A call for unity in Bear Creek from local pastor

Local pastor Ricky White brings a message of unity and love to Bear Creek during the town council meeting.
BEAR CREEK - Local pastor Ricky White had some strong words of advice and encouragement for Bear Creek residents before he led the Bear Creek Town Council and members of the public in attendance in prayer at the beginning of the Monday, Aug. 3 meeting.

Avoid the knock: Complete the census

The above graph shows the census response rate of residents in Winston County’s municipalities as of press time Aug. 2, as well as Bear Creek and Marion County. The state’s response rate is also represented. It should be noted that Natural Bridge’s response rate most likely appears low due to its small population.
WINSTON COUNTY - Time has nearly run out for those who have not responded to the 2020 Census.

Mask mandate not a muffled matter during county commission meeting

Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes discuss the mask ordinance after the commission meeting.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Very few people actually enjoy wearing a facial covering to keep down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and some defy any mandates, but those choices are trivial when it comes to the current state mandate requiring facial coverings be worn.

Lack of county road signs and road condition topics at Black Pond

A 1,200 foot section of County Road 8 will be fixed before striping. The road will be complete at this point.
BLACK POND - When a first responder is dispatched, one of the most vital items is information. An address is imperative for those first responders, whether fire, police or medical. Unfortunately, for those not familiar with the area, be it dispatch or the responder, problems arise when the address cannot be located. One major problem with this is the stealing of county road signs.

Former Arley Mayor passes away

Former Arley Mayor Brent Harbison

ARLEY - Former Arley Mayor Brent Harbison passed away Monday, Aug. 3.  He served as Mayor of Arley from 1972-1984 and played a vital part in the town's success in many different areas.

Much more about Harbison's life, family and accomplishments can be read now on our obituaries page.

Clerk from Haleyville City Hall tests positive for COVID-19, 2 other clerks awaiting results

HALEYVILLE   -  The left side of the City Hall building, where people enter to do business, was locked from general public access for two days, while it was determined that a clerk has tested positive for COVID-19 and two other clerks are also in quarantine but awaiting test results.

Safer-at-home order and mask ordinance extended through Aug. 31

Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday, July 29, that the current Safer-at-Home Order, which was set to expire July 31, has been extended through Aug. 31, at 5 p.m.  The statewide mask ordinance has also been extended through Aug. 31.

A new order within the Safer-at-Home order will require all school students from second grade through college to wear masks while in school.

Batchelor inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame

TUSCALOOSA Established in 1973 to honor those individuals who have brought lasting fame to Alabama through their business contributions, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame is proud to announce the names of the seven individuals that compose the Class of 2020. The inductees are: Mr. Robert Baron, of Huntsville; Mr. Cecil Batchelor, of Russellville; Dr. Marcus Bendickson, of Huntsville; Mr. Jay Grinney, of Birmingham; Dr. Lonnie Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. Joe Ritch, of Huntsville; and Mr. Stan Starnes of Birmingham.

HCS releases date changes for pre-school activities

Hosting Monday night's Facebook Live forum from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Elementary Principal Christy Bice and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City School administrators have announced changes to previously dated pre-school events, to coordinate with pushing back the start of school to Aug. 20.