First responders receive prestigious award


A lot of teamwork goes a long way. Back row, from left, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Arley Firefighter Brian Kuntz, Central Fire Assistant Chief Rick Moody, Winston EMA Director Jimmy Madison, Winston E-911 Director Tim Webb and Tim Brown, county operations manager for RPS. Front, from left, E-911 Dispatchers Deborah Hardy and Brenda Aldridge, RPS paramedic Kamee Morgan and Arley Firefighter George Gibson.
WINSTON COUNTY - The largest single mass casualty incident in Winston County has resulted in a special award.

Cutbacks coming for Bear Creek


Bear Creek Mayor Tammy Batchelor explains the town needs to cut back on its finances.
BEAR CREEK - The Town of Bear Creek is working to restructure its finances and tie up some loose ends, as new mayor Tammy Batchelor has talked about possible future cutbacks in spending and consolidations now, in order to shape the town to where it needs to be financially.

3 Coaches Resign at Haleyville City Schools


Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland announces the resignations of the three coaches to be voted upon by the board at their meeting Monday night, Nov. 26. Also pictured is Board President Barry Burleson.
HALEYVILLE  -  Haleyville Board of Education members are seeking to fill the void in the head coaching position at Haleyville High School, after Todd McNutt resigned, along with two other coaching staff members approved at the board’s  Monday, Nov. 26 meeting.

Tis the season for snowflake lights


A city employee installs a snowflake light on a utility pole along Highway 195 on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Street Department has been busy installing snowflake holiday nights on utility poles throughout the city beginning this week, with plans to be completed by next week, noted Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri. It takes the city workers about a week to put all of the snowflakes on the poles, Sunseri said. The snowflakes will be up on the poles and all aglow for the city's annual Christmas parade, set Friday, Dec. 7.

New Bear Creek mayor calls for unity


Newly installed Bear Creek Mayor Tammy Rowe Batchelor with town council members, from left, Daniel Green Jimmy Preston (standing), James Oden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - Tammy Rowe Batchelor, who was voted in by the town council as the new mayor of Bear Creek, is stressing unity among the council and town as a whole, to put aside grievances and differences and work together in order for the town to truly prosper.

Legacy bricks on sale for HHS project


From left, back, student Dylan Kutis, HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy, students Jay Cook, Rosa Esparza and Instructor Jamie White. Front, students Trent McNutt and Graham Long.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools has always had a strong tradition of pride and excellence, and now those characteristics will be displayed in a public project, selling legacy bricks to build a walkway to the high school’s centerpiece--its lion mascot.

Franks following in father’s footsteps as Bear Creek Police Chief


Newly appointed Bear Creek Police Chief Joey Franks is following closely in the footsteps of his father Ed Franks, who was police chief 1981 until he retired in 2013.
BEAR CREEK - Newly appointed Bear Creek Police Chief Joey Franks has a last name that’s probably very familiar to people in the town due to his father Ed Franks’ longstanding service in the same role.

Safeplace seeking shelter location in Winston County


From left, Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, Rachel Hackworth, executive director of Safeplace, Inc.; Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce President Mike Evans and Winston County Circuit Clerk J.D. Snoddy.
HALEYVILLE - Safeplace, Inc. has been helping victims of domestic violence from Winston County, opening a new facility in Marion County but now reaching out with the need to open a shelter in Winston County as well.

Veterans honored by school assembly at Meek


These high school students displayed various flags pertaining to the different military branches. Shown from left are Emma Smith, Abby Phillips, Montana Barton, Savannah Smith, Jessie Woodard and BreAnna Eddy.
ARLEY - Veterans from many different wars were honored Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Meek High School gymnasium. The school assembly consisted of kindergarten through senior grades.

Barricaded with shotgun and fires burning


The remains of a burned-out doublewide off County Road 28 were still smoldering Monday morning after an allegedly deliberate fire was set at the residence Sunday night.
DELMAR - Multiple structure fires on the same property off County Road 28, including a residence, with reports of shots being fired by the property owner, led multiple law enforcement agencies as well as at least three fire departments to the scene late Sunday night, Nov. 11.

Fire at Lynn Elementary School


Firefighters and others remove items from a classroom at Lynn Elementary School after fire erupts.

LYNN - One kindergarten classroom at Lynn Elementary School has been damaged in a fire this morning, Saturday, Nov. 10.  Lynn, Delmar and Double Springs fire departments are on scene.  According to the Lynn Fire Department, the fire is under control and has been contained.

The Alabamian has a reporter on scene and we will have pictures soon and the full story in our Wednesday, Nov. 14, edition of the Alabamian.