Jack's coming to Addison


Addison Mayor Marsha Pigg, center, welcomes to town Jim Avery, director of development for Jack's, and Betty Hester, regional director.
ADDISON - The official announcement that Jack's Family Restaurants is coming to the town of Addison was made at a public hearing Monday night, May 1, when the town council adopted two resolutions concerning the project as well as met with Jack's officials.

First responders and elected officials ask tough questions regarding ambulance service


Double Springs assistant fire chief Brandon Lewis expresses concerns regarding RPS.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Regional Paramedical Services - the main ambulance service provider for Winston County -  faced the heat from a large crowd of emergency responders gathered Tuesday, April 24, to voice a strong protest to ways RPS has handled themselves on scenes.

Van stolen from Traditions Florist found in Mississippi


The white 2000 Chevrolet Express van stolen late Saturday night, April 28, from Traditions Florist in Haleyville, is found in Mississippi after it was reportedly abandoned by the suspect.
HALEYVILLE -Law enforcement are investigating to see if a  crime spree in Haleyville this past week, where vehicles were broken into, is related to the theft of a white van from Traditions Florist  late Saturday night, April 28.

Ball resigns as HHS varsity boys basketball coach; Burleson named new head


Haleyville City Schools Athletic Director Todd McNutt, left, congratulates Dylan Burleson after he is named the new Haleyville Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dustin Ball as varsity boys basketball coach, effective March 23, and as head coach for the golf program, effective May 25.

Haleyville man arrested after vehicle found burning at abandoned railroad


Police and fire officials found the vehicle burning near the old wooden bridge spanning the abandoned Illinois Central railroad tracks.
HALEYVILLE - A Haleyville man has been arrested, facing  multiple charges after a vehicle was found burning beside the abandoned Illinois Central railroad tracks in the area of Alabama Avenue and 5th Avenue Monday night, April 16.

Election deadlines approaching

WINSTON COUNTY - Although the June 5 primary election is still well over a month away, voters or those wishing to vote, are reminded of certain deadlines that will be quickly approaching.
The last day a person can register to vote will be May 21, at 4:30 p.m., stressed Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore.
The last day a person can apply for an absentee ballot is May 31 also at 4:30 p.m.

 

Arley Day May 19


From left, Arley Women’s Club members Diana Carpenter, Ilene Barnett, Laurie McGriff and Beth Sargent are among those making big preparations for the upcoming Arley Day Festival.
ARLEY - The 45th annual Arley Day Festival, sponsored by the Arley Women’s Club, promises more entertainment and events than ever before, all for the great cause of giving back to the community and further enhancing Hamner Park.

Java Medical Group speaks to Haleyville Civitan Club


Bappa Mukherji, CEO of Java Medical Group, left, and Chief Strategy Officer Ed Henry were special guests at the Tuesday, April 9 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Civitan Club hosted special visitors at their Tuesday, April 10, meeting, when Bappa Mukherji, CEO of the Java Medical Group, and Chief Strategy Officer Ed Henry spoke about specifics in their plans of managing Lakeland Community Hospital. now that it has been purchased by the Haleyville/Winston County Health Care Authority.

Chamber of Commerce hosts candidates for forum


Winston County candidates at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum, from left, Wes Brown, candidate for Winston County Commission District 1; Jimmy Madison, candidate for sheriff; Bud Wilson, candidate for commission District 2; Sheriff Incumbent Tommy Moore and Commission District 2 incumbent David Cummings.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum for Winston County candidates seeking election in the June 5 primary election.

Fire alarm at HES

A fire alarm sounded at Haleyville Elementary School Wednesday, April 11, at the start of the school day. All children and staff were safely removed from the building. Haleyville Fire Department is on hand to search for the source of the smoke smell. A second fire alarm sounded at approximately 8:40 a.m., with the Haleyville Fire Department coming back on scene.  More updates as they become available.