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?