McCullar wins HOBY at Haleyville High


Haleyville High School's HOBY Ambassador and alternates. From l-r: Anna Kate Bice, fourth alternate; Lily Tinch, first alternate; HOBY Ambassador Maegan McCullar, Evelyn Kate Carroll, second alternate and Aynelise Vickery, third alternate.
HALEYVILLE - Tenth graders at Haleyville High School had the opportunity Tuesday, Dec. 1, to interview for a prestigious position that will help them in their future careers, with one student winning the chance to represent HHS on a national level.

First responders facing obstacles as pandemic surges


Lt. Erik Gilbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department, shows the protective gear they take to scenes and use if COVID-19 is present.
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases not only in Winston County, but the entire area has created an impact on first responders through either positive cases of the virus among their ranks or having to go into quarantine due to exposure, affecting the very ones people depend on in emergency situations.

Over 100 new jobs coming to Bear Creek


From left, Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor, Timber Creek General Manager Mike Barnett and Todd Evans, vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Timber Creek Housing.
BEAR CREEK - A new manufacturing company has announced plans to open its doors next spring, providing by summer at least 150 jobs and a tremendous boost not only to the economy of its home site of Bear Creek, but the entire county and region.

Gentle family thankful to have loved one home after weeks-long battle with COVID


Tommy Gentle, known to many as the “Mayor of Dime Road”, now wears a new title given to him by his family, “COVID survivor”. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Tommy Gentle has been jokingly referred to for years as the Mayor of Dime Road, voicing strong opinions over various community issues and projects. He now has a new title, one given to him by his family: “Our COVID Miracle”.

Collapsing graves at Tittle Cemetery need attention


A hole shows the inside of one of the stone structures.
LYNN - Those who have gone on before us cannot help, and it is left to those who stay behind to keep their memorials in top shape. Tittle Cemetery, an isolated, yet well-kept graveyard, is in need of attention. Local residents Brenda and Junior Mathews, of Lynn are asking for help to restore the stone structures over two graves.

Genealogical society publishes fifth volume

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Many long hours have gone into saving the history of Winston County, with as many long hours working to present this information in an easier format to perform research. The Winston County Genealogical Society at the Winston County Archives is the go-to organization for the county’s history. They have recently published the fifth book in their “Winston Roots” series, which began 10 years ago.