WINSTON COUNTY - State Representative Tracy Estes (R-Winfield) has announced middle school students in House District 17 may apply for one of two scholarships to attend space camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County will be receiving over $3.2 million in ATRIP II funding from the state for two road projects that will significantly improve safety and accessibility on two major highways.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Legislature is constitutionally required to draw new congressional and state legislative distrct boundaries the year after a census is taken, and public hearings are being held across the state so residents can make their voices heard on how these lines should be drawn.
To my own embarrassment, a recent event afforded me a few moments to do something I had not done in quite some time--contemplate the words and meaning of our National Anthem. Invited to sing our anthem at the Marion County School System teacher in-service event in August, I actually listened to the words for the first time in what seemed an eternity. As the words flowed across my lips and those in attendance stood at attention, the words had meaning like never before.
Using last week’s column to address a few issues some in the district might consider a disappointment from the recent legislative session, I will use this space to share an overview of issues which should be viewed as stepping stones to improve the state’s future.
WINSTON COUNTY - Rural volunteer fire departments are often at the mercy of their communities when it comes to funding, meaning departments not financially supported by councils or towns are struggling to stay afloat.