ASHRIDGE - Fire departments from Ashridge and Double Springs responded in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 24, to a structure fire at James and Barbara Lovett's residence located at 3194 County Road 15.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Resource Advisory Committee is accepting project proposals for review and consideration to benefit natural resources on the Bankhead National Forest in Winston and Lawrence counties.
LYNN - Lynn Mayor Jeff Stokes resigned during a special-called meeting of the Lynn Town Council last night. Mayor Pro Tem Earl Gilbert is now serving as Lynn's Mayor.
HALEYVILLE - Insurance was a dominant topic during the Haleyville City Council's Oct. 7, meeting. With all council members present except Jonathan Bennett, council members approved paying for a cancer/disability insurance policy for all active Haleyville firefighters, a grand total of $3,964.80 per year or $198.24 per firefighter per year.
HALEYVILLE - Significant power outages are being reported in the Haleyville area Monday evening, Oct. 7. Most of the outages are in the area around Kelly Hill and Highway 13 North. As of 6:53 p.m. nearly 600 people were reported to be without power in Winston County, all served by Alabama Power. Power crews are working on the problem and will restore power as soon as possible.
To keep up with local power outages, go to poweroutage.us.
Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland issued the following statement Thursday evening, Sept. 26:
"This week, we have been investigating an alleged threat made against Haleyville High School. Thus far, we have found no facts to support this threat.
"The HHS Administration and the Haleyville Police Department will continue to investigate if any new information is brought forward. We have taken this seriously and have worked hard to do a thorough investigation.
HALEYVILLE - A one vehicle wreck, occurring around 8:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, caused only minor injuries to the driver of the vehicle, but took down a telephone pole, causing road blockage while authorities worked to restore the pole.
Beth Prater of Double Springs, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado on Macedonia Road towards Double Springs after getting off the early morning shift at Walmart, she said. “I was coming home. I just dozed off. It's my fault,” Prater said. “I woke up and realized I was hitting (the pole).”