LYNN - The Lynn Fire Department is responding to a tree down across Highway 5 just south of the drag strip. Please avoid this area while the tree is being cleared from the highway.
ASHRIDGE - The Ashridge Fire Department has been dispatched to a possibly broken power pole on fire on County Road 55. Please avoid this area while crews are working to repair the pole.
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.
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.
WINSTON/MARION - The unofficial results of the 2018 general election in Alabama are in. To learn the results of not only how Winston, Marion and Franklin counties voted, but also the entire state, click here.
MONTGOMERY – The 27 Republican members of the Alabama Senate on Wednesday re-elected Greg Reed, of Jasper, to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. The unanimous election took place at a caucus meeting in Montgomery. Reed was first elected to the State Senate in 2010 and was chosen as Majority Leader in 2014 by his Republican colleagues.
BEAR CREEK - The Town of Bear Creek now has a new mayor and new police chief.
The Bear Creek Council appointed Tammie Rowe Batchelor as the town's new mayor during their Monday night meeting. After her appointment, Batchelor appointed Joey Franks as the town's new police chief.
BIRMINGHAM - The Addison Lady Dawgs have won their sixth straight state volleyball championship at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, defeating their county rival, the Winston County Lady Jackets, 3-2.