WINSTON COUNTY - After earlier reporting from the Alabama Secretary of State that no absentee ballots would be mailed out due to the Coronavirus scare, also known as COVID-19, that news changed with business as usual, meaning absentee ballot applications are being accepted and ballots are being mailed out in preparation for the March 31 run-off election.
Also, the run-off election is still scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, reported Winston County Absentee Elections Manager J.D. Snoddy.
WINSTON COUNTY - As of 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, March 17, Alabama had 36 confirmed cases of Coronavirus-2019, or COVID-19. There have been no deaths reported from in Alabama from the virus. There are still no confirmed cases in Northwest Alabama. The only cases in north Alabama are in Limestone and Madison counties, with one reported in each county.
In other related news:
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Elementary School has announced that it is postponing kindergarten registration until Friday, May 1, out of caution due to the coronavirus-19. Registration was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.
MONTGOMERY - The author of the new book "The Byler Road and Its People", Haleyville native Joel Mize, was in Montgomery Tuesday along with his collaborator on the book, Theresa Snoddy, of Double Springs, and Theresa's husband, Winston County Circuit Clerk, J.D. Snoddy. While in the state capital, the three visited with Governor Kay Ivey, presenting her a copy of the book, which details the history of the Byler Road and the counties through which it travels.