Applications for Haleyville's Toys for Kids will be available Monday

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Rotary Club  is working to make sure that all of Haleyville’s children have a Merry Christmas, and they are asking for the public’s help through toy and monetary donations to make that happen.
Applications for the annual Toys for Kids program will be available on Monday, Nov. 8, according to Whitley Fowler, chairperson for this year’s event.  Applications will be available at the following locations:

Lynn's only bank to close

The Lynn branch of BankFirst, pictured above, will be closing its doors on December 31.
LYNN - Lynn town officials and residents have expressed a good deal of concern, after receiving a 90-day notice that their branch of BankFirst will be permanently closing at the end of the business day Dec. 31.

Dr. Ray Boshell appointed to Haleyville City Council

Dr. Ray Boshell is sworn in to the Haleyville City Council by Haleyville Municipal Judge Jonathan Lowe as Dr. Boshell's wife, Dr. Amy Boshell, holds the Bible.

HALEYVILLE - Dr. Ray Boshell was appointed to the Haleyville City Council for Place 4 during a swearing-in ceremony Monday, Oct. 27.
Boshell, who served as Haleyville's mayor from 1996-2000, is filling the seat vacated by Jonathan Bennett, who resigned after moving outside the Haleyville city limits.


Farley granted parole

WINSTON COUNTY - Marcus Craig Farley was granted parole Thursday, Oct. 21, by the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles.

Farley was sentenced in July of this year to five years in prison on second degree promoting prison contraband.  He is currently housed at the Childersburg Community Work Center.

Addison Lady Bulldogs state champs

BIRMINGHAM - Addison High School’s Lady Bulldogs posted a 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Orange Beach High School Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham to claim the school’s 13th state title at the Alabama High School Athletic Association's 51st State Volleyball Championships.

Haleyville City Schools Art Expo Nov. 2

From left, Haleyville High School Art Teacher Claire Frazier, artist and student Ping Church and Candy Garner, STEAM coordinator for Haleyville City Schools, show some of the art drawn by Church, who has submitted multiple works for the art expo.
HALEYVILLE - The third art expo, raising funds for the STEAM initiative at Haleyville City Schools, is back after a year’s hiatus due to Covid, rebounding in a big way.

Winston County Schools preparing for food supply shortage possiblities

Crystal Parrish, far right, manager of the Double Springs Elementary School Cafeteria, is shown with employees Crystal Colburn and Debra Sutherland inside the new freezer, where they are storing perishable items ahead of possible food shortages..
WINSTON COUNTY - The goal of Winston County Schools is to provide students with the most nutritious lunch, even if it means pulling from additional resources.