Registration forms for COVID-19 vaccines now available from Lakeland Community Hospital

HALEYVILLE - Lakeland Community Hospital announced via its Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that it is now officially offering the COVID-19 vaccine to persons ages 75 of age or older by appointment only.  Those wishing to register for the shot need to fill out a registration form that can be found here.

Healthcare workers fighting vaccine shortages


High volumes of traffic at Lakeland Community Hospital show the large numbers of people who have been going there to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
WINSTON COUNTY - COVID-19 vaccinations have extended past the initial phase 1A frontline healthcare workers and first responders to now include those 75 and older, as well as educators in both Haleyville City and Winston County schools.

Winston BOE sworn in for new term


Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore gives the oath of office to, from l-r: Winston County BOE members Randy Lee, Lamar Frith, Joey Boteler, Superintendent Greg Pendley and board members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley and members of the board of education were administered the oath of office to begin a new term at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Haleyville to receive new aerial photos


This type of aircraft will do a flyover to obtain aerial photos in Haleyville soon. It is a Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL, a former skydiving plane modified for planimetrics. They were manufactured in New Zealand.
HALEYVILLE - Buildings, structures and streets look different in the air, and one often sees these places in a new light when viewing from above.

Bear Creek Police Department to relocate to former town hall building


Bear Creek Police Officer Jason Williams at the former town hall building, which will be the new location of police headquarters complete with a dispatch center.
BEAR CREEK    -  A new location is ahead for the Bear Creek Police Department, which will not only relocate to the former town hall building but in the process will also establish a dispatch center  and complete headquarters for police operations.

One vehicle accident at Waldrop church lands helicopter


The driver of this vehicle was airlifted from the scene. The collision with the telephone pole caused shards of the pole to land in the church parking lot across the street. The pole is in two pieces.
HALEYVILLE - Highway 195 is an accident-prone one, with a second accident happening so far this year. This time it was in Haleyville in front of Waldrop Freewill Baptist Church in a sharp curve.

Fire at former laundry mat under investigation


Members of the Haleyville Fire Department discuss the situation with the Haleyville Police Department at the scene Monday afternoon.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Police Department and Haleyville Fire Department were called out Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, to the structure where a laundry mat as well as Hunt's Auto Sales were formerly located in the south Haleyville area.

Vaccinations now available for educators


HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland receives her COVID-19 vaccination from a health official on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Just a few days after COVID-19 vaccinations became available to those ages 75 and older--along with previously first responders and medical officials--educators are now being administered the vaccine.

Hastings new head football, baseball coach at LHS


Welcoming Mark Hastings, second from left, on board as the new head football coach and new head baseball coach at Lynn High School, from left, Winston County Board of Education President Joey Boteler, LHS Principal Todd Tittle and WCS Superintendent Greg Pendley.
LYNN - Mark Hastings, who has experienced a successful coaching career including most recently Hale County High School, has come on board as the new head football coach and head baseball coach for Lynn High School.

Annual legislative meet-and-greet will be different


Winston County’s state legislative team, from l-r: State Representatives Tracy Estes and Proncey Robertson, State Senators Greg Reed and Garland Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth will be taking questions from the public during the annual legislative meet-and-greet Jan. 21, in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - The upcoming meet-and-greet event with Winston County’s team of state legislators will be unlike any in the past.