Local students graduate from University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA - The following local residents graduated from the University of Alabama during commencement ceremonies Dec. 10-11:

Joseph Daniel, of Nauvoo, Master of Arts;
Katie Holcomb, of Double Springs, Bachelor of Science in education;
Samantha Legg, of Nauvoo, Bachelor of Science in nursing;
Kylie Lovett, of Haleyville, Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering;
Isaac Posey, of Haleyville, Bachelor of Arts.

Local students named to Jax State fall dean’s list

WINSTON COUNTY - More than 1,200 students have been named to the dean’s list at Jacksonville State University for the 2021 fall semester.  To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5-3.99 grade point average for the semester while completing at least 12 GPA hours of course credit.
Local students who made the dean’s list are Jessie Woodard, of Arley; Katie Alexander, of Double Springs and Hayden Armstrong, of Haleyville.

Over $1 million in ATRIP-II funding awarded for Highway 33 project

From left, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole, Middle School Principal Brian Wakefield, State Representatives Tim Wadsworth and Tracy Estes and State Senator Garlan Gudger at the intersection of County Road 24 and Highway 33 that will be remedied thanks to recently approved funding.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A dangerous traffic issue, where individual, industrial and school bus traffic all converge in the same location certain times of the day, will now be alleviated, thanks to a $1,009,904.50 grant.

North Alabama Trails & Recreation program to partner with local organizations

WINSTON COUNTY - A new program focused on improving outdoor recreation to make North Alabama “a recreation destination” has been formed by the Alabama Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council. The new program, NATR, which stands for North Alabama Trails & Recreation, will partner with organizations and individuals in eighteen counties, including Winston.

Donations coming in after 7 families displaced in apartment fire

Apartment Complex Manager Darrell Robins shows the generous amount of clothing donations that have been received at the apartment office to help the displaced families.
HALEYVILLE - Seven families, including one with children, have been displaced after a fire damaged or destroyed up to eight units in Building C of Greeleaf Apartments in Haleyville in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 15.

Animals, art, and anything-goes: 4-H has something for every student

Participants and winners in the 4-H Blocks Rock contest at DSES pose with their projects and Extension Agent Dylan Gilbert. Left to right are the team of Chris Moore and Brantley Hood, 3rd place in Mrs. Box's class; Elise Beach, 1st place in Mrs. Box's class; Natalie Eward, 1st place in Ms. Nix's class; and Karsyn Caudle. The participants not shown were absent.

Winston County 4-Hers are busy with a variety of fun—and educational—projects. Addison 4-Hers, for example, are working on the eXtreme Birdhouse project and a photography project called the World I See/Imagine.

Evans family honored with emotional balloon release

Third grade students release their balloons in honor of Annabelle Evans at the playground in a special ceremony Thursday morning.
HALEYVILLE - Friends, classmates and family of Annabelle Evans, one of two Haleyville Elementary students who lost their lives in a house fire, honored their memories with a special, but emotional balloon release on campus Thursday morning, Jan. 13.