Nauvoo man pleads guilty to defrauding U.S. Department of Defense

BIRMINGHAM - A Nauvoo resident and enlisted Army Reservist pleaded guilty Tuesday, January 24, to stealing more than $53,000 from the Department of Defense, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Department of Army Criminal Investigation Division, Redstone Resident Unit, Supervisory Special Agent Chase Wilkerson.

Town councils extend invitation to another ambulance service


Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Helicon Fire Chief Neil Feist and Arley Fire Department Training Officer Brian Kuntz stand in the space that has been cleared in AFD’s vehicle bay for the ambulance that they hope will soon be stationed in Arley.

ARLEY - Both the Arley and Addison town councils voted this month to encourage an additional ambulance service to operate in their towns. Currently, the primary ambulance service operating in Winston County is Regional Paramedical Services (RPS).

City of Haleyville taking paver brick orders


Mayor Ken Sunseri, Katie Tidwell, City of Haleyville revenue clerk and City Council Member Blue Russell show the decorative pavers on the sidewalk in downtown Haleyville that are just waiting to have names enscribed upon them. The city is currently taking orders for the pavers.
HALEYVILLE - For the first time in over a decade, Haleyville residents, business owners and others with ties to the city have the opportunity to leave their mark on the city - literally.

Haleyville man sought by Winston County Sheriff's Office captured in Mississippi


Damion Gruenberg (file photo)
TISHOMINGO - A 33-year-old Haleyville man, who law enforcement believe accidentally shot himself at a Highway 13 residence last November, has been at large since escaping from UAB Hospital - until a Jan. 12 traffic stop found him with a large supply of drugs.

Suspect in Tuesday's officer shooting and standoff dead

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Jeffery Lee Adair, the suspect in the shooting of a Double Springs Police Department officer and ensuing standoff, has reportedly died at the Winston County Jail, where he was being held.  No further details regarding his death have been released at this time.

At the Winston County Sheriff's Office's request, the State Bureau of Investigation will be handling the investigation into Adair's death, Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy stated.

Suspect in Tuesday's officer shooting and standoff identified


Double Springs Police Chief Kim Miller, far left, along with several other members of law enforcement and other first responders stand guard as the suspect in the Tuesday night standoff, Jeffery Lee Adair, 48, of Haleyville, is loaded into an ambulance after surrendering.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Law enforcement and first responders from across a 50-mile area converged on a vehicle Tuesday night, Jan. 17, in a standoff/shootout situation after an armed motorist opened fire on officers while barricaded in his car.
Jeffery Lee Adair, 48, with an address listed of 301 Old Union Road, Haleyville, surrendered to authorities around 10 p.m., three hours after the initial standoff began, according to law enforcement agencies on the scene.

Math night at HMS Jan. 24


Haleyville Middle School students Elijah Hood, Donovan Hoon and Jackson Mize work on a math concept project.
HALEYVILLE - Parents having difficulties helping their children with math homework have an opportunity to attend a public workshop Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Haleyville Middle School to help them better understand the concepts behind what is commonly referred to by parents as “New Math.”

Miller inducted into honor society

ADDISON - Loryn Miller, a native of Addison, was recently initiated into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.
Students initiated into the society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate/professional students in the top 35 percent of their class, demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars and embrace the ODK ideals. Fewer than five percent of students on a campus are invited to join.

Storm damage reported after tornado-warned storm

Update, 1:07 p.m.:  Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have stated that County Roads 81 and 32 are now reopened to traffic.  County Road 28 is still closed.  Crews are currently on County Road 28 working to remove debris.

Update:  The worst damage appears to be in the Ashridge area near the Henryfield community.  The Alabamian has reporters in the area and will have more as it becomes available.

Winston County under tornado watch

The tornado watch has now been canceled for Winston County:

 

WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County has been placed, along with other counties in northwest and central Alabama, under a tornado watch, as a line of severe storms approaches the state. Only the main storm shelter at the Community Safe Room will be opened for the city of HALEYVILLE, announced Mayor Ken Sunseri. Storm shelters across the county are on standby to be opened if a warning is issued, reported Winston Emergency Management Director AJ Brown.