Miller inducted into honor society

ADDISON - Loryn Miller, a native of Addison, was recently initiated into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.
Students initiated into the society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate/professional students in the top 35 percent of their class, demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars and embrace the ODK ideals. Fewer than five percent of students on a campus are invited to join.

Storm damage reported after tornado-warned storm

Update, 1:07 p.m.:  Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have stated that County Roads 81 and 32 are now reopened to traffic.  County Road 28 is still closed.  Crews are currently on County Road 28 working to remove debris.

Update:  The worst damage appears to be in the Ashridge area near the Henryfield community.  The Alabamian has reporters in the area and will have more as it becomes available.

Winston County under tornado watch

The tornado watch has now been canceled for Winston County:


WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County has been placed, along with other counties in northwest and central Alabama, under a tornado watch, as a line of severe storms approaches the state. Only the main storm shelter at the Community Safe Room will be opened for the city of HALEYVILLE, announced Mayor Ken Sunseri. Storm shelters across the county are on standby to be opened if a warning is issued, reported Winston Emergency Management Director AJ Brown. 

Legislators want to hear from residents Jan. 19

Winston County’s team of state legislators is coming to Haleyville Jan. 19, to meet with the public and answer questions. From left, Representative Tracy Estes, Senator Garlan Gudger and Representative Tim Wadsworth.
HALEYVILLE - Issues ranging from education, healthcare, infrastructure and broadband that will come up during this year’s Alabama legislative session will be addressed locally next week during a public meeting hosted by Winston County’s team of state legislators.

Payne to be featured on ABC and Fox this month

JaMahl Payne (Courtesy Photo)

BIRMINGHAM -  JaMahl Payne, aka “Cubby Ragland”, formerly of Haleyville, executive chef at Civitas Restaurant in Mountain Brook, will be a featured guest on the daytime newscasts on WBRC Fox 6 Monday, Jan. 16, and on ABC 33/40’s  “Talk of Alabama” Monday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m.  ABC 33/40 is on Channel 67 on DirecTV and on DISH channel 40.
Payne is the son of Dr. Vanessa Ragland.


Winston County sanitation routes cancelled Friday

WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Sanitation Department has announced that all pickup routes for Friday, Dec 23,  have been cancelled  due to the arctic weather,and all Fridays routes will be picked up the following Friday, Dec. 30, according to Commissioner David Cummings. There have been no major winter weather problems across the county due to extremely cold weather as of Friday, county officials said. 

City of Haleyville issues guidance regarding warming station

HALEYVILLE - The City of Haleyville has issued guidance regarding when the warming station at the Community Safe Room located beneath Haleyville City Hall downtown will be open, ahead of the arctic blast of air scheduled to arrive late Thursday and into Friday.

Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri has confirmed the warming station will be available to residents needing a warm place to go during the bitterly cold temperatures.