Legislators to conduct public meet and greet this Thursday, Jan. 23


From left, State Representatives Tracy Estes, Proncey Robertson, Senators Greg Reed, Garlan Gudger and Representative Tim Wadsworth at the 2019 forum holding Alabama bicentennial plaques made by students at the Haleyville Center of Technology.
HALEYVILLE  - Winston County’s delegation in the state legislature will be visiting Haleyville Middle School for a meet and greet Thursday...

Rep. Proncey Robertson introduces new gun permit legislation


State Representative Proncey Robertson
WINSTON COUNTY - State Senator Randy Price (R-Auburn) and State Representative Proncey Robertson (R-Mt. Hope) - who represents a portion of Winston County - pre-filed a bill Jan. 22, that will establish a cohesive and statewide management level process for administering and managing concealed weapons permits in the State of Alabama.

First responders ‘seeking a sign’ from residents


Arley Fire Department Chief James Rickett makes a reflective sign in the department’s sign shop for residents to purchase to mark their addresses properly.
WINSTON COUNTY - The lack of proper identification, description and visible addresses at residences and other properties across the county is creating quite a headache for emergency responders...

The Bridges of Winston County


Most bridges on Highway 278 were built in 1958 when the road itself was built, unlike this bridge built two years later. It crosses Sipsey Fork in Lakeshore. Shown on the bridge is a “snooper” truck with inspectors.
WINSTON COUNTY - Did you think about that bridge you crossed today? Have you ever thought of what goes into keeping the bridge up?

Town of Lynn names Bryan Kirkpatrick as police chief


Bryan Kirkpatrick is named chief of police in Lynn. From left are Clerk Marcia Manasco and council members Bruce Odom, Tommy Chambless, Brian Heck (front), Allen Barnett, Chris Little (front), Mayor Earl Gilbert and Kirkpatrick.
LYNN – After several months with no police presence, the town of Lynn has hired a police chief, who is no stranger to police work. Bryan Kirkpatrick, former chief deputy with the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, was named chief of police during Lynn’s town meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. His effective date was the next day, Jan. 22.

Burglary case solved just a few hours after initial report


Shown with many of the recovered items, from left, Winston County Sheriff's Deputy B.J. Simmons, Sheriff Horace Moore, Investigators Jacob Eward and Caleb Snoddy and Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers.
ARLEY  - A major emphasis by new Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore is to react quickly to calls and situations, which has led to solving a major theft case just a few hours after the theft was reported.

Haleyville man charged with arson after apartment fire


Yellow crime tape remains around the apartment structure during an ongoing investigation into the fire.
HALEYVILLE  - An early morning blaze at an apartment building at 802 6th Avenue in Haleyville has resulted in arson charges against a Haleyville man after fire officials entered the lower level of the structure to find a chair fire had spread, endangering the second floor.

Addison Rescue Squad dissolved


This building, where the former Addison Rescue Squad operated from, is owned by the Town of Addison.
ADDISON - After 46 years, one organization in Addison is no longer in operation. A letter circulated to Addison Town Hall on Jan. 2, states the Addison Rescue Squad has been dissolved effective Dec. 31, 2019. The announcement came during the Addison town meeting Monday, Jan. 6.

Lynn looks for police chief


Council members Chris Little and Tommy Chambless, along with Clerk Marcia Manasco and Mayor Earl Gilbert discuss hiring a police chief.
LYNN - When the chief of police resigned, it left the Town of Lynn without full-time police protection. Besides the possibility of hiring another chief, one other option was to hire a sheriff’s deputy, though this plan did not make it to fruition.

Routine patrol leads to drug bust at Carl Elliott Heights


Winston County Sheriff's Investigator Jacob Eward weighs some of the drugs confiscated at the scene of Carl Elliott Heights apartments on Newburg Road in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE  - A routine patrol in the area of Carl Elliott Heights apartments on Newburg Road in Haleyville led to the discovery of methamphetamine and marijuana...

Woodmen Life donates 2 flags to HCS


From left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, Woodmen Life Sales Rep Todd Dillard, John McCullar, assistant principal over the Center of Technology and High School Assistant Principal Candy Garner

HALEYVILLE - Woodmen Life Insurance recently presented two American flags to Haleyville City Schools, one to be flown on the pole at the high school campus, the other to be flown on a pole at the Haleyville Center of Technology. Woodmen Life presents flags to non-profit groups or organizations. Shown making the presentation to High School Principal Davey Reed is Woodmen Life Sales Representative Todd Dillard. Also shown, at right, are John McCullar, assistant principal over the COT and High School Assistant Principal Candy Garner.

Local students graduate from Troy University

TROY - April Westmoreland, of Addison, and Autumn Cunningham, of Arley, both completed the requirements for graduation during the fall semester and Term 2 of Troy University's 2019/2020 academic year.  The fall semester includes graduates from the Troy campus. Term 2 graduates include students at Troy's campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.

Rodgers named chief deputy


Winston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers
WINSTON COUNTY - Brett Rodgers, known most recently as school resource officer for Addison Schools as well as officer for the town of Addison, has been welcomed onboard by newly appointed sheriff Horace Moore as chief deputy of the sheriff’s office.

Estes wins AASB’s highest honor


State Representative Tracy Estes, R-Winfield, receives the Legislative Award from Alabama Association of School Boards Executive Director Sally Smith.
BIRMINGHAM - State House Rep. Tracy Estes, R-Winfield, was recently presented with the Legislative Award, as chosen annually by officials with the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB).

Mize and Snoddy to hold discussion about new book

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Joel Mize, author of the new book “The Byler Road and Its People”, along with his book editor Theresa Snoddy, will be at First National Bank in Double Springs Thursday, Jan. 9, at noon, with copies of the book available for purchase.  Mize and Snoddy will also be discussing the new book, which chronicles the history of one of Alabama’s most famed roads.  The public is cordially invited to attend.