Title II funding will be restored


Winston County Commissioner for District 1 Rutger Hyche examines a forest, or co-op road that goes from surface treatment to dirt. The county is desperately needing funding to correct such issues.
WINSTON COUNTY - After Winston County officials became fearful they would no longer receive Title II funding for use on forest roads, they sought help at the federal level, with news the funding will be restored.

Byler Road Tourism Project public meeting in Natural Bridge Feb. 29

NATURAL BRIDGE - The public is invited to a Byler Road Tourism Project meeting Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Natural Bridge Town Hall and Community Center, located on Highway 13 just north of the four-way stop in Natural Bridge.
Historian and Byler Road Tourism Project Committee Member Joel Mize will be explaining the project and discussing the history of the area.  
For more information, call Mize at (256) 856-0354.

Prescribed burns planned


The Southern Region Prescribed Burn Accomplishment Tracker shows planned prescribed burns and their status. (Courtesy photo)
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - The USDA Forest Service began its annual season of prescribed burns in the Bankhead National Forest this month.

Double Springs officials concerned about ALDOT plan for intersection


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole, right, and School Resource Officer Kent Donaldson have concerns over possible limited visibility, once the project at Highway 33 and County Road 24 is completed. A caution light was installed several years ago, after a traffic study did not warrant a red light, according to state officials.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Although a project by the Alabama Department of Transportation to correct a dangerous intersection at Highway 33 and County Road 24 in Double Springs has now been funded, concerns have been expressed by town officials and law enforcement that the project could cause additional traffic congestion.

More funding awarded to Highway 33 project


From left, State Representative Tracy Estes, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole and State Representative Tim Wadsworth at the dangerous intersection of County Road 24 at Highway 33.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - One fiscal year after just over $1 million in funding was announced to correct a dangerous intersection at Highway 33 and County Road 24 in Double Springs, another $400,000 has been awarded for the same project.

Winston County legislators give their views on School Choice

HALEYVILLE - Winston County’s delegation of state legislators recently received an earful of concerns from educators, who are very troubled about the possibility of the state taking funding away from public schools and giving it to private schools, points made during a legislative meet-and-greet held at Haleyville High School.

American Legion Auxiliary in Haleyville accepting applications for Veterans Banners this month


Whitehead Post 33 American Legion Auxiliary Members Michelle Baggett and Jean Mauldin display one of the veterans banners hung in Haleyville twice a year. The Auxiliary is accepting applications for banners each Saturday in February at the American Legion Post in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - The Auxiliary for American Legion Whitehead Post 33 in Haleyville is accepting applications for veterans banners every Saturday in February from 9-11 a.m. at the American Legion Post...