Gibson, McLarty named king and queen of the 61st annual Chittlin' Supper

Former Arley Fire Chief George Gibson receives the highly coveted honor of Chittlin' Supper King, while Beth McLarty has the crown of Chittlin' Queen.
ARLEY - As the public entered the door for the 61st annual Chittlin' supper at Meek High School Friday night, Feb. 28, they did something entirely new to the supper by voting, not for candidates in the upcoming March 3 primary, but rather for their choice of candidates that had been submitted for the coveted titles of Chittlin King and Chittlin Queen.

Stamos crowned 2020 Junior Division Leo's Loveliest

Pictured are the 2020 junior division Leo's Loveliest and alternates. From l-r: Brookleigh Cockrell, third alternate; Mia Musso, first alternate; Leo's Loveliest Kelsey Stamos; Mary-Margaret Hulsey, second alternate and Tessa Aderholt, fourth alternate.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Middle School sixth grader Kelsey Stamos was crowned the 2020 Junior Division Leo's Loveliest...

Winston County Sheriff's Office shuts down alleged Haleyville meth supplier

Pictured with the 94 grams of meth and other drug paraphernalia recovered in the traffic stop are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigators Caleb Snoddy and Jacob Eward, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and Winston County Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers.
HALEYVILLE - Investigation into possible selling and distribution of methamphetamine out of a residence on Newburg Road has resulted in the arrest of a Haleyville man after a traffic stop discovery of 94 grams of meth...

Serve with Pride award honors Fetter

Chere Fetter, director of instructional services, had this month's Serve with Pride award named in her honor. Fetter, front right, is pictured with husband Todd Fetter, sister Stephanie Rainey and mother Linda Silas. Board of education members behind them, from left, Kris Burleson, Barry Burleson, Beth McAlpine, Board President Donna Jones, board member Chad Tidwell and HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.
HALEYVILLE  - The Haleyville Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, proved to be both emotional and rewarding for Chere Fetter, director of instructional services, who was honored with this month’s Serve with Pride award.

All wrapped up

Haleyville Elementary Principal Christy Bice models the python snake for the young audience.
HALEYVILLE - One could say that Haleyville Elementary Principal Christy Bice got all wrapped up in the reptile show held Wednesday, Feb. 26, when she got to meet a large python literally face to face.

Helicon, Arley and Addison fire departments form joint agreement

The new automatic aid agreement between Helicon, Arley and Addison fire departments means the three agencies must participate together in 16 hours of training per year. That training started Saturday, Feb. 22. Firefighters are using the Jaws of Life in a mock wreck at the Arley Fire station.
WINSTON COUNTY - Three local departments are now operating as one single department on structure fire calls under a new automatic aid agreement, which affects qualifications for their training.

Tidwell crowned 2020 Queen of Hearts

Pictured are the 2020 Winston County High School Queen of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Ella Moore, third alternate; Bailey Kelly, first alternate; Tamra Tidwell, Queen of Hearts; Ella Mann, second alternate and Jaelyn Dotson, fourth alternate.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County High School eleventh grader Tamra Tidwell was crowned the 2020 Queen of Hearts during the annual pageant

Elliott crowned 2020 Princess of Hearts

The 2020 Princess of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Madisen Comeens, fourth alternate; Hope Jacobs, second alternate; Lilly Grace Elliott, Princess of Hearts; Lizzy Bass, first alternate and Sara Ford, third alternate.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Double Springs Middle School sixth grader Lilly Grace Elliott was crowned the 2020 Princess of Hearts during the annual pageant...

The A team of HMS scholars bowl advances to quarterfinals

Haleyville Middle School Scholars Bowl sponsor Allison Sigler and Principal Bo Wilcoxson reward all three teams for a job well done this year. Students, back row, from left, Gabe Church, Chloe Hulsey, Abigail Williams, Oscar Lara, Jasmine Wilson, John Barrett Godsey, McKenzie Brooks, Cody Cagle, Brodie Britnell and Lilie Defoor. Front row, from left, Landon Harris, Peighton Kilpatrick, Alyssa Mobley, Araya Beck, Kylie Miller, Maddie Wilson and Even Howard. Not pictured is Andrew Luna.
HALEYVILLE - The 2019-2020 scholars bowl teams at Haleyville Middle School proved they know their facts at the recent Russellville Middle School Invitational, where all three teams including A, B, and C won matches and the A team advanced to the quarterfinals.

Marijuana growing operation seized, 103 plants confiscated

Displaying the large amount of marijuana and plant growing items seized, from left, Winston County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Bennett, Investigator Caleb Snoddy, Deputy Nic Burns, Investigator Jacob Eward, Sheriff Horace Moore and Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers.
ARLEY  - A $10,000 marijuana growing and selling operation in the Arley area was busted by the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, which seizing 103 plants ranging in size from seedlings to four feet, as well as arrested a local man on numerous charges.