Staff member at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed facility tests positive for COVID-19

HAMILTON - The Alabama Department of Corrections was informed via self-reporting that two staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, one staff member employed at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton and one staff member employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs have tested positive for COVID-19.

Garrett granted parole


Jimmy Garrett

WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles granted parole to Jimmy Scott Garrett Wednesday, May 27.

Garrett was convicted of manufacturing a controlled substance in Winston County and was sentenced in 2013 to 20 years in prison.

Experienced hiker offers practical advice on Bankhead trails


Thompson Creek bridge is at the trailhead of the Thompson Creek trail, which passes by the headwaters of the Sipsey Fork.
WINSTON COUNTY - Hiking through trails in the woods provides extraordinary views, unusual places not seen elsewhere and brings the kinship between man and nature a little bit closer together. However, hiking can be dangerous, from accidents to becoming lost.

Bartlett named to Ole Miss’s dean’s honor roll

ADDISON -  Lacie Kay Bartlett, of Addison, was recently named to the University of Mississippi's spring 2020 honor roll lists.
Bartlett was named to the dean's honor roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74.
In order to be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may not be on academic probation during the semester.