Winston County

Summer reading program registration underway soon

Beth Kendrick, Double Springs librarian, shows the poster for this year’s summer reading program theme, “Alabama Has a Universe of Stories.” It was designed by Logan Tanner.
WINSTON COUNTY - Summer is on its way, which means it is time for students to get out of school, pool parties, fun in the sun and summer reading programs at the three Carl Elliott Regional libraries in Winston County: Haleyville, Double Springs and Arley. The theme this year is “Alabama Has a Universe of Stories,” and coincides with the Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration.

Alabama bait bill becomes law

WINSTON COUNTY - Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

East side of county wary over Lakeland’s plan to open clinics

Above left, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, who is also providing a building for Capstone Clinic to open in Arley, speaks out. Above right, attorney Jeff Mobley, representing the health care authority, says collaboration is the key rather than competition. Also shown is health care authority chairperson Judy Bittinger.
WINSTON COUNTY - Before the Winston County Commission took a vote April 29, to apply two mills of property tax directly to the Health Care Authority of Haleyville and Winston County, a tremendous amount of discussion erupted, with several opposing the idea.

Winston County edges Addison 3-2 in area tournament

2A Area 14 runner-up Winston County Yellow Jackets. Pictured kneeling from left, kneeling: Elle Donaldson, Emily Holt, Kenna Butler, Katelyn Bullock, Madison Comeens, Kanesha Flanagin and Hannah Morgan. Standing: Coach Haley Batchelor, Brenna Wakefield, Jazzy Ergle, Olivia Wright, MaKayla Lindsey, Layken Morgan, Abby Tidwell, Emily Hill, Ally Blackston and Coach Jared Smith. The Lady Jackets will play in the regionals Friday, May 10, in Florence.

HATTON - Both teams were strong on the rubber Wednesday, May 1, in the 2A Area 14 tournament played at Hatton High School, but Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets softball team defeated Addison 3-2. Elle Donaldson allowed just three hits to Addison.
WCHS opened up scoring in the first inning, when Makayla Lindsey tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Donaldson toed the rubber for the Lady Jackets. She surrendered two runs on three hits over seven innings, striking out three.

Hatton shuts out WCHS ladies 16-0

HATTON - The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets softball team watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 19-0 loss to Hatton on Wednesday, May 1.
Hatton scored on a double by Mallory Lane, a single by Emma Czervionke, a double by Emma Latham, a walk by Cloey Lovelady, and a home run by Ashley Berryman in the first inning.
Hatton got on the board in the first inning when Lane doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
One bright spot for Winston County  was a single by Makayla Lindsey in the first inning.