HALEYVILLE - When the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board applied for a $1.5 million loan to work on a sewer project, it was hoped to receive principal forgiveness in the amount of $500,000. The loan was approved, but Haleyville did not qualify for the principal forgiveness, as other cities showed more need. This was the topic at the recent board meeting on Tuesday, April 23.
WINSTON COUNTY - Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The vote was mixed among Winston County Commissioners to amend a resolution they passed last year redirecting both property tax mills being collected from county taxpayers, to the Health Care Authority of Haleyville and Winston County Alabama.
WINSTON/MARION COUNTIES - The national rise in cases of measles - a disease which was considered virtually eradicated in the United States in 2000 - is causing worry throughout the nation.
BEAR CREEK - An 18-month-old girl was mauled by a pet dog, resulting in the child being airlifted to Children’s Hospital for surgery and the pit bull quarantined then put to sleep at a local veterinary clinic.
WINSTON COUNTY - Double Springs Elementary and Lynn Elementary Schools are among 33 schools across the state to receive grants through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama's Be Healthy School Grant Program.
BIRMINGHAM - Ten defendants - including a local pharmacist - were charged in a 103-count indictment, regarding a Haleyville-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy.
WINSTON COUNTY - Marion-Winston Community Action Agency will soon begin making appointments for financial assistance for utility bills for qualified residents.
MONTGOMERY - By a 28-2 vote Thursday, May 2, the Alabama Senate approved a $7.1 billion Education Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2020...
MUSCLE SHOALS - A three-year financial aid audit prompted by self-reported errors in previous financial aid awards at Northwest-Shoals Community College has successfully concluded with an agreement reached between the college and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
WINSTON COUNTY - A Haleyville man who faces charges on five counts of aggravated cruelty to animals was found guilty in Haleyville Municipal Court on April 18, of a separate charge of cruelty to animals and now faces a jury trial in Winston County Circuit Court on the county’s charges.
MARION COUNTY - At approximately 5 a.m. today, April 30, a traffic crash claimed the life of an Empire man.
BEAR CREEK - Claims of around $100,000 in town indebtedness, as well as the town clerk not disclosing certain financial information about that indebtedness, have been made public by Bear Creek Town Council Member Daniel Green, who has also requested all employee overtime be cut and personnel laid off.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from February 19 to March 20, 2019.
LYNN - A recent trip through Tennessee has proven beneficial to the Town of Lynn, as a dump truck was seen for sale and recently purchased.
BEAR CREEK - Extensive repairs and renovations that have been done to allow Twin Forks campgrounds and park to reopen have come with a tall price tag, leading to a discussion regarding finances and false statements on social media that culminated into a heated disagreement at the Bear Creek Council meeting April 9.
WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey encourages Alabamians and citizens across the country to support the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), following several recent severe weather events across the state.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Calendars for the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 have been released by the Winston County Board of Education, it was learned at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 2.
WINSTON/MARION - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.9 million to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs.
ATHENS - Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County today to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens...
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - The Bankhead National Forest is seeking public input on the final boundary developed for the Sipsey Fork on the West Ford Wild and Scenic River.
WINSTON COUNTY - Work zone crashes and fatalities on Alabama roads are up. As National Work Zone Awareness Week begins today, the Alabama Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones.
MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Elliott Owen Lipinsky, a candidate for 2018 Republican nomination for state auditor, on three felony charges related to illegally accessing and attempting to access confidential law enforcement records, two of which are related to his opponents in the primary.
LYNN - Wallace State Community College’s Adult Education program has added additional Adult Education classes in Winston County at Lynn High School.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the introduction of his bill, Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act), to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 and to also require more age verification for the online sale of vaping products.
WINSTON COUNTY - Boat owners can now help support conservation efforts in Alabama when renewing their boat registration.
CRANE HILL - A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Thursday charging a Crane Hill, Alabama, husband and wife with five counts of failing to pay over payroll taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama.
HANCEVILLE - The University of Montevallo and Wallace State Community College have announced a partnership to offer students an easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university.
MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday that a federal judge’s favorable initial ruling in a voting rights lawsuit against the State of Alabama’s congressional districting plan means there will be no change in Alabama’s congressional district map for the upcoming 2020 U.S. House elections.
HANCEVILLE - The application process is now open for students wishing to apply to Health Science programs at Wallace State Community College.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Council approved during their March 18, meeting several paving projects for the spring, projects that should be completed in a remarkably short amount of time.