Former Arley Mayor passes away


Former Arley Mayor Brent Harbison

ARLEY - Former Arley Mayor Brent Harbison passed away Monday, Aug. 3.  He served as Mayor of Arley from 1972-1984 and played a vital part in the town's success in many different areas.

Much more about Harbison's life, family and accomplishments can be read now on our obituaries page.

Clerk from Haleyville City Hall tests positive for COVID-19, 2 other clerks awaiting results

HALEYVILLE   -  The left side of the City Hall building, where people enter to do business, was locked from general public access for two days, while it was determined that a clerk has tested positive for COVID-19 and two other clerks are also in quarantine but awaiting test results.

Safer-at-home order and mask ordinance extended through Aug. 31

Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday, July 29, that the current Safer-at-Home Order, which was set to expire July 31, has been extended through Aug. 31, at 5 p.m.  The statewide mask ordinance has also been extended through Aug. 31.

A new order within the Safer-at-Home order will require all school students from second grade through college to wear masks while in school.

Batchelor inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame

TUSCALOOSA Established in 1973 to honor those individuals who have brought lasting fame to Alabama through their business contributions, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame is proud to announce the names of the seven individuals that compose the Class of 2020. The inductees are: Mr. Robert Baron, of Huntsville; Mr. Cecil Batchelor, of Russellville; Dr. Marcus Bendickson, of Huntsville; Mr. Jay Grinney, of Birmingham; Dr. Lonnie Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. Joe Ritch, of Huntsville; and Mr. Stan Starnes of Birmingham.

HCS releases date changes for pre-school activities


Hosting Monday night's Facebook Live forum from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Elementary Principal Christy Bice and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City School administrators have announced changes to previously dated pre-school events, to coordinate with pushing back the start of school to Aug. 20.

Warrant roundup nets 36 arrests


The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is combating crime, with a goal of getting drugs off the streets. Front row from left, Sheriff Horace Moore, Tim Williams, Investigator Jacob Eward and K-9 Bojan. Back row, l-r, Nic Burns, Josh Silas, Brett Rodgers, B.J. Simmons, Jonathan Oliver and Josh Bennett.
WINSTON COUNTY - Keeping drugs off the streets of Winston County is one of the goals of the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.

Internet service gaps hot topic during meeting


Tombigbee Electric CEO Steve Foshee explains the digital mapping of the county is not adequate.
HALEYVILLE - Despite ongoing projects to connect both the eastern and western sides of Winston County with high speed internet, local officials are discussing gaps in service in the county’s central portion, as well as inadequate data showing which areas of the county are really lacking internet service.