Marion/Winston Community Action considers merger


The Marion/Winston Community Action Agency discuss plans to merge with the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama. Shown from left are David McNutt, board chair person of MWCAA; Jeff Fleming, executive director of MWCAA and Tim Thrasher, CEO of CAPNA.
HALEYVILLE - Over the past several months, Marion/Winston Community Action Agency - which helps low-income families with heating and cooling costs, among other things -, has been considering a merger with either Community Service Programs of West Alabama or Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.

Lynn Elementary gets Students to Stewards grant for greenhouse


Lynn Elementary School receives a check from the Alabama Power Foundation in the amount of $3,500 for a greenhouse to add to their outdoor class room. Shown from left are Melinda Weaver with Alabama Power; Kaci Randolph, teacher and researcher at LES and Jennifer Baker, LES principal.
LYNN - Lynn Elementary School continues to achieve success and strives in multiple ways for their students to learn, besides the classic textbook example.

County working to fix flood damage


Portions of County Road 4033 were washed away in the Helicon area during torrential rains that slammed the eastern portions of Winston County March 17.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although Winston County dodged a bullet when it came to tornadoes during Wednesday, March 17’s severe weather outbreak, flooding rains caused extensive damage, as well as extra costs for the county.

Tax day extended by IRS to May 17

WINSTON COUNTY - The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.

Haleyville City Schools returning to 5-day week for students April 5

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools has announced that beginning the week of April 5, students will be in class five days a week, eliminating the virtual day of learning on Wednesdays each week.

Best practices in social distancing, hand washing and sanitation of buildings on campus will continue, according to school officials.

The Alabamian will have much more on this decision in the March 24, edition of the paper, as well as updates here on our website.

Projects lined up for HCS


The visitor’s side concession stand and restrooms at Haleyville High School’s football stadium may soon be replaced with a larger multi-purpose building. This is one of several capital improvement projects being discussed for the school system.
HALEYVILLE - Although Haleyville City Schools has several building projects in the works and also has decisions pending regarding hires, officials assure that projects are being done one-at-a time and decisions are being made regarding the financial best interest of the system as a whole.

ADEM offers Bear Creek help


Bear Creek Water Department Employees Ethan Stone, right, and Kevin Hyde show the new water meters that are being stored at the water warehouse until they can be installed after the town’s water leak situation is brought further under control.
BEAR CREEK - The critical situation with the Bear Creek water system is being addressed in a big way after the Alabama Department of Environmental Management contacted Communities Unlimited to explore solutions.