Future of Houston Recreation Area questioned


The campground at Houston Recreation Area, shown here on April 28, was one of a number of topics addressed by the Bankhead Liaison Panel at its May meeting.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Questions from the public at the May 3 Bankhead Liaison Panel meeting revealed concerns about boat launch access on Smith Lake, the status of the Houston Recreation Area campground and the need for parking at the unofficial Caney Creek Falls trailhead, among other things.

Arley Public Library summer reading program begins June 15

ARLEY - Dive into a good book during Arley Public Library’s summer children’s reading program, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. from June 15-July 20.
This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibility.”
Drop by or call APL at (205) 387-0129 to register. Please note that a parent must be present during the sessions for safety reasons.

 

Bankhead Youth Fishing Derby is next week

The U.S. Forest Service will host a free Youth Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Black Warrior Work Center, 3730 Hwy. 33, Moulton, Ala. All children aged 5-12 may participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult. There is no need to register in advance. For more information, contact the Forest Service at (205) 489-5011. June 11 is National Get Outdoors Day as well as Alabama’s Free Fishing Day, and it also falls during National Fishing and Boating Week.

Qualifying ends for Haleyville Board of Education election

HALEYVILLE - Qualifying ended Tuesday, May 24, at 5 p.m. for the three places on the Haleyville Board of Education that will be up for election July 12.

For Place 2, candidates who qualified are Boo Haughton and Valeria Taylor.  This seat has been open since Barry Burleson resigned last year.

For Place 4, incumbent Kris Burleson will face Brian Vickery.

For Place 5, incumbent Donna Jones is the only one who qualified.

 

Snoddy wins sheriff's race

WINSTON COUNTY - With 100 percent of ballot boxes from the May 24, primary counted in Winston County, according to the Alabama Secretary of State's website, Winston County Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy will be the next sheriff of Winston County. 

Hyche defeats Everett for County Commission

WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County will have a new commissioner for District 1.

Rutger Hyche received 1,875 votes or 53.82% of the vote in the May 24, Republican Primary to defeat incumbent commissioner Bobby Everett, according to results posted on the Alabama Secretary of State's website.  Everett received 1,062 votes for 30.48% of the vote.  Mike Bailey received 547 votes for 15.70% of the vote.

Council member stirs waters over city pool


Bradly Comeens, director of Double Springs Park and Recreation and P&R employee Emily Holt at the pool, which has currently been drained in order for work to be done and chemicals checked before it opens.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - One Double Springs Town Council member’s opinion about the condition and lower attendance at the swimming pool at the community center stirred the waters at a recent meeting.