Lynn's Christmas parade postponed

LYNN - The annual Christmas parade at Lynn, which was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, has been postponed to Monday night, Dec. 14. Line up for the parade is set for 6:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 7. The town has the Christmas tree up currently and will have a tree lighting ceremony following the parade.

Haleyville native preparing for medical career through Auburn’s Rural Medicine Program


Jayci Hamrick (courtesy photo)
AUBURN - Auburn University’s long history of helping mold the state’s physicians of tomorrow continues this semester with a talented group of students ready to dedicate themselves to serving their local communities through the Rural Medicine Program, or RMP.

Reed gets unanimous approval for nomination to be Alabama Senate President Pro-Tem


Alabama Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, who represents a portion of Winston County, is expected to take his seat as the Alabama Senate’s President Pro-Tem, second only to the lieutenant governor, when the legislature reconvenes in February.
MONTGOMERY - The voice was unanimous among the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus that Majority Leader Greg Reed, who represents a portion of Winston County, will be the new president pro-tem replacing State Senator Del Marsh when the state legislature reconvenes in February.

Christmas in the Park is tonight in Double Springs

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Christmas in the Park, usually scheduled in conjunction with the parade has been scaled back this year due to COVID-19. While the parade has been canceled, Santa will be in the park tonight, Dec. 7. Hot chocolate will be served along with cakes, cookies and gift bags for the children. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Community Unity will do a virtual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 followed by a virtual lighting of the American flag, which is a new addition to the park. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate.

McCullar wins HOBY at Haleyville High


Haleyville High School's HOBY Ambassador and alternates. From l-r: Anna Kate Bice, fourth alternate; Lily Tinch, first alternate; HOBY Ambassador Maegan McCullar, Evelyn Kate Carroll, second alternate and Aynelise Vickery, third alternate.
HALEYVILLE - Tenth graders at Haleyville High School had the opportunity Tuesday, Dec. 1, to interview for a prestigious position that will help them in their future careers, with one student winning the chance to represent HHS on a national level.

First responders facing obstacles as pandemic surges


Lt. Erik Gilbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department, shows the protective gear they take to scenes and use if COVID-19 is present.
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases not only in Winston County, but the entire area has created an impact on first responders through either positive cases of the virus among their ranks or having to go into quarantine due to exposure, affecting the very ones people depend on in emergency situations.

Over 100 new jobs coming to Bear Creek


From left, Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor, Timber Creek General Manager Mike Barnett and Todd Evans, vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Timber Creek Housing.
BEAR CREEK - A new manufacturing company has announced plans to open its doors next spring, providing by summer at least 150 jobs and a tremendous boost not only to the economy of its home site of Bear Creek, but the entire county and region.

Gentle family thankful to have loved one home after weeks-long battle with COVID


Tommy Gentle, known to many as the “Mayor of Dime Road”, now wears a new title given to him by his family, “COVID survivor”. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Tommy Gentle has been jokingly referred to for years as the Mayor of Dime Road, voicing strong opinions over various community issues and projects. He now has a new title, one given to him by his family: “Our COVID Miracle”.

Collapsing graves at Tittle Cemetery need attention


A hole shows the inside of one of the stone structures.
LYNN - Those who have gone on before us cannot help, and it is left to those who stay behind to keep their memorials in top shape. Tittle Cemetery, an isolated, yet well-kept graveyard, is in need of attention. Local residents Brenda and Junior Mathews, of Lynn are asking for help to restore the stone structures over two graves.

Genealogical society publishes fifth volume

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Many long hours have gone into saving the history of Winston County, with as many long hours working to present this information in an easier format to perform research. The Winston County Genealogical Society at the Winston County Archives is the go-to organization for the county’s history. They have recently published the fifth book in their “Winston Roots” series, which began 10 years ago.