Illegal parking at Caney Creek Falls entrance means being towed


Warning signs have recently been posted at the entrance site to Caney Creek Falls off County Road 2. This is due to a safety situation because there is not enough parking space nearby. Vehicles will be towed if parked illegally effective Saturday, Feb. 9.
ASHRIDGE - The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is combating a safety issue and issued a public service announcement concerning the parking issue at the entrance to Caney Creek Falls. Vehicles will now be towed if parked on the right of way of County Road 2.

Winston Homebuilders begins production in Double Springs


Employees inspect one of the production lines in the plant before the industry opens.
DOUBLE  SPRINGS   -  A $400,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will be the major kickoff of a new manufacturing business opening in Double Springs in the facilities vacated by the relocation of Southern Homes back in 2014.

Law enforcement seizes 8.6 grams of meth in home raid


Winston County Sheriff's Investigator Caleb Snoddy and Reserve Heather Hardy find drugs in the bedroom area of the home. In the background searching is Sheriff's Deputy Josh Silas.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  -  Multiple agencies converged on a residence in Double Springs Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6, conducting a drug sweep  of 8.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, in attempts of remedying an ongoing problem and arresting four individuals.

WCHS juniors help themselves by helping the Alabamian


Members of the WCHS junior class, along with their class’ faculty sponsor. From l-r: Mitchell Taylor, Caroline Tidwell, Hunter Fields, Drew Harris, Logan Lewis, Skylar Mosher and Frances Gillentine.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The junior class at Winston County High School is currently working in partnership with the Alabamian on a project that is mutually beneficial.

Henshaw retires


Winston County Commissioners commend Mike Henshaw on his service. From left, Commissioner David Cummings, Chairman Roger Hayes, Henshaw and Commissioner Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Employees at the Winston County Extension Office all agree that the retirement of long-time coordinator Mike Henshaw will leave big shoes to fill.

Barnett charged with murder


Brittany Barnett

PHIL CAMPBELL - Brittany Kaylen Barnett, 21, has been charged with murder in the Monday evening, Feb. 4, death of Jason Poore, 38, of Russellville.  The crime allegedly occurred on County Highway 81 in Phil Campbell.  According to a press release from Phil Campbell Police Chief Joe Fike, his department is conducting the homicide investigation, with assistance from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Knight crowned Miss 9-1-1


Bethany Knight, Miss 9-1-1 for 2019.

HALEYVILLE - Bethany Knight, 19, of Hamilton, was crowned Miss 9-1-1 for 2019 in the annual competition held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium.  Knight, who is a freshman at the University of Alabama, competed against seven other young women from across the region for the title.  The Miss 9-1-1 Competition is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Competition, and Knight will now move on to compete for the Miss Alabama title in June.

County spelling bee winner


Winston County Spelling Bee runner-up is Garrett Crow, left, of Double Springs Middle School and winner is Gabe Drummond, right, of Lynn High School
HALEYVILLE - The Winston County Spelling Bee tournament was held Friday, Feb. 1, at the Haleyville Elementary School library.

School, community preparing for HMS 10th anniversary celebration


Teachers who have been with Haleyville Middle School since its opening 10 years ago, get ready to celebrate the special occasion on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The public is being cordially invited to attend this special event. From left, Dusty Ball, Renea Allen, Amy Farris, Susanne Trallo and Assistant Principal Tammy Hatton.
HALEYVILLE  -  The date Feb. 26 will commemorate a special occasion at Haleyville Middle School in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the school, as invitations to past and present administrators, board members and other special guests are being sent out for an assembly commemorating the occasion.

Beloved former employee honored by Haleyville School Board


The late Juanita White’s children accept the “Serve With Pride” award given in her honor by the Haleyville Board of Education, along with a framed photograph of their beloved mother, which will be on display at HES, where she worked. From left, Wanda White, Rickey White, Will White, Lynn White Long and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.
HALEYVILLE - Emotions ran high for the family of the late Juanita White at the Haleyville City Board of Education’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, when a “Serve With Pride” award was given in recognition of White to members of her family in attendance.

Students provided gardening opportunities


Shown are students weeding the raised garden bed of strawberries at Winston County High School. From left, Stephen Nix and Hunter Fields are on one side with Paeton Randolph, Emily Cleveland, Abby Taylor, Brooklyn Robbins and Makayla McDonald on the other. County Extension Agent Mike Henshaw, back left, and WCHS Agriscience Teacher Byron Tuggle look on.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - As part of the Winston County Diabetes Support Coalition, at least one school in every town in the county now has raised garden beds, it was told at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8.