Letter raises stink during county commission meeting


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, far right, discusses a letter sent out by the sanitation office. Also shown, l-r, are county commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A letter presented by an Arley resident, fearing it was a scam, stirred up quite a stink at a recent Winston County Commission meeting.

Traffic stop near Addison leads to trafficking arrest


From left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Caleb Snoddy, K-9 Deputy Officer Jonathan Oliver with K-9 office Bojan and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore with the confiscated drugs and items.
ADDISON - A traffic stop for a possible expired tag on a motorcycle turned into a much bigger incident when the Winston County Sheriff’s Office found 48 grams of methamphetamine in the rider’s possession.

Marion/Winston Community Action considers merger


The Marion/Winston Community Action Agency discuss plans to merge with the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama. Shown from left are David McNutt, board chair person of MWCAA; Jeff Fleming, executive director of MWCAA and Tim Thrasher, CEO of CAPNA.
HALEYVILLE - Over the past several months, Marion/Winston Community Action Agency - which helps low-income families with heating and cooling costs, among other things -, has been considering a merger with either Community Service Programs of West Alabama or Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

Lynn Elementary gets Students to Stewards grant for greenhouse


Lynn Elementary School receives a check from the Alabama Power Foundation in the amount of $3,500 for a greenhouse to add to their outdoor class room. Shown from left are Melinda Weaver with Alabama Power; Kaci Randolph, teacher and researcher at LES and Jennifer Baker, LES principal.
LYNN - Lynn Elementary School continues to achieve success and strives in multiple ways for their students to learn, besides the classic textbook example.

County working to fix flood damage


Portions of County Road 4033 were washed away in the Helicon area during torrential rains that slammed the eastern portions of Winston County March 17.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although Winston County dodged a bullet when it came to tornadoes during Wednesday, March 17’s severe weather outbreak, flooding rains caused extensive damage, as well as extra costs for the county.

Projects lined up for HCS


The visitor’s side concession stand and restrooms at Haleyville High School’s football stadium may soon be replaced with a larger multi-purpose building. This is one of several capital improvement projects being discussed for the school system.
HALEYVILLE - Although Haleyville City Schools has several building projects in the works and also has decisions pending regarding hires, officials assure that projects are being done one-at-a time and decisions are being made regarding the financial best interest of the system as a whole.