Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore shows the new digital radios most law enforcement officers in Winston County will begin using Feb. 28.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Sheriff’s Office has announced that communications on both their hand-held and vehicle radios is being switched over from analog to digital, providing a much clearer means of communication, effective Feb. 28.
County officials and residents of the Pebble community gather in the kitchen building of the Pebble Community Center, which will now serve as the new polling site for the community. From l-r: Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, Pebble resident Earl Nicholson, Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore, resident and Pebble Community Center board member Carla Waldrep and Margaret Crane.
PEBBLE - A request from residents in the Pebble area to relocate their polling site from the Pebble Volunteer Fire Department to the Pebble Community Center over a year ago is just now coming to fruition after the Winston County Commission’s vote in their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 10.
Winston County Genealogical Society member Ronald Jackson stands beside the grave of an unknown female at the newly discovered Caney Creek Road Cemetery.
RABBITTOWN - Winston County has many well-known cemeteries, including large ones such as Winston Memorial, but the Winston County Genealogical Society considers one lone grave a cemetery, and a new one has been located, which contains at least two, possibly three graves.
Roots of trees through the years have heavily damaged the walking track at the park.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A community park, named in honor of a man who gave much service to his community, was temporarily closed beginning Feb. 13, while its first major renovation, planned at least the past two years, is finally taking place.
Members of the Arley Women’s Club plan this year’s Arley Day. Left to right, sitting are Jonna Bailey, Montie Pafford and Nancy Carlisle. Standing are Mary Wynder, Carolyn Blanton, Cindy Bryant, Jane Shirah, Laurie McGriff, Ara Loftis and Joni Owens.
ARLEY - Are you ready for summer? Members of the Arley Women’s Club sure are and have been working toward Arley’s gateway to summer: the annual Arley Day Festival. Organized and presented by the AWC, Arley Day is in its 47th year. Plans have already begun, and the event looks to be the best yet. Save the date: Saturday, May 16, and get ready to begin the summer off right.
From left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, art student Anna Reyes and Ray Forester are proud of the new trophy case and patriotic mural honoring Ray's son, Senior Airman Mark Forester, who was killed in the line of duty in 2010.
HALEYVILLE - What began as an expansion of the Haleyville High School nurse's station thanks to state windfall monies has led to a multi-faceted project displaying student talent as a memorial to Sr. Airman Mark Forester, who was killed in the line of duty in 2010.
Splunge Creek flows out of its channel and across County Road 339 with the recent rains. The Chevrolet Tahoe shown has been extracted from the creek after occupants tried to cross.
LYNN - Winston County has received a lot of rain this week, especially Wednesday, Feb. 12, with the Haleyville weather station of the National Weather Service reporting just over two inches of rain that day alone. When a storm system comes through with heavy rain involved, there are several places in southwest Winston near Lynn which flood. Splunge and Browns creeks, both flowing under County Road 339 normally, flow over the road in the low-lying area, as the water channel cannot handle the load.
From left, Council Member Jimmy Preston, Mayor Tammie Batchelor and Town Clerk Jamie Green listen as advice is given to them by attorney Cole Christopher concerning some election formalities the council needs to approve.
BEAR CREEK - The Bear Creek Town Council voted at their regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 13, to hire Chester Barber as the electrician to check out Twin Forks campsites, making sure everything is in order while the park is temporarily closed for general maintenance.
Dr. Brooke Bailey Goar, left and Ashley Pool, COO of Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - During the Business & Professional Women's Club meeting at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville Wednesday, Feb. 12, Lakeland COO Ashley Pool announced that Dr. Brooke Bailey Goar will be opening a pediatric practice at Lakeland Community Hospital.
HALEYVILLE - High energy through an incredible live performance placed Sawyer Brown at the top of the list to claim the headliner spot for the 2020 Haleyville 9-1-1 festival, which will kick off Friday, June 5, downtown.
Sawyer Brown will take the main stage for a lively show from approximately 9:45 p.m.-11:15 p.m.
BEAR CREEK - One year ago, the Ttown of Bear Creek was working to restructure Twin Forks Campgrounds to meet specifications required by the Bear Creek Development Authority during an extensive 75-day, long-overdue shutdown of the campsites.
The year 2020 finds Twin Forks campsites closed yet again...
Winston County Spelling Bee winners are champion John Paul Burkett, of Lynn High School, and Grant Banks, of Meek High School. The winning champion word is “mutter.”
LYNN - It took 17 rounds for a winner to be declared in the 2020 Winston County Spelling Bee, held Friday, Feb. 7, at Lynn Elementary School. John Paul Burkett, of Lynn High School, was the winner with Grant Banks of Meek High School as the runner-up. The championship word was mutter.
WINSTON COUNTY - Greg Pendley, superintendent of Winston County Schools, announced that Winston County Schools will hold kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20.
HALEYVILLE - BankFirst Capital Corporation, parent of BankFirst Financial Services, announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Traders & Farmers Bancshares, Inc., parent of Traders & Farmers Bank, Haleyville, under which BankFirst will acquire Traders & Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
Abel Spicer has so much to tell his Daddy, Nicholas Spicer, after Nicholas surprises Abel in his classroom after being overseas with the Air Force for seven months.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Six-year-old Abel Spicer got the birthday surprise of his life Wednesday, Jan. 29, when his daddy, Nicholas, surprised him after a six-month absence serving his country in the Air Force overseas in Qatar.
HALEYVILLE - If a utility has an operating expense increase, they have one of two options: absorb the loss or pass the cost on to their customers. To keep the same status, several water utilities in the area are passing the cost on to the customers.
New Meek High School band student Heather Berglund, left, reacts when she is told by fellow band student Suzie Feist that a chitterling is a fried hog intestine that is actually edible.
ARLEY - The annual chittlin' supper benefiting the Meek High School Band of Champions is less than a month away and nominations are already being accepted for the highly coveted honor of Chittlin' King and Queen, who will be announced after a vote at the supper this year.
Firefighters battle the blaze and check for hot spots. The fire consumed the residence.
BEAR CREEK - The Alabama Fire Marshal is scheduled this week to begin an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed the home where a Bear Creek man had been living, resulting in the loss of all of his possessions.
This Winston County Sheriff's Office vehicle was crashed in Decatur after being allegedly stolen by a Winston County Jail trustee.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore has released the following statement regarding the alleged theft and crash of a sheriff's office vehicle by a Winston County Jail trustee Monday, Feb. 3:
Haleyville Elementary Media Specialist Jennifer Haughton, left, and First Grade Teacher Robin Wilson clean desks and tables in classrooms while the school is closed.
HALEYVILLE - The outbreak of the flu virus has spread like wildfire through different parts of the state, causing several schools, including Haleyville Elementary, to close their doors in order to clean and disinfect before students return Monday, Feb. 3.
RUSSELLVILLE - During a visit to Clayton Homes manufacturing facility in Russellville as part of the “Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour,” Thursday, Jan. 30, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced...
Miss UNA 2020 Caitlin McCrary, who is a native of Double Springs. (Photo by Leah Johnson, UNA staff photographer)
FLORENCE - University of North Alabama senior Caitlin Hope McCrary, of Double Springs, was crowned Miss UNA 2020 at the Miss UNA program, "The Greatest Show on Earth", Saturday evening, Jan. 25, at Florence Middle School auditorium.