Fireworks July 4 in Lynn

LYNN - The Fourth of July is a day for celebrating freedom and America. Cookouts, barbecues and fireworks are the normal nearly every year. Due to the current pandemic, many towns that put on a fireworks show have been hesitant about doing it this year, waiting to see if state guidelines would allow it. An official decision was reached at the Lynn town council meeting, Monday, June 15, that fireworks will light up the night sky Saturday, July 4, at the Lynn City Fields.

Fiber optic internet is "sprouting" on east side

Officials at the announcement of the Sprout Fiber Internet project, from left, State Representatives Randall Shedd, Corey Harbison, Cullman Electric Co-op CEO Tim Culpepper, Board Members James Fields, Lynda Carter, State Representative Garlan Gudger, Chairman of the Board for Cullman Electric Co-op Robert Tidwell.
CULLMAN - Less than a month after Cullman Electric Cooperative announced a major internet project to build a fiber optic network among its substations, another major announcement was made Thursday, June 18, that 264 miles of lateral fiber lines would also be installed, connecting 12,000 homes and businesses to high speed internet.

Arley Fire gets new brush truck

Arley Fire Department buys a 2008 Ford F-150 4x4 to aid with wildfires and for other uses.
ARLEY - Also known as a wildland fire truck, a brush truck aids firefighters in beating down wildfires, along with other uses such as wrecks. At the Arley town meeting, Monday, June 1, Fire Chief James Rickett notified the town council the fire department has purchased a newer model brush truck.

Prom king and queen named at elegant event Saturday night

At the presentation of Prom King and Queen, from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, Prom King Nash Collum, Prom Queen Julia Bonner and High School Assistant Principal Candy Garner.
HALEYVILLE - It was literally a Night Under the Stars at the first Haleyville High School prom to be held outdoors in recent history.

State officially takes over maintenance, costs of Duncan Bridge

At the official announcement about Duncan Bridge, from left, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, State Senators Garlan Gudger, Greg Reed, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings and Road Engineer James Glasgow.
DUNCAN BRIDGE  - Seven months after state legislators brought news to Winston County, that the state would take over maintenance and upkeep of 60-year-old Duncan Bridge, the official transfer took place Monday, June 15, celebrated by congregating of state and local officials at the blue steel bridge spanning Smith Lake.

A new building for DHR

Double Springs Public Building Authority Chairperson Sheila Wallace, left, and Winston County Department of Human Resources Director Diane Watson at the site where the new Winston County DHR building will be located.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new building for the Winston County Department of Human Resources will be conveniently located in the downtown area of Double Springs, freeing DHR employees from cramped conditions at their present location while further improving the look of the town.

Haleyville’s prom is Saturday

From left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, prom sponsor/teacher Summer Reynolds, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and prom sponsor/teacher Jeff McKinney show where the prom will be located at the front parking area of the elementary school, seen in the background.
HALEYVILLE - Officials at Haleyville City Schools promised seniors two major things when schools had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic: seniors would have a graduation ceremony, and students would have a prom.