Landmark church burns

Foundation blocks, rolled pieces of glass (from the heat) and rubble is shown from the scene of the fire.
NAUVOO - Investigation is underway into a fire which has completely destroyed a landmark church.

Lynn and Nauvoo firefighters battle house fire

Lynn and Nauvoo firefighters work to put out a large fire that destroyed a home in southern Winston County Tuesday afternoon.
NAUVOO- Firefighters from Lynn and Nauvoo battled a large fire Tuesday afternoon, June 15, on County Road 3621, near Nauvoo that completely destroyed the Michael and Jenny Reed residence, leaving them in desperate need of help.

School records to be destroyed

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools will be destroying records of former special education students who have been exited from the school system for five years by June 30.  Anyone wishing to receive their records should contact Lauren Archer, special education coordinator, prior to June 30. Archer may be reached by calling (205) 489-5018 or by email at

Preliminary autopsy reports in Loveless and Clark deaths show homicide/suicide

WINSTON COUNTY - Preliminary autopsy reports have come back from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville in the deaths of Angela Lynne Clark and Siddric Lee Ricky Loveless, indicating that the deaths were a homicide/suicide, not a double homicide as reported in the June 16, edition of the Alabamian.

Clark and Loveless were found dead June 7 at a residence on County Road 461 near Haleyville.

Armed robbery suspect caught

Sgt. Eddie Collins, investigator with the Haleyville Police Department, left, and Sgt. Wesley Donaldson with the items confiscated from the backpack found at the scene.
HALEYVILLE - A series of alleged crimes - including an armed robbery, attempted home invasion and vehicle burglaries - has been wrapped up by the Haleyville Police Department in their arrest of a single suspect.

Sheriff's Office finds large amount of drugs during arrest

Pictured left to right are Winston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Head Investigator Jacob Eward, Sheriff Horace Moore and Deputy Matt Owens with the large amount of drugs and gun found on a suspect.
HALEYVILLE - An ongoing investigation of illegal drug activity in the area of Blake’s Curve on Newburg Road led to the arrest of a Haleyville man after 26 grams of methamphetamine were found on his person.

A promotion and new faces at the Sheriff’s Office

Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore, left, swears in the new chief deputy, investigator and patrol deputy for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. From l-r: Moore, Investigator Matt Roberts, Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Patrol Deputy Matt Owens and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new era has begun for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, with new faces in the roles of chief deputy, investigator and patrol deputy.

Bridge on County Road 4 could be closed for months

Mounds of dirt and barricades have been placed on both sides of the bridge on County Road 4, which is now closed until repairs can be made to the pilings. The county is asking motorists to avoid this area and choose another route.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The temporary closure of the bridge spanning Clear Creek on County Road 4 is resulting in motorists, as well as first responders, seeking alternate routes.

Winston Baptist to aid in disaster relief

Mark Wakefield, far left, with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, hands the keys to the new chain saw trailer for the Winston Baptist Association to Bob Cooper, interim director. Also shown is Cathy Cooper and Alan Gray. The trailer will be ready soon to be deployed anywhere disaster strikes in the southeast.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - When disaster strikes, first responders are the first most think about. However, there is another organization which is on call to help, too.