First responders get new dispatch system

Shown celebrating the Computer Aided Dispatch System for the City of Haleyville, from left, Travis Pruitt, director of Computer Aided Dispatch operations; Zack Perkins, public safety training officer; Scott Wright, technical marketing manager; Neal Brooks, accounts manager; Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri; Police Chief Rodney Lewis; Haleyville Firefighter Jeff Postell and Dan Barcus, project manager for Southern Software of Southern Pines, N.C.
HALEYVILLE - A Computer Aided Dispatch System will not only provide the latest updates in technology for Haleyville dispatchers, in sending out first responders more quickly, but also ensure better safety for those first responders.

Tucker retiring as DSES principal to become Wild Alabama executive director


Heather Tucker, right, is retiring as Double Springs Elementary School principal and has accepted the position of executive director of Wild Alabama, replacing Maggie Johnston, left, who is retiring.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Major personnel changes are taking place for both Double Springs Elementary School and Wild Alabama.

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.