Arley Day is Saturday


Cade Patton is the first Mr. Arley Day, while Savannah Smith is chosen the 2021 Miss Arley Day.
ARLEY - One of the more prestigious awards offered by the Arley Women’s Club is their designation of Miss Arley Day annually, who will be in the parade on Arley Day. The non-profit organization chose to add, for the first time, Mr. Arley Day this year.

School nurses to serve as 9-1-1 Festival/Alumni Parade grand marshals


Haleyville City Schools Nurses, from l-r: Jamie Tucker, Cindy Defoor and Paige Hooker, will serve as the grand marshals for this year’s 9-1-1 Festival/Alumni Parade. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Those on the front lines at Haleyville City Schools--who are being hailed among the many heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic--will be featured as grand marshals of this year’s 9-1-1 Festival/Haleyville High School Alumni parade on Saturday, June 5.

Construction well underway for Haleyville downtown park


Workers place cinder blocks to build the stage area at the pocket park after the perimeter walls have been completed.
HALEYVILLE - As the City of Haleyville’s 9-1-1 Festival draws closer, the public is taking notice of development at the downtown pocket park located on Main Street, that will have limited usage but will be open for the public during the festival scheduled for June 4-5.

Luggage drive for foster children underway

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A child is tasked with packing a suitcase. They are being moved from the only home they have ever known, albeit to a better home, and it is something new for them. It could be temporary or permanent depending on the situation. As the child packs the suitcase, it hits home things are changing, never to be the same again. To make matters worse, some of these children only have garbage bags to pack their clothes in.

Lynn launches new website

LYNN - When the World Wide Web and the “Information Super Highway” sped off in 1995, domain names were being purchased by the thousands. Within a few years, many municipalities had their own domain name and website to disseminate information to the public. Lynn was no exception.

Gas shortages being reported locally; governor urges residents not to panic buy


This was the scene at Whitman's Service Station on Highway 195 near Haleyville early Monday evening. The lines of vehicles seeking fuel only deepened throughout the evening.
WINSTON COUNTY - An apparent cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline last week has created ripple effects for local residents in the form of long gas lines and some shortages and outages of fuel being reported across the county.

Special box serves as blessing


Bob and Pam Masdon, residents of 9th Avenue in Haleyville, are hoping the blessing box set up in their front yard will become a trend in the area, where people take necessary items they need and give items back to replenish the box.
HALEYVILLE - Bob and Pam Masdon have opened up their hearts to help others with a blessing box, and are hoping this will become a pay-it forward experience throughout the entire community.

Eady has book published

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Published by Parables, a Christian publishing company, is pleased to announce the publication and global distribution of Lisa H. Eady’s latest book, The 7 Principles of Healing Trauma (a healing journey).

Coalfest May 28-29

BRILLIANT - Each year, the north Alabama community of Brilliant pays tribute to its roots in the coal mining industry with a free festival filling the downtown area with two days of family fun.

Haleyville to begin handling business licenses in-house


Chris Bailey, owner of CN Bailey and Company general contractors, receives an application for a business license from Katie Tidwell, the clerk at Haleyville City Hall in charge of issuing and renewing of business licenses.
HALEYVILLE- A unanimous vote by the Haleyville City Council at their Monday, April 19, meeting reverted the process of issuing and collecting fees for business licenses back to the authority of the city, with the process expected to be complete by June 1.

Mixed reactions on school property sale


The Winston County Board of Education is currently accepting offers for the sale of the 16th section of property which is located on Yellow Creek near the Houston Recreational area of Smith Lake.
WINSTON COUNTY - The decision by Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley this past week to accept bids on the county’s 16th section of property, which the Winston County Board of Education has had under its control since a ballot vote in 2016, has been met with mixed reactions by the public.