Meals sent home Thursday for the holidays

Haleyville Middle School students Lexi Sanchez and Juan Gomez show the boxed food and instructions that are being given out to students this week in preparation for the extended break.
HALEYVILLE - On Thursday, Nov. 19, students enrolled in the Haleyville City School system, or the parent or guardian, depending on the situation, will need to go to their respective schools on campus for a meal pick up from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Turkey Take Out this Saturday, Nov. 21

Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson with turkeys that are being kept frozen in the cooler in preparation for this Saturday's event.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools is talking a lot turkey this week in preparation for this Saturday, Nov. 21, when a Turkey Take Out will give a Thanksgiving meal to students in need throughout the school district.

Hines Baptist drop-off site for National Shoebox Collection Week

BEAR CREEK - Samaritan's Purse, a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to people around the globe, is partnering with local and area churches once more for Operation Christmas Child, where individual families and churches pack shoeboxes with gifts and treats for children all across the globe, spreading joy and hope during the Christmas season.

Deadlines changing for Nov. 25, edition

The Northwest Alabamian is changing its deadlines for the Nov. 25, edition.
 Classifieds will need to be turned in by 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.  
The deadline for display advertising will be Friday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m.  The Alabamian will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving.
Publisher Horace Moore and the Alabamian staff wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Partnership brings about new body cameras to sheriff’s office

Pictured left to right, Winston County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Nic Burns and Josh Bennett, 25th Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and Winston County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A community partnership between the Winston County Sheriff’s Office The 25th Circuit District Attorney’s Office, as well as local businesses has provided the sheriff’s office new body cameras as a valuable tool not just in fighting crime, but also in court.

Commission votes to split internet tax proceeds between school systems

Shown announcing the funding at a recent Haleyville Board of Education work session, from left, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings, Winston County Board of Education President Joey Boteler, Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and Haleyville Board of Education President Donna Jones.
WINSTON COUNTY - Sales tax may have taken a dip due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the resulting increase in taxes related to internet purchases is benefiting school systems for the first time, and in a big way.

Bake sale Dec. 4-5 as part of WCHS band marketplace

DOUBLE SPRINGS- The Winston County High School band will be conducting a holiday marketplace on Dec. 4-5 at the Double Springs Municipal Building on Highway 195.  The marketplace will not only feature all types of arts and crafts but also a bake sale of all types of goods provided by the Ashridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. To special order a cake, contact Jo Ann Durham at 205-489-5741.

Fried pie sale to help fund Ashridge storm shelter, community center

ASHRIDGE- The Ashridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a fried pie sale on Nov. 16-17 to help raise funds to build a new storm shelter and community center. Fried apple and peach pies will be made with either sugar or splenda and available for $2 each. Pies this year will be made at Pleasant Hill #2 Baptist Church. Those picking up pies need to drive to the back of the church at the fellowship hall.  To order a pie or for more information, contact Joe Ann Durham at 205-489-5741.

FUMC cancels Veterans program due to COVID-19

HALEYVILLE - The annual celebration  honoring veterans at the Slaughter Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 9th Avenue, which is usually held the first of November, has been cancelled this year to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced organizer Debbie Wood. Wood offered her regrets for having to cancel the ceremony but assured it was in the best protection of the public, especially the veterans, many of whom are older residents, that may be more susceptible to the ongoing virus.