4-H livestock judging team places in state competition

The Winston County Rough and Rowdy livestock judging team won fifth place in the junior division at the 2022 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at Auburn University on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, and its members also won some individual awards.

Michael Camp, rising ninth grader at Haleyville Middle School, won fourth place in swine judging and eighth place in the presentation of oral reasons, during which he had to explain his reasons for how he ranked a class of animals. Robert Gilmore, rising seventh grader at Addison Elementary School, won seventh place in cattle judging.

Friendship Festival returns July 2


The town of Bear Creek is excited about bringing back the Friendship Festival after a 20 year hiatus. Shown with one of the banners advertising the upcoming festival are, from left, Mayor Rob Taylor, Town Clerk Kay Wiginton and Jeremy Sibley, organizer of the festival’s live entertainment.
BEAR CREEK - Families looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend should look no further than Bear Creek’s Friendship Festival, which has been brought back after more than 20 years.

Police chief asks for additional equipment in light of national mass shootings


Double Springs Police Chief Kim Miller presents concerns for the need of more protective equipment, in the wake of a resurgence of mass shootings across the nation. Shown listening is Mayor Elmo Robinson. Seated beside Chief Miller is Winston County Circuit Clerk J.D. Snoddy.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A high number of mass shootings throughout the nation so far this year prompted Double Springs Police Chief Kim Miller to make a special request for more equipment, including one particular item, in case a local mass casualty incident occurs.

Haleyville Farmers Market open


Selling fresh vegetables and honey at the Haleyville Farmers Market are, from left, Steven Painter, Joanna Pearson, Alma Somerville and Jack Somerville.
HALEYVILLE - Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables and other culinary delights? Look no farther than the Haleyville Farmers Market, now open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays...

Haleyville Schools Child Nutrition Program, open to all children, starts July 5

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Schools Child Nutrition Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge, starting Tuesday, July 5. With the exception of the first day, the program will be available Monday - Thursday until July 21. Meals will be provided at Haleyville High School Cafeteria, 2001 20th Street, Haleyville. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Recent Haleyville High School alumni luncheon the first in two years

HALEYVILLE - COVID concerns, high gas prices and inflation in general pushed the numbers down for the Haleyville High School alumni luncheon  held Saturday, June 4, in the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium.  It was the first time the luncheon had taken place since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

Find the full write-up of, and photos from, the luncheon in the Lifestyle section of today's edition of the Alabamian, along with write-ups on the 9-1-1 Festival Car Show and Tractor Show and photos of the winners of both.

Winston County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony & Lynn High School inductees

WINSTON COUNTY - The 25th anniversary of the Winston County Sports Hall of Fame is this year, and the annual ceremony will take place Saturday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville Middle School cafeteria. The Alabamian is profiling this year’s inductees over the next few weeks. Addison and Haleyville high schools’ inductees have already been featured. This week’s profiles are the inductees for Lynn High School: Matthew Cagle and Maggie Finley Thomas. Winners of the Ebb Deason award, Ashley Aldridge and Cale Tittle, are also featured.

Haleyville native celebrated his 95th birthday this month

Haleyville native Melvin Miller on his Cub Cadet tractor, June 7, 2022.

HALEYVILLE - Melvin Miller of Haleyville celebrated his 95th birthday last week. An Army veteran and longtime railroad man, he was born on June 8, 1927, to Chris and Ida Miller and grew up on their farm on Beech Grove Road, where the family grew corn and cotton.

Absentee ballot applications must be turned in by tomorrow, June 16, in person

WINSTON COUNTY - For those who need to vote absentee in the Tuesday, June 21, runoff election, there are some key deadlines this week. Thursday, June 16, is the last day absentee ballot applications can be returned in person. The deadline to receive absentee ballot applications by mail has already passed.

Friday, June 17, is the last day to return absentee ballots by hand to the absentee election manager. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the absentee election manager no later than noon on Tuesday, June 21.

Democratic gubernatorial runoff debate tomorrow

Kennedy For Alabama, a political talk show that airs weekly on FM Talk 106.5, will host the Democratic Gubernatorial Runoff Debate on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The live radio debate will air on the FM Talk 106.5 radio station and will also be available for viewing on the FM Talk 106.5 Facebook page. The debate will provide the viewers and listeners with an opportunity to hear from the runoff candidates for Alabama Governor: Ms. Yolanda Flowers and Alabama State Senator Malika Sanders-Fortier.

Half-tuition scholarship opportunity for NW-SCC students with 30 credit hours

WINSTON COUNTY - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC), which has campuses in Phil Campbell and Muscle Shoals, is offering students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at NW-SCC an opportunity to finish their college degree or certificate program with less financial burden this fall through the Continuing Excellence Scholarship. The deadline to apply for the half-tuition scholarship is Monday, August 1, 2022. 

County Road 11 newest Rebuild Alabama project


Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, left, and Road Engineer James Glasgow monitor the work of county road crews in digging out the base failures of County Road 11.
WINSTON COUNTY - Motorists are already seeing Winston County’s third round of Rebuild Alabama proceeds being used toward road improvements, with a project started this past week to remedy deterioration on County Road 11.