Probationary contract for Principal Reed extended to 2023


Standing from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland. Seated are members of the Haleyville Board of Education, from left, Beth McAlpine, Kris Burleson, Chad Tidwell and Board President Donna Jones. Not present is board member Barry Burleson.
HALEYVILLE    - A unanimous vote of the Haleyville Board of Education approved a three-year non-probationary contract of Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed  effective July 1 through June 30, 2023, as one of numerous personnel items approved at the Thursday, June 25 meeting.

Better Business Bureau warns of scam involving COVID-19 contact tracing

WINSTON COUNTY - Public health officials are rolling out COVID-19 contact tracing programs to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. Of course, scammers are finding nefarious ways to use these efforts for their personal gain.

Fiber optic internet is "sprouting" on east side


Officials at the announcement of the Sprout Fiber Internet project, from left, State Representatives Randall Shedd, Corey Harbison, Cullman Electric Co-op CEO Tim Culpepper, Board Members James Fields, Lynda Carter, State Representative Garlan Gudger, Chairman of the Board for Cullman Electric Co-op Robert Tidwell.
CULLMAN - Less than a month after Cullman Electric Cooperative announced a major internet project to build a fiber optic network among its substations, another major announcement was made Thursday, June 18, that 264 miles of lateral fiber lines would also be installed, connecting 12,000 homes and businesses to high speed internet.

Arley Fire gets new brush truck


Arley Fire Department buys a 2008 Ford F-150 4x4 to aid with wildfires and for other uses.
ARLEY - Also known as a wildland fire truck, a brush truck aids firefighters in beating down wildfires, along with other uses such as wrecks. At the Arley town meeting, Monday, June 1, Fire Chief James Rickett notified the town council the fire department has purchased a newer model brush truck.

Prom king and queen named at elegant event Saturday night


At the presentation of Prom King and Queen, from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Prom King Nash Collum, Prom Queen Julia Bonner and High School Assistant Principal Candy Garner.
HALEYVILLE - It was literally a Night Under the Stars at the first Haleyville High School prom to be held outdoors in recent history.

State officially takes over maintenance, costs of Duncan Bridge


At the official announcement about Duncan Bridge, from left, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, State Senators Garlan Gudger, Greg Reed, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings and Road Engineer James Glasgow.
DUNCAN BRIDGE  - Seven months after state legislators brought news to Winston County, that the state would take over maintenance and upkeep of 60-year-old Duncan Bridge, the official transfer took place Monday, June 15, celebrated by congregating of state and local officials at the blue steel bridge spanning Smith Lake.

A new building for DHR


Double Springs Public Building Authority Chairperson Sheila Wallace, left, and Winston County Department of Human Resources Director Diane Watson at the site where the new Winston County DHR building will be located.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new building for the Winston County Department of Human Resources will be conveniently located in the downtown area of Double Springs, freeing DHR employees from cramped conditions at their present location while further improving the look of the town.

Haleyville’s prom is Saturday


From left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, prom sponsor/teacher Summer Reynolds, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and prom sponsor/teacher Jeff McKinney show where the prom will be located at the front parking area of the elementary school, seen in the background.
HALEYVILLE - Officials at Haleyville City Schools promised seniors two major things when schools had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic: seniors would have a graduation ceremony, and students would have a prom.

“Tascaloosie or Sipsie River”


Sipsey Recreation Area is a widely known tourist spot. The Sipsey Fork flows under a bridge built in 1934 at the recreation area.
WINSTON COUNTY - One of the natural features of Winston County is the amount of water it has, from the “Wild and Scenic” Sipsey to Smith Lake and all the waterfalls located in the Sipsey Wilderness and Bankhead National Forest.