HALEYVILLE - Evelyn Kate Carroll was crowned Leo's Loveliest for the junior division of the pageant held Friday night at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. First alternate was Brookleigh Cockrell, second alternate was Karlie Lasker, third alternate was Lily Tinch and fourth alternate was Hadley Smith.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Circuit Judge Lee Carter dismissed with prejudice the State of Alabama's case against Jarod Chase Cantrell, a former teacher and coach at Double Springs Middle School, Wednesday, Feb. 27. A mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct was granted on Feb. 22. Dismissed with prejudice means the case has been permanently dismissed and cannot be brought back before the court.
BIRMINGHAM - The Phillips High School She Bears have won the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A State Championship, defeating Skyline 71-63. Stats from the game can be found here.
HALEYVILLE - According to a Facebook post tonight by Baldwin County Public Schools, Dr. Erika McCoy, principal of Haleyville High School, has been named the new principal of the new Orange Beach High School. She will begin her new post at the end of March.
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HALEYVILLE - The line-up of bands for Haleyville’s annual 9-1-1 Festival concert Friday, May 31, has been officially announced by organizer Brandon Norris. The concert line-up is as follows: Fly by Radio will perform from 5-6 p.m., followed by 3 Wheel Drive from 6:30-7:30 p.m., William Michael Morgan from 8-9 p.m. and headline act Neal McCoy beginning at 9:30 p.m.
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips She Bears are back in the Final Four after taking down Falkville in a resounding 81-41 victory Monday, Feb. 18, at the Northwest Regionals in Hanceville. Phillips' first game will be Monday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.
BIRMINGHAM — The flu in Alabama has increased for the second week in a row, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The number of cases in the state have increased, and most of the state is experiencing widespread flu activity.
PHIL CAMPBELL - Brittany Kaylen Barnett, 21, has been charged with murder in the Monday evening, Feb. 4, death of Jason Poore, 38, of Russellville. The crime allegedly occurred on County Highway 81 in Phil Campbell. According to a press release from Phil Campbell Police Chief Joe Fike, his department is conducting the homicide investigation, with assistance from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
HALEYVILLE - Bethany Knight, 19, of Hamilton, was crowned Miss 9-1-1 for 2019 in the annual competition held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. Knight, who is a freshman at the University of Alabama, competed against seven other young women from across the region for the title. The Miss 9-1-1 Competition is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Competition, and Knight will now move on to compete for the Miss Alabama title in June.