Poppy’s Purpose: Addison native fighting to change health facility visitation policies

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The legacy Harold Sachs has left behind, combined with the ordeal his family faced during his month-long battle with COVID-19, is now being brought into state legislation that will hopefully prevent families from being totally separated from their loved ones in health care facilities due to pandemic restrictions.

All county roads deemed passable but under advisory.

All Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition except for County Road 60, according to Winston County Commissioner David Cummings.  County Road 60 remains closed. Unless absolutely necessary, please stay off roads until tomorrow once the sun has come up and melts remaining ice. Please use extreme caution while driving as there may be isolated slick spots on roads and bridges. Also, be aware that trees may continue to fall with the added weight of ice.

Warming center open at Double Springs Municipal Building


Resha Daugherty, director of the Double Springs Municipal Building, shows the area where the warming center is available now.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  - Residents who may not have an adequate heat source or those who may lose power in the second round of wintry weather expected Wednesday afternoon, can find warmth and a place to lay their head at the Double Springs Municipal Building.

Restrictions eased on county roads Tuesday afternoon; CR 60 closed.

The Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition.  County Road 60 is closed due to downed trees, stated Winston County Commissioner David  Cummings.  . Please use extreme caution while driving as there may be isolated slick spots on roads and bridges. Also, be aware that trees may continue to fall with the added weight of ice. 

HALEYVILLE City Schools continue virtual on Friday; sub-regional basketball games moved to Friday night

Due to  road conditions resulting from snow and ice this week, all Haleyville City Schools will  continue to be virtual on Friday, Feb 19, according to Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.  Governor Kay Ivey  has declared a State of Emergency, so school systems are allowed to take virtual days during inclement weather. The high school varsity boys sub-regional basketball game has been moved to Friday, 6 p.m. at home, with the varsity girls playing Friday night at Good Hope. “Please be careful on the ice. Student safety is our top priority,” Dr Sutherland said.

EMA discourages travel due to icy conditions; all county roads deemed impassable

WINSTON COUNTY - Travel on roadways is being strongly discouraged by Winston County EMA Director Jimmy Madison due to the potential for deteriorating  winter weather conditions expected throughout the day.

Winston County Commissioner David Cummings also confirmed that all county roads were deemed impassable as of Monday afternoon due to numerous trees down .

Thefts solved in Arley area


Pictured with the recovered stolen merchandise are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, deputies Nic Burns and Chris Franks, investigator Caleb Snoddy, chief deputy Brett Rodgers and K-9 officer Jonathan Oliver.
ARLEY - The report of a home break-in where thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen led the Winston County sheriff’s office to arrest two individuals, seize the stolen property and make arrangements with DHR to have a small child removed from the home due to drugs present.

Hungry for help - fundraiser manna from heaven for local restaurants


Jill Hayes with “What’s Happening in Arley, Alabama?” on Facebook presents $200 to Machelle Woods, manager at the Arley Coffee Shop.
ARLEY - It was an interesting sight Wednesday, Feb. 3, as tables and chairs were removed from the Arley Coffee Shop, as ordered by the health inspector earlier in the day, with threats to shut the business down if not in compliance within one day. Employees had a tape measure trying to discern how to keep all the tables in the restaurant, yet keep them six feet apart, as mandated.