Intruder dead after home invasion; second intruder faces robbery charges

NAUVOO - A home invasion occurring at a wood frame residence on County Road 21 in the Poplar Springs area south of Double Springs, has left one of the two intruders dead of gunshot wounds, and the second intruder facing robbery charges.

Found dead after suffering three gunshot wounds was Jason Wayne Smith, 40, of 35 Castle Village Circle, Jasper, according to Winston County Sheriff's Investigator Jacob Eward,

Tourism Department gives $100,000 for Looney’s Tavern restoration project

J.D. Snoddy, president of the Winston County Arts Council, shows work in progress to replace rotted steps leading from the top parking lot at the Looney’s Tavern complex down to the former concession stand area and amphitheater.
LAKESHORE - The former Looney’s Tavern complex - located off of Highway 278 east of Double Springs in the Lakeshore area - is gradually coming back to life, as more and more donations are being made toward renovations - including $100,000 allotted by the Alabama Department of Tourism this past week.

LUCAS now at all fire departments in Winston County

Shown with all seven LUCAS devices ready to give to fire departments, from left, Helicon Fire Assistant Chief Greg Ackley; Winston County Commissioner Rutger Hyche; Vanessa King, assistant director of Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council; Winston County Firefighter Association President Cody Wakefield; Winston EMA Director A.J. Brown; Lauranne James, executive director of NWA RC&D and Winston  County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes.
WINSTON COUNTY - After delays in paperwork and shuffling funding sources, LUCAS - or automated CPR devices - have been distributed to the remaining seven fire departments in the county which have been without this key life-saving equipment.

Recent business of the Lynn Town Council

LYNN - Those getting copies of reports or photos from Lynn Police Department will now pay a fee, after the Lynn Town Council passed a resolution to that effect at the request of Police Chief Bryan Kirkpatrick in October.

In other news, some Lynn residents will be able to sign up for Charter internet, phone, TV and mobile services at some point...

PHS advances to regional robotics championship

Members of the PHS engineering class pose with their robot GOOSE and a second robot, Squeaky. From l-r: Ethan Bailey, Cayden Gallardo, Hunter Lawrence, Brayden Ricketts, Noah Ward, Hunter Brewer, Morgan Lauderdale, Faculty Advisor David Copeland, Liliana Gallardo, River Poe and Zachary Farr.
BEAR CREEK - Phillips High School‘s Engineering team has qualified to compete at the South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship at Auburn University, Dec. 3-4...

Winston Sheriff's Office discovers pounds of drugs after accidental shooting

Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and his deputies display the large amount of drugs, paraphernalia and guns found in Lynn after an accidental shooting. From left, Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Sergeant Josh Bennett, Moore and Sheriff's Office Investigator Jacob Eward.
LYNN - A Haleyville man is actively being sought by multiple law enforcement agencies on numerous drug-related charges after authorities responded to a shooting call to find pounds of meth and marijuana along with Fentanyl stashed in his vehicle.

Officials gather for Exxel Outdoors’ grand reopening

Shown at the ribbon cutting, from left, Kimeral Wilson, human resources manager; Paul Housel representing U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; Gwen Shelton, representing U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville; Harry Kazazian, Exxel Outhdoors’ Chairman and CEO; Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions; State Representative Tracy Estes and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - Exxel Outdoors’ great American story of manufacturing quality products at home in America took the spotlight October 13, at their Alabama location in Haleyville, with a visit from federal, state and local officials celebrating a grand reopening and future expansion.