Restrictions eased on county roads Tuesday afternoon; CR 60 closed.

The Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition.  County Road 60 is closed due to downed trees, stated Winston County Commissioner David  Cummings.  . 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. 

HALEYVILLE City Schools continue virtual on Friday; sub-regional basketball games moved to Friday night

Due to  road conditions resulting from snow and ice this week, all Haleyville City Schools will  continue to be virtual on Friday, Feb 19, according to Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.  Governor Kay Ivey  has declared a State of Emergency, so school systems are allowed to take virtual days during inclement weather. The high school varsity boys sub-regional basketball game has been moved to Friday, 6 p.m. at home, with the varsity girls playing Friday night at Good Hope. “Please be careful on the ice. Student safety is our top priority,” Dr Sutherland said.

EMA discourages travel due to icy conditions; all county roads deemed impassable

WINSTON COUNTY - Travel on roadways is being strongly discouraged by Winston County EMA Director Jimmy Madison due to the potential for deteriorating  winter weather conditions expected throughout the day.

Winston County Commissioner David Cummings also confirmed that all county roads were deemed impassable as of Monday afternoon due to numerous trees down .

Thefts solved in Arley area

Pictured with the recovered stolen merchandise are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, deputies Nic Burns and Chris Franks, investigator Caleb Snoddy, chief deputy Brett Rodgers and K-9 officer Jonathan Oliver.
ARLEY - The report of a home break-in where thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen led the Winston County sheriff’s office to arrest two individuals, seize the stolen property and make arrangements with DHR to have a small child removed from the home due to drugs present.

Hungry for help - fundraiser manna from heaven for local restaurants

Jill Hayes with “What’s Happening in Arley, Alabama?” on Facebook presents $200 to Machelle Woods, manager at the Arley Coffee Shop.
ARLEY - It was an interesting sight Wednesday, Feb. 3, as tables and chairs were removed from the Arley Coffee Shop, as ordered by the health inspector earlier in the day, with threats to shut the business down if not in compliance within one day. Employees had a tape measure trying to discern how to keep all the tables in the restaurant, yet keep them six feet apart, as mandated.

Fincher new Arley Council member

The mayor and council of Arley is now, from left, Roger Fincher, Brian Fincher, Devon Guthrie, Bobby Smith, Chris Tyree (mayor) and Robert Williams.
ARLEY - Responsibility comes with town council seats, since each one represents the people and taxpayers of the town. An empty seat came open in the Arley council with the passing of Jerry Goodwin, a long-serving advocate of Arley, on Jan. 2. At the monthly town meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, Brian Fincher was voted to fill the vacant seat. The oath of office was administered by Tammi Farley, the town clerk, and Fincher took over his duties immediately. Goodwin took over the council seat after Fincher’s father, Kerry Fincher, retired.

Concerns raised over school events

Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland responds to concerns raised regarding crowds at school-sponsored events..
HALEYVILLE - Safety concerns relating to crowds gathering at certain events sponsored by Haleyville City Schools have been brought into question, in sight of the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic that is resulting in deaths of community residents, and students and faculty members being quarantined.