Hayes gives state-of-the-county address

Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes delivers the state-of-the-county address at the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce meeting.
HALEYVILLE - Issues being faced by the Winston County Commission are not just related to state, but also federal funding concerns, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes said during his state-of-the-county address to the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Friday, Nov. 4.

Gillum back on Bear Creek Council

Marion County District Judge Mark Hammitte administers the oath of office to incoming Bear Creek Council Member Chris Gillum while Mayor Rob Taylor watches.
BEAR CREEK -Chris Gillum, a veteran of the Bear Creek Town Council, has returned to begin his fourth term, filling the place 4 seat recently vacated by the resignation of Chris Hyde.

Rumors untrue

HALEYVILLE - The Alabamian has determined that rumors about the drug fentanyl having caused a poisoning at Haleyville City Schools are false, having checked with Police Chief Rodney Lewis.

Lewis explained that the police department responded to a 13-year-old experiencing a drug overdose, but the incident did not involve fentanyl, nor did the incident occur on a school campus or at any school-related activity or function.

Haleyville resident wants to start community band

Haleyville resident Jeff Underwood is hoping to start a community band in the city that would play in parades, at the Heart of Haleyville Park and other events.
HALEYVILLE - They were a symbol of pride for communities in decades past - a town band marching in parades or playing at a town square. Now, a Haleyville resident is wanting to bring back this time-honored tradition locally.

Winston FOP starting from scratch this year for Toys for Tots

From left, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, Investigator Jacob Eward and Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy with the small amount of toys that have already been received for this year’s drive. More donations are desperately needed.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Toys for Tots program is starting from scratch collecting toys for children in need this holiday season since last year’s supply has been depleted.

4-H Pig Squeal registration underway

WINSTON COUNTY - The Pig Squeal is a 4-H project in which kids aged 9-19 raise two pigs, starting Jan. 14, 2023, and then show one of them at the 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction on April 29, 2023. The pig will be processed before being delivered to the winning bidder. The deadline for registration is Nov. 14, 2022, and the registration fee is $150. Please see the flier below for additional requirements of the project and registration information. Contact Regional Extension Agent Dylan Gilbert at (205) 489-5376 for more information.

Halloween events to be held in Arley Oct. 25

ARLEY - Children are invited to trick-or-treat at the Arley Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m. The Arley Women’s Club’s Trunk-or-Treat will start at 5 p.m. in Hamner Park. The movie Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo! will be shown in the park at around 6:30, once it gets dark. Admission will be free and so will the popcorn. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and may feel free to wear a costume.

Sheriff’s Office warning about Fentanyl this Halloween

The candy-colored pills pictured above are actually Fentanyl, a powerful and potentially deadly opioid. The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is warning parents to closely look at their children’s Halloween candy, as Fentanyl is being manufactured and packaged to look like candy. (Courtesy photo)
WINSTON COUNTY - Halloween is a holiday for disguises, and highly addictive and even deadly drugs such as Fentanyl are being disguised to look like innocent candy, appealing to the younger ages.