Special box serves as blessing


Bob and Pam Masdon, residents of 9th Avenue in Haleyville, are hoping the blessing box set up in their front yard will become a trend in the area, where people take necessary items they need and give items back to replenish the box.
HALEYVILLE - Bob and Pam Masdon have opened up their hearts to help others with a blessing box, and are hoping this will become a pay-it forward experience throughout the entire community.

Eady has book published

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Published by Parables, a Christian publishing company, is pleased to announce the publication and global distribution of Lisa H. Eady’s latest book, The 7 Principles of Healing Trauma (a healing journey).

Haleyville to begin handling business licenses in-house


Chris Bailey, owner of CN Bailey and Company general contractors, receives an application for a business license from Katie Tidwell, the clerk at Haleyville City Hall in charge of issuing and renewing of business licenses.
HALEYVILLE- A unanimous vote by the Haleyville City Council at their Monday, April 19, meeting reverted the process of issuing and collecting fees for business licenses back to the authority of the city, with the process expected to be complete by June 1.

Mixed reactions on school property sale


The Winston County Board of Education is currently accepting offers for the sale of the 16th section of property which is located on Yellow Creek near the Houston Recreational area of Smith Lake.
WINSTON COUNTY - The decision by Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley this past week to accept bids on the county’s 16th section of property, which the Winston County Board of Education has had under its control since a ballot vote in 2016, has been met with mixed reactions by the public.

Pantry to accept donations

ARLEY - Arley’s Free Lil’ Pantry will have a table set up at Arley Day Saturday, May 15, for those who want to donate non-perishable food items, toiletries, etc.
The pantry is located at 98 County Road 3926 just off County Road 12 in the Wilson Bend area.

Businesses across the area struggling to find employees

WINSTON COUNTY - The mask enforcement mandate for Alabama has ended. The vaccine is now accessible to anyone over the age of 16. Thankfully, we seem to be nearing the end of the pandemic. Unfortunately, now that the public can enjoy some things they have not been able to for more than a year, there appears to be fewer workers willing to work.

School and community join together to support fifth grader


The entire 5th grade class and faculty at Haleyville Elementary display a banner of support for Maddie Bishop.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools, along with the entire community, is wrapping their loving arms and hearts around the struggles of 10-year-old Maddie Bishop--who found out in early April that she is battling stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer that has spread into her lungs.

Double Springs wanting a change in water contract

HALEYVILLE - Where does your water come from? In most places in the county, it comes from either Bear Creek or Brushy Creek. Double Springs residents receive water from both places, purchasing water from Haleyville (Bear Creek) and Arley (Brushy Creek). Double Springs has had a contract with Haleyville to purchase water for nearly 41 years, which is now in renegotiations.

Recovering stations a family activity


Over time, some of the marks located flush with the ground can become buried. This one, EF1666 beside Highway 195 in front of the Double Springs Elementary School, had to be uncovered. It was monumented in 1989.
WINSTON COUNTY - Instead of making a long trip during this pandemic we’re in, why not take your family on a historically fun activity and never leave the area?