Lynn resource fair a success


Lynn Principal Jennifer Baker; Cynthia Tittle, second and third grade math and second grade science teacher and Lisa Cagle, reading coach specialist pose in front of the Alabama 200 flag.
LYNN - The first Lynn Community Resource Fair was held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Lynn school lunchroom.

Christmas at the Creek Nov. 3

BEAR CREEK - The second annual Christmas at the Creek benefit event will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Attie Fleming Building behind Phillips High School in Bear Creek.  Numerous vendors have already signed up to be at the event, with beautiful and heartfelt gift ideas for Christmas.  Vendors will include:

"Free State Halloween Howl" takes the stage this weekend


The cast of "Free State Halloween Howl" at dress rehearsal receives a visit from State Rep. Tim Wadsworth, standing far left. Seated in front are Winston County Arts Council members Larry Welton, Shirley Sudduth, Theresa Snoddy, J.D. Snoddy and Blythe Welton.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Arts Council's Drama Club has been in rehearsals since July for its upcoming performance of The Free State Halloween Howl.

ASAN to gather at Camp McDowell Dec. 7 - 8


Members of ASAN, from left, Margaret Weinberg, youth food and farm forum coordinator; Laura Núñez, administrative and program assistant; Mindy Santo, part-time program assistant and Alice Evans, executive director.
NAUVOO - The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network will have work sessions for statewide farmers at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. The event is open to the public and geared toward farmers, as well as food supporters and gardeners.

Truck stolen from Better Built Trailers in Double Springs

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vehicle was stolen from a local business last week, and police and the business owners are needing the public's health locating it.

A white 2007 GMC four-wheel drive truck with a flatbed was stolen from Better Built Trailers, in Double Springs sometime during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 18.  The single wheel truck has a custom cab light bar on top of it.

If spotted, please contact the Double Springs Police Department at 205-489-5115.

Arley UMC’s centennial this Sunday


Arley United Methodist Church pastor Walter Cash and members Jane Nichols and Diane Allison welcome everyone to come out to the church’s 100 year anniversary celebration this Sunday.
ARLEY - Sunday, Oct. 21, will be a time of reflection and celebration for a congregation that has served the Lord and Arley for 100 years.

Unhappy voters come to Commission

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Voters are expressing grievance, some even saying they are being discriminated against in the voting process, since the precinct lines have changed due to the latest census, meaning some voters are now at a different polling site than where they have traditionally voted.

New equipment helps Double Springs FD save lives


The new set of Jaws of Life purchased for the department features the strongest technology in both cutting and spreading devices, as shown here by Fire Chief Allen Ward, left, and Lt. Erik Gilbreath.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs Fire Department is ready to roll with new equipment that will greatly benefit them, especially fighting fires in more rural areas.

Burglary suspect breaks through back wall into Delmar Quick Stop


Lt. Tim Steien, investigator with the Haleyville Police Department, inspects the hole where the suspect gained access into the store during the break-in and theft incident.
DELMAR   - A suspect tore a hole in the back wall of Delmar Quick Stop  early Friday morning, Oct. 12, in order to gain access into the store, where all of the cigarettes were cleaned out as well as all of the cash taken from the store’s ATM machine.

Jerry Perkins retires from manufactured housing career


Jerry Perkins sits in front of his children and grandchildren. From left, Carter Perkins, Jami Perkins holding Penelope, Lashae Berry, Jessica McDonald and Hilrye and Ruby Baker.
HALEYVILLE - What began by working on the assembly floor of a manufactured home plant in 1963, eventually led to retirement 55 years later as owner of a company.

Tons of trash plucked from shore


Clockwise from left are Kerri Roberts, Kathy and Jackie Phelps, Charlotte Dougherty and Brian and Lou Kuntz.
CRANE HILL - What do combs, toothbrushes, unopened bottles of water, unopened bottles of oil, tires, rubber snakes, aerosol cans, plastic bags, light bulbs, tarps, chairs, rope, bobbers and barrels have in common?

Community Action looking for seniors in need of help with electric bills

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Community Action in Double Springs is currently looking for seniors aged 60 and older, as well as persons who are on disability who are having problems playing their electric bills.
Those who fall under this category and believe they may qualify can call 205-489-5448 for more information.

Car crashes into Goar's Market


A car crashes into the entrance of Goar's Market in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Emergency responders and city officials swarmed the scene at Goar’s supermarket Monday morning, Oct. 8, after a vehicle crashed through the south entrance door, scattering debris and alarming store personnel and customers.

Man arrested after active meth lab found on stolen four-wheeler at Phillips School


Tommy Levi Lolley, 27, of Phil Campbell, is placed into the patrol car at the scene of the bust at Phillips School Thursday, Oct. 4.
BEAR CREEK   - The Bear Creek Police Department was at the right place at the right time, when they caught a man on a stolen four wheeler in possession of an active methamphetamine lab and firearms in the parking lot in the presence of students at Phillips School.

3 arrested in counterfeit check scheme


Lt. Tim Steien with the Haleyville Police Department, examines the counterfeit checks.
HALEYVILLE     - Three people have been nabbed in a counterfeit check scheme affecting not just Haleyville but several northwest Alabama communities, where the individuals were attempting to cash bogus company checks while being in possession of bogus personal checks.

Preston chosen Bear Creek Mayor Pro Tem


Bear Creek Town Council Member Jimmy Preston, far right, who was named as mayor pro tem, talks to the crowd attending the council's special called meeting, about the town being transparent and everyone working together. Council members from left, Daniel Green, Chris Hyde, James Loden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - After a one hour executive session, the Bear Creek Town Council voted by majority to name Jimmy Preston as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Connie Morrison who resigned earlier that day on Wednesday, October 3.

Haleyville Middle School planning special event Oct. 18


Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland talk to students about the upcoming program. Students pictured are Sophia Church, Jeb Lester, Evelyn Kate Carroll, Anna Kate Bice, Destiny Baker, Aynelise Vickery and Adyson Robertson.
HALEYVILLE - The older a child gets, the more difficult it is to get that child’s parent in school.