The Winston/Marion County District Attorney's Office has confirmed to the Alabamian that a two-year-old child died over the weekend. The case is under investigation by the DA's office.
Authorities have not released the cause of the child's death. Winston County Deputy Coroner Tracy Yealock has not released the child's name due to the child's age.
The Alabamian will provide more details as they become available.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri told Haleyville City Council members during the June 3, meeting that he has hired five new volunteer firemen. They are Branden Roberts, Cameron Miller, Kyle Doss, Ethan McBroom and Blane Godsey. They will be paid at a rate of $17.83 per call. The only item on the council’s agenda was approving minutes from May 20.
ADDISON - Retired Addison Police Chief Donald Baker was killed Monday afternoon, June 3, in a motorcycle accident in the vicinity of Dunlap, Tennessee. Baker's body was returned to Nichols Funeral Home in Addison Monday afternoon in a large convoy comprised by law enforcement officers from across Winston County and the surrounding area.
For funeral arrangements, see the Obituary page.
HALEYVILLE - Friday morning, May 24, Fire Chief Terrell Baccus was in the area of 21st Street and Alabama Avenue, when he saw black smoke billowing from the south Haleyville area.
“I could tell it was more than a controlled burn. I called dispatch. They said they didn't have any reports of any controlled burn, so I came and inspected it and found a structure fire fully involved,” Chief Baccus stated.