HCS administrators answer the public's questions about starting school during pandemic


Haleyville City School Administrators, from left, High School Principal Davey Reed, Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Elementary Principal Christy Bice and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson answer some tough questions from the public during a recent Facebook live forum. Shown recording video of the forum is Chief School Financial Officer Candy Marbutt.
HALEYVILLE   - Many tough and thought-provoking questions were asked by the public to Haleyville City School administrators during a Facebook live forum, where officials were describing specifics of starting school on Aug. 6 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials plead with residents to follow health guidelines as COVID numbers surge


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, left, and Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson show the large banners Dr. Jerry Harrison has had made to place at areas around Winston County where larger crowds are expected to congregate to help remind people of what they can do to help protect themselves from COVID-19.
WINSTON COUNTY - As Governor Kay Ivey extended the state’s Safer-at-Home order last week, medical officials in Winston County confirmed a surge in COVID-19 cases locally, placing the county in an extremely high risk category when it comes to the virus.

Renovation work at HHS gym planned


This is an architect’s drawing of how the facade of the Haleyville High School gym will look once the project is completed.
HALEYVILLE - At a time when schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extra funding for capital improvements is a welcome relief, with Haleyville City Schools planning to focus a portion of its $2 million bond issue allotment on a new, modern look for the high school gymnasium.

A Meek graduate at 103


Major Lee Wooten proudly displays his diploma from Meek High School. He graduated this year at 103.
MADISON - “At our age, we’ve heard everything, we’ve seen everything, but we just don’t remember everything,” Major Lee Wooten laughed.

First Alabama Cavalry honored


Eddie Bratton and Brent Goodwin fire their rifles over the grave of Veteran Andrew Mitchell at Thornhill Cemetery.
WINSTON COUNTY - Many hardships were endured in the hills of northwest Alabama in the 1860s. It was brother against brother, literally, and hard times for the folks at home who were dealing with raiders and pillagers.

Qualifying for municipal, school board elections begins July 7


Haleyville City Clerk Christy Harbin, left, and Assistant Clerk Susan Morgan go over materials for the upcoming municipal election on Aug. 25.
Municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, when people will cast their votes for mayor and council races across Winston County and Bear Creek, with some voters in Winston County also having the opportunity to choose a school board member in a separate election.