, with the process expected to be complete by June 1.

Mixed reactions on school property sale

The Winston County Board of Education is currently accepting offers for the sale of the 16th section of property which is located on Yellow Creek near the Houston Recreational area of Smith Lake.
WINSTON COUNTY - The decision by Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley this past week to accept bids on the county’s 16th section of property, which the Winston County Board of Education has had under its control since a ballot vote in 2016, has been met with mixed reactions by the public.

Pantry to accept donations

ARLEY - Arley’s Free Lil’ Pantry will have a table set up at Arley Day Saturday, May 15, for those who want to donate non-perishable food items, toiletries, etc.
The pantry is located at 98 County Road 3926 just off County Road 12 in the Wilson Bend area.

Businesses across the area struggling to find employees

WINSTON COUNTY - The mask enforcement mandate for Alabama has ended. The vaccine is now accessible to anyone over the age of 16. Thankfully, we seem to be nearing the end of the pandemic. Unfortunately, now that the public can enjoy some things they have not been able to for more than a year, there appears to be fewer workers willing to work.

Local senior centers remain closed despite state giving go-ahead to reopen

WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey’s state health order issued on April 7, has given permission for senior citizen centers throughout the state to reopen their doors Monday, after being closed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but local officials feel the attached guidelines are so strict that centers will presently remain closed.