$200,000 Clean Diesel grant to purchase 10 new buses


Pictured with the current buses, some of which will be updated thanks to the $200,000 grant, are, from left, Heath Tidwell, mechanic at the Winston County Transportation Office, Shop Foreman Jamie Blanton, Superintendent Greg Pendley, Transportation Supervisor Jeff Hendrix and Jerry Lassiter, financial administrator for the State Department of Education.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education was notified Feb. 21, they are receiving a $200,000 grant through the National Clean Diesel Rebate Program through the Environmental Protection Agency, that will be used to purchase 10 new school buses for their fleet.

Missing Arley man found in truck submerged in pond


Arley Fire Chief James Rickett inspects the Nissan pickup that was dragged out of the pond late Monday night, Feb. 26.
ARLEY - The body of Jerrell Cates Rogers, 73, former minister of music at Arley First Baptist Church, and a mentor to all who knew him, was found in his Nissan pickup submerged in a pond off County Road 3986 a quarter mile from his residence late Monday night, Feb. 26.

Sewer system gets good marks


Shane Cook, pictured center, was welcomed on board as the Haleyville Water and Sewer Department attorney at the Tuesday, Feb. 27, meeting. Shown left to right are Manager Lane Bates, Cook and Board Chairman Ken Sunseri.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Sewer Superintendent Drew Thrasher reported good marks for the system at the Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting of the Haleyville Water and Sewer Board.

Teacher honored by Mark Forester Foundation


Lauren Tinker, left, representing the Mark Forester Foundation, presents a special honor to Haleyville City Schools Teacher Denise Berry for her avid support of the Mark Forester Race. Also shown is Mark's dad Ray Forester.
HALEYVILLE - Lauren Tinker, representing the Mark Forester Foundation, made a special presentation at the regular meeting of the Haleyville Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 27, presenting a framed picture of soldier Mark Forester--who died in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan in 2010--to HCS teacher Denise Berry for her avid support and annual participation in the Mark Forester Race held in honor of Mark at the school campus.

Mixed commission vote levies 2 mill tax


Discussing the two mill tax issue at their Monday, Feb. 26 meeting are, from left, Commissioner David Cummings, Chairman Roger Hayes and Commissioner Bobby Everett. Also shown is Administrative Clerk Judy Burnett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vote was mixed by the Winston County Commission at their regular meeting Monday morning, Feb. 26, to levy a two mill tax on taxable property for hospital and public health purposes.

Natural Bridge Dollar General opens with fanfare


Natural Bridge Mayor Pete Parrish is ready to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony attended by local, state, federal officials as well as store employees.
NATURAL BRIDGE - The official grand opening of the Dollar General store in Natural Bridge was attended with much fanfare Saturday morning, Feb. 24, not only by anxious residents but also local, state and federal officials as well as store employees.

Marcum 2018 Queen of Hearts


The 2018 Winston County High School Queen of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Kady Bonds, third alternate; Kyla Champion, first alternate; Queen of Hearts Samantha Marcum; Ella Moore, second alternate and Katie Lewis, fourth alternate.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Samantha Marcum, a junior at Winston County High School, was crowned the 2018 Queen of Hearts Saturday, Feb. 24 during the annual pageant.

Wright crowned 2018 Princess of Hearts


The 2018 Princess of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Jordan Jackson, third alternate; Bailey Kelley, first alternate; Princess of Hearts Olivia Wright, Presley Hope Cornelius, second alternate and Kaleigh Phelps, fourth alternate.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Olivia Wright, a 7th grader at Double Springs Middle School, was crowned the 2018 Princess of Hearts in the annual pageant Saturday, Feb. 24.

Byler Road Tour will be recognized Alabama 200 event


Joel Mize speaks about the history of John Byler, the Byler Road and what can be expected on the upcoming tour during the Feb. 20, meeting of the Winston County Genealogical Society.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Joel Mize, guest speaker at the Feb. 20, Winston County Genealogical Society meeting in Double Springs, is preparing a guided convoy tour for historic Byler Road on Saturday, Mar. 17, nearly 200 years after its inception.

9-1-1 goes to Washington


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and National Emergency Numbers Association CEO Brian Fontes with the red telephone used for the first 9-1-1 call in the nation in Haleyville 50 years ago.
HALEYVILLE - All eyes were on Haleyville, Alabama, last week as all conversations from national officials were centered on the birthplace of the nation’s first emergency 9-1-1 call made there, during a grand celebration...

Lynn has cabin fever


Shown on the manufacturing floor of the newly opened Alabama Custom Cabins are Owner Tim Canida, right, and Lynn Mayor Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - The town of Lynn proudly announces the addition of a new manufacturing facility housed in the former Southern Home buildings located at the corner of Heck Street and County Road 59.