Former Arley mayor remembered

Standing, from left, Treatment Plant Operator Clifton Rudd, Council Member Roger Fincher, Fire Chief James Rickett, Retired Police Chief Aaron Brown, Police Chief Jerry Cummings, Retired Fire Chief George Gibson, Water Plant Supervisor Johnny Taylor, Water Clerk Suzie Barber, Clerk Tammi Farley, Philip Harbison and Bob Williams. Seated from left, Brittany Ferguson, Harbison’s daughter; Ann Harbison, Allan’s wife; Brent Harbison, Allan’s son and Justin Harbison, Allan’s son.
ARLEY - Two terms is enough for any mayor to serve, once said former Arley Mayor Allan Harbison, who is being remembered by his family and friends not only for having integrity in the mayor’s office, but also being a strong leader by example. Harbison, 65, who passed away Monday, March 11...

Bear Creek addressing storm shelter issues

Instead of being stocked with necessary water, food and other supplies, the storage room is piled high with junk.
BEAR CREEK - The day after a deadly EF-4 tornado wreaked havoc in Lee County- leaving mass destruction and 23 dead in its wake - weather preparedness, or the lack of it, was the major topic for Mayor Tammie Batchelor at the Bear Creek Council’s...

Electronic poll books to be installed in Winston

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill spoke to the Haleyville Rotary Club Thursday, Feb. 28. From left, Ashley Pool, chief operating officer of Lakeland Community Hospital; Merrill; Don Dimond, Haleyville Rotary Club president; Winston County District Judge Mike Newell; Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes.
HALEYVILLE - Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) hopes to have electronic poll books in all 67 counties by the year 2022. What does this mean?

Bomb threats made in Nauvoo area

NAUVOO - The Walker County Sheriff's Office is confirming through their Facebook page that there have been bomb threats made to several locations in the Nauvoo area Monday, March 11.

"None of these threats have been substantiated and we don't believe anyone is in immediate danger," the Facebook post reads.

The Alabamian is monitoring this story, and will post any further developments.


Interstate drug operation taken down by Regional Drug Task Force

From left, Winston County Sheriff's Investigator Brad Curtis shows the ADECA Drug Task Force logo, Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson, Winston County Sheriff Tommy Moore and Investigator Caleb Snoddy show the vast amount of marijuana and other items seized in this major interstate drug operation.
HALEYVILLE - An interstate drug operation has been intercepted by local and regional agencies, who seized an approximate total of eight pounds of marijuana in air tight bags mailed from southern California to the post office in Haleyville.

Haleyville City Schools cleared of Code Red

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools have been cleared from a Code Red lockdown after being warned of a suspicious person who might have had a weapon in the area earlier today. 

According to Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, every school immediately enacted its safety plan and the Haleyville Police Department secured the campus.

"The suspect has been identified and is in police custody,"  Sutherland said, thanking everyone for the great job they performed protecting the children, faculty and staff.

State Superintendent Dr. Mackey keynote speaker at luncheon

Students from all levels of Haleyville City Schools present special gifts to the state visiting team of State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey, Dr. Jeff Langham, chief of staff for the state department of education, and Ryan Hollingsworth, executive director of school superintendents of Alabama.
HALEYVILLE - Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey was keynote speaker at a special State of Schools luncheon Friday, March 1, at the fellowship hall of Ninth Avenue Church of Christ.

State superintendent visits HCS students Friday

From left, Dr. Jeff Langham, chief of staff for the State Department of Education, Dr. Eric Mackey, state superintendent and Ryan Hollingsworth, executive director of school superintendents of Alabama, interact with Haleyville Elementary students during a tour of the school Friday morning, March 1. Students from left, Bryant Caine, Het Patel and Nicholas Barnett. They are in the third grade class of Brandi Crumpton learning about fraction pizzas.
HALEYVILLE - Alabama State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey, along with Dr. Jeff Langham, chief of staff for the state department of education and Ryan Hollingsworth, executive director of school superintendents of Alabama, paid a special visit Friday, March 1, to Haleyville City Schools.

Case against Cantrell dismissed

Jarod Chase Cantrell

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Circuit Judge Lee Carter dismissed with prejudice the State of Alabama's case against Jarod Chase Cantrell, a former teacher and coach at Double Springs Middle School, Wednesday, Feb. 27.  A mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct was granted on Feb. 22.  Dismissed with prejudice means the case has been permanently dismissed and cannot be brought back before the court.

Wallace State health programs offering new options, curriculum changes

HANCEVILLE - Three health programs at Wallace State Community College are making changes to expand their offerings or altering the curriculum to offer students more options to enter the workforce, to specialize in specific areas in their chosen field or to decrease the time they need to finish their degree.

Bonds crowned Queen of Hearts

The 2019 Queen of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Lexie Randolph, third alternate; Ella Moore, first alternate; Queen of Hearts Kady Bonds, Jesslyn Downey, second alternate and Tesslie Tidwell, fourth alternate. Bonds was also named Most Photogenic.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Kady Bonds, a senior at Winston County High School, was crowned the Queen of Hearts during the annual pageant Saturday.

Gardner named Princess of Hearts

The 2019 Princess of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Bailey Kelley, third alternate; Lizzy Bass, first alternate; Queen of Hearts Kaylie Gardner, ReShae Moore, second alternate and Abbie Hood, fourth alternate, Miss Citizenship and Miss Congeniality. Gardner was also named Most Photogenic.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Kaylie Gardner, a sixth grader at Double Springs Middle School, was crowned the 2019 Princess of Hearts during the annual pageant Saturday.

Alabama Secretary of State to speak at Haleyville Rotary Club Thursday

John Merrill

HALEYVILLE - Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill will be the very special guest for the Haleyville Rotary Club meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, at noon in the conference room at Lakeland Community Hospital.
Merrill recently began his second term as Alabama’s Secretary of State after winning reelection in 2018.
The Haleyville Rotary Club meeting is open to the public, and all interested persons are more than welcome to attend.


PHS wins 66-48

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School She Bears have won their semifinal match against Westminster Christian 66-48.  They will now play for the 1A state championship on Thursday.  Click here for complete stats from the game.