HALEYVILLE - COVID concerns, high gas prices and inflation in general pushed the numbers down for the Haleyville High School alumni luncheon held Saturday, June 4, in the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. It was the first time the luncheon had taken place since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.
Find the full write-up of, and photos from, the luncheon in the Lifestyle section of today's edition of the Alabamian, along with write-ups on the 9-1-1 Festival Car Show and Tractor Show and photos of the winners of both.
WINSTON COUNTY - The 25th anniversary of the Winston County Sports Hall of Fame is this year, and the annual ceremony will take place Saturday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville Middle School cafeteria. The Alabamian is profiling this year’s inductees over the next few weeks. Addison and Haleyville high schools’ inductees have already been featured. This week’s profiles are the inductees for Lynn High School: Matthew Cagle and Maggie Finley Thomas. Winners of the Ebb Deason award, Ashley Aldridge and Cale Tittle, are also featured.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the income limits have been raised for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) as of June 1.
WINSTON COUNTY - For those who need to vote absentee in the Tuesday, June 21, runoff election, there are some key deadlines this week. Thursday, June 16, is the last day absentee ballot applications can be returned in person. The deadline to receive absentee ballot applications by mail has already passed.
Friday, June 17, is the last day to return absentee ballots by hand to the absentee election manager. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the absentee election manager no later than noon on Tuesday, June 21.
Kennedy For Alabama, a political talk show that airs weekly on FM Talk 106.5, will host the Democratic Gubernatorial Runoff Debate on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The live radio debate will air on the FM Talk 106.5 radio station and will also be available for viewing on the FM Talk 106.5 Facebook page. The debate will provide the viewers and listeners with an opportunity to hear from the runoff candidates for Alabama Governor: Ms. Yolanda Flowers and Alabama State Senator Malika Sanders-Fortier.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - First responders can literally say they were doing double duty on a recent call. First responders found themselves in a rather unique situation May 20, when they were informed that a woman had given birth to one of her twins on the side of the road with the other twin on its way at any time.
WINSTON COUNTY - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC), which has campuses in Phil Campbell and Muscle Shoals, is offering students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at NW-SCC an opportunity to finish their college degree or certificate program with less financial burden this fall through the Continuing Excellence Scholarship. The deadline to apply for the half-tuition scholarship is Monday, August 1, 2022.
The Bankhead National Forest Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The new date has yet to be determined but will be posted here once it is decided. The U.S. Forest Service, host of the derby, apologizes for the inconvenience and the short notice.