Winston County

No ATRIP II money has cities and county scrambling to save projects


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri was counting on the $1.6 million of which the city had applied in ATRIP II funds for a major resurfacing project connecting two major highways-from 195 down 30th Street, to Kelly Hill down to Highway 13. Sunseri is pictured at Kelly Hill.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County did not get a piece of the ATRIP II funding pie this year.

Commissioners ask for patience as they wait for gas tax monies


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes shows the sign that will be placed on roads to be resurfaced with gas tax proceeds.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Residents are urged to be patient as the Winston County Commission is beginning the lengthy process of waiting until gas tax proceeds will be received next year so work on deteriorating roads and bridges can begin.

Aliceville shuts out Winston County 39-0


Austin Owens (21) tries for a diving tackle on Matthew Clark. Also shown is John Goggans (64) for WCHS.

ALICEVILLE  - The Winston County Yellow Jackets (2-4, 0-3) met up with another set of Jackets at Aliceville (5-1, 4-0) Friday night and got stung  39-0.
Aliceville got on the board late in the first quarter on a 12-yard pass to Matthew Clark.  Zavieon Hinton’s PAT was good, and Aliceville was up 7-0.
The home team would score twice more in the first half, on an 11-yard pass to Brandon Thomas and a 12-yard run by Thomas.  Winston County went into halftime down 19-0.

WCHS takes three straight in win over Lynn Lady Bears


Mackenzie Blackwood led the stats for the Lady Jackets. She is seen here putting one of 19 kills over.

LYNN - Mackenzie Blackwood lead the day, with 16 kills in Winston County High School’s victory over the Lynn Lady Bears Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Lady Jackets took the match in three straight sets, 25-13, 25-22 and 25-15.
Stats for WCHS were:
Mackenzie Blackwood, 16 kills, 6 digs, 2 aces;
Ella Moore, 5 blocks, 2 kills, 2 aces;
Elle Donaldson, 7 digs, 4 kills;
Makayla Lindsey, 8 kills, 2 aces;
Brenna Wakefield, 2 blocks, 4 aces.
Stats for the hosting Lynn Lady Bears included:
Lilli Davis, 3 aces, 4 digs, 1 kill;

Addison takes three straight sets over WCHS


Addison’s Callie Crider gets ready to hammer in the kill in action against the Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets Tuesday, Sept. 17.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The  Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets and Addison’s Lady Bulldogs went head-to-head in a hard played match Tuesday, Sept. 17.
The hosting Lady Jackets took an eight to nothing lead in the first set, but the AHS Lady Bulldogs clawed their way back and won the set 25-22. The Lady Bulldogs did not look back in the next two sets, winning 25-11 and 25-15.
Leading stats for the Lady Jackets include:
Mackenzie Blackwood, 12 kills, 8 digs;
Elle Donaldson, 12 digs;
Ella Moore, 4 kills, 4 blocks.
Stats for Addison include:

Ninth annual Empty Bowls set for Oct. 10


Volunteers are hard at work at the Winston County Pottery Shop on the campus of Meek Schools to make the bowls that will be given away during the annual Empty Bowls supper Oct. 10. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Effects of the annual Empty Bowls dinner go far beyond just feeding hungry stomachs. The annual event helps to provide a better quality of life for students and adults across the borders of Winston County.