Hope 4 Haleyville parade gives encouragement to the front lines, first responders


Evelyn Kate Carroll displays an encouraging sign as the parade passes through Haleyville Saturday afternoon.
HALEYVILLE - A ray of light can shine through even the darkest of times.  A group of local residents united this past Saturday, May 2, to give hope and encouragement to not only those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic but also older residents who have been seemingly shut off from the world during related restrictions.

Looney’s Tavern severely vandalized


The front windows at the Dual Destiny Theater - part of the Looney's Tavern complex - are shattered, with vandals considered by police as the culprits.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The complex which formerly housed Looney’s Tavern Amphitheater, a site which drew many tourists for several years, was most recently the site of at least $10,000 worth of vandalism, which is being actively investigated by the Double Springs Police Department.

Non-traditional end of school year for career academy

DOUBLE SPRINGS - With the COVID-19 stirring up sickness, schools were closed in March by the Alabama State Department of Education. Homework packets were delivered to students, or they were completed online. What about the career and technical school? How will they be able to complete the year without the hands-on learning experience?

Double Springs appoints new council members


Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, center, welcomes new council members Brittney Tucker and Andy McSpadden.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After a 15-minute executive session discussing the good name and character of individuals, the Double Springs Town Council took action Monday, April 13, to fill two vacancies--one left by the death of Bill Hawkins, the other by the resignation of Bart Seymour.

Winter holds new record as the wettest


Part of the weather station at Posey Field in Haleyville includes a motor aspirated radiation shield to help keep the sensitive machinery from being exposed to radiation.

WINSTON COUNTY - Throughout the years, weather records are continuously being broken as unusual temperatures, rainfall amounts and other weather phenomena occur. Most broken records are minor, usually within one or two degrees of a record high or record low. What is major, however, is when the big ones come through, and this winter in Winston County over the last couple months has received status as the wettest ever recorded.