Discrepancies found in Winston County Board of Education audit

Denise H. Olive, auditor with the Examiners of Public Accounts, reported two financial discrepancies in Winston County Schools' 2022-2023 audit.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Over $1 million in financial discrepancies were noted in a report of the Winston County Schools audit for 2022-2023.

Two major findings of the Winston County Schools audit for the period of 2022-2023 showed over $932,000 in financial transactions not recorded, as well as over $301,000 expended for bus fuel without letting bids, according to a summary of the audit findings.

Industrial Development Authority seeking new coordinator

Winston County Industrial Development Authority members, clockwise from bottom left, Ken Sunseri, Melinda Weaver, Ellan Oliver, Roger Hayes, Nicholas Bailes, Bobby Everett, Attorney Jeff Mobley and Chairman Horace Moore.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The procedure is underway to hire a new coordinator for the Winston County Industrial Development Authority, after the now-former director’s contract was ended by the IDA several months ago.

Highway 278 west of Double Springs shut down due to vehicle fires

Flames engulf the cab of a log truck that was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 278 just west of Double Springs. Thankfully, only minor injuries have been reported. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Motorists are being urged to avoid the area of Highway 278 a quarter mile past Mt. Carmel Church between Double Springs and Natural Bridge, Thursday morning, May 30, due to two vehicles engulfed in flames.

HHS state champs parade grand marshals

Pictured above are the DECA state champions from the Haleyville Center of Technology, who will be serving as grand marshal’s in Saturday’s alumni/9-1-1 Festival Parade. From left, Ella Vandiver, Gracie Hall, DECA Sponsor Neina Middleton and Alison Beckmann.
HALEYVILLE - Another school year at Haleyville City Schools has ended, with fond memories of another round of state champion student winners, including DECA, track and a three-peat for the boys golf team.