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.

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.

Fiber optic internet is "sprouting" on east side


Officials at the announcement of the Sprout Fiber Internet project, from left, State Representatives Randall Shedd, Corey Harbison, Cullman Electric Co-op CEO Tim Culpepper, Board Members James Fields, Lynda Carter, State Representative Garlan Gudger, Chairman of the Board for Cullman Electric Co-op Robert Tidwell.
CULLMAN - Less than a month after Cullman Electric Cooperative announced a major internet project to build a fiber optic network among its substations, another major announcement was made Thursday, June 18, that 264 miles of lateral fiber lines would also be installed, connecting 12,000 homes and businesses to high speed internet.

Arley Fire gets new brush truck


Arley Fire Department buys a 2008 Ford F-150 4x4 to aid with wildfires and for other uses.
ARLEY - Also known as a wildland fire truck, a brush truck aids firefighters in beating down wildfires, along with other uses such as wrecks. At the Arley town meeting, Monday, June 1, Fire Chief James Rickett notified the town council the fire department has purchased a newer model brush truck.

Prom king and queen named at elegant event Saturday night


At the presentation of Prom King and Queen, from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Prom King Nash Collum, Prom Queen Julia Bonner and High School Assistant Principal Candy Garner.
HALEYVILLE - It was literally a Night Under the Stars at the first Haleyville High School prom to be held outdoors in recent history.