COVID-19

Addison hit hard by COVID-19


Addison Town Hall appears unoccupied, but town officials note that business is being conducted at the drive-thru, since the public is not allowed in the lobby due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the town.
ADDISON - Although Addison town officials and employees have mixed views about the COVID-19 vaccine that is being administered in Winston County, they all agree the vaccine is needful, especially with the town facing hardships due to surging virus cases.

Capstone waiting on vaccines

WINSTON COUNTY - Although the Capstone Clinic in Double Springs shares a facility with the Winston County Health Department, they did not receive COVID-19 vaccines to administer in round one as did the health department, according to Capstone Executive Director and Nurse Practitioner David Jones.

Free digital marketing class Jan. 14 to help COVID-19 affected businesses

HAMILTON - A partnership between the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments, the University of North Alabama, the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Authority of Winston County has created a free digital marketing class focusing on business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccinations begin to be administered in Winston County


Dr. Jerry Harrison, left, and Dr. Ramesh Reddy roll up their sleeves to receive two of the first COVID-19 vaccines given in Winston County.

HALEYVILLE - Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville received a shipment of the Moderna vaccine late last week,  with the first shots given out to physicians and other healthcare workers Monday, Dec. 28.  Lakeland plans to continue to administer the Moderna vaccine throughout the week, and have turned the hospital board room into the site where the vaccines will be administered.    The Alabamian will have much more about the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines in next week’s edition.

First responders facing obstacles as pandemic surges


Lt. Erik Gilbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department, shows the protective gear they take to scenes and use if COVID-19 is present.
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases not only in Winston County, but the entire area has created an impact on first responders through either positive cases of the virus among their ranks or having to go into quarantine due to exposure, affecting the very ones people depend on in emergency situations.