$200,000 grant to repair County Road 54


Shown at the site where a portion of County Road 54 collapsed due to failed culverts, from left, Winston County Emergency Management Director A.J. Brown, Commissioner David Cummings, Road Engineer James Glasgow and Assistant Engineer Matt Rouse.
HALEYVILLE - The wheels of progress are turning once again, and the public should see a bridge spanning the gap where a section of County Road 54 collapsed due to aging culverts, thanks to $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.

Fire departments seek LUCAS life-saving device while county commission struggles over how to get it


Lt. Erik GIlbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department shows how their LUCAS device works.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Commission is feeling the heat from seven local volunteer fire departments that need a LUCAS chest compression system or automated CPR device, wondering why the commission is not spending funds from their portion of the American Rescue Plan Act.

Bankhead District Ranger leaving


Andy Scott (Courtesy photo)
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - Bankhead District Ranger Andy Scott is leaving for more—if not greener—forest next month; he’s being promoted to the position of deputy forest supervisor for the national forests in Mississippi, which stretch across 1.2 million acres in seven ranger districts.

Willy Wonka at Lynn Schools May 5-8


LES Principal Brad Alsup (left) poses on stage with some of the cast of Willy Wonka and its production team, Rodney (right) and Sharon (front) Fike.

The Lynn Schools Young Actors Guild will present the musical Willy Wonka JR. May 5-8 in the school cafeteria. The start times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Lynn High School band and Lynn Elementary School. Mothers receive free admission on Mother’s Day and are invited to attend a reception after the show.

Arley community cleanup Saturday


Preparing for the community clean up, from left, Amy Ackley, member of both the Arley Women’s Club and Rotary Club of Smith Lake; David Kelly, Beverly Kelly, AWC; Arley Fire Chief James Rickett; Wade Weeks, treasurer of the RCOSL and Mark Pafford, Rotary club president.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley is taking a community-wide stance against litter, not only by cleaning the town up, but by organizing a prevention program for Saturday, April 23.

Bice naamed to dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic

HALEYVILLE - Brooklyn Bice of Haleyville, has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange.
Palmer College of Chiropractic is the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession.  It has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, Calif. and Port Orange.

Lynn to purchase new property, light ball field


The former M&M Restoration property that the Lynn town council has voted to purchase has the equipment and vehicle storage the town of Lynn needs, plus a building that can be turned into a community center, plenty of room for parking and even space for a potential walking track.

LYNN - The Lynn Town Council voted to purchase the property where the former M&M Restoration building is located for $175,000 at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 28.

The council has recently been considering how to give the town more equipment and vehicle storage; an option it previously explored was to build an addition at Fire Station No. 1. However, purchasing the M&M property at 22584 Hwy. 5 North won out because it will give the town more value for its money.