Lynn

Lynn Post Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

LYNN - As the nation first learned about Coronavirus-2019, many did not believe it would get to Small Town, U.S.A. However, it has infiltrated the country, going from one to nearly 1,000 cases in Alabama as of press time Monday, including two residents of Winston County. A U.S. Postal Service employee at the Lynn Post Office, a non-Winston resident, has now tested positive.

4-H introduces students to fishing education

Kyler Jordan has been fishing before and likes it. “My aunt has a house by the lake and my other grandmother used to have a lake house at Smith Lake,” Jordan said. He had caught a catfish before while out fishing.

LYNN - One of the favorite pastimes of youth and grownups alike is the relaxation and excitement of fishing, especially when you hook and reel in a big one. Many youth today have never been fishing however. Kerri Roberts, the county 4-H Extension agent, sought a way to remedy this.

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A roll of fiber optic cable is placed outside the Lynn Fire Department

LYNN - Week before last, many noticed the large roll of fiber optic wire placed at the Lynn Volunteer Fire Department station located on County Road 59 north of Lynn. A crew from Star Construction, LLC, based out of Knoxville, Tenn., were digging a ditch on the east side of the road burying the fiber optic cable.

Lynn Church of God members remaining steadfast after the loss of youth minister’s wife and unborn daughter in wreck


Gathered at Lynn Church of God are church members Jerry Thorn, Pat Thorn, Candice Tittle and Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - The power of faith is being shown in the life of Jacob Eaton, the broken survivor of a head-on vehicle collision that claimed the life of both his wife and unborn child just a few weeks before the child’s birth.

Oakman wins LHS Invitational SB tourney


Macayla Wilkins goes for the tag at home plate for the Addison Lady Bulldogs.

By Melica Allen
Sports
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LYNN - Thirteen teams participated in the Lynn High School Invitational Softball Tournament Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29. Teams participating included Tharptown, Addison, Dora and Oakman in Pool A; Meek, Vina, Sulligent JV and Winston County, Pool B; Lynn, Hackleburg, Fayette, Sulligent and Fultondale in Pool C.

Lynn outscores Winston County 19-6


Austin Owens for the Winston County Yellow Jackets beats out the defense to first base.

By Melica Allen
Sports
nwamallen@
centurytel.net
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Lynn Bears heated up their bats Thursday, Feb. 27, defeating the Winston County Yellow Jackets in Double Springs. The Bears won by a score of 19-6.
The Bears took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, with Brandon Hill, Cade Tittle and Chance Majors scoring.
In the top of the second inning, Hill doubled to score John Bryan, making it 4-0.

Vehicle stalls across flooded creek


Splunge Creek flows out of its channel and across County Road 339 with the recent rains. The Chevrolet Tahoe shown has been extracted from the creek after occupants tried to cross.
LYNN - Winston County has received a lot of rain this week, especially Wednesday, Feb. 12, with the Haleyville weather station of the National Weather Service reporting just over two inches of rain that day alone. When a storm system comes through with heavy rain involved, there are several places in southwest Winston near Lynn which flood. Splunge and Browns creeks, both flowing under County Road 339 normally, flow over the road in the low-lying area, as the water channel cannot handle the load.