Winston County

Brannon denied parole

James Brannon

WINSTON COUNTY - James Michael Brannon was denied parole Wednesday, Oct. 6, by the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles.

Brannon is serving a 40-year sentence for the 2006 murder of Bruce Pigg.  Brannon is currently being held at the Red Eagle Work Center.

Correction for article in Wednesday Sept. 15 paper

In the Wednesday, Sept. 15, edition of the Northwest Alabamian in the article titled "One Monday in Wreck" in the second paragraph of the story, information regarding the pronunciation of death of Cody Freeman, 19, of Winfield is incorrect.  Mr. Freeman was pronounced dead on-scene by Winston County Coroner Tracey Holley, not medics with Regional Paramedical Services.  The Alabamian apologizes for this error and is very happy to make correction.

Military voting begins for Nov. 9, special election

Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore holds up a sample ballot for the Nov. 9, election.
WINSTON COUNTY - The process of absentee voting for military personnel started today in preparation for the Nov. 9, special election, which will ask voters to decide whether to renew five mills of property tax benefiting both Winston County and Haleyville City school systems.