Marion/Winston Community Action considers merger


The Marion/Winston Community Action Agency discuss plans to merge with the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama. Shown from left are David McNutt, board chair person of MWCAA; Jeff Fleming, executive director of MWCAA and Tim Thrasher, CEO of CAPNA.
HALEYVILLE - Over the past several months, Marion/Winston Community Action Agency - which helps low-income families with heating and cooling costs, among other things -, has been considering a merger with either Community Service Programs of West Alabama or Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

Lynn Elementary gets Students to Stewards grant for greenhouse


Lynn Elementary School receives a check from the Alabama Power Foundation in the amount of $3,500 for a greenhouse to add to their outdoor class room. Shown from left are Melinda Weaver with Alabama Power; Kaci Randolph, teacher and researcher at LES and Jennifer Baker, LES principal.
LYNN - Lynn Elementary School continues to achieve success and strives in multiple ways for their students to learn, besides the classic textbook example.

County working to fix flood damage


Portions of County Road 4033 were washed away in the Helicon area during torrential rains that slammed the eastern portions of Winston County March 17.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although Winston County dodged a bullet when it came to tornadoes during Wednesday, March 17’s severe weather outbreak, flooding rains caused extensive damage, as well as extra costs for the county.

Projects lined up for HCS


The visitor’s side concession stand and restrooms at Haleyville High School’s football stadium may soon be replaced with a larger multi-purpose building. This is one of several capital improvement projects being discussed for the school system.
HALEYVILLE - Although Haleyville City Schools has several building projects in the works and also has decisions pending regarding hires, officials assure that projects are being done one-at-a time and decisions are being made regarding the financial best interest of the system as a whole.

ADEM offers Bear Creek help


Bear Creek Water Department Employees Ethan Stone, right, and Kevin Hyde show the new water meters that are being stored at the water warehouse until they can be installed after the town’s water leak situation is brought further under control.
BEAR CREEK - The critical situation with the Bear Creek water system is being addressed in a big way after the Alabama Department of Environmental Management contacted Communities Unlimited to explore solutions.

Dozens of new jobs coming

HALEYVILLE - One of Haleyville’s top employers has landed a lucrative contract, and they are preparing to hire dozens more employees. Exxel Outdoors, LLC, is adding many new jobs and expanding production to fulfill its new, long-term, five-year contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to produce sleep systems for the troops. The Defense Logistics Agency is the U.S. Department of Defense's combat logistics support agency.

Orders being taken for smoked hams for Easter

ARLEY - Just in time for Easter, smoked ham orders are currently being taken, with all proceeds to benefit the Arley Women's Club.

The hams must be pre-ordered by Friday, March 26, and will be available for pickup on Friday, April 2, from 3-5 p.m. at the Arley Community Center.  To place an order, call (205) 387-2612 and leave a message or send a text to (205) 489-9405.

Human remains found in burned home


Pictured are the mounds of debris from the structure fire that first responders had to sift through in order to find human remains.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - First responders were not dispatched in their typical manner recently to a single wide manufactured home burned during the night, only discovering that the occupant was dead, after extensive debris was removed first.