PEBBLE - The annual Pebble School reunion, annually scheduled to take place the Saturday before Memorial Day, has been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers regret any inconvenience this decision may cause and hope to have a wonderful reunion in 2021.
ARLEY - Marshall Bares, of Arley, graduated from The University of Tampa on May 9.
GUIN - The seventh annual Southern Economic Development Roundtable event was held in Seaside, Fla. in January.
WINSTONCOUNTY - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold 161 parole hearings in May beginning on the 19th as the Board resumes hearings following postponements because of COVID-19.
MONTGOMERY - Governor Kay Ivey issued two supplemental state of emergency proclamations Friday, May 8, as part of the state's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MARION COUNTY - Authorities say they believe the remains of a Marion county man have been found - two years after he was last seen.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Hunter Hodge, of Double Springs, recently participated in a history-making production at Freed-Hardeman University, where he is majoring in management.
JASPER - The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) has reopened the department’s county-based veterans service offices that were temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
HAMILTON - The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) confirmed late Wednesday, May 6, that an inmate incarcerated at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton A&I) in Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.
HALEYVILLE - Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville has been serving all of Winston County by providing COVID-19 testing, and has now been named an official testing site for the Alabama Department of Public Health.
HALEYVILLE - Two contracts totaling more than $660,000 have been approved for sewer improvements.
WINSTON COUNTY - Many small businesses - which have been suffering financially due to forced closures by the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic - are now beginning to reopen, but are still in need of financial assistance to cover their losses.
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.
ARLEY - The Arley Public Library is not currently open, but there are books available for free in front of the building.
HALEYVILLE - Three teacher retirements were approved by the Haleyville Board of Education during a teleconference meeting Tuesday night, April 28.
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?