Ashridge

Governor's Emergency Relief fund provides match for storm shelter


Pictured at the site of the new storm storm shelter in the Ashridge area, from left, community residents and Ladies Auxiliary members Sheila Miller, Geraldine Jetton, Joe Ann Durham, Bonnie Tidwell, Renee Baker, with her grandson, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Ashridge Assistant Fire Chief Roger Watts, Dr. Nicole Jones, Gene Baccus, Probate Judge Sheila Moore, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings, EMA Director A.J. Brown.
ASHRIDGE - A storm shelter for the Ashridge community has become a reality, thanks to Governor Kay Ivey’s emergency relief fund for the sole purpose of providing matching funds for storm shelters across the state.

Fried pie sale to help fund Ashridge storm shelter, community center

ASHRIDGE- The Ashridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a fried pie sale on Nov. 16-17 to help raise funds to build a new storm shelter and community center. Fried apple and peach pies will be made with either sugar or splenda and available for $2 each. Pies this year will be made at Pleasant Hill #2 Baptist Church. Those picking up pies need to drive to the back of the church at the fellowship hall.  To order a pie or for more information, contact Joe Ann Durham at 205-489-5741.

Fire fighters need a younger generation

Erik Gilbreath has completed a program on the simulator. Corey Robins stands to the right.

WINSTON COUNTY - When there is a fire, the fire department is called, and they respond. But what happens when no one answers? There is a current need for fire departments across the nation, to which the younger generation is not responding to as in times past.