Christmas at the Creek Nov. 3

BEAR CREEK - The second annual Christmas at the Creek benefit event will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Attie Fleming Building behind Phillips High School in Bear Creek.  Numerous vendors have already signed up to be at the event, with beautiful and heartfelt gift ideas for Christmas.  Vendors will include:

Arley UMC’s centennial this Sunday

Arley United Methodist Church pastor Walter Cash and members Jane Nichols and Diane Allison welcome everyone to come out to the church’s 100 year anniversary celebration this Sunday.
ARLEY - Sunday, Oct. 21, will be a time of reflection and celebration for a congregation that has served the Lord and Arley for 100 years.

Unhappy voters come to Commission

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Voters are expressing grievance, some even saying they are being discriminated against in the voting process, since the precinct lines have changed due to the latest census, meaning some voters are now at a different polling site than where they have traditionally voted.

New equipment helps Double Springs FD save lives

The new set of Jaws of Life purchased for the department features the strongest technology in both cutting and spreading devices, as shown here by Fire Chief Allen Ward, left, and Lt. Erik Gilbreath.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs Fire Department is ready to roll with new equipment that will greatly benefit them, especially fighting fires in more rural areas.

Burglary suspect breaks through back wall into Delmar Quick Stop

Lt. Tim Steien, investigator with the Haleyville Police Department, inspects the hole where the suspect gained access into the store during the break-in and theft incident.
DELMAR   - A suspect tore a hole in the back wall of Delmar Quick Stop  early Friday morning, Oct. 12, in order to gain access into the store, where all of the cigarettes were cleaned out as well as all of the cash taken from the store’s ATM machine.

Jerry Perkins retires from manufactured housing career

Jerry Perkins sits in front of his children and grandchildren. From left, Carter Perkins, Jami Perkins holding Penelope, Lashae Berry, Jessica McDonald and Hilrye and Ruby Baker.
HALEYVILLE - What began by working on the assembly floor of a manufactured home plant in 1963, eventually led to retirement 55 years later as owner of a company.

Tons of trash plucked from shore

Clockwise from left are Kerri Roberts, Kathy and Jackie Phelps, Charlotte Dougherty and Brian and Lou Kuntz.
CRANE HILL - What do combs, toothbrushes, unopened bottles of water, unopened bottles of oil, tires, rubber snakes, aerosol cans, plastic bags, light bulbs, tarps, chairs, rope, bobbers and barrels have in common?

Community Action looking for seniors in need of help with electric bills

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Community Action in Double Springs is currently looking for seniors aged 60 and older, as well as persons who are on disability who are having problems playing their electric bills.
Those who fall under this category and believe they may qualify can call 205-489-5448 for more information.

Car crashes into Goar's Market

A car crashes into the entrance of Goar's Market in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Emergency responders and city officials swarmed the scene at Goar’s supermarket Monday morning, Oct. 8, after a vehicle crashed through the south entrance door, scattering debris and alarming store personnel and customers.

Man arrested after active meth lab found on stolen four-wheeler at Phillips School

Tommy Levi Lolley, 27, of Phil Campbell, is placed into the patrol car at the scene of the bust at Phillips School Thursday, Oct. 4.
BEAR CREEK   - The Bear Creek Police Department was at the right place at the right time, when they caught a man on a stolen four wheeler in possession of an active methamphetamine lab and firearms in the parking lot in the presence of students at Phillips School.

3 arrested in counterfeit check scheme

Lt. Tim Steien with the Haleyville Police Department, examines the counterfeit checks.
HALEYVILLE     - Three people have been nabbed in a counterfeit check scheme affecting not just Haleyville but several northwest Alabama communities, where the individuals were attempting to cash bogus company checks while being in possession of bogus personal checks.

Preston chosen Bear Creek Mayor Pro Tem

Bear Creek Town Council Member Jimmy Preston, far right, who was named as mayor pro tem, talks to the crowd attending the council's special called meeting, about the town being transparent and everyone working together. Council members from left, Daniel Green, Chris Hyde, James Loden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - After a one hour executive session, the Bear Creek Town Council voted by majority to name Jimmy Preston as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Connie Morrison who resigned earlier that day on Wednesday, October 3.

Haleyville Middle School planning special event Oct. 18

Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland talk to students about the upcoming program. Students pictured are Sophia Church, Jeb Lester, Evelyn Kate Carroll, Anna Kate Bice, Destiny Baker, Aynelise Vickery and Adyson Robertson.
HALEYVILLE - The older a child gets, the more difficult it is to get that child’s parent in school.

NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit

President Dr. Glenda Colagross
MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently.

Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy will sponsor cleanup Oct. 4

Advocacy officers from left are Lu Cruce, secretary; Jim Eason, president; Kenny Kilpatrick, vice president and Charlotte Doughterty, treasurer.
ARLEY - The Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Group, Inc. will sponsor a lake cleanup for one day on Thursday, Oct. 4, it was learned at the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Empty Bowls to benefit two local non-profits

MHS students help with Empty Bowls each year. Shown back row from left, Sky Heath, Suzie Feist, Destiney Briscoe, Madeline Murrah. Front, Diane Sharron of the pottery workshop, students Kaylee Elliott and Paige Frederick.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Empty Bowls and full hearts will be the case when hundreds of people gather Thursday, Oct. 11, to enjoy hearty fellowship and a variety of delectable soups while raising funds to help two worthy causes.

Lack of funding the problem

Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for High School

Haleyville High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Tristan Carter.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education has developed a new Serve with Pride award for their system with a different honoree chosen each month. For September, the award was given in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. The high school recipient for this Serve with Pride award was Tristan Carter, honored in a presentation by High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy at the board's regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Middle School

Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Aynelise Vickery

HALEYVILLE - A new award presented this month by administrators from Haleyville City Schools was in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons, who retired from the system in 1996. The award presented by Middle School Principal  Bo Wilcoxson was to student Aynelise Vickery. The award was presented at the board of education's Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting. A different honoree will be chosen each month.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Haleyville Elementary

Haleyville Elementary Principal Christy Bice presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Boston Brewer

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Board of Education has developed a new line of service awards  for their system, with a new honoree chosen this month. In September the Serve with Pride award was  in honor of long time high school teacher and successful track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. Each month, administrators from each system will highlight a student deserving of Serve with Pride awards.  Elementary Principal Christy Bice announced Boston Brewer as the elementary student at the board of education's regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 25.