Fincher new Arley Council member


The mayor and council of Arley is now, from left, Roger Fincher, Brian Fincher, Devon Guthrie, Bobby Smith, Chris Tyree (mayor) and Robert Williams.
ARLEY - Responsibility comes with town council seats, since each one represents the people and taxpayers of the town. An empty seat came open in the Arley council with the passing of Jerry Goodwin, a long-serving advocate of Arley, on Jan. 2. At the monthly town meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, Brian Fincher was voted to fill the vacant seat. The oath of office was administered by Tammi Farley, the town clerk, and Fincher took over his duties immediately. Goodwin took over the council seat after Fincher’s father, Kerry Fincher, retired.

Concerns raised over school events


Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland responds to concerns raised regarding crowds at school-sponsored events..
HALEYVILLE - Safety concerns relating to crowds gathering at certain events sponsored by Haleyville City Schools have been brought into question, in sight of the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic that is resulting in deaths of community residents, and students and faculty members being quarantined.

NO COVID-19 vaccine supply issues at Winston County Health Department


Signs at the Winston County Health Department in Double Springs direct those who have appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the direction they need to go to receive it.
WINSTON COUNTY - Contrary to rumor, the Winston County Health Department in Double Springs continues to give COVID-19 vaccinations without interruption.

Healthcare workers fighting vaccine shortages


High volumes of traffic at Lakeland Community Hospital show the large numbers of people who have been going there to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
WINSTON COUNTY - COVID-19 vaccinations have extended past the initial phase 1A frontline healthcare workers and first responders to now include those 75 and older, as well as educators in both Haleyville City and Winston County schools.

Winston BOE sworn in for new term


Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore gives the oath of office to, from l-r: Winston County BOE members Randy Lee, Lamar Frith, Joey Boteler, Superintendent Greg Pendley and board members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley and members of the board of education were administered the oath of office to begin a new term at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Haleyville to receive new aerial photos


This type of aircraft will do a flyover to obtain aerial photos in Haleyville soon. It is a Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL, a former skydiving plane modified for planimetrics. They were manufactured in New Zealand.
HALEYVILLE - Buildings, structures and streets look different in the air, and one often sees these places in a new light when viewing from above.