First Responders

Hope 4 Haleyville parade gives encouragement to the front lines, first responders

Evelyn Kate Carroll displays an encouraging sign as the parade passes through Haleyville Saturday afternoon.
HALEYVILLE - A ray of light can shine through even the darkest of times.  A group of local residents united this past Saturday, May 2, to give hope and encouragement to not only those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic but also older residents who have been seemingly shut off from the world during related restrictions.

“Stitching” together to help first responders

State Representative Tracy Estes, center, receives a donation of 250 face masks made by local volunteers. The masks will be given to area first responders. From l-r: Pam Smith, Larry Gillentine, Frances Gillentine, Estes, Barbara Bishop, Rodney Fike and Sharon Fike. (Courtesy photo)

DOUBLE SPRINGS - ”Stitching” together in this trying time of pandemic, there is a group aiming to help make life easier for others.
Sharon Fike, of Double Springs, got the idea to help make face masks to give to first responders in the area. State Representative Tracy Estes will be distributing them amongst Winston and Marion counties.

First responders ‘seeking a sign’ from residents

Arley Fire Department Chief James Rickett makes a reflective sign in the department’s sign shop for residents to purchase to mark their addresses properly.
WINSTON COUNTY - The lack of proper identification, description and visible addresses at residences and other properties across the county is creating quite a headache for emergency responders...