NATURAL BRIDGE - A garbage truck crashed on Highway 5 south near Natural Bridge early Monday morning, July 25. The driver was reportedly not injured, but trash has been dumped from the truck along the roadway, and authorities are still on the scene. Motorists should use caution when traveling through this area this morning.
The Alabamian is also on the scene and will have much more in our Wednesday, July 27, edition.
The Alabama Bat Working Group’s Education Committee will hold a Bat Blitz educational event for the public on Monday, August 1, 3-6 p.m., at Randall Commons in Camp McDowell. Attendees will learn more about bats and their importance to the ecosystem, have the chance to see live bats up close and be able to participate in hands-on activities. Children are especially encouraged to attend. There is no entrance fee and no need to register in advance. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the event.
HALEYVILLE - A familiar face and a newcomer will be joining the Haleyville Board of Education.
Christopher "Boo" Haughton was overwhelmingly elected to Place 2 on the Haleyville School Board, defeating Valeria Taylor. Haughton has served on the school board in the past.
Brian "Thumper" Vickery has defeated incumbent Kris Burleson for Place 4 on the school board.
The Winston County Extension Office and local farmers have teamed up for Tomato Sandwich Day, which is intended to become an annual event. On Friday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until supplies run out), the public is invited to drop in for a tomato sandwich made with fresh tomatoes donated by local farmers. The event will be held at 64 Main Street, Double Springs (behind BankFirst).
LYNN - The town of Lynn is unlikely to have its own bank branch, Mayor Earl Gilbert reported to the Lynn City Council at its meeting, Monday, June 27, after meeting with representatives of PeoplesTrust Bank of Hamilton.
“We talked to them about opening a bank in Lynn, but they just couldn’t do it,” said Town Clerk Marcia Manasco.