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.

School and community join together to support fifth grader


The entire 5th grade class and faculty at Haleyville Elementary display a banner of support for Maddie Bishop.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools, along with the entire community, is wrapping their loving arms and hearts around the struggles of 10-year-old Maddie Bishop--who found out in early April that she is battling stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer that has spread into her lungs.

Double Springs wanting a change in water contract

HALEYVILLE - Where does your water come from? In most places in the county, it comes from either Bear Creek or Brushy Creek. Double Springs residents receive water from both places, purchasing water from Haleyville (Bear Creek) and Arley (Brushy Creek). Double Springs has had a contract with Haleyville to purchase water for nearly 41 years, which is now in renegotiations.

Recovering stations a family activity


Over time, some of the marks located flush with the ground can become buried. This one, EF1666 beside Highway 195 in front of the Double Springs Elementary School, had to be uncovered. It was monumented in 1989.
WINSTON COUNTY - Instead of making a long trip during this pandemic we’re in, why not take your family on a historically fun activity and never leave the area?

Letter raises stink during county commission meeting


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, far right, discusses a letter sent out by the sanitation office. Also shown, l-r, are county commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A letter presented by an Arley resident, fearing it was a scam, stirred up quite a stink at a recent Winston County Commission meeting.

Traffic stop near Addison leads to trafficking arrest


From left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Caleb Snoddy, K-9 Deputy Officer Jonathan Oliver with K-9 office Bojan and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore with the confiscated drugs and items.
ADDISON - A traffic stop for a possible expired tag on a motorcycle turned into a much bigger incident when the Winston County Sheriff’s Office found 48 grams of methamphetamine in the rider’s possession.