North Alabama Trails & Recreation program to partner with local organizations

WINSTON COUNTY - A new program focused on improving outdoor recreation to make North Alabama “a recreation destination” has been formed by the Alabama Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council. The new program, NATR, which stands for North Alabama Trails & Recreation, will partner with organizations and individuals in eighteen counties, including Winston.

Donations coming in after 7 families displaced in apartment fire


Apartment Complex Manager Darrell Robins shows the generous amount of clothing donations that have been received at the apartment office to help the displaced families.
HALEYVILLE - Seven families, including one with children, have been displaced after a fire damaged or destroyed up to eight units in Building C of Greeleaf Apartments in Haleyville in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 15.

Animals, art, and anything-goes: 4-H has something for every student


Participants and winners in the 4-H Blocks Rock contest at DSES pose with their projects and Extension Agent Dylan Gilbert. Left to right are the team of Chris Moore and Brantley Hood, 3rd place in Mrs. Box's class; Elise Beach, 1st place in Mrs. Box's class; Natalie Eward, 1st place in Ms. Nix's class; and Karsyn Caudle. The participants not shown were absent.

Winston County 4-Hers are busy with a variety of fun—and educational—projects. Addison 4-Hers, for example, are working on the eXtreme Birdhouse project and a photography project called the World I See/Imagine.

Evans family honored with emotional balloon release


Third grade students release their balloons in honor of Annabelle Evans at the playground in a special ceremony Thursday morning.
HALEYVILLE - Friends, classmates and family of Annabelle Evans, one of two Haleyville Elementary students who lost their lives in a house fire, honored their memories with a special, but emotional balloon release on campus Thursday morning, Jan. 13.

City approves entering settlement with pharmaceutical company


Former Haleyville City Council Member Jonathan Bennett, left, receives a plaque from Mayor Ken Sunseri and the Haleyville City Council honoring his years of work in the community as a council member. Bennett's honor was one of several items on the agenda during the council's first meeting of 2022.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Council began the new year somberly Jan. 3, with members expressing their sadness over a fire earlier that morning that killed a mother and her two children.