Coronavirus 2019

Officials plead with residents to follow health guidelines as COVID numbers surge


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, left, and Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson show the large banners Dr. Jerry Harrison has had made to place at areas around Winston County where larger crowds are expected to congregate to help remind people of what they can do to help protect themselves from COVID-19.
WINSTON COUNTY - As Governor Kay Ivey extended the state’s Safer-at-Home order last week, medical officials in Winston County confirmed a surge in COVID-19 cases locally, placing the county in an extremely high risk category when it comes to the virus.

Qualifying for municipal, school board elections begins July 7


Haleyville City Clerk Christy Harbin, left, and Assistant Clerk Susan Morgan go over materials for the upcoming municipal election on Aug. 25.
Municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, when people will cast their votes for mayor and council races across Winston County and Bear Creek, with some voters in Winston County also having the opportunity to choose a school board member in a separate election.