Over 100 new jobs coming to Bear Creek


From left, Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor, Timber Creek General Manager Mike Barnett and Todd Evans, vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Timber Creek Housing.
BEAR CREEK - A new manufacturing company has announced plans to open its doors next spring, providing by summer at least 150 jobs and a tremendous boost not only to the economy of its home site of Bear Creek, but the entire county and region.

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”.

Collapsing graves at Tittle Cemetery need attention


A hole shows the inside of one of the stone structures.
LYNN - Those who have gone on before us cannot help, and it is left to those who stay behind to keep their memorials in top shape. Tittle Cemetery, an isolated, yet well-kept graveyard, is in need of attention. Local residents Brenda and Junior Mathews, of Lynn are asking for help to restore the stone structures over two graves.

Genealogical society publishes fifth volume

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Many long hours have gone into saving the history of Winston County, with as many long hours working to present this information in an easier format to perform research. The Winston County Genealogical Society at the Winston County Archives is the go-to organization for the county’s history. They have recently published the fifth book in their “Winston Roots” series, which began 10 years ago.

Christmas in the City hometown festival set for Dec. 5

HALEYVILLE - “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style”, is how a verse of the traditional Christmas song “Silver Bells” begins. It also includes within its chorus the line “It’s Christmas time in the city”. A partnership between the City of Haleyville, the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce and Haleyville City Schools will bring that song to life Saturday, December 5...

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.

Meals sent home Thursday for the holidays


Haleyville Middle School students Lexi Sanchez and Juan Gomez show the boxed food and instructions that are being given out to students this week in preparation for the extended break.
HALEYVILLE - On Thursday, Nov. 19, students enrolled in the Haleyville City School system, or the parent or guardian, depending on the situation, will need to go to their respective schools on campus for a meal pick up from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.