Arley

Advocacy group needs volunteers for lake clean up Sept. 25-26


Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc. will have a volunteer clean up of sloughs on Smith Lake Sept. 25-26.
ARLEY - Polluting a water system is bad for the environment and for people, not to mention it looks horrible next to the homes on the lake. The Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc. is an established group who work toward cleaning Smith Lake. Even though the group did not have a clean up in the spring and Alabama Power will not be providing boats this year to help with the clean up, thanks to COVID-19 in both instances, the group will be sponsoring a lake clean up event Friday, Sept. 25, as well as the next day on Sept. 26.

Powell takes the reins of Meek football


The Meek High School Tigers. The jersey for #12 Trint Ory is being held by Ory Frith and David Tidwell. Trint lost his life in a wreck in April and would have been a junior this year.
ARLEY - Houston Powell’s first year at the helm of the Meek Tiger football program is already full of challenges thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one the team will rise up and overcome, just as they plan to do with their opponents this season.

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.

A Meek graduate at 103


Major Lee Wooten proudly displays his diploma from Meek High School. He graduated this year at 103.
MADISON - “At our age, we’ve heard everything, we’ve seen everything, but we just don’t remember everything,” Major Lee Wooten laughed.

Arley Fire gets new brush truck


Arley Fire Department buys a 2008 Ford F-150 4x4 to aid with wildfires and for other uses.
ARLEY - Also known as a wildland fire truck, a brush truck aids firefighters in beating down wildfires, along with other uses such as wrecks. At the Arley town meeting, Monday, June 1, Fire Chief James Rickett notified the town council the fire department has purchased a newer model brush truck.

Cullman Electric considering getting into the internet business


Discussing the fiber optic project Cullman Electric Cooperative is planning, from l-r: Terry Graham, key accounts and manager of Cullman Electric’s branch in Addison; State Representative Tim Wadsworth, State Senator Greg Reed and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
ADDISON - Internet service for the eastern side of Winston County is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to a $21.5 million loan agreement, allowing Cullman Electric Co-op to build a fiber optic network among its substations, eventually improving internet service to customers along these routes.