Marijuana distribution near Addison disrupted


Winston County Sheriff’s Investigator Caleb Snoddy, left, and Addison Police Officer Brett Rodgers with the large find of growing marijuana plants and other related items confiscated.
ADDISON - Complaints of illegal narcotics activity at an Addison residence led to the finding of 14 growing marijuana plants as well as methamphetamine, in what law enforcement have termed a drug distribution operation.

Canfield keynote speaker at economic development meeting


From left, Greg Canfield, director of the Alabama Department of Commerce, Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and Senator Greg Reed at the economic development meeting.
HALEYVILLE - Officials from throughout Winston County were joined by those from the state level in a crucial economic development meeting comparing the strengths of the county to incentives that can be provided from the Alabama Department of Commerce in helping more rural areas.

Birmingham psychologist pleads guilty to $1.5 million in Medicaid fraud

BIRMINGHAM - A one-count information filed yesterday in U.S. District Court charges a Birmingham psychologist with defrauding the Alabama Medicaid Agency by filing false claims for counseling services that were not provided, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-OIG Special Agent in Charge Derrick L. Jackson, and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Attorney General's opinion on ad valorem tax released


Hobby Manasco, attorney for the Winston County Commission, explains the need for commissioners to approve a resolution based on the recently received Attorney General’s opinion.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The long standing question as to if the Winston County Commission could use the entirety of ad valorem taxes authorized under Section 215.02 of the Recompiled Constitution of Alabama to fund a public hospital operating other medical clinics, has finally been resolved by an Attorney General’s opinion received July 24.

Double Springs Study Club members enjoy AFWC State Convention


Pictured above are Double Springs Study Club members with Miss Alabama. From l-r: Nancy Gray, Sandy Horsley, Miss Alabama 2018 Callie Walker, Glennis Posey, Pat Berry, Joyce Martin and Betsy Andrews. Not shown are Wanda Wilder and Ginger Farris. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Eight members of the Double Springs Study Club recently enjoyed attending the Alabama Federal of Women’s Clubs’ state convention at the Guntersville State Lodge.

Bear Creek town limit issue resolved

BEAR CREEK - The issue of whether or not the property of Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor is located in the town limits has been resolved, with documents showing the property was approved 35 years ago to be annexed into the town limits, but the ordinance approving it was never recorded at the probate judge’s office until recently.

HCS reminds parents of traffic patterns at schools


Administrators talk about the parking and drop off situations at their schools, going into effect when school starts Thursday, Aug. 8. Elementary Principal Christy Bice is showing where to pull up in order to drop off. Also shown are High School Principal Davey Reed, center, and Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson.
HALEYVILLE - As a new school year starts for Haleyville City Schools on Thursday, Aug. 8, the community needs to be reminded of parking situations, drop-off locations and schedules, in order to keep the traffic flowing smoothly, especially during the first few days of school.