Harden new MES principal; Henderson moves to Meek High


Wesley Harden, above left, is the new Meek Elementary School prinicpal. Allan Henderson, above right, has been transferred to the principal job at Meek High School.
ARLEY - Wesley Harden, a Meek High School graduate, has returned home as Meek Elementary principal, replacing Allan Henderson, who has been transferred as high school principal in a series of personnel relocations across the Winston County school district.

McCay resigns as Winston County Schools CSFO


Morgan Smothers is the new chief school financial officer for Winston County Schools. She will replace Andy McCay, who has resigned to accept the same position at Walker County Schools.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education named Morgan Smothers as the new chief school financial officer due to the resignation of Andy McCay, who has held the CSFO role for the district the past 10 years.

Wash out on 14th Avenue repaired, road reopened

The section of 14th Avenue where the wash out occurred has been repaired, with new culvert installed and gravel filling in the hole that had been dug in the road.
HALEYVILLE - The section of 14th Avenue washed out Thursday afternoon due to heavy rainfall has been repaired and the road reopened, after crews were on the scene placing a new culvert later that night.

Downtown vandalized: merchants, tenants demand answers as police patrols increase


Haleyville Public Library Librarian Carla Waldrep points to a broken glass window in the former law office building of the late Jerry Jackson, which is located next to the library.
HALEYVILLE - Merchants and others along Main Street in downtown Haleyville are speaking out, requesting more action be taken after another incident of destruction of city property.

Fire dues to be integrated with Lynn’s water bills


Lynn Town Clerk Marcia Manasco, standing, and Kris Gray, water clerk, check a water bill with the RVS software used by the town. Fire dues will be included on water bills beginning in January. Water customers may opt out by calling or stopping by Lynn Town Hall.
LYNN - The Town of Lynn has decided to make a change to customers’ water bills using an idea from a neighboring town. The Lynn Town Council decided at their meeting on Monday, June 21, to integrate fire department dues with residents’ water bills.

Arrest made in assault

HELICON - An Arley man has been taken into custody on assault charges after he allegedly repeatedly beat his neighbor in the head and neck area with a blunt object, resulting in serious injuries, according to the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.

Vandals stealing tombstones in local cemeteries


A grave with a rock formation border has several rocks missing at Old Oak Grove Cemetery. The identifying rock with the initials “M.P.” on it is also missing. Josh Tucker and Dawn Carroll look over the grave.
BLACK POND - Cemeteries should be peaceful and pleasant final resting places for the deceased. They tell stories of those who came before us and should be respected.

14th Avenue shooting has officials dispelling rumors, calling for peace


Law enforcement place tape up to barricade the residence on 14th Avenue during the active investigation.
HALEYVILLE - A shooting in the 1800 block of 14th Avenue in Haleyville Thursday afternoon, June 17, left two injured, as well as numerous rumors and hearsay that have been silenced by the Haleyville Police Department.

Revenue commissioner’s request for better vehicle denied


Winston County Revenue Commissioner Sandra Wright makes a request to the commission for a vehicle. From left, Commissioners David Cummings, Bobby Everett, Chairman Roger Hayes and Administrative Clerk Judy Burnett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The request for a newer vehicle for the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office was denied by the Winston County Commission, stating the office had already been given a vehicle, but it is not being used.

Landmark church burns


Foundation blocks, rolled pieces of glass (from the heat) and rubble is shown from the scene of the fire.
NAUVOO - Investigation is underway into a fire which has completely destroyed a landmark church.

Lynn and Nauvoo firefighters battle house fire


Lynn and Nauvoo firefighters work to put out a large fire that destroyed a home in southern Winston County Tuesday afternoon.
NAUVOO- Firefighters from Lynn and Nauvoo battled a large fire Tuesday afternoon, June 15, on County Road 3621, near Nauvoo that completely destroyed the Michael and Jenny Reed residence, leaving them in desperate need of help.