Department of Public Health lists Winston and Marion Counties as Very High Risk area for COVID-19

Submitted by Shelly Hess on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:44
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The Alabama Department of Public Health has released a new color-coded way to classify counties in the state regarding COVID-19 risk. Winston, Marion and Cullman counties are all classified as very high risk areas for the virus.

First Alabama Cavalry honored

Eddie Bratton and Brent Goodwin fire their rifles over the grave of Veteran Andrew Mitchell at Thornhill Cemetery.
WINSTON COUNTY - Many hardships were endured in the hills of northwest Alabama in the 1860s. It was brother against brother, literally, and hard times for the folks at home who were dealing with raiders and pillagers.

Qualifying for municipal, school board elections begins July 7

Haleyville City Clerk Christy Harbin, left, and Assistant Clerk Susan Morgan go over materials for the upcoming municipal election on Aug. 25.
Municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, when people will cast their votes for mayor and council races across Winston County and Bear Creek, with some voters in Winston County also having the opportunity to choose a school board member in a separate election.

Probationary contract for Principal Reed extended to 2023

Standing from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland. Seated are members of the Haleyville Board of Education, from left, Beth McAlpine, Kris Burleson, Chad Tidwell and Board President Donna Jones. Not present is board member Barry Burleson.
HALEYVILLE    - A unanimous vote of the Haleyville Board of Education approved a three-year non-probationary contract of Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed  effective July 1 through June 30, 2023, as one of numerous personnel items approved at the Thursday, June 25 meeting.

Better Business Bureau warns of scam involving COVID-19 contact tracing

WINSTON COUNTY - Public health officials are rolling out COVID-19 contact tracing programs to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. Of course, scammers are finding nefarious ways to use these efforts for their personal gain.