WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced that Winston County has its first confirmed cases of COVID -19.
WINSTON COUNTY - The announcement Thursday by Governor Kay Ivey and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey that all Alabama public schools will be closed for traditional instruction for the remainder of the school year also means that the spring sports regular seasons and championships are also canceled.
As the state approaches 500 confirmed cases of Coronavirus-2019, or COVID-19, Winston County has yet to have a confirmed case among any of its residents.
WINSTON COUNTY - With area schools still closed and free and reduced lunch rates very high throughout the county, the fear of children not receiving healthy meals is high among school officials. That is why school systems are planning feeding programs throughout the county to feed children who might be in need.
WINSTON COUNTY - “Schools and churches closed…Do your part by keeping the children at home.” That quote surely seems relevant today. Both churches and schools have been canceled due to COVID-19. However, the above quote came from a newspaper article in Hamilton from Oct. 16, 1918. It was relevant then, too, as what was known as Spanish influenza gripped the world, including here on our home turf, same as COVID-19 has.
WINSTON COUNTY - Traders & Farmers Bank is now taking all transactions via the drive-thru at all their locations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.