City approves entering settlement with pharmaceutical company

Former Haleyville City Council Member Jonathan Bennett, left, receives a plaque from Mayor Ken Sunseri and the Haleyville City Council honoring his years of work in the community as a council member. Bennett's honor was one of several items on the agenda during the council's first meeting of 2022.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Council began the new year somberly Jan. 3, with members expressing their sadness over a fire earlier that morning that killed a mother and her two children.

County purchases new alert system

WINSTON COUNTY - Severe weather is not just severe thunderstorms and tornadoes but winter weather, which can drastically hamper travel conditions. With that in mind, residents across Winston County are being urged to sign up for a new weather emergency notification system that has already gone online.

Walker Area Foundation presents Wild Alabama $35,000 grant

From left, Walker Area Community Foundation President Paul Kennedy, Kim Waites, Wild Alabama Wilderness Stewardship Coordinator; Lindsay Madison, stewardship assistant; Brittany Seaborg, stewardship coordinator - Talladega National Forest, Maggie Johnston, Wild Alabama Executive Director and Janice Barrett, outreach and education coordinator. (Courtesy photo)
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent Wild Alabama volunteer picnic was made even sweeter by a visit from the Walker Area Community Foundation.

Wet/dry petition facing difficulties

Dusty Pritchett addresses Winston County's delegation of state legislators.
HALEYVILLE - The process of obtaining the required number of signatures on a petition calling for a referendum to allow Winston County voters to decide whether alcoholic beverages should be sold throughout the county is facing its share of obstacles.

Mercedes wants to drive students toward automotive tech careers

Sophomore automotive technologies students at Winston Career Academy stand with Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley (right, front) and Mercedes-Benz representative Steve Colburn (right, back) in front of the newly donated Mercedes SUV.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston Career Academy recently received a luxury SUV from Mercedes-Benz to be used as a learning tool for automotive students.

Double Springs Elementary recognized for excellence with a true-blue award

DSES students and faculty, shown here enjoying the WCHS band's Christmas concert, decked themselves as well as the halls in blue and celebrated a "Blue Christmas" in honor of their Blue Ribbon award.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Double Springs Elementary School has achieved a new level of success by becoming a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, the highest status awarded by the non-profit organization Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.

Severe weather potentially on the horizon

Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri advised department heads of the potential for severe weather on Wednesday and then on Saturday. Also shown are Town Clerk Christy Harbin, Lane Bates with the Haleyville Water Department and Drew Thrasher with the Haleyville Sewer Department.
HALEYVILLE - Ahead of two possible rounds of severe weather forecasted for Wednesday and then on Saturday, Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri held a meeting with department heads to make sure all preparations were in place.