Winston Baptist to aid in disaster relief


Mark Wakefield, far left, with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, hands the keys to the new chain saw trailer for the Winston Baptist Association to Bob Cooper, interim director. Also shown is Cathy Cooper and Alan Gray. The trailer will be ready soon to be deployed anywhere disaster strikes in the southeast.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - When disaster strikes, first responders are the first most think about. However, there is another organization which is on call to help, too.

Former DA appointed new Bear Creek Municipal Judge


Former Marion/Winston District Attorney Jack Bostick is Bear Creek’s new municipal judge. (Courtesy photo)
BEAR CREEK - Municipal court for the Town of Bear Creek has been hindered due to the lack of a judge, leading the Bear Creek Town Council to authorize a resolution naming former Winston/Marion District Attorney Jack Bostick as the town’s new judge.

Court of honor held for three Eagle Scouts


Three young men are inducted into the highest rank in Boy Scouts: the rank of Eagle. From left are James Glenn, 1968 Eagle Scout who led the charge; Hunter Fields; Logan Lewis; Mitchell Taylor and Boy Scout Troop 92 Scoutmaster Larry Gillentine.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The hard work of three young men paid off Saturday, April 17, when they were officially named Eagle Scouts at the American Legion Garrison-Bonds Post 184.

Construction well underway for Haleyville downtown park


Workers place cinder blocks to build the stage area at the pocket park after the perimeter walls have been completed.
HALEYVILLE - As the City of Haleyville’s 9-1-1 Festival draws closer, the public is taking notice of development at the downtown pocket park located on Main Street, that will have limited usage but will be open for the public during the festival scheduled for June 4-5.

Luggage drive for foster children underway

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A child is tasked with packing a suitcase. They are being moved from the only home they have ever known, albeit to a better home, and it is something new for them. It could be temporary or permanent depending on the situation. As the child packs the suitcase, it hits home things are changing, never to be the same again. To make matters worse, some of these children only have garbage bags to pack their clothes in.

Lynn launches new website

LYNN - When the World Wide Web and the “Information Super Highway” sped off in 1995, domain names were being purchased by the thousands. Within a few years, many municipalities had their own domain name and website to disseminate information to the public. Lynn was no exception.