Coronavirus response teams formed to answer questions regarding State Health Order

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday, April 9, the establishment of response teams within the attorney general’s office to provide authoritative answers to law enforcement, public officials, businesses, employees and residents of Alabama concerning enforcement and compliance of the State Health Order relating to the Coronavirus-2019 pandemic issued by Governor Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

Online Big Bass Tournament offers competition, time in nature for young anglers

WINSTON COUNTY - For many young anglers, being out of school due to Coronavirus-2019 has meant an end to high school fishing teams, tournaments and time spent lakeside with friends. Fortunately, anglers ages 13-19 looking for a practical way to avoid crowds while still enjoying nature, exercise and a competitive outlet can join the Big Bass Zone Junior Championship (BBZ JC), an online tournament sponsored by B.A.S.S.

Alabama Extension not recommending Ivermectin to treat COVID-19; disputing social media reports regarding the drug

AUBURN - Social media platforms are lighting up about a recent Australian study on the possible antiviral effects that the drug Ivermectin may have on the COVID-19 virus. However, there is little known about the affects this treatment could have.

Employers cannot retaliate against workers reporting unsafe conditions during Coronavirus-2019 pandemic, U.S. Department of Labor warns

WASHINGTON - The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Winston County Sheriff’s Office arrests two in alleged meth distribution case


From l-r: Winston County Sheriff’s Office investigators Caleb Snoddy and Jacob Eward, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers and Deputy Josh Silas.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A traffic stop conducted by the Winston County Sheriff’s Office yielded a good supply of methamphetamine, as well as two arrests of defendants known by law enforcement as repeat offenders.

Haleyville City Schools delivers 500 goody bags to health care workers


Central Office staff with bags of goods for health care workers before the second set of deliveries Monday. From left, Teresa Butler, accounts payable; Misty Gibson, payroll; Candy Marbutt, chief school financial officer; Dr. Bill Bishop, director of administrative services; Davey Reed, high school principal;Chere Fetter, director of instructional services; HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and Judy Thompson, board administrative assistant.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools, despite facing educational packet and food giveaways to their students who are under Governor Kay Ivey's Stay at Home order to the coronavirus pandemic facing the state, have reached out in good will to compile and deliver 500 bags of essentials to health care workers throughout the city.