Two charged with murder in death of Phillip Miles

Submitted by Shelly Hess on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:40
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Daniel Alexander Gillilan, left and John Travis Whitlock
HALEYVILLE - 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton and Investigator Rusty Hulsey have announced the arrests of of Daniel Alexander Gillilan, 31, of 35624 Highway 195, Haleyville, and John Travis Whitlock, 45, of 730 Lake Shore Drive, Haleyville, in connection with the death investigation of Phillip Craig Miles, who was found dead at his home March 31.

School and community join together to support fifth grader


The entire 5th grade class and faculty at Haleyville Elementary display a banner of support for Maddie Bishop.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools, along with the entire community, is wrapping their loving arms and hearts around the struggles of 10-year-old Maddie Bishop--who found out in early April that she is battling stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer that has spread into her lungs.

Double Springs wanting a change in water contract

HALEYVILLE - Where does your water come from? In most places in the county, it comes from either Bear Creek or Brushy Creek. Double Springs residents receive water from both places, purchasing water from Haleyville (Bear Creek) and Arley (Brushy Creek). Double Springs has had a contract with Haleyville to purchase water for nearly 41 years, which is now in renegotiations.

Recovering stations a family activity


Over time, some of the marks located flush with the ground can become buried. This one, EF1666 beside Highway 195 in front of the Double Springs Elementary School, had to be uncovered. It was monumented in 1989.
WINSTON COUNTY - Instead of making a long trip during this pandemic we’re in, why not take your family on a historically fun activity and never leave the area?

Letter raises stink during county commission meeting


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, far right, discusses a letter sent out by the sanitation office. Also shown, l-r, are county commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A letter presented by an Arley resident, fearing it was a scam, stirred up quite a stink at a recent Winston County Commission meeting.

Traffic stop near Addison leads to trafficking arrest


From left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Caleb Snoddy, K-9 Deputy Officer Jonathan Oliver with K-9 office Bojan and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore with the confiscated drugs and items.
ADDISON - A traffic stop for a possible expired tag on a motorcycle turned into a much bigger incident when the Winston County Sheriff’s Office found 48 grams of methamphetamine in the rider’s possession.