Fire at Lynn Elementary School


Firefighters and others remove items from a classroom at Lynn Elementary School after fire erupts.

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.

Reed re-elected Alabama State Senate Majority Leader


Greg Reed

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.

Fate of Bridgeview Drive’s status lies with Circuit Court


Addison resident Larry Robinson shows where the gate was once located, that had to be removed across the old roadbed he claims has not been a county road in at least 50 years.
ADDISON - The issue of whether a road currently known as Bridgeview Drive in the Addison area is a county road or not now rests in the Winston County Circuit Court for a judge to decide possibly in 2019.

Fire department responds to call at Lakeland hospital


Firefighters load up their equipment to leave the scene after the situation was brought under control.
HALEYVILLE - Smoke in the equipment room on the third floor of Lakeland Community Hospital brought response Thursday afternoon, Nov. 1, from the Haleyville Fire Department, to find smoke but no flames, according to Acting Chief Terrell Baccus.

High speed internet coming to Arley and Addison


Pictured at the announcement, from left, Angela Wilkins and Dallas Baldwin, representing the Winston County Commission; Arley Mayor Chris Tyree; Dave Hargrove, governmental relations for AT&T; State Representative Tim Wadsworth and Paul Housel and James Manasco with Congressman Robert Aderholt’s office.
ARLEY - The east side of Winston County will reap the benefit from AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service, designed to bring high speed internet to rural, under-served locations such as Arley, Addison, Crane Hill and Logan.

Lynn resource fair a success


Lynn Principal Jennifer Baker; Cynthia Tittle, second and third grade math and second grade science teacher and Lisa Cagle, reading coach specialist pose in front of the Alabama 200 flag.
LYNN - The first Lynn Community Resource Fair was held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Lynn school lunchroom.

Truck stolen from Better Built Trailers in Double Springs

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vehicle was stolen from a local business last week, and police and the business owners are needing the public's health locating it.

A white 2007 GMC four-wheel drive truck with a flatbed was stolen from Better Built Trailers, in Double Springs sometime during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 18.  The single wheel truck has a custom cab light bar on top of it.

If spotted, please contact the Double Springs Police Department at 205-489-5115.

Unhappy voters come to Commission

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Voters are expressing grievance, some even saying they are being discriminated against in the voting process, since the precinct lines have changed due to the latest census, meaning some voters are now at a different polling site than where they have traditionally voted.

New equipment helps Double Springs FD save lives


The new set of Jaws of Life purchased for the department features the strongest technology in both cutting and spreading devices, as shown here by Fire Chief Allen Ward, left, and Lt. Erik Gilbreath.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs Fire Department is ready to roll with new equipment that will greatly benefit them, especially fighting fires in more rural areas.

Burglary suspect breaks through back wall into Delmar Quick Stop


Lt. Tim Steien, investigator with the Haleyville Police Department, inspects the hole where the suspect gained access into the store during the break-in and theft incident.
DELMAR   - A suspect tore a hole in the back wall of Delmar Quick Stop  early Friday morning, Oct. 12, in order to gain access into the store, where all of the cigarettes were cleaned out as well as all of the cash taken from the store’s ATM machine.

Jerry Perkins retires from manufactured housing career


Jerry Perkins sits in front of his children and grandchildren. From left, Carter Perkins, Jami Perkins holding Penelope, Lashae Berry, Jessica McDonald and Hilrye and Ruby Baker.
HALEYVILLE - What began by working on the assembly floor of a manufactured home plant in 1963, eventually led to retirement 55 years later as owner of a company.

Tons of trash plucked from shore


Clockwise from left are Kerri Roberts, Kathy and Jackie Phelps, Charlotte Dougherty and Brian and Lou Kuntz.
CRANE HILL - What do combs, toothbrushes, unopened bottles of water, unopened bottles of oil, tires, rubber snakes, aerosol cans, plastic bags, light bulbs, tarps, chairs, rope, bobbers and barrels have in common?

Car crashes into Goar's Market


A car crashes into the entrance of Goar's Market in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Emergency responders and city officials swarmed the scene at Goar’s supermarket Monday morning, Oct. 8, after a vehicle crashed through the south entrance door, scattering debris and alarming store personnel and customers.

Man arrested after active meth lab found on stolen four-wheeler at Phillips School


Tommy Levi Lolley, 27, of Phil Campbell, is placed into the patrol car at the scene of the bust at Phillips School Thursday, Oct. 4.
BEAR CREEK   - The Bear Creek Police Department was at the right place at the right time, when they caught a man on a stolen four wheeler in possession of an active methamphetamine lab and firearms in the parking lot in the presence of students at Phillips School.

3 arrested in counterfeit check scheme


Lt. Tim Steien with the Haleyville Police Department, examines the counterfeit checks.
HALEYVILLE     - Three people have been nabbed in a counterfeit check scheme affecting not just Haleyville but several northwest Alabama communities, where the individuals were attempting to cash bogus company checks while being in possession of bogus personal checks.

Preston chosen Bear Creek Mayor Pro Tem


Bear Creek Town Council Member Jimmy Preston, far right, who was named as mayor pro tem, talks to the crowd attending the council's special called meeting, about the town being transparent and everyone working together. Council members from left, Daniel Green, Chris Hyde, James Loden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - After a one hour executive session, the Bear Creek Town Council voted by majority to name Jimmy Preston as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Connie Morrison who resigned earlier that day on Wednesday, October 3.

NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit


President Dr. Glenda Colagross
MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently.

Empty Bowls to benefit two local non-profits


MHS students help with Empty Bowls each year. Shown back row from left, Sky Heath, Suzie Feist, Destiney Briscoe, Madeline Murrah. Front, Diane Sharron of the pottery workshop, students Kaylee Elliott and Paige Frederick.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Empty Bowls and full hearts will be the case when hundreds of people gather Thursday, Oct. 11, to enjoy hearty fellowship and a variety of delectable soups while raising funds to help two worthy causes.

Lack of funding the problem


Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.