Public meeting regarding upcoming redistricting Sept. 15 in Hanceville

WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Legislature is constitutionally required to draw new congressional and state legislative distrct boundaries the year after a census is taken, and public hearings are being held across the state so residents can make their voices heard on how these lines should be drawn.

Phillips Elementary chosen for Shoe Drop

Pictured from l-r are: Sarah Evans, Listerhill Foundation chair; Phillips Elementary School Principal Nancy Hallman, Marion County Schools Superintendent Ann West, Jonathan Tuck and Donna Hill from Phillips Elementary School and Haleyville Branch Manager for Listerhill Adam Hogan.
BEAR CREEK - Listerhill Foundation is excited to announce that Phillips Elementary School will be the Winter 2021 destination for its quarterly “Shoe Drop”.

Double Springs City Fest has something new this year

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Something new is in the air this year at the fifth annual City Fest in Double Springs. If you have ever wanted to be in a hot air balloon, your chance is coming up Saturday, Sept. 4, when a licensed individual from Huntsville will be offering tethered hot air balloon rides. They will be at the football field at Double Springs Elementary School.

Deadlines change for Labor Day

HALEYVILLE - The Northwest Alabamian is changing its advertising deadlines for the Wednesday, Sept. 8, edition, due to the Labor Day holiday. Classifieds will need to be turned in by Friday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. The deadline for display advertising will be Friday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m.

Winston BOE makes $4.3 million sale

The Winston County School Board discusses the proposal to sell 16th section property. Clockwise from bottom left, school board members Randy Lee and Lamar Frith, Winston County Schools Chief Financial Officer Morgan Smothers, Winston BOE President Joey Boteler, Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley and school board members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Board of Education’s long-awaited action to sell a portion of 16th section property that’s been in their control, but lying dormant in the Houston area means a financial benefit to the school district in the form of interest and eventually property taxes providing benefits across the county.

Judge Bobby Aderholt passes

Judge Bobby Ray Aderholt and his son, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt. Judge Aderholt passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, after a short battle with cancer.
HALEYVILLE - Congressman Robert Aderholt’s father, Judge Bobby Ray Aderholt, 85, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at home in Haleyville after a short, but brave battle with cancer.

Bear Creek town clerks discover discrepancies by prior administration

Bear Creek Town Clerk Kay Wiginton, left, and Water Clerk Kesli Blankenship continue to look over town records, discovering discrepancies in financial documents from a prior administration.
BEAR CREEK - Due to recent accusations made by the public that the Town of Bear Creek has mishandled or misappropriated funds, the water department has issued a statement documenting past funding discrepancies the department is currently working to correct.

Special election November 9

WINSTON COUNTY - A resolution passed by the Winston County Commission Monday morning, Aug. 9, means renewing five mills of property tax benefiting both Haleyville City and Winston County schools will now go before county voters to decide in a special election Tuesday, Nov. 9.