Hayes recognized for 24 years of public service

2019-2020 ACCA President David Money (left) presents Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes (right) with a Tenure in Office Award for Hayes's 24 years of county government service.
MONTGOMERY - Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes has been presented with the Tenure in Office Award by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama...

“Significant findings” send BCDA to Sunset Committee

Bear Creek Development Authority attorney Jeff Bowling, left, Administrator Shannon McKinney and board chairman Jeff Mobley discuss strategy during a BCDA board meeting.
MONTGOMERY - Auditors from the Alabama State Department of Examiners of Public Accounts - operating under the Alabama Legislature’s Sunset Committee - had “significant findings” against certain aspects of the Bear Creek Development Authority, specifically regarding mishandling of funds, which led to the board meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, before the Sunset Committee .

AHSAA Central Board of Control approves $2 million revenue share payout to member schools for 2018-19

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved returning a record $2 million to its member schools under its Revenue Sharing Plan and also voted to waive school membership dues once again – an immediate savings of approximately $84,000 for member schools.

AHSAA announces fines, ejections for 2018-19

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama High School Athletic Association has announced fines and ejections for the 2018-19 school year in their annual report for coach/student ejections during a contest. Schools listed are those in the northern part of the state.
Oct. 1, 2018
Addison, ejection, D 7, 2A, FB, unsportsmanlike conduct, student, $100;
Nov. 13, 2018
Addison, ejection, D7, 2A, FB, unsportsmanlike conduct, student, $100;
Jan. 28, 2019
Addison, ejection, D7, 2A, BK, unsportsmanlike conduct, student, $100;
March 15, 2019

Ivey signs rural broadband inititative into law

Governor Kay Ivey signs SB90 into law. Standing far right is State Senator Greg Reed, who represents a portion of Winston County.
MONTGOMERY - In a major step toward continued expansion of broadband internet service in rural Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey today signed Senate Bill 90 into law. Sponsored by Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), SB90 expands an existing grant program under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, which was established by the Alabama Legislature in 2018.

2018 state auditor candidate arrested

MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Elliott Owen Lipinsky, a candidate for 2018 Republican nomination for state auditor, on three felony charges related to illegally accessing and attempting to access confidential law enforcement records, two of which are related to his opponents in the primary.