HALEYVILLE - When the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board applied for a $1.5 million loan to work on a sewer project, it was hoped to receive principal forgiveness in the amount of $500,000. The loan was approved, but Haleyville did not qualify for the principal forgiveness, as other cities showed more need. This was the topic at the recent board meeting on Tuesday, April 23.
BEAR CREEK - The time has come for the Town of Bear Creek to turn over all of its finances to the Alabama Attorney General for investigation, after the town council and members of the public discussed back payments never made to the Internal Revenue Service during a previous administration, that are now coming to a head.
WINSTON COUNTY - BEF Foods, Inc., a Lima, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 527 pounds of beef pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its president's and dean's lists for the 2019 spring semester.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education met Friday morning, May 17. A list of non-renewing employees was approved at the meeting. Those teachers and employees are listed as follows
WASHINGTON - Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has cosponsored legislation to ensure that pregnant women can access affordable health coverage during and after their pregnancies.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education met Thursday, May 2, and approved the following personnel changes:
NATURAL BRIDGE - It is the time of year for class reunions, and the Lynn High School Class of 1960 met for their 59th on Friday, May 10, at the Natural Bridge Town Hall and Community Center. The quiet gathering soon turned into a cry of fire when a passing motorist noticed smoke coming from the eaves of the building and alerted those inside.
HALEYVILLE - A bill working its way through the Alabama Senate is being looked unfavorably upon by the Haleyville City Council, which expresses its dissatisfaction in a formal objection during their May 6, meeting.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville High School has won the Alabama Association of School Boards 2019 statewide video contest. The Alabama Association of School Boards today announced the winners of its 2019 statewide student video contest, “Road to Success.”
WINSTON COUNTY - Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The vote was mixed among Winston County Commissioners to amend a resolution they passed last year redirecting both property tax mills being collected from county taxpayers, to the Health Care Authority of Haleyville and Winston County Alabama.
WINSTON/MARION COUNTIES - The national rise in cases of measles - a disease which was considered virtually eradicated in the United States in 2000 - is causing worry throughout the nation.
BEAR CREEK - An 18-month-old girl was mauled by a pet dog, resulting in the child being airlifted to Children’s Hospital for surgery and the pit bull quarantined then put to sleep at a local veterinary clinic.
WINSTON COUNTY - Double Springs Elementary and Lynn Elementary Schools are among 33 schools across the state to receive grants through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama's Be Healthy School Grant Program.
BIRMINGHAM - Ten defendants - including a local pharmacist - were charged in a 103-count indictment, regarding a Haleyville-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy.
WINSTON COUNTY - Marion-Winston Community Action Agency will soon begin making appointments for financial assistance for utility bills for qualified residents.
MONTGOMERY - By a 28-2 vote Thursday, May 2, the Alabama Senate approved a $7.1 billion Education Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2020...
MUSCLE SHOALS - A three-year financial aid audit prompted by self-reported errors in previous financial aid awards at Northwest-Shoals Community College has successfully concluded with an agreement reached between the college and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
WINSTON COUNTY - A Haleyville man who faces charges on five counts of aggravated cruelty to animals was found guilty in Haleyville Municipal Court on April 18, of a separate charge of cruelty to animals and now faces a jury trial in Winston County Circuit Court on the county’s charges.
MARION COUNTY - At approximately 5 a.m. today, April 30, a traffic crash claimed the life of an Empire man.
BEAR CREEK - Claims of around $100,000 in town indebtedness, as well as the town clerk not disclosing certain financial information about that indebtedness, have been made public by Bear Creek Town Council Member Daniel Green, who has also requested all employee overtime be cut and personnel laid off.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from February 19 to March 20, 2019.
LYNN - A recent trip through Tennessee has proven beneficial to the Town of Lynn, as a dump truck was seen for sale and recently purchased.
BEAR CREEK - Extensive repairs and renovations that have been done to allow Twin Forks campgrounds and park to reopen have come with a tall price tag, leading to a discussion regarding finances and false statements on social media that culminated into a heated disagreement at the Bear Creek Council meeting April 9.
WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey encourages Alabamians and citizens across the country to support the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), following several recent severe weather events across the state.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Calendars for the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 have been released by the Winston County Board of Education, it was learned at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 2.
WINSTON/MARION - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.9 million to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs.
ATHENS - Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County today to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens...
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - The Bankhead National Forest is seeking public input on the final boundary developed for the Sipsey Fork on the West Ford Wild and Scenic River.
WINSTON COUNTY - Work zone crashes and fatalities on Alabama roads are up. As National Work Zone Awareness Week begins today, the Alabama Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones.
MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Elliott Owen Lipinsky, a candidate for 2018 Republican nomination for state auditor, on three felony charges related to illegally accessing and attempting to access confidential law enforcement records, two of which are related to his opponents in the primary.
LYNN - Wallace State Community College’s Adult Education program has added additional Adult Education classes in Winston County at Lynn High School.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the introduction of his bill, Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act), to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 and to also require more age verification for the online sale of vaping products.