Warrant roundup nets 36 arrests


The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is combating crime, with a goal of getting drugs off the streets. Front row from left, Sheriff Horace Moore, Tim Williams, Investigator Jacob Eward and K-9 Bojan. Back row, l-r, Nic Burns, Josh Silas, Brett Rodgers, B.J. Simmons, Jonathan Oliver and Josh Bennett.
WINSTON COUNTY - Keeping drugs off the streets of Winston County is one of the goals of the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.

Internet service gaps hot topic during meeting


Tombigbee Electric CEO Steve Foshee explains the digital mapping of the county is not adequate.
HALEYVILLE - Despite ongoing projects to connect both the eastern and western sides of Winston County with high speed internet, local officials are discussing gaps in service in the county’s central portion, as well as inadequate data showing which areas of the county are really lacking internet service.

Special education records to be destroyed

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools will be destroying special education records for students that have been exited from  the system for at least five years.
Anyone wishing to claim these files must do so by calling Susan Riggs at 205-486-9231, extension 5,  between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, Monday - Thursday. 
The tentative date of destruction is set for August 31, 2020.

 

HCS administrators answer the public's questions about starting school during pandemic


Haleyville City School Administrators, from left, High School Principal Davey Reed, Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Elementary Principal Christy Bice and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson answer some tough questions from the public during a recent Facebook live forum. Shown recording video of the forum is Chief School Financial Officer Candy Marbutt.
HALEYVILLE   - Many tough and thought-provoking questions were asked by the public to Haleyville City School administrators during a Facebook live forum, where officials were describing specifics of starting school on Aug. 6 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials plead with residents to follow health guidelines as COVID numbers surge


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, left, and Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson show the large banners Dr. Jerry Harrison has had made to place at areas around Winston County where larger crowds are expected to congregate to help remind people of what they can do to help protect themselves from COVID-19.
WINSTON COUNTY - As Governor Kay Ivey extended the state’s Safer-at-Home order last week, medical officials in Winston County confirmed a surge in COVID-19 cases locally, placing the county in an extremely high risk category when it comes to the virus.

Renovation work at HHS gym planned


This is an architect’s drawing of how the facade of the Haleyville High School gym will look once the project is completed.
HALEYVILLE - At a time when schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extra funding for capital improvements is a welcome relief, with Haleyville City Schools planning to focus a portion of its $2 million bond issue allotment on a new, modern look for the high school gymnasium.

A Meek graduate at 103


Major Lee Wooten proudly displays his diploma from Meek High School. He graduated this year at 103.
MADISON - “At our age, we’ve heard everything, we’ve seen everything, but we just don’t remember everything,” Major Lee Wooten laughed.