NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit

President Dr. Glenda Colagross
MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently.

Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy will sponsor cleanup Oct. 4

Advocacy officers from left are Lu Cruce, secretary; Jim Eason, president; Kenny Kilpatrick, vice president and Charlotte Doughterty, treasurer.
ARLEY - The Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Group, Inc. will sponsor a lake cleanup for one day on Thursday, Oct. 4, it was learned at the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Empty Bowls to benefit two local non-profits

MHS students help with Empty Bowls each year. Shown back row from left, Sky Heath, Suzie Feist, Destiney Briscoe, Madeline Murrah. Front, Diane Sharron of the pottery workshop, students Kaylee Elliott and Paige Frederick.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Empty Bowls and full hearts will be the case when hundreds of people gather Thursday, Oct. 11, to enjoy hearty fellowship and a variety of delectable soups while raising funds to help two worthy causes.

Lack of funding the problem

Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for High School

Haleyville High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Tristan Carter.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education has developed a new Serve with Pride award for their system with a different honoree chosen each month. For September, the award was given in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. The high school recipient for this Serve with Pride award was Tristan Carter, honored in a presentation by High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy at the board's regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Middle School

Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Aynelise Vickery

HALEYVILLE - A new award presented this month by administrators from Haleyville City Schools was in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons, who retired from the system in 1996. The award presented by Middle School Principal  Bo Wilcoxson was to student Aynelise Vickery. The award was presented at the board of education's Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting. A different honoree will be chosen each month.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Haleyville Elementary

Haleyville Elementary Principal Christy Bice presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Boston Brewer

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Board of Education has developed a new line of service awards  for their system, with a new honoree chosen this month. In September the Serve with Pride award was  in honor of long time high school teacher and successful track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. Each month, administrators from each system will highlight a student deserving of Serve with Pride awards.  Elementary Principal Christy Bice announced Boston Brewer as the elementary student at the board of education's regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Police block Hwy. 13 for 18-wheeler fire at busy Haleyville intersection

An 18-wheeler caught fire at the intersection of Highways 13 and 195.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville police and fire were both dispatched to an 18-wheeler on fire at the intersection of Highways 195 and 13 near McDonald's. 

For a time, police blocked Hwy. 13 and routed traffic down 20th Street. 

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Jack’s grand opening in Addison Monday

Construction is progressing rapidly on the new Jack’s Family Restaurant located at the intersection of Highway 278 and County Road 41 in Addison, in preparation for their grand opening on Monday, Sept. 24.
ADDISON - A long awaited event, which will boost the economy by providing 50 to 55 new jobs, as well as a new eating establishment for the Town of Addison, will unfold on Monday...

Congressman Aderholt Visits Kith Kitchens Tuesday

Tyler Knight, left, national sales manager of Kith Kitchens, takes U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Mayor Ken Sunseri on a tour of the facilities Tuesday, Sept. 18.
HALEYVILLE - U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt joined Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and officials with Kith Kitchens at the North Industrial Park, Tuesday, Sept. 18, to see first hand the product of federal funding the corporation has received through the years as part of the Smart Growth America program.

Remains of Double Springs woman found after fire

This is all that is left of a single wide manufactured home on County Road 3059 near Double Springs that was engulfed by fire Sept. 13. The remains of Kimberly Dotson, 39, of Double Springs, were found within the home.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The remains of a Double Springs woman were found in the rubble of her single wide manufactured home after a blaze destroyed the residence Thursday night, Sept. 13.

Fields sentenced to 25 years

Ashley Brooke Fields, who was found guilty of murder/felony murder after her trial ending Aug. 10, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 12, to 25 years in the state penitentiary. Escorting her out of the courthouse after the sentence is Attorney Michelle Mauldin of the defense team.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Ashley Brooke Fields, 26, of Arley, who was found guilty of murder/felony murder at the end of her 10-day murder trial, Aug. 10, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon

Cub Scout sells 78 plates for fundraiser, awarded “good turn” coin

Caleb Pruitt sold 78 plates for the Big Jerry’s Fundraiser and was awarded the “Do a Good Turn Daily” coin.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Caleb Pruitt, age 8, is going to be a natural born salesman when he grows up. The third grader was honored Monday, Aug. 20, at the Double Springs Cub Scouts Pack 92 meeting, for selling 78 plates for the Big Jerry’s Fundraiser.