Sacred Harp singing at Friendship canceled this year

HALEYVILLE - Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, located on County Road 23, has an annual Sacred Harp singing and decoration on the fourth Sunday in April. Decoration this year is Sunday, April 26. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the singing portion of decoration has been canceled this year. However, the cemetery will be cleaned and the decorating of graves will continue.

Stephens named to All-Star Squad for 61st annual North-South All Star Football Game July 15


Matthew Stephens

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions will be well represented in the 61st annual North-South All-Star Football game in Montgomery July 15.

Defensive tackle Matthew Stephens has been named one of the North's All-Stars.  The 6'2" 275 lb. tackle will be joined on the field by his head coach, Chris Musso, who has been named one of the assistant coaches for the North All-Star team.  HHS Assistant Coach Andy Lambert will serve as the North's administrative coach for the game.

Haleyville City Schools begin online classes, packet pick-ups Monday


The parking area at Haleyville Elementary School, along with all other buildings across the district, was bare, after Governor Kay Ivey announced that school statewide would not be held in its traditional format for the remainder of the school year.
HALEYVILLE - Governor Kay Ivey’s order to suspend school for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic has left school officials scurrying to make tough decisions regarding online learning as well as many other factors for the remainder of the school year.

Section of 30th Street gets paved


Workers with Central Alabama Paving provide a new surface treatment to a much needed portion of 30th Street Wednesday afternoon.
HALEYVILLE - A section of 30th Street, from Elizabeth Street to Highway 195 was being paved starting Wednesday, April, with plans to be completed in a couple of days, noted Mayor Ken Sunseri.

No serious injuries from 2 vehicle wreck in Double Springs


Michael Meadows, from Double Springs and Central fire departments, uses the Jaws of Life to pry back the hood of the Ford Explorer involved in the accident. Also shown is DS FD Lt. Erik Gilbreath.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A two-vehicle accident occurring Wednesday, April 1, on Highway 278 in Double Springs, resulted in minor injuries to a Double Springs woman.

Senior citizens being fed, despite the coronavirus pandemic


Haleyville Park & Rec Department employee John Cavender helps Haleyville Senior Center Director Beverly Donaldson deliver a meal to local resident Dean Hulsey.
WINSTON COUNTY - Senior citizen centers across the state may be temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus-2019 pandemic, but municipalities across Winston County are making sure seniors are visited, fed and that their needs are met during such uncertain times.

Lynn Post Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

LYNN - As the nation first learned about Coronavirus-2019, many did not believe it would get to Small Town, U.S.A. However, it has infiltrated the country, going from one to nearly 1,000 cases in Alabama as of press time Monday, including two residents of Winston County. A U.S. Postal Service employee at the Lynn Post Office, a non-Winston resident, has now tested positive.

“Stitching” together to help first responders


State Representative Tracy Estes, center, receives a donation of 250 face masks made by local volunteers. The masks will be given to area first responders. From l-r: Pam Smith, Larry Gillentine, Frances Gillentine, Estes, Barbara Bishop, Rodney Fike and Sharon Fike. (Courtesy photo)

DOUBLE SPRINGS - ”Stitching” together in this trying time of pandemic, there is a group aiming to help make life easier for others.
Sharon Fike, of Double Springs, got the idea to help make face masks to give to first responders in the area. State Representative Tracy Estes will be distributing them amongst Winston and Marion counties.