Arley

Thefts solved in Arley area


Pictured with the recovered stolen merchandise are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, deputies Nic Burns and Chris Franks, investigator Caleb Snoddy, chief deputy Brett Rodgers and K-9 officer Jonathan Oliver.
ARLEY - The report of a home break-in where thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen led the Winston County sheriff’s office to arrest two individuals, seize the stolen property and make arrangements with DHR to have a small child removed from the home due to drugs present.

Hungry for help - fundraiser manna from heaven for local restaurants


Jill Hayes with “What’s Happening in Arley, Alabama?” on Facebook presents $200 to Machelle Woods, manager at the Arley Coffee Shop.
ARLEY - It was an interesting sight Wednesday, Feb. 3, as tables and chairs were removed from the Arley Coffee Shop, as ordered by the health inspector earlier in the day, with threats to shut the business down if not in compliance within one day. Employees had a tape measure trying to discern how to keep all the tables in the restaurant, yet keep them six feet apart, as mandated.

Fincher new Arley Council member


The mayor and council of Arley is now, from left, Roger Fincher, Brian Fincher, Devon Guthrie, Bobby Smith, Chris Tyree (mayor) and Robert Williams.
ARLEY - Responsibility comes with town council seats, since each one represents the people and taxpayers of the town. An empty seat came open in the Arley council with the passing of Jerry Goodwin, a long-serving advocate of Arley, on Jan. 2. At the monthly town meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, Brian Fincher was voted to fill the vacant seat. The oath of office was administered by Tammi Farley, the town clerk, and Fincher took over his duties immediately. Goodwin took over the council seat after Fincher’s father, Kerry Fincher, retired.

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.