Addison High's 1970 State Championship Team to be honored Oct. 2 during homecoming festivities

This drawing, done in 1971 by Phil Neel, is a representation of Addison High School's championship season of 1970, listing the names of all the coaches, football players and cheerleaders who were a part of making it happen.
ADDISON - In honor of the 50th anniversary of Addison High School's first official football state championship, the AHS Class of 2021 is going to honor the 1970 players, coaches and cheerleaders during the homecoming pre-game festivities Friday, Oct. 2.

Commisson signs off on Lakeland’s plan toward capital improvements

At the official signing of the documents approved by the Winston County Commission are, from left, Commissioners Bobby Everett; David Cummings; Jeff Mobley, attorney representing the Health Care Authority of Haleyville and Winston County; Heyward Hosch, of Maynard Cooper and Gale, bond counsel for the healthcare authority; Commission Chairman Roger Hayes and Commission Attorney Hobby Manasco.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The designation of two mills of ad valorem or property taxes to benefit the hospital in Winston County--which has long been on the books and a subject of controversy including a lawsuit--was brought into the light once again through a vote by the Winston County Commission Monday, Sept. 14.

Haleyville plans for homecoming parade and pep rally despite pandemic

HALEYVILLE - It will be difficult to keep Lions caged this week, as excitement and anticipation are building each day along with activities, as homecoming festivities for Haleyville High School draw closer on Friday, Sept. 25, and school officials assure all events will be done according to safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time is running out to be counted in 2020 Census

Tracy Estes
The State of Alabama is losing--and losing quite badly, as if our state were one of the perennial cupcakes found on the schedule for Southeastern Conference teams in the fall. The deadline to respond to the census is Sept. 30 and a substantial portion of our state has failed to take the five minutes necessary to answer a few basic questions.

Northwest-Shoals awarded over $3 million to help low income, first generation and students with disabilities succeed in college

PHIL CAMPBELL - The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Northwest-Shoals Community College will receive a federal Student Support Services grant of $3,171,090 to help more students succeed in and graduate from college.

Last chance approaches to complete census

Faye Garner, left, and Mary Watkins, mobile questionnaire assistants, asked people at Gateway Foodland on Saturday, Sept. 19, if they have completed their census.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Faye Garner, left, and Mary Watkins, mobile questionnaire assistants, asked people at Gateway Foodland on Saturday, Sept. 19, if they have completed their census. The deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30, to fill out the census. As of Monday, Sept. 21, Alabama is ranked the lowest in the nation at 87.8 percent enumerated. To fill out the census, go to

Haleyville City Schools to destroy special education records

HALEYVILLE -  Haleyville City Schools will be destroying special education records for students who have been exited from the system for at least 5 years.

Anyone wishing to claim these files must do so by calling Susan Riggs at 205-486-9231, extension 5,  between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday - Thursday.  The tentative date of destruction is set for October 6, 2020.

Land tax exemptions can be filed by mail this year

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Land taxes become due on Oct. 1, every year and are considered delinquent after Dec. 31. Those 65 or older qualify for a reduction, but the revenue commissioner’s office has to have a form signed and on file by those who qualify. Every year, the forms have had to be completed in the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office. Due to COVID-19 this year, the forms may be completed by mail.

Dodd crowned 2020 Phillips High Homecoming Queen

The Phillips High School 2020 Homecoming Court. From l-r: Kayden McGarity, seventh grade representative; Morgan Lauderdale, eighth grade representative; Madison Smith, ninth grade representative; Jada Hulsey, twelfth grade representative; Queen Julie Dodd; Morgan Wilson, twelfth grade representative; Katelyn Frazier, eleventh grade representative and Shelby Dodd, tenth grade representative.
BEAR CREEK - Julie Dodd was crowned the Phillips High School Homecoming Queen for 2020 during a halftime ceremony Friday, Sept. 11.

County’s veterans service office reopens after eight years

U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt cuts the ribbon to celebrate the reopening of the Winston County Veterans Affairs Office. He is joined by State Veteran Affairs officers Bob Horton, assistant commissioner; W. Kent Davis, commissioner; State Representatives Tracy Estes and Tim Wadsworth; Winston County Veterans Service Officer Nathan Tidwell; Timothy Edgil, district manager region 1; Retired Winston County Veterans Service Officer Dwight Thomas and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Veterans across Winston County who have faced difficulties obtaining benefits and services after the county’s veterans service office closed in 2012, are relieved that the office has been reopened.