Federal officials meet with Haleyville High School FFA


From left, Julia Bonner, parliamentarian for the Haleyville High School FFA; U.S. Sectretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; Blake Berry, HHS FFA historian; Katy Rawls, HHS FFA co-president and HHS Agriculture instructor Caleb Beason,
HAMILTON - Farmers and agriculture programs throughout the state and in the schools had some one-on-one time with federal officials during their announcement Thursday afternoon, May 3, of a $600 million pilot program that will extend broadband internet into rural areas, helping many in agriculture. The grant was administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service, funded under the Community Connect Broadband Grant Program.

Jack's coming to Addison


Addison Mayor Marsha Pigg, center, welcomes to town Jim Avery, director of development for Jack's, and Betty Hester, regional director.
ADDISON - The official announcement that Jack's Family Restaurants is coming to the town of Addison was made at a public hearing Monday night, May 1, when the town council adopted two resolutions concerning the project as well as met with Jack's officials.

First responders and elected officials ask tough questions regarding ambulance service


Double Springs assistant fire chief Brandon Lewis expresses concerns regarding RPS.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Regional Paramedical Services - the main ambulance service provider for Winston County -  faced the heat from a large crowd of emergency responders gathered Tuesday, April 24, to voice a strong protest to ways RPS has handled themselves on scenes.

Van stolen from Traditions Florist found in Mississippi


The white 2000 Chevrolet Express van stolen late Saturday night, April 28, from Traditions Florist in Haleyville, is found in Mississippi after it was reportedly abandoned by the suspect.
HALEYVILLE -Law enforcement are investigating to see if a  crime spree in Haleyville this past week, where vehicles were broken into, is related to the theft of a white van from Traditions Florist  late Saturday night, April 28.

Ball resigns as HHS varsity boys basketball coach; Burleson named new head


Haleyville City Schools Athletic Director Todd McNutt, left, congratulates Dylan Burleson after he is named the new Haleyville Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dustin Ball as varsity boys basketball coach, effective March 23, and as head coach for the golf program, effective May 25.

Haleyville man arrested after vehicle found burning at abandoned railroad


Police and fire officials found the vehicle burning near the old wooden bridge spanning the abandoned Illinois Central railroad tracks.
HALEYVILLE - A Haleyville man has been arrested, facing  multiple charges after a vehicle was found burning beside the abandoned Illinois Central railroad tracks in the area of Alabama Avenue and 5th Avenue Monday night, April 16.