Governor Ivey presented copy of new book about the Byler Road


From l-r: Winston County Circuit Clerk J.D. Snoddy, Theresa Snoddy, Governor Kay Ivey and Joel Mize.

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.

Lynn Church of God members remaining steadfast after the loss of youth minister’s wife and unborn daughter in wreck


Gathered at Lynn Church of God are church members Jerry Thorn, Pat Thorn, Candice Tittle and Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - The power of faith is being shown in the life of Jacob Eaton, the broken survivor of a head-on vehicle collision that claimed the life of both his wife and unborn child just a few weeks before the child’s birth.

Merritt takes inspiration from her childhood in Double Springs for mystery series


Author and Double Springs native Sarah Crumpton Merritt, also known by her pen name, S.C. Merritt.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - When one thinks of Double Springs, the first thought typically isn’t of murder and mayhem. Those are not the first thoughts of Double Springs native Sarah Crumpton Merritt has, either, but they have been added into the mix for her delightful new mystery series, which definitely draws inspiration from Merritt’s hometown.

Haleyville preschoolers celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday


Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday are front row, l-r: Eliza Hulsey, Addison Burleson, Ella Ruth Hallman, Zoey Cook and Arabelle Aaron. Back row from left are assistant librarian Suzzanne Fowler and Haleyville librarian Carla Waldrep.

HALEYVILLE - Young readers were having fun at the pre-school story hour at the Haleyville Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 27, as they prepared for Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week. Snacks included strawberries and bananas with Yoo-Hoo to drink. The stories “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” and “Fox in Socks” were read by Carla Waldrep, librarian.

Officials seeking funding for road repairs after State of Emergency declared


From left, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes and Road Engineer James Glasgow view a large washed out drainage ditch off Highway 195 near the county extension office.
WINSTON COUNTY - The expression, “rain rain go away” has never been more true for Winston County officials than it is now, as excessive rainful during February and now carrying into March has left officials with pothole problems.