Winston County

Gas shortages being reported locally; governor urges residents not to panic buy

This was the scene at Whitman's Service Station on Highway 195 near Haleyville early Monday evening. The lines of vehicles seeking fuel only deepened throughout the evening.
WINSTON COUNTY - An apparent cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline last week has created ripple effects for local residents in the form of long gas lines and some shortages and outages of fuel being reported across the county.

Mixed reactions on school property sale

The Winston County Board of Education is currently accepting offers for the sale of the 16th section of property which is located on Yellow Creek near the Houston Recreational area of Smith Lake.
WINSTON COUNTY - The decision by Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley this past week to accept bids on the county’s 16th section of property, which the Winston County Board of Education has had under its control since a ballot vote in 2016, has been met with mixed reactions by the public.

Businesses across the area struggling to find employees

WINSTON COUNTY - The mask enforcement mandate for Alabama has ended. The vaccine is now accessible to anyone over the age of 16. Thankfully, we seem to be nearing the end of the pandemic. Unfortunately, now that the public can enjoy some things they have not been able to for more than a year, there appears to be fewer workers willing to work.

Local senior centers remain closed despite state giving go-ahead to reopen

WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey’s state health order issued on April 7, has given permission for senior citizen centers throughout the state to reopen their doors Monday, after being closed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but local officials feel the attached guidelines are so strict that centers will presently remain closed.

Recovering stations a family activity

Over time, some of the marks located flush with the ground can become buried. This one, EF1666 beside Highway 195 in front of the Double Springs Elementary School, had to be uncovered. It was monumented in 1989.
WINSTON COUNTY - Instead of making a long trip during this pandemic we’re in, why not take your family on a historically fun activity and never leave the area?