Coronavirus 2019

Mixed emotions over COVID-19 vaccine


Helicon firefighter Carson Gladney, far right, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Lacie Frederick, RN, at the Winston County Health Department. First responders shown preparing for the vaccine are from left, Arley firefighter George Gibson, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Helicon firefighter Lael Feist and Helicon Assistant Fire Chief Neil Feist. Showing support to the first responders receiving vaccines is State Representative Tim Wadsworth.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although health officials are stressing the safety of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is now being offered in Winston County, some first responders are approaching the vaccine with reservation.

Cash prizes to be awarded in Mask Up Alabama video contest

WINSTON COUNTY - With face masks proving to be one of the most effective methods of preventing COVID-19 transmission, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the Alabama Hospital Association (ALAHA) and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama are sponsoring the Mask Up Alabama Video Contest for Alabamians to share why they feel it is important to wear a mask.

Gentle family thankful to have loved one home after weeks-long battle with COVID


Tommy Gentle, known to many as the “Mayor of Dime Road”, now wears a new title given to him by his family, “COVID survivor”. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Tommy Gentle has been jokingly referred to for years as the Mayor of Dime Road, voicing strong opinions over various community issues and projects. He now has a new title, one given to him by his family: “Our COVID Miracle”.