All Winston County roads deemed impassable

WINSTON COUNTY - Haleyville  Mayor Ken Sunseri and Winston County Commissioner David Cummings are advising that road conditions continue to worsen due to wintry weather, and that all county and City roads have been deemed impassible. The mayor is encouraging residents if at all possible to stay at home. The warming shelter is open at the community safe room located below City Hall. The mayor also expects road conditions to worsen throughout the day.

Haleyville City Schools to be virtual Thursday due to weather

HALEYVILLE-  Due to the continued threat of hazardous road conditions, Haleyville City Schools will be virtual on Thursday,  January 18, announced Superintendent Dr Holly Sutherland.  

"We will continue to monitor the weather. It is possible we may be virtual Friday as well," Sutherland said.

She urged everyone to follow social media learning platforms, iReady,  and check grade level and classroom social media pages for more information.


Addie’s Place brings comfort and justice to child abuse victims

Diane Watson, left, program manager/forensic interviewer at Addie’s Place, and Executive Director Kayren Howton in the area of the center where forensic interviews with child abuse victims take place.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The heartbreaking reality for victims of child abuse is that they often hold in and try to process what happened to them instead of coming forward and seeking help. The mission of Addie’s Place, Winston County’s only children’s advocacy center, is that no other child experiences the trauma of child abuse, and that those who are victims have a place of comfort and trust to turn to.

Political debate Saturday at Dual Destiny

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A political forum featuring candidates for Winston County Schools superintendent and Winston County commission chairman will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Dual Destiny Theater at the Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center, located on Highway 278 in Lakeshore.
The event, sponsored by the Winston County Republican Ladies, will begin at 5:30 p.m., with  a debate between county school superintendent candidates Heather Tucker and Jeff Scott.
The commission chairman candidates will have their debate at 7 p.m., organizers added.

No trash pickup in Haleyville Monday

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Street & Sanitation Department will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  Therefore, there will be trash collection in the city that day.
Monday’s garbage route will be collected on Tuesday, Jan. 16, along with the regular Tuesday route.

COPS grant awarded to Bear Creek

Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins, left, and newly hired police officer Chris Franks, with one of the new patrol cars in the police fleet. The town will begin accepting applications for officer hired under the COPS grant.
BEAR CREEK - Excessive overtime costs for extra hours worked by officers with the Bear Creek Police Department will now be relieved, thanks to a $103,280 COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Hire grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

Carroll named to Troy University Chancellor’s List

TROY - Evelyn Carroll, of Haleyville, has been named to the chancellor’s list at Troy University for the fall semester/term 2 of the 2023-2024 academic year.
The chancellor’s list honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0.
Troy University is a public, historic, international university with 22,500 students and 154,000 alumni.

List of charges released

Shannon Lee Stewart and Brittany Cheyenne Scoggins (Courtesy photos)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Sheriff's Office has released the full list of charges against the parents of a 2-month-old infant, who was killed December 30.

Everyone invited to public forum with state legislators January 11

From left, State Representative Tracy Estes, State Senator Garlon Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth cordially invite everyone in Winston County to come out for a public forum Thursday, January 11, at Haleyville High School.
HALEYVILLE - Residents will have an opportunity to meet Winston County’s team of state legislators who will be conducting a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Bear Creek to fine those skipping municipal court

Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins explains to the town council the issue with people not attending municipal court.
BEAR CREEK - One of the many negative, lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is people failing to show up for court, bringing financial hardships on municipalities, which wind up paying for jail accommodations when the people are arrested for missing their court dates.