Former DA appointed new Bear Creek Municipal Judge


Former Marion/Winston District Attorney Jack Bostick is Bear Creek’s new municipal judge. (Courtesy photo)
BEAR CREEK - Municipal court for the Town of Bear Creek has been hindered due to the lack of a judge, leading the Bear Creek Town Council to authorize a resolution naming former Winston/Marion District Attorney Jack Bostick as the town’s new judge.

Court of honor held for three Eagle Scouts


Three young men are inducted into the highest rank in Boy Scouts: the rank of Eagle. From left are James Glenn, 1968 Eagle Scout who led the charge; Hunter Fields; Logan Lewis; Mitchell Taylor and Boy Scout Troop 92 Scoutmaster Larry Gillentine.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The hard work of three young men paid off Saturday, April 17, when they were officially named Eagle Scouts at the American Legion Garrison-Bonds Post 184.

Construction well underway for Haleyville downtown park


Workers place cinder blocks to build the stage area at the pocket park after the perimeter walls have been completed.
HALEYVILLE - As the City of Haleyville’s 9-1-1 Festival draws closer, the public is taking notice of development at the downtown pocket park located on Main Street, that will have limited usage but will be open for the public during the festival scheduled for June 4-5.

Luggage drive for foster children underway

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A child is tasked with packing a suitcase. They are being moved from the only home they have ever known, albeit to a better home, and it is something new for them. It could be temporary or permanent depending on the situation. As the child packs the suitcase, it hits home things are changing, never to be the same again. To make matters worse, some of these children only have garbage bags to pack their clothes in.

Lynn launches new website

LYNN - When the World Wide Web and the “Information Super Highway” sped off in 1995, domain names were being purchased by the thousands. Within a few years, many municipalities had their own domain name and website to disseminate information to the public. Lynn was no exception.

Special box serves as blessing


Bob and Pam Masdon, residents of 9th Avenue in Haleyville, are hoping the blessing box set up in their front yard will become a trend in the area, where people take necessary items they need and give items back to replenish the box.
HALEYVILLE - Bob and Pam Masdon have opened up their hearts to help others with a blessing box, and are hoping this will become a pay-it forward experience throughout the entire community.

Eady has book published

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Published by Parables, a Christian publishing company, is pleased to announce the publication and global distribution of Lisa H. Eady’s latest book, The 7 Principles of Healing Trauma (a healing journey).

Haleyville to begin handling business licenses in-house


Chris Bailey, owner of CN Bailey and Company general contractors, receives an application for a business license from Katie Tidwell, the clerk at Haleyville City Hall in charge of issuing and renewing of business licenses.
HALEYVILLE- A unanimous vote by the Haleyville City Council at their Monday, April 19, meeting reverted the process of issuing and collecting fees for business licenses back to the authority of the city, with the process expected to be complete by June 1.

Mixed reactions on school property sale


The Winston County Board of Education is currently accepting offers for the sale of the 16th section of property which is located on Yellow Creek near the Houston Recreational area of Smith Lake.
WINSTON COUNTY - The decision by Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley this past week to accept bids on the county’s 16th section of property, which the Winston County Board of Education has had under its control since a ballot vote in 2016, has been met with mixed reactions by the public.