WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County appears to have dodged a bullet Monday, March 12, as possible tornadoes passed by to the north and east of the county. There are reports of storm damage in Russellville in Franklin County, as well as damage in Lawrence County.
The primary damage reports seem to be from hail, however, especially in Cullman County, where hail as large as baseballs was reported. There were hail reports in Winston County of approximately penny size, according to the Winston County EMA.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Double Springs, Ashridge, Delmar and Haleyville fire departments were on the scene Wednesday, March 14, of a fully involved structure fire on County Road 338 off of Highway 278 just west of Double Springs. Alabama Forestry Commission was also been called to the scene. More details as they become available.
BLACK POND - The Black Pond Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene of a one-vehicle accident on County Road 8 Tuesday, March 13, at approximately 7:15 p.m. Firefighters reportied at least one injury in the accident.
Also, a telephone pole has possibly been made unstable due to the accident. Motorists are urged to continue to use caution through this area.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Republican Party is meeting tonight, Monday March 12 at 7 pm at the Winston County Courthouse. All committee members are urged to attend. The public is cordially invited.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Alumni Association is seeking nominations for Alumnus of the Year for 2018.
Letters may be submitted to Haleyville Alumni Association, P.O. Box 91, Haleyville, Alabama, 35565.
The Vendor Application and waiver for the upcoming 9-1-1 Festival, which will be held Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, are now on our website under the Resource Guide. They are in separate forms but must be submitted together in order to secure a spot.
This year's 9-1-1 Festival is going to be the biggest yet, so keep checking here at mynwapaper.com for more updates!
HALEYVILLE - Parents of any girls who are entering the ninth grade and above for the 2018-19 school year at the Haleyville High School are invited to attend a meeting Wednesday, March 7, at 5 p.m., in the HHS bandroom if your daughters are interested in trying out for majorette or color guard.
Majorette sponsor Amy Farris said she hopes to see many in attendance. “We are excited about the 2018 marching season,” said Mrs. Farris.
HALEYVILLE - A one-vehicle accident occurred Tuesday, March 6, around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 195 east of Haleyville across from Winston Memorial Cemetery. Haleyville Police Department officers responded, but troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating. Watch for more details concerning the accident.
HALEYVILLE - During the Haleyville City Council meeting Monday, March 5, Mayor Ken Sunseri asked council members to come up with plans for a community cleanup to take place in May just before the 9-1-1 Festival in June.
The council also approved ordering 1,000 9-1-1 coins to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call being made in Haleyville. At. $3.85 apiece, the cost will be split with the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sophomore Mallory Rushing was crowned Haleyville High School's 2018 senior Leo's Loveliest. The pageant, featuring 40 young ladies, was held in the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium Saturday, March 3. Top Five included Megan Smith, 1st alternate; Kayleigh White, 2nd alternate; Lauren Watkins, 3rd alternate; Kaley Stevens, 4th alternate.
Macie Grace Palmer was crowned Jr. Leo's Loveliest Friday night, Feb. 2, at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. There were 29 young ladies participating. Top Five included Kirsten Stevens, 1st alternate; Emma Elkins, 2nd alternate; Macy Seymour, 3rd alternate and Kaitlyn Burleson, 4th alternate.
HALEYVILLE - Yesterday the administration at Haleyville City Schools was notified of an inappropriate Instagram post that was made by two HHS students, according to Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.