Hiker rescued after three days in Bankhead Forest


Sid Burgess is reunited with family members, as he is transported from ALEA helicopter to RPS ambulance for medical transport after being found in the Bankhead National Forest.
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - An experienced hiker, who had been in the Bankhead National Forest for three days, was found and rescued leading to an emotional moment when the man was reunited with family members before being transported for medical treatment at Princeton Hospital in Birmingham.

2018 state auditor candidate arrested

MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Elliott Owen Lipinsky, a candidate for 2018 Republican nomination for state auditor, on three felony charges related to illegally accessing and attempting to access confidential law enforcement records, two of which are related to his opponents in the primary.

Aderholt introduces bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the introduction of his bill, Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act), to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 and to also require more age verification for the online sale of vaping products.

More details released in death of baby found in motel room floor


The baby was found unresponsive in the floor of a motel room at the Imperial Inn located on Highway 13 in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE  -  The death of a five-month-old male infant, who was found on the floor while the father was sleeping in a motel room at Imperial Inn Tuesday, April 2, is under active investigation.

Winston County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Program receives donation


Pictured from left to right are: Winston County Sheriff Tommy Moore, Winston County Reserve Sergeant Horace Moore, June King and Glenn Phillips, both with First National Bank of Double Springs.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - First National Bank of Double Springs recently made a generous donation to the Winston County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Reserve program.  The money will be used to purchase reserve deputy supplies. 

Wright West Point bound


Zachary Wright, center, receives a $285,000 scholarship to West Point. His father, Chris Wright, mother, Kim Wright and sister, Olivia Wright, are all smiles.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Zachary Wright, a 17-year-old senior at Winston County High School, recently received a $285,000 scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point...

Alabama husband and wife business owners indicted for payroll tax fraud

CRANE HILL - A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Thursday charging a Crane Hill, Alabama, husband and wife with five counts of failing to pay over payroll taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama.

Alabama's congressional district lines to remain unchanged for 2020

MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday that a federal judge’s favorable initial ruling in a voting rights lawsuit against the State of Alabama’s congressional districting plan means there will be no change in Alabama’s congressional district map for the upcoming 2020 U.S. House elections.

Officials gather for listening session regarding opioid abuse


From left, Keith Jones, director of the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments; Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri; Tim Thomas, federal co-chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission; U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; Alabama Power Business Office Manager Melinda Weaver and Jerry Groce, regional manager of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

MUSCLE SHOALS  -  The issue of substance abuse goes far beyond just addiction, with a meeting of the minds between local, area, state and federal officials held Wednesday, March 20, in seeking solutions to bridge the gap between recovery and successful placement back into society.

Twin Forks trespassers to be prosecuted


Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor and Park and Rec/Street Department Supervisor Andrew Welborn emphasize that the Twin Forks campsite area is strictly closed to the public while major renovations and improvements are underway.
BEAR CREEK - “Violators Will Be Prosecuted”, reads a sign that is posted on a new gate at the entrance to the Twin Forks campsites...

Fetter named interim HHS principal


Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, left, with Haleyville High School Interim Principal Chere Fetter.
HALEYVILLE - Chere Fetter brings a wealth of experience to the position of Haleyville High School interim principal, effective March 15, for the remainder of the school year...