Dangerous drugs found in home near Addison Schools

Pictured above are some of the drugs vapes and other items found in a home on Palmera Drive near Addison High School. Note that the colorful packages that appear to be candy are actually THC gummies, which could easily be misconstrued as harmless candy by young children, making them especially dangerous. (Courtesy photo)
ADDISON - Law enforcement is outraged that a major drug distributor living only feet from Addison High School, has been providing illegal drugs to juveniles in the community.

Morris makes president’s list at Jacksonville State

HALEYVILLE - Erin Nicole Morris, of Haleyville, has been named to the president's list at Jacksonville State University for her outstanding academic performance over the spring 2023 semester.
To be named to the president's list, students must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester while completing at least 12 hours of GPA course credit.

Diamond Dancers encore performance will fund participation in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members of the 2022-23 Diamond Dancers Elite Team

HALEYVILLE - North Alabama Dance Theatre’s Elite Diamond Dancers have been chosen to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Spirit of America Productions. To raise funds for their trip to New York City, they will give an encore performance of their Diamond Showcase at Looney’s Amphitheater Complex, Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Rain barrel workshop

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A rain barrel workshop will be held Thursday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion, 60 New Legion Road, Double Springs. Participants will make a rain barrel to take home. The Winston County Extension Office and the Northwest Alabama RC&D Council are sponsors of the event. Registration is required. Call the Extension Office to register at (205) 489-5376.

Rescue squad forms

Four of the five members of the board of directors of the new Winston County Rescue Squad at the Arley Fire Department, May 11: James Rickett (Arley Fire Department), Neil Feist (Helicon Fire Department), Board President Pat Hanna, Ashley Tucker (Central Fire Department). The final board member is Darrell Smith (Addison Fire Department).
ARLEY - Previous attempts to see an ambulance stationed on the east side of the county having failed, a non-profit organization called the Winston County Rescue Squad is being formed to provide 24/7 ambulance service to the area.

WCHS facing major staff changes

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Major personnel changes are taking place at Winston County High School ahead of the new school year starting for students on Aug. 7, when students will see a new teacher in the auto technology department as well as new faces in the positions of head football coach and band director.

Proposed bill would help sheriff and volunteer firefighters

Lt. Zena Ingram with the Delmar Fire Department shows the scrap collected by the fire department to sell in order to have funds for the department.
WINSTON COUNTY - The need for more funding is a constant issue for both the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, as well as volunteer fire departments, which struggle daily without updated trucks and equipment. A bill has been introduced that, if approved by the voters of Winston County, will provide much needed relief to this financial situation.

Pendley inducted into ODK

HALEYVILLE - Carlie Pendley, a native of Haleyville, was recently initiated into the University of Tennessee Southern Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed 1,869 new initiates from 78 universities during April 2023.


Assistant principals at HES and HMS swapping places

Shown from left are Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson, current HMS Assistant Principal Dr. Elyse Aldridge, current HES Assistant Principal Emily Faulkner, HES Principal Tammy Hatton and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland. Aldridge and Faulkner will be swapping positions as of June 1.
HALEYVILLE - Students at both the Haleyville elementary and middle school campuses will see new faces in the roles of assistant principals for the new school year.

Foster parents needed locally

Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson signs a proclamation for National Foster Care Month. Shown with the mayor, from left, Martha Haynes, social workers at the Winston County Department of Human Resources; Foster Parent  Cathy Shipley and DHR Director Diane Watson.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The need for foster parents in Winston County has become so great, that foster children are having to be placed into homes outside the county.

Northwest-Shoals offering pathway to bachelor’s degree through partnership

PHIL CAMPBELL - each University and Northwest-Shoals Community College have announced a partnership to provide every NW-SCC graduate a transparent and paid pathway to a bachelor’s degree and professional career through a program to overcome historic transfer, completion, and workforce alignment challenges.