WINSTON/MARION - The unofficial results of the 2018 general election in Alabama are in. To learn the results of not only how Winston, Marion and Franklin counties voted, but also the entire state, click here.
MONTGOMERY – The 27 Republican members of the Alabama Senate on Wednesday re-elected Greg Reed, of Jasper, to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. The unanimous election took place at a caucus meeting in Montgomery. Reed was first elected to the State Senate in 2010 and was chosen as Majority Leader in 2014 by his Republican colleagues.
BEAR CREEK - The Town of Bear Creek now has a new mayor and new police chief.
The Bear Creek Council appointed Tammie Rowe Batchelor as the town's new mayor during their Monday night meeting. After her appointment, Batchelor appointed Joey Franks as the town's new police chief.
BIRMINGHAM - The Addison Lady Dawgs have won their sixth straight state volleyball championship at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, defeating their county rival, the Winston County Lady Jackets, 3-2.
ADDISON - First responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 278 east of Addison near the Rock Creek bridge. One vehicle has supposedly rolled over. Please avoid this area and choose an alternate route if at all possible.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vehicle was stolen from a local business last week, and police and the business owners are needing the public's health locating it.
A white 2007 GMC four-wheel drive truck with a flatbed was stolen from Better Built Trailers, in Double Springs sometime during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 18. The single wheel truck has a custom cab light bar on top of it.
If spotted, please contact the Double Springs Police Department at 205-489-5115.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education has developed a new Serve with Pride award for their system with a different honoree chosen each month. For September, the award was given in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. The high school recipient for this Serve with Pride award was Tristan Carter, honored in a presentation by High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy at the board's regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25.
HALEYVILLE - A new award presented this month by administrators from Haleyville City Schools was in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons, who retired from the system in 1996. The award presented by Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson was to student Aynelise Vickery. The award was presented at the board of education's Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting. A different honoree will be chosen each month.