Visible reminder of Easter’s true meaning this Saturday in Haleyville

The handmade cross pictured above will be borne through the streets of downtown Haleyville Saturday during the Bearing the Cross event. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Lyrics from the old gospel hymn read, “Must Jesus bear the cross alone, and all the world go free? For there’s a cross for everyone, and there’s a cross for me.”

Local residents' art raising money for war-torn Ukraine

Students in the Art with Friends painting class of Arley with instructor Susan Ripp (front). From left to right in the middle row are Jennie Sanford and Laurie McGriff. From left to right in the back row are Krista Givens, Judy Crump, Joyce Martin, Loretta Bartlett, Glynns Posey and Mim Kuntz. (Courtesy Photo)
ARLEY - As images and reports from what is arguably the most-documented war in history have flooded all forms of media, many local residents have wished that the U.S. or other countries could do more to help Ukraine.

Series of suspicious fires spark investigation

Lynn Fire Chief Tim Harris shows destruction of one of two mobile units within 50 feet of each other from a suspicious blaze that also burned an acre of wooded area.
LYNN - At least four suspicious fires in the areas of county roads 29 to 339 have occurred in the past six weeks, including the most recent fire of two unoccupied dwellings that spread into a woods fire, sparking an ongoing investigation.

Driver’s license offices to close April 18-25

Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore and Chief Clerk J.C. Pruitt place a sign up letting customers know of the coming closure of driver’s license services at the office April 18-25.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Driver's license operations throughout the state will halt for one week, April 18-25, for some much needed system updates, so the public is encouraged to do any last minute or urgent business before that time.

New mobile units could be lifesavers

From left, Ashley Tucker, assistant chief of the Central Fire Department; David Crews, alternate director for the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments for district 2; Winston EMA Director A.J. Brown; Gerita Rye, marketing, public relations, physician recruitment and Lakeland Foundaton director for Lakeland Community Hospital; County Commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.

WINSTON COUNTY      -  Winston County officials hope and pray a mass casualty incident never occurs locally, but are amply prepared in case one does.