COVID-19

First responders facing obstacles as pandemic surges


Lt. Erik Gilbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department, shows the protective gear they take to scenes and use if COVID-19 is present.
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases not only in Winston County, but the entire area has created an impact on first responders through either positive cases of the virus among their ranks or having to go into quarantine due to exposure, affecting the very ones people depend on in emergency situations.

Sachs leaves behind legacy of love and strength


Harold Sachs
WINSTON COUNTY - Harold Sachs may be remembered by many as having a profound effect on the Republican party - from the state level to nationally - but to those who knew him more personally, he was a family man who put God and family first. Sachs, who most recently was working as chief of staff for the Alabama Republican Party in Birmingham, passed away on Nov. 9, after only a month of sickness and complications resulting from COVID-19.

NACOLG helps COVID-19 affected businesses


Local and area officials at the major economic development announcement, from left, NACOLG Community Development Specialist Heath King; State Representative Proncey Robertson; U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Mike Evans; President Industrial Development Authority of Winston County David Roberson and Alabama Power Community Relations Manager Melinda Weaver.
MUSCLE SHOALS - Local and area officials, including the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, received a welcomed funding announcement on Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, from the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments of funds totaling over $1 million to be used to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Land tax exemptions can be filed by mail this year

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Land taxes become due on Oct. 1, every year and are considered delinquent after Dec. 31. Those 65 or older qualify for a reduction, but the revenue commissioner’s office has to have a form signed and on file by those who qualify. Every year, the forms have had to be completed in the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office. Due to COVID-19 this year, the forms may be completed by mail.