Morris makes president’s list at Jacksonville State

HALEYVILLE - Erin Nicole Morris, of Haleyville, has been named to the president's list at Jacksonville State University for her outstanding academic performance over the spring 2023 semester.
To be named to the president's list, students must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester while completing at least 12 hours of GPA course credit.

Diamond Dancers encore performance will fund participation in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members of the 2022-23 Diamond Dancers Elite Team

HALEYVILLE - North Alabama Dance Theatre’s Elite Diamond Dancers have been chosen to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Spirit of America Productions. To raise funds for their trip to New York City, they will give an encore performance of their Diamond Showcase at Looney’s Amphitheater Complex, Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Rain barrel workshop

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A rain barrel workshop will be held Thursday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion, 60 New Legion Road, Double Springs. Participants will make a rain barrel to take home. The Winston County Extension Office and the Northwest Alabama RC&D Council are sponsors of the event. Registration is required. Call the Extension Office to register at (205) 489-5376.

Rescue squad forms

Four of the five members of the board of directors of the new Winston County Rescue Squad at the Arley Fire Department, May 11: James Rickett (Arley Fire Department), Neil Feist (Helicon Fire Department), Board President Pat Hanna, Ashley Tucker (Central Fire Department). The final board member is Darrell Smith (Addison Fire Department).
ARLEY - Previous attempts to see an ambulance stationed on the east side of the county having failed, a non-profit organization called the Winston County Rescue Squad is being formed to provide 24/7 ambulance service to the area.

WCHS facing major staff changes

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Major personnel changes are taking place at Winston County High School ahead of the new school year starting for students on Aug. 7, when students will see a new teacher in the auto technology department as well as new faces in the positions of head football coach and band director.

Proposed bill would help sheriff and volunteer firefighters

Lt. Zena Ingram with the Delmar Fire Department shows the scrap collected by the fire department to sell in order to have funds for the department.
WINSTON COUNTY - The need for more funding is a constant issue for both the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, as well as volunteer fire departments, which struggle daily without updated trucks and equipment. A bill has been introduced that, if approved by the voters of Winston County, will provide much needed relief to this financial situation.

Pendley inducted into ODK

HALEYVILLE - Carlie Pendley, a native of Haleyville, was recently initiated into the University of Tennessee Southern Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed 1,869 new initiates from 78 universities during April 2023.


Assistant principals at HES and HMS swapping places

Shown from left are Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson, current HMS Assistant Principal Dr. Elyse Aldridge, current HES Assistant Principal Emily Faulkner, HES Principal Tammy Hatton and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland. Aldridge and Faulkner will be swapping positions as of June 1.
HALEYVILLE - Students at both the Haleyville elementary and middle school campuses will see new faces in the roles of assistant principals for the new school year.

Foster parents needed locally

Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson signs a proclamation for National Foster Care Month. Shown with the mayor, from left, Martha Haynes, social workers at the Winston County Department of Human Resources; Foster Parent  Cathy Shipley and DHR Director Diane Watson.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The need for foster parents in Winston County has become so great, that foster children are having to be placed into homes outside the county.

Northwest-Shoals offering pathway to bachelor’s degree through partnership

PHIL CAMPBELL - each University and Northwest-Shoals Community College have announced a partnership to provide every NW-SCC graduate a transparent and paid pathway to a bachelor’s degree and professional career through a program to overcome historic transfer, completion, and workforce alignment challenges.

Memorial scholarship set up Winston Career Academy students

Shown at the automotive technology shop, which has been closed until the 2023-2024 school year due to Bubba Lewis’ death, from left, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole; Scholarship Fund Organizers Kerrie Lewis and Kathy Cole and Winston Career Academy Director Adam Gray.
WINSTON COUNTY - The compassion shown by the late Terry Wayne “Bubba” Lewis to his automotive technology students at the Winston Career Academy is a legacy that will never be forgotten and is being honored by the establishment of a memorial scholarship.

Russell wins statewide honor in Farm-City poster contest

Anslee Russell, of Lynn Elementary School, scored fifth place in the 2022 Alabama Farm-City Committee Poster Contest for Kindergarten through Third Grades. She is pictured with AFC’s Tiffany Lester and Alabama Farm-City Committee Chair Jeff Helms of the Alabama Farmers Federation. (Courtesy photo)
LYNN - Lynn Elementary School’s Anslee Russell has impressed the state with her talent and support of Alabama farmers, and now her work will be shared throughout the state.

Haleyville City Schools rocketry team prepares to compete in nationals

Haleyville City Schools Rocketry Team members headed to nationals this month. Back row from left, HCS STEAM Director Candy Garner, students Hunter Nolen, team captain; Ian Ramos, Warren Hicks and Team Sponsor Lynsi Bragwell. Front row, from left, MaKenzee Miller, Kaylee Parrish and Aiden Armstrong.
HALEYVILLE - One of two rocketry teams at Haleyville City Schools is soaring to even greater heights, qualifying to attend national competition May 18-22.

Cleghorn named Wallace State’s Student of the Year

Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, left, with Student of the Year Rayce Cleghorn and Teacher of the Year, Nursing instructor Heather Ashley. Both were recognized during the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of Education luncheon. (Courtesy photo)
ADDISON - Rayce Cleghorn, of Addison, has been named Wallace State Community College’s Student of the Year.