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.
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.
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.
HALEYVILLE - Rough surface streets, drainage problems, deterioration of a water line and the potential for a catastrophic sewer failure, all in the Mineral Springs area, will be fixed and averted now that the City of Haleyville has received a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant.
ADDISON - Known as the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas in Addison is a big event, celebrated on the second Saturday every December. Christmas In the Park and the annual Christmas parade will continue this year on Dec. 12, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, although there will be one change.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Fire and Rescue is always there to respond to the needs of residents, and they are keeping that pledge when it comes to one of the city’s favorite Christmas activities.
MONTGOMERY - Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $13.8 million to help low-income households with home energy costs during the winter months amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
WINSTON COUNTY - U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt announced Wednesday, Nov. 25, that he is, unfortunately, having to return to quarantine after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
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.
BREMEN - A two-vehicle crash at 10:26 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, claimed the lives of three people.