ADEM offers Bear Creek help


Bear Creek Water Department Employees Ethan Stone, right, and Kevin Hyde show the new water meters that are being stored at the water warehouse until they can be installed after the town’s water leak situation is brought further under control.
BEAR CREEK - The critical situation with the Bear Creek water system is being addressed in a big way after the Alabama Department of Environmental Management contacted Communities Unlimited to explore solutions.

Dozens of new jobs coming

HALEYVILLE - One of Haleyville’s top employers has landed a lucrative contract, and they are preparing to hire dozens more employees. Exxel Outdoors, LLC, is adding many new jobs and expanding production to fulfill its new, long-term, five-year contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to produce sleep systems for the troops. The Defense Logistics Agency is the U.S. Department of Defense's combat logistics support agency.

Orders being taken for smoked hams for Easter

ARLEY - Just in time for Easter, smoked ham orders are currently being taken, with all proceeds to benefit the Arley Women's Club.

The hams must be pre-ordered by Friday, March 26, and will be available for pickup on Friday, April 2, from 3-5 p.m. at the Arley Community Center.  To place an order, call (205) 387-2612 and leave a message or send a text to (205) 489-9405.

Human remains found in burned home


Pictured are the mounds of debris from the structure fire that first responders had to sift through in order to find human remains.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - First responders were not dispatched in their typical manner recently to a single wide manufactured home burned during the night, only discovering that the occupant was dead, after extensive debris was removed first.

Poppy’s Purpose: Addison native fighting to change health facility visitation policies

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The legacy Harold Sachs has left behind, combined with the ordeal his family faced during his month-long battle with COVID-19, is now being brought into state legislation that will hopefully prevent families from being totally separated from their loved ones in health care facilities due to pandemic restrictions.

All county roads deemed passable but under advisory.

All Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition except for County Road 60, according to Winston County Commissioner David Cummings.  County Road 60 remains closed. Unless absolutely necessary, please stay off roads until tomorrow once the sun has come up and melts remaining ice. Please use extreme caution while driving as there may be isolated slick spots on roads and bridges. Also, be aware that trees may continue to fall with the added weight of ice.

Warming center open at Double Springs Municipal Building


Resha Daugherty, director of the Double Springs Municipal Building, shows the area where the warming center is available now.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  - Residents who may not have an adequate heat source or those who may lose power in the second round of wintry weather expected Wednesday afternoon, can find warmth and a place to lay their head at the Double Springs Municipal Building.