Biodiversity discovered at Natural Bridge Bioblitz


A male redspot darter, bright with breeding colors during spawning season, collected from Natural Bridge Park during the bioblitz.
NATURAL BRIDGE - During a recent bioblitz at Natural Bridge Park, organized by Wild Alabama (WA), scientists, university and high school students and members of the public inventoried living species in the park.

Free GED classes available in Winston County


Wallace State Adult Education Program GED Instructor Krista Givens teaches students at Meek Baptist Church in Arley two days each week.

ARLEY - The first step toward a successful future is simply getting started.
That is the message Wallace State Community College is wanting people in Winston County who, for whatever reason, were not able to get their high school diploma to know as they offer completely free GED classes in Arley and Double Springs.  Classes for persons 18 and older are held in Arley at Meek Baptist Church on County Road 77 (Helicon Road) Tuesdays and Thursdays and at The Rock Family Worship Center on Highway 278 just east of Double Springs every Wednesday night.

Fair returns to Double Springs this month


The Winston County Fair will return to the Seymour-Bevill Ball Field area in Double Springs April 23-28. Pictured above are just some of the rides and booths that were at the fair in the past. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Several charitable causes will benefit from the annual Winston County fair that’s returning to Double Springs April 23-28, as well as the Fair Queen Pageant that will kick-off the week-long event.

ALDOT makes changes to Highway 33 project


This is the view of where the Highway 33/County Road 24 intersection will take place. ALDOT has amended the project after receiving concerns from town officials.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After Double Springs officials voiced concerns with the state’s plans to improve a dangerous intersection, the Alabama Department of Transportation paid a visit and agreed to amend the project.

Veteran educators retiring


From left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed; HHS Assistant Principal and System STEAM Coordinator Candy Garner; Middle School Teacher Susanne Trallo; Middle School Assistant Principal Emily Faulkner and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson. Garner and Trallo have announced retirement at the end of the school year.
HALEYVILLE - Two long-time educators at Haleyville City Schools, with a combined service of 60 years, will be retiring at the end of the school year.