Deadlines change for Labor Day

HALEYVILLE - The Northwest Alabamian is changing its advertising deadlines for the Wednesday, Sept. 8, edition, due to the Labor Day holiday. Classifieds will need to be turned in by Friday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. The deadline for display advertising will be Friday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m.

Winston BOE makes $4.3 million sale


The Winston County School Board discusses the proposal to sell 16th section property. Clockwise from bottom left, school board members Randy Lee and Lamar Frith, Winston County Schools Chief Financial Officer Morgan Smothers, Winston BOE President Joey Boteler, Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley and school board members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Board of Education’s long-awaited action to sell a portion of 16th section property that’s been in their control, but lying dormant in the Houston area means a financial benefit to the school district in the form of interest and eventually property taxes providing benefits across the county.

Judge Bobby Aderholt passes


Judge Bobby Ray Aderholt and his son, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt. Judge Aderholt passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, after a short battle with cancer.
HALEYVILLE - Congressman Robert Aderholt’s father, Judge Bobby Ray Aderholt, 85, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at home in Haleyville after a short, but brave battle with cancer.

Bear Creek town clerks discover discrepancies by prior administration


Bear Creek Town Clerk Kay Wiginton, left, and Water Clerk Kesli Blankenship continue to look over town records, discovering discrepancies in financial documents from a prior administration.
BEAR CREEK - Due to recent accusations made by the public that the Town of Bear Creek has mishandled or misappropriated funds, the water department has issued a statement documenting past funding discrepancies the department is currently working to correct.

Winston County Sheriff's business office closed to public due to COVID

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is open and serving and protecting the people of Winston County, despite being stricken hard by COVID. Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore announced that the business office for the sheriff’s office is currently closed to the public due to both certified clerks within the office having COVID, with one currently hospitalized.

Special election November 9

WINSTON COUNTY - A resolution passed by the Winston County Commission Monday morning, Aug. 9, means renewing five mills of property tax benefiting both Haleyville City and Winston County schools will now go before county voters to decide in a special election Tuesday, Nov. 9.