Community Christmas dinner Saturday

David and Sarah Harbin prepare food for the upcoming community Christmas dinner this Saturday, Dec. 23, at The Upper Room and Gathering Place, located in downtown Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Gatherings of friends and family are key during the holiday season, so a special invitation is being given for anyone needing a meal to gather at The Upper Room and Gathering Place for a homecooked meal prepared by community volunteers.

Tis the season for thefts, sheriff’s office warns

From left, Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy, Investigators Josh Edwards, Josh Bennett and Chief Deputy Jacob Eward with guns and other items confiscated.
NAUVOO - The arrest at gunpoint of a Nauvoo man found with three loaded firearms who allegedly tried to pull a gun on law enforcement, is a grim reminder that the holiday season can also bring increased crime.

Nix, Simmons participating in North-South Classic All-Star Game on Friday

Winston County High School’s Head Coach Caleb Simmons and offensive lineman Landen Nix.
MOBILE- Winston County High School’s Head Coach Caleb Simmons and offensive lineman Landen Nix have both been selected to participate in the 65th AHSAA North-South Classic All-Star Game to be held on Friday, Dec. 15 . . .

Fire destroys local business

Treasure Hunters Marketplace was destroyed by fire last night. Double Springs Fire Department was still monitoring the smoldering structure for flareups this morning.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Treasure Hunters Marketplace on Highway 195 in Double Springs, home to numerous vendors, was destroyed by fire last night. The Double Springs Fire Department responded to a call at around 11:58 p.m....

“Christmas...The Story of His Love” Sunday at Haleyville Methodist

Pictured above are members of the Haleyville Methodist Church Chancel Choir. Front row, from left, Summer Brazell, Ashley Frazier, Susan Williams, Kimberly Bartes, Carol Defoor, Linda Morton, Linda Wood, Pam Masdon and Susan Lollar. Back frow, from left, Charlotte McNutt, pianist; Ronald Crumpton, Hobby Manasco, Robert Wood, Alan Kilpatrick, Gage Brewer, Mitch Nethery, Shannon Lollar, Ronnie Miller, Charlie McAfee and Program Director Debbie Wood. Not shown are Brooke McNeal and Todd Carpenter.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Methodist Church, located on 9th Avenue, cordially invites everyone to come out Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary for a musical celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.

New water lines for Lynn, thanks to grant

Water Department Superintendent Joey Bell, Town Clerk Marcia Manasco, Water Department Clerk Kris Gray, Street Department Superintendent Danny Lindley and Street/Water Employee Kirt Nugent at the Third Street apartments, one site where the water system in Lynn will be improved thanks to a $398,000 grant.
LYNN - The Town of Lynn has been awarded a $398,000 Community Development Block Grant from federal funds administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to replace the water lines on Long Street and Third Street...

Looney’s receives $850,000 grant

State Senator Arthur Orr, center, who along with State Senator Garlan Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth helped to secure $850,000 for Looney’s Amphitheater and Cultural Center, visited recently to tour the complex. Pictured above with Orr are Looney’s Project Manager David Jacobs, left, and J.D. Snoddy, president of the Winston County Arts Council.
LAKESHORE - The mission of getting state funds into rural Alabama is literally paying off a big way, with state legislators going to bat for Winston County, securing nearly $2 million from the Education Trust Fund for two major projects related to education and tourism.

Governor announces high-speed internet project to benefit Winston County

Attending the December 4, announcement of a new partnership to extend broadband internet into more rural, underserved areas are from left, Tim Culpepper, CEO of Cullman Electric Co-op; Nicole Jones Wadsworth, economic developer; State Representative Tim Wadsworth; Kenneth Boswell, director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs; Governor Kay Ivey; Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes; State Representative Randall Shedd and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
CULLMAN - In an effort to connect all Alabamians to high-speed internet, Governor Kay Ivey joined forces with Cullman Electric Co-op and state legislators to announce a $7 million project for parts of Winston, Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties on Monday, Dec. 2.