Winston County

Winter holds new record as the wettest


Part of the weather station at Posey Field in Haleyville includes a motor aspirated radiation shield to help keep the sensitive machinery from being exposed to radiation.

WINSTON COUNTY - Throughout the years, weather records are continuously being broken as unusual temperatures, rainfall amounts and other weather phenomena occur. Most broken records are minor, usually within one or two degrees of a record high or record low. What is major, however, is when the big ones come through, and this winter in Winston County over the last couple months has received status as the wettest ever recorded.

Online Big Bass Tournament offers competition, time in nature for young anglers

WINSTON COUNTY - For many young anglers, being out of school due to Coronavirus-2019 has meant an end to high school fishing teams, tournaments and time spent lakeside with friends. Fortunately, anglers ages 13-19 looking for a practical way to avoid crowds while still enjoying nature, exercise and a competitive outlet can join the Big Bass Zone Junior Championship (BBZ JC), an online tournament sponsored by B.A.S.S.

Employers cannot retaliate against workers reporting unsafe conditions during Coronavirus-2019 pandemic, U.S. Department of Labor warns

WASHINGTON - The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.