Absentee ballot applications available starting March 30

Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore, who will also be serving as absentee election manager in the primary election, shows the application that must be submitted along with a valid photo ID.
WINSTON COUNTY - The reason the primary election was moved to Tuesday, May 24, from its original June time slot, was so that the runoff election would not fall during the Independence Day holiday.

Arley Municipal Court now has a second certified magistrate

Courtesy photo.

Arley Municipal Court Clerk Dana Kulbeth became the town’s second certified magistrate on March 15 when she was sworn in by Arley Municipal Court Judge Wade Leathers. Kulbeth recently completed her magistrate certification after being hired to help with the court. Arley Prosecutor Jack Bostick attended the swearing in ceremony. Town Clerk Tammi Farley is also a certified magistrate.

FAWN returns

WCNRC Chair Allison Cochran conducts the council’s February meeting, at which plans were made for FAWN. From left to right are Cochran, Winston County Extension Coordinator Zack Brannon, Northwest RC&D Executive Director Lauranne James, Regional Extension Agent Dylan Gilbert, Forester Jamie Segroves and Forestry Specialist Casey Hammack of the Winston County Office of the Alabama Forestry Commission, John Creed and WCNRC Vice Chair Mike Henshaw.

WINSTON COUNTY - The Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) program is coming back for Winston County sixth graders this spring. Planning the FAWN program was a major focus of the monthly meeting of the Winston County Natural Resources Council on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Two sets of tentative dates have been determined for FAWN, April 18-19 and April 27-28, and schools will get to weigh in on the final decision. The second set of dates might then be used as a rain date.

In a departure from past years, FAWN’s tentative location is a property owned by a private citizen in Arley.

Turning lanes planned for County Road 63

Gathering together in working toward the project are, from left, Assistant Road Engineer Matt Rouse, Road Engineer James Glasgow, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett,  Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Company Owner Frank Schmidbauer, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Plant Manager Mal Heaton and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
GRAYSON - State legislators met with Winston County officials at Grayson Lumber Corporation Monday, March 7, to see first-hand a company access road that has become deteriorated due to heavy truck traffic and erosion, pledging financial assistance to remedy the problem.

Haleyville Water and Sewer Board presents wish list to ADEM

Pictured above are three of the six sludge drying beds at the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board’s main wastewater treatment plant. These beds would be rehabilitated and two more would be built in the grassy area to the right if one project on HWWSB’s wish list of funding needs, which was recently sent to ADEM, are approved.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board has informed the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) of four more projects that it would like to undertake in the future.

5K and Fun Run/Walk to be held April 9

The eleventh annual M.Y. Hero 5K/1 Mile and Fun Run/Walk will start at the old Gateway parking lot in Double Springs, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 9. The event is a fundraiser for the Martin Young Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to two Winston County High School seniors each year.

Registration for the 5K is $25, which includes a T-shirt. Registration for the Fun Run/Walk is $10 or $20 with a T-shirt. T-shirts and goody bags are guaranteed for the first 50 runners to register.