Webb appointed to Alabama 9-1-1 Board


Tim Webb

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County 9-1-1 Executive Director Tim Webb has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama 9-1-1 Board, representing the Fourth Congressional District. Webb’s recommendation to fill a vacancy on the statewide board came from a group of his peers in the Alabama Association of 9-1-1 Districts, whose board of directors Webb has been a member of for six consecutive terms.

 

Hayes, mayors respond to residents' plea for better water


From left, Lynn Mayor Jeff Stokes, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes meet to discuss the project to see what can be done.
WINSTON COUNTY - After yet another plea presented to officials about contaminated well water on County Road 25, the Winston County Commission is joining forces with the towns of Double Springs and Lynn...

Tax abatement for Winston Machinery approved by town council


From left, Council Members Alan Barnett, Tommy Chambless and Chris Little; David Roberson of the Winston County Development Board; Town Clerk Marcia Manasco and Mayor Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - David Roberson, chairman of the Winston County Development Board, spoke at the town meeting of Lynn on June 18, and discussed the abatement process for Winston Machinery, owned by Jeff Richards.

News of Henry's indictment shocks local officials; Henry claims innocence


Ed Henry, former interim administrator of Lakeland Community Hospital, Haleyville and chief strategy officer for the Java Medical Group, which manages Lakeland, is no longer affiliated with any of the operations of the hospital.
MONTGOMERY - Ed Henry, who was the chief strategy officer for the Java Medical Group, managing Lakeland Community Hospital as well as the now-former interium administrator for Lakeland, is no longer affiliated with any of Lakeland’s operations, after a federal indictment was handed down against him concerning health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and paying and receiving kickbacks related to Medicare.

Overturned tractor-trailer on Highway 33 just over Winston County line

LAWRENCE COUNTY/WINSTON COUNTY LINE - Officers are on scene of an accident where a tractor-trailer has overturned on Highway 33, just north of Double Springs over the county line into Lawrence County.  Please use caution driving through this area over the next couple of hours, as officers work to get a wrecker on scene capable of getting the truck upright, as well as picking up a steel coil which has fallen from the vehicle.

Troops come home


Lower left photo shows B Company Commander Brian Bartes of Haleyville with wife Kimberly and sons Austin, Will and Levil. Lower right photo shows SPC Corey Robinson of Addison being met with hugs from parents Kenny and Sherry Robinson.
HUNTSVILLE - The National Anthem sung by Cristina Lynn of Huntsville was blended with the roar of a plane’s engine, as the Southwest flight bringing home the last of the soldiers from the 115th Signal Battalion pulled up on the tarmac at the Huntsville International Airport for short but powerful ceremony Thursday morning, June 6, before soldiers were released to their families.

First responders honored at banquet


First responders receiving awards. See story for names and departments.
HALEYVILLE - First responders were the honorees at an awards banquet held as the city's annual 9-1-1 festival was beginning and also to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first emergency 9-1-1 call placed in the city. The banquet was held Thursday, May 31 at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center on Newburg Road.

Little red phone finds new home


Photo at left shows Craig Floyd, president and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Museum, and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri at the official announcement that the red telephone used in the city for the first 9-1-1 call 50 years ago will be displayed at the museum. Photo at right 911 Dignitary Steve Souder presents Mayor Sunseri with a replica red phone to be displayed in the city hall foyer replacing the vintage red phone that is going to Washington.
HALEYVILLE - The small red rotor dialed telephone that opened emergency 9-1-1 calling services to the entire nation has its roots in Haleyville, the birth city for that call.