Wallace State’s Allegro Dance Theatre to present “The Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream” Nov. 22-23


The Wallace State Allegro Dance Theatre will present "The Nutcracker: Clara's Dream" Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at 7 p.m., in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Admission is $10.
HANCEVILLE - The Wallace State Dance program’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present “The Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23...

MHS Band state champions; HHS Band runner up in 4A


From left, MHS Band of Champions Director Kevin Dunham, band students Chase Herron, Tori Payne, Suzie Feist, Mallory Taylor and Holli Hyche with the large 1A state champion award plus individual awards the band received at the second annual statewide competition.
HOOVER - The Meek High School Band has truly lived up to its name - The Band of Champions - by earning top honors in 1A at the second annual Alabama State Marching Band Championship.

Applications for Toys for Tots to be accepted beginning Friday


From left, Winston County Assistant Work Release Coordinator Brent Porter, Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bryan Kirkpatrick and Sheriff's Investigator Jonathan Oliver the amount of toys leftover from previous Toys for Tots giveaways is dwindling and is need of replenishing.
WINSTON COUNTY   -  The need keeps growing, while the donations keep dwindling. Donations are not matching the need, as the amount of toys  for the annual Toys for Tots holiday giveaway, has nearly been depleted, leaving organizers to start from scratch for this year’s drive.

Man charged after shooting dog then dragging it by a nylon lumber strap


Donald Gene Nix is escorted into the Haleyville Police Department by Investigator Lt. Tim Steien on Thursday, October 31.
HALEYVILLE  - A Haleyville man has been charged with cruelty to animals after he not only shot his neighbor’s dog but tied a nylon lumber strap around its neck and hung it by the rope out the window of a vehicle as he drove down the road in his neighborhood.

Stoneware jug about 115 years old


This stoneware whiskey jug donated to the Haleyville Historical Society is over 100 years old.
HALEYVILLE - Walk in the saloon, hear the piano player, miss the spittoon, jingle your spurs and drink some whiskey. No, this was not a saloon somewhere in the Old West but a saloon right here in Haleyville.

$774,000 ARC grant announced to continue high speed internet project


Discussing the new funding are, from left, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, State Representative Tracy Estes, Paul Housel, representing Congressman Robert Aderholt, Tombigbee President Steve Foshee, Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and WC Commissioner David Cummings.
HAMILTON - Tombigbee Electric Coop has announced a $774,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant will be applied  to furthering the ongoing regional project connecting both homes and commerce in rural Alabama to high speed internet service.

Extension office partners with HCS on major outreach project


From left, Former Winston County Extension Agent Mike Henshaw, HCT Drafting Instructor Jamie White, Extension Coordinator Zack Brannon, Assistant High School Principals Candy Garner and John McCullar with $2,000 worth of lumber donated by Mill Creek for the project.
HALEYVILLE  - Residents in need, who receive assistance each week from Main Street Ministries, have inspired a partnership between the Winston County Extension Office and Haleyville City Schools to work on a project with an unlimited outreach.

Community hears startling messages about social media dangers


From left, Seth Sullivan, instructor with the National Association of School Resource Officers; Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole and School Resource Officer Kent Donaldson talk before the community event.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  - School children may not realize it, but they often have strangers in their bedrooms or in their homes.

Memorial dedicated to memory of Mark Forester


Before the ceremony, State Representative Proncey Robertson is introduced to Ray and Pat Forester, parents of Mark Forester. The newly dedicated monument can be seen in the background.
HALEYVILLE - A ceremony held at the flag pole at Haleyville Middle School on Tuesday, October 22,  set the stage for the dedication of the school's flag pole and a special monument named in honor of Senior Airman Mark Forester, who lost his life defending his country in Afghanistan in 2010.

No ATRIP II money has cities and county scrambling to save projects


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri was counting on the $1.6 million of which the city had applied in ATRIP II funds for a major resurfacing project connecting two major highways-from 195 down 30th Street, to Kelly Hill down to Highway 13. Sunseri is pictured at Kelly Hill.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County did not get a piece of the ATRIP II funding pie this year.

Arley Police adopts policy on body cameras


Jerry Cummings, Arley Chief of Police, shows the body worn camera he wears at chest level to capture audio and video evidence.
ARLEY - ‘Smile for the camera’ is a phrase which pertains to the Arley Police Department in today’s time, since they have been wearing body cameras the past several years. The APD adopted a standard operating procedure for using them at the Arley town meeting Monday, Oct. 7.