Russell wins statewide honor in Farm-City poster contest


Anslee Russell, of Lynn Elementary School, scored fifth place in the 2022 Alabama Farm-City Committee Poster Contest for Kindergarten through Third Grades. She is pictured with AFC’s Tiffany Lester and Alabama Farm-City Committee Chair Jeff Helms of the Alabama Farmers Federation. (Courtesy photo)
LYNN - Lynn Elementary School’s Anslee Russell has impressed the state with her talent and support of Alabama farmers, and now her work will be shared throughout the state.

Haleyville City Schools rocketry team prepares to compete in nationals


Haleyville City Schools Rocketry Team members headed to nationals this month. Back row from left, HCS STEAM Director Candy Garner, students Hunter Nolen, team captain; Ian Ramos, Warren Hicks and Team Sponsor Lynsi Bragwell. Front row, from left, MaKenzee Miller, Kaylee Parrish and Aiden Armstrong.
HALEYVILLE - One of two rocketry teams at Haleyville City Schools is soaring to even greater heights, qualifying to attend national competition May 18-22.

Cleghorn named Wallace State’s Student of the Year


Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, left, with Student of the Year Rayce Cleghorn and Teacher of the Year, Nursing instructor Heather Ashley. Both were recognized during the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of Education luncheon. (Courtesy photo)
ADDISON - Rayce Cleghorn, of Addison, has been named Wallace State Community College’s Student of the Year.

Senior Employment Program position in Arley

ARLEY - An employment opportunity is available in Arley through NACOLG's Senior Employment Program. On April 3, the Arley Town Council voted to hire “a senior aid” to work in Hamner Park through the program. The position was posted on April 18. Participants in the program must be 55 or older and have an income of not more than $18,225 for a one-person household or $24,650 for a two-person household. Eligible individuals can pick up an application at Arley Town Hall. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Congressman Aderholt commits to seek funding to complete bypass project


Erosion is taking its toll on the northbound lanes of the bypass corridor that was begun by the state many years ago, but never completed.
HALEYVILLE - A ray of hope has been given about the possibility that federal funding could be used to complete a four-lane highway project that has sat dormant for years, but the process must cover many miles and cross several rough bridges before it can become a reality.

Dual Destiny renovations near completion


Members of the Winston County Arts Council show the freshly painted inside of the Dual Destiny Theater. Pictured, back row, from left, Bart Crabtree, Beth Gilbreath, Joe Towey, Susan Ripp, Patricia Taylor and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy. Front row, from left, David Jacobs, Cindy Bryant, Brittany Bailes, Shirley Sudduth, Coy Sudduth, Sandra Heaven and Arts Council Vice President Theresa Snoddy.
LAKESHORE - Major renovations and cosmetic changes at the Dual Destiny Theater, located at the Looney’s Tavern Entertainment and Cultural Center, are nearing completion, just in time for the grand-opening weekend of live entertainment May 5-6.

HCS Art/STEAM Expo May 4


Students in Charlie Moody’s 10th grade history class at Haleyville High School prepare art for the upcoming expo. Faculty shown with him are teacher Dana Saylor and High School STEAM Coordinator Candy Garner, far right. Students, from left Ella Vandiver, Caroline Crook, Posey Whiteside, Ryleigh Kutis and Cole Whitten.
HALEYVILLE - The 4th annual Art/STEAM Expo at Haleyville City Schools will be unlike anything ever experienced before, complete with a new time slot and new experiences during an entire campus open house showcasing student talent.

Winston BOE approves non-renewals and retirements


The Winston County Board of Education takes action on several personnel changes at their recent meeting. From left, Board Members Randy Lee, Lamar Frith, Chief School Financial Officer Morgan Blankenship, Board President Joey Boteler, Superintendent Greg Pendley, Board Members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A drop in enrollment at both Winston County High School and Double Springs Middle School means the assistant principal position at each school for the 2023-2024 school year has been eliminated.

Winston County schools clean up with donation of wipes


Teachers Amanda Bartlett, Shea Williams, Evon McCurley, Liz Brannon and Kellie Boyd with Addison Elementary pre-K classes and McCurley's first grade class in front of several pallets of cleaning wipes. Courtesy Photo.
WINSTON COUNTY - Addison and Double Springs elementary schools will soon have received 30,000 packages each of Lysol® disinfecting wipes from Frontline Impact Project® thanks to Lysol’s® Here for Healthy Schools campaign. Each of the 60,000 packages contains 80 wipes, for a whopping total of 4,800,000 wipes, which are being shared with all county schools.

Smith Lake cleanup set for April 27-28


WCSLA Secretary-Treasurer Missy Jones, Chris Campbell, WCSLA President Jim Eason, WCSLA Board of Directors Member Beverly Kelly and WCSLA Vice President David Kelly pose next to the trash they collected during last year’s spring Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Smith Lake.
ARLEY - Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy (WCSLA)’s Board of Directors discussed the annual spring Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Smith Lake, the scholarship it awards annually and the collection of members’ dues at its quarterly meeting at the Arley Fire Department...

Winston IDA plans TLC for county industrial park


The sign identifying the Winston County Industrial Park as an AdvantageSite lays in shambles in the weeds, as plans are underway to erect a new sign.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Members of the Winston County Industrial Development Authority have expressed concerns about the 800-plus acre Winston County Industrial Park site, which remains vacant, having become a dumping site for trash and debris, with overgrown vegetation and a sign that has fallen apart.

Collins outlines plans for Bear Creek Police


New Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins, third from left, discusses new ideas and plans he has for the town with Town Council members. Shown from left, Eric Mills, Eric Loden, Collins, Alex Price, Tom Misner and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - The concept of community policing is being put into action for the Town of Bear Creek by newly installed chief Eddie Collins, who met with the mayor and council at their April 5, town council meeting to discuss new ideas and a fresh approach to law enforcement.