HAMILTON — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:04 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, has claimed the life of a Jasper man. William Tidwell Sr., 76, was killed when the 2019 Dodge Challenger he was driving left the roadway at a high rate of speed, struck a utility pole and two trees.
WINSTON COUNTY - A year of record-setting unemployment in Alabama due to the COVID-19 pandemic will soon mean a dramatic increase in unemployment tax on the backs of businesses already struggling.
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.
ARLEY - The southern fried delicacy of chitterlings or chittlins, as they are commonly termed in the south, can be enjoyed the same, whether in person or picking them up pre-packaged in a drive-through format.
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.
ARLEY - The temperature may be a bit cooler than the dog days of summer, but is just right for Dog Daze, the third annual event on Saturday, Oct. 24, raising funds and awareness toward the K-9 cause.
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.