Northwest-Shoals sees increase in enrollment

PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College has enrolled 3,443 credit students for the fall 2021 semester, which is an increase of 82 students, or over two percent, from fall 2020 figures.

According to interim NW-SCC President Dr. Chris Cox, the college looks to build on this momentum and focus on providing the best facilities and atmosphere for its students to be successful.

Haleyville wins their Area Tournament


The Haleyville Lady Lions are Area volleyball champions. Front row, l-r:Kynlie Ward, Maegan McCullar,Emma Parson, Lily Tinch, Kaylee Riddle-All Tournament, Kaitlyn Burleson, Aynelise Vickery. Back row, l-r: Assistant Coach Sydney Burleson, Audrey Sibley-MVP, Adyson Robertson, Abby Tidwell, Savannah Fralix-All Tournament, Ashley Clark, Drew Norris, Coach Sadie Hall. (Courtesy photo)

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions won the Class 4A, Area 12 championship Wednesday, Oct. 13, defeating Fayette County 3-0.  With the win, the Lions have punched their ticket to Regionals, which begin next week in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Addison wins Area Tournament


The Addison Lady Bulldogs are the 2021 Class 2A, Area 13 champions, and will move on to the Regionals in Huntsville next week. Front row, l-r: Manager Emma Willingham, Addisyn Smothers, Area Tournament MVP; Bracie Rodgers, All-Area Team; Anna Grace Luker, Molly Gilbreath and Bailee Ory. Back row, l-r: Manager Arleigh Kate Smothers, Lauryn Cunningham, Hadley Butler, Olivia Gober, Dacey Baker, Abby Waldrep, All-Area Team; Lydia Ergle, Lexie Luker, Katie Barrett, Gracie Manley, All-Area Team, and Head Coach Kaydi Woodard.

ADDISON - The Addison Lady Bulldogs defeated Hatton 3-1 Wednesday night, October 13, to win the Class 2A, Area 13 volleyball tournament.  With the win, the Lady Dawgs have punched their ticket to Regionals, which begin Wednesday, October 20, in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Federal jury convicts Haleyville couple for transporting illegal aliens, money laundering

BIRMINGHAM - A federal jury convicted a husband and wife Tuesday, Oct. 12, for transporting illegal aliens to provide labor for a local chicken plant, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Katrina W. Berger.

Haleyville City Schools partners with local grocers to shore up food supply amid nationwide shortages


Emma Anne Hallman, director of the child nutrition program at Haleyville City Schools, shows the three rented coolers that are being used to store perishable items for each school on campus.
HALEYVILLE - Educators are fearing that food shortages at school cafeterias, caused by a lack of workers in distribution warehouses and truck drivers transporting goods, may only be the beginning, with the worst yet to come.

HHS students join forces to “Conserve Our Heritage”


Pictured above are Haleyville High School SGA and DECA officers who have planned to “Conserve Our Heritage” through an ongoing community project, along with their sponsor, Neina Middleton, Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and Street Department Assistant Superintendent Chris Saylor. Front row, l-r: Evelyn Kate Carroll, Kaitlyn Burleson, Macy Seymour, LIly Tinch, Emma Parson, Audrey Sibley and Anna Kate Bice. Back row, l-r: Saylor, Cade Burleson, Middleton, Brody Gravitt, Gavin West, Whitt Sutherland, Mac Wil
HALEYVILLE - Living in a city with such a rich heritage, students at Haleyville High School are joining forces to begin a project to help the city’s appearance live up to its heritage.

Empty Bowls moved to February


Members of the Arley Women's Club are shown making bowls as part of an ongoing project in preparation for the Empty Bowls event which has been moved to February, 2022. From left, Kathy Kuntz, Mim Kuntz, Barbara Willis, Audra Kelly and Gail Pisani. They are pictured at the pottery workshop located at Meek Schools. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Organizers of the annual Empty Bowls dinner benefitting both the Winston County Arts Council and Main Street Ministries have waited nearly two years for the event to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Addison American Legion to host Swamp John's

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ADDISON - The Addison American Legion will be hosting a Swamp John's benefit supper Friday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Addison Community Center.  Plates will cost $12, and will include a choice of fish, chicken, shrimp or combination of meats, fries, slaw, hushpuppies, pickle spear, onion slice and tea.  Proceeds will go to fund various American Legion projects.

Brannon denied parole


James Brannon

WINSTON COUNTY - James Michael Brannon was denied parole Wednesday, Oct. 6, by the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles.

Brannon is serving a 40-year sentence for the 2006 murder of Bruce Pigg.  Brannon is currently being held at the Red Eagle Work Center.

Sheriff’s office recovers thousands in stolen items


Pictured with some of the stolen items that were recovered are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, K-9 deputy Jonathan Oliver, Investigator Matt Roberts, Investigator Jacob Eward and Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy.
NAUVOO - Two thefts on the same property where a suspicious house fire occurred some time ago have been solved after stolen items were found scattered among several different locations and video surveillance showed a masked individual in the act of committing the thefts.