Hamilton Homebuilders expands to Lynn


At the announcement of Hamilton Homebuilders opening a new location at the former Platinum Homes plant in Lynn are, from left, Brad Mikels, president of Hamilton Homebuilders; Lynn Town Clerk Marcia Manasco; Production Manager Ricky Butler; Human Resources Director Sherry Jones; Production Manager Phillip Alexander and David Roberson, president of the Industrial Development Authority of Winston County.
LYNN - The partnership of three major entities in Winston County has enabled a division of Hamilton Homebuilders to complete production of Platinum Homes’ orders, as well as to transition over to an increased production of 100 employees at Hamilton Homebuilders’ newest location in the former Platinum Homes building.

Winston County receives $500,000 grant as part of multi-state project


From left, Brad Nail, regional forester with the Alabama Forestry Association; Winston County Assistant Road Engineer Matthew Rouse and Winston County Road Engineer James Glasgow at Cane Creek off County Road 115, where culverts will be replaced thanks to the funding.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Forestry Association brought good news to a recent Winston County Commission meeting, announcing a $500,000 project involving county crews to correct major drainage issues affecting stream beds in order to protect endangered wildlife.

Mineral Springs sewer area to get face lift


The septic tank at Mineral Springs was one of three installed in the city in 1931.
HALEYVILLE - Many years ago, not far from the railroad in the bustling town of Haleyville and east of Alabama Avenue, there was a three-story hotel, advertised all around as a place for clean and healthy water. During its approximate 30 years, it accommodated many. As Haleyville grew, so did the need for a sewer system to be installed. One of the places selected to have a septic tank was in the woods behind the hotel. Today, the septic tank, no longer in use, will be removed during renovations from the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board.

Bad Seeds: Residents urged to turn in unsolicited packages from overseas


Haleyville resident Mark Finley, left, is the first reported person in Winston County to receive a packet of unsolicited seeds from China. As part of the required process, he is handing over the unopened packet to Winston County Extension Coordinator Zack Brannon at the extension office in Double Springs.
WINSTON COUNTY - A Haleyville resident has been the first reported person in Winston County to receive in the mail a pack of unsolicited seeds mislabeled as jewelry from China, but the resident promptly took action to report the situation.

HES Back to School Parade provides excitement, motivation for a new year

Elementary teachers cheer and wave, greeting students as they ride by in the Back to School parade, held on Thursday, Aug. 13 a week before school starts.

HALEYVILLE - Cheers, friendly faces and waves set a festive and positive atmosphere for the start of Haleyville Elementary School, which will be this Thursday, Aug. 20.

Fire departments receive state funds


Back row from left: James Rickett, Arley; Code Wakefield, Lynn; Brandon Lewis, Double Springs; Jeff Marksberry, Central; Mike Crooks, Addison and Casey Hammack, Alabama Forestry Commission. Front row, Terry Tidwell, Black Pond; Roger Watts, Ashridge; Wade Hess, Haleyville and Ray Cantrell, Delmar. Kneeling are Estes and Wadsworth. Not shown are representatives from Helicon and Pebble fire departments.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Fire Fighters Association met at the Double Springs Municipal Building Tuesday, July 28, for their monthly meeting. Before the business meeting, State Representatives Tracy Estes and Tim Wadsworth distributed checks to each fire department.

Town of Lynn makes $3,000 donation to school for football helmet reconditioning

LYNN - Fall is approaching and with it comes time for high school football. One of the main pieces of protective equipment is the helmet, used to combat concussions in the contact sport. Helmets are required to be reconditioned every two years, and Lynn High School will need to have theirs ready before football begins.