Double Springs a favorite stop for Overland bicyclists


American Challengers bike across the country, with a stop in Double Springs. This photo shows them running into the ocean with their front wheels at Santa Monica on August 8, 2017, at the end of the journey. The latest group will arrive there shortly. Courtesy photo.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Southern hospitality is extended yearly by Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson and others toward Overland American Challenge bicyclists, it was learned at the recent town meeting on July 9.

Arts expanding in Winston County schools


Involved in the recent grant announcements, from left, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Meek High School Principal Marla Murrah, Pottery Workshop teacher Sandra Heaven, Addison Art Teacher Shirley Sudduth, Blythe and Larry Welton, educational directors for the Winston County Arts Council and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The goal of expanding art programs throughout all of the schools in Winston County has received a major boost with the announcement of two grants.

Arley native gives back


Celia Sampley, left, and Debra Johnson, right, give their respective grandson and son, Caleb Johnson, a big hug.
ARLEY - Arley native Caleb Johnson, author of the newly-published book Treeborne, has been on a book signing tour across the southeast since it was published by Picador Press in June, but recently came home to share his success by giving back.

Continentally-divided family reunites


From l-r, Arnold Stewart, Kay Stewart, Georgia Evans, Pam Stewart and Keith Evans are happy to now be a united family.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Many children grow up knowing their father, his looks, his mannerisms and his character. Some grow up with their father across town or even across the nation. Not many, though, grow up without ever seeing their father because he lives in another country, but that is what happened to Georgia Rose Evans, of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

Correction on Houston article

In the June 27, 2018, edition of the Northwest Alabamian, in the article “More fun in the sun at secluded Houston Recreation Area,” it was mentioned camp sites were available at Houston. It was learned that camp sites are currently not open at Houston. The Alabamian is glad to correct this error, and the author apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.

Arley Women’s Club kicks off recycling program


Shown at the grand opening of the new recycling program, from left, Arley Women’s Club members Nancy Adams, Nancy Sellers, Vice President and Program Co-Chairperson Ann Atkinson, Libby Bailey, Club President and Program Co-Chairperson Cindy Bryant, Arley Mayor Chris Tyree, State Representative Tim Wadsworth and County Commissioner Bobby Everett.
ARLEY - The Arley Women’s Club has kicked off a multi-phase recycling program that will hopefully lead to grant funding for a countywide recycling effort.

Wreck on Highway 13 South

DELMAR - An accident is being reported at the intersection of Highway 13 South and County Road 62 near Delmar Friday, June 22, at approximately noon.  Only minor injuries are being reported by dispatchers, but traffic is blocked in both the northbound and southbound lanes.  Please choose an alternate route at this time.

Webb appointed to Alabama 9-1-1 Board


Tim Webb

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County 9-1-1 Executive Director Tim Webb has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama 9-1-1 Board, representing the Fourth Congressional District. Webb’s recommendation to fill a vacancy on the statewide board came from a group of his peers in the Alabama Association of 9-1-1 Districts, whose board of directors Webb has been a member of for six consecutive terms.

 

Hayes, mayors respond to residents' plea for better water


From left, Lynn Mayor Jeff Stokes, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes meet to discuss the project to see what can be done.
WINSTON COUNTY - After yet another plea presented to officials about contaminated well water on County Road 25, the Winston County Commission is joining forces with the towns of Double Springs and Lynn...

Tax abatement for Winston Machinery approved by town council


From left, Council Members Alan Barnett, Tommy Chambless and Chris Little; David Roberson of the Winston County Development Board; Town Clerk Marcia Manasco and Mayor Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - David Roberson, chairman of the Winston County Development Board, spoke at the town meeting of Lynn on June 18, and discussed the abatement process for Winston Machinery, owned by Jeff Richards.

News of Henry's indictment shocks local officials; Henry claims innocence


Ed Henry, former interim administrator of Lakeland Community Hospital, Haleyville and chief strategy officer for the Java Medical Group, which manages Lakeland, is no longer affiliated with any of the operations of the hospital.
MONTGOMERY - Ed Henry, who was the chief strategy officer for the Java Medical Group, managing Lakeland Community Hospital as well as the now-former interium administrator for Lakeland, is no longer affiliated with any of Lakeland’s operations, after a federal indictment was handed down against him concerning health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and paying and receiving kickbacks related to Medicare.

Overturned tractor-trailer on Highway 33 just over Winston County line

LAWRENCE COUNTY/WINSTON COUNTY LINE - Officers are on scene of an accident where a tractor-trailer has overturned on Highway 33, just north of Double Springs over the county line into Lawrence County.  Please use caution driving through this area over the next couple of hours, as officers work to get a wrecker on scene capable of getting the truck upright, as well as picking up a steel coil which has fallen from the vehicle.

Troops come home


Lower left photo shows B Company Commander Brian Bartes of Haleyville with wife Kimberly and sons Austin, Will and Levil. Lower right photo shows SPC Corey Robinson of Addison being met with hugs from parents Kenny and Sherry Robinson.
HUNTSVILLE - The National Anthem sung by Cristina Lynn of Huntsville was blended with the roar of a plane’s engine, as the Southwest flight bringing home the last of the soldiers from the 115th Signal Battalion pulled up on the tarmac at the Huntsville International Airport for short but powerful ceremony Thursday morning, June 6, before soldiers were released to their families.