New Cullman County history book uses Wallace State collection for research

Tanya Shearer, left, and Iman Humaideh, right - of Wallace State’s genealogy collection - hold new Cullman County history books by author Robin Sterling, center.
HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College's family and regional history collection helps people across the country, and some people in foreign lands, in researching their genealogy and local legacy.

Ninth annual Empty Bowls set for Oct. 10

Volunteers are hard at work at the Winston County Pottery Shop on the campus of Meek Schools to make the bowls that will be given away during the annual Empty Bowls supper Oct. 10. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Effects of the annual Empty Bowls dinner go far beyond just feeding hungry stomachs. The annual event helps to provide a better quality of life for students and adults across the borders of Winston County.

FAWN returns next month

A small portion of students attending FAWN last October await the start of classes. The dates this year are Oct. 8, and Oct. 9.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Forestry Awareness Week Now, better known as FAWN, has been an annual event since its inception many years ago, helping sixth graders learn the different aspects of forestry. FAWN is useful for this unique area with the Bankhead National Forest. This year, it has been scheduled for...

Mobile home fire in Pebble

PEBBLE - A mobile home was consumed by fire Friday, Sept. 13, on County Road 3437 in the Pebble community.  Haleyville, Pebble and Ashridge Fire Departments responded to the scene, along with the Winston County Sheriff's Office.  More details as they become available.

Renowned photographer's work coming to Wallace State for exhibition

This famous photo is just one of 40 that will be on display at the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State, beginning in October.
HANCEVILLE - Forty notable photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen, photographs which the renowned photographer himself refers to as his legacy photographs, have been personally selected by Thomas Mangelsen for a retrospective traveling museum exhibition coming to the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville in October.

9/11 commemorated by Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars members and Auxiliary present cases of water to representatives from area fire departments in memory of Sept. 11.
DELMAR - Veterans of Foreign War post members and Auxiliary remembered the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation by giving back to local fire responders during their meeting Monday, Sept. 9.

Parents asked to partner with HMS

Students at Haleyville Middle School are preparing for the upcoming Parents and Partners event. From left, Assistant Principal Tammy Hatton, students Maria Juan, 7th grade; Benn Wilson, 6th grade; Emma Benford, 6th grade; Damion Silas, 8th grade; Leah Markham, 8th grade and and Axel Castro, 7th grade. At far right is Principal Bo Wilcoxson.
HALEYVILLE - Parental involvement in a child’s education does not end after the child’s elementary years, but should continue even stronger in the middle school years.

Prayer services planned to lift up City of Haleyville, Schools and residents

Event organizer Ricky White addresses the Haleyville Board of Education about plans for two days of prayer for the city and schools. Also shown, from left, are Haleyville BOE President Donna Jones and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.
HALEYVILLE - The door of opportunity has opened wide for the City of Haleyville to come together and “reconnect” through a community-wide prayer service...

Vacant structure fires keep area firefighters busy

A firefighter climbs the ladder of the Haleyville ladder truck preparing to spray water downward on the flaming building.
HALEYVILLE - The largest fire in Haleyville in recent history - bringing the most response since the 2011 Bama Textile fire nine years ago this month - resulted in 10 fire departments facing the long, grueling task of battling a blaze Sept. 8...

2nd vacant structure burns within 24 hours

Firefighters brave intense daytime temperatures to fight the second fire at a vacant structure within 24 hours.
HALEYVILLE - Less than 24 hours after at least 10 fire department responded to a massive blaze consuming the vacant building once used as Boshell Chiropractic Clinic and Reece Realty on Highway 13, firemen were dispatched to another vacant structure, finding it engulfed in flames Monday, Sept. 9.

Wreck knocks out telephone pole

HALEYVILLE - A one vehicle wreck, occurring around 8:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, caused only minor injuries to the driver of the vehicle, but took down a telephone pole, causing road blockage while authorities worked to restore the pole.

Beth Prater of Double Springs, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado on Macedonia Road towards Double Springs after getting off the early morning shift at Walmart, she said. “I was coming home. I just dozed off. It's my fault,” Prater said. “I woke up and realized I was hitting (the pole).”