Local UNA students join Phi Kappa Phi

FLORENCE - The following local UNA students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Tiffany Harbison, of Arley;
Stormy Sides, of Haleyville;
Meaghan Hardy Reed, of Phil Campbell.

They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only.

Portion of 20th Street at Haleyville Schools to be closed Wednesday for road work

HALEYVILLE- The four way stop area  of  20th Street in the area of 20th Avenue between Haleyville High School, middle school and elementary school is scheduled to be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, in order for some minor road work to be done. Teachers, administrators and the general public need to to use caution and  avoid this particular area during the closure. 

Local student competes in world’s largest rodeo


Sage Isom demonstrates bull riding.
BEAR CREEK - Sage Isom, a recent graduate of Phillips High School, will be competing in the world’s largest rodeo in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-24. Isom earned a position on the Tennessee State National High School rodeo team and is traveling with his teammates. He will be competing in the bull riding category. This year is the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo.

Wallace State plans half-million dollar Winston County Community Learning Center for Arley


Rep. Tim Wadsworth, left, Wallace State Community College President Dr. Vicki Karolewics and Arley Mayor Chris Tyree celebrate the announcement of the Winston County Community Learning Center.
ARLEY - Wallace State Community College and the Arley Town Council solidified plans Monday July 12, to establish a $500,000 community learning center on town property next to Meek Baptist Church.

Key drug supplier arrested


Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and his deputies with drugs, a gun and paraphernalia recovered during the recent arrest of a major drug supplier. From l-r: Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Deputies Jonathan Oliver and Tim Williams, Moore, Deputy Chris Franks and Investigator Jacob Eward. Not shown is Investigator Matt Roberts (Courtesy photo)
BLACK POND - A major drug distributor was taken off the streets after the Winston County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant, finding 1.4 grams of cocaine, 112 grams of methamphetamine and 2.9 grams of marijuana found.

Significant loss of equipment and supplies in barn fire


Firefighters continue to spray water on to all that is left of an outbuilding on a farm off of Macedonia Road near Haleyville.

HALEYVILLE - A structure fire off of Macedonia Road near Haleyville has resulted in the loss of a significant amount of farm equipment and hay bales, as well as spooked livestock on the farm.

Haleyville fire and police, along with other agencies are currently on the scene.   The Alabamian also has a reporter on scene and will have more as it becomes available.