Winston County

Two charged with murder in death of Phillip Miles

Submitted by Shelly Hess on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:40
Breaking News Alert


Daniel Alexander Gillilan, left and John Travis Whitlock
HALEYVILLE - 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton and Investigator Rusty Hulsey have announced the arrests of of Daniel Alexander Gillilan, 31, of 35624 Highway 195, Haleyville, and John Travis Whitlock, 45, of 730 Lake Shore Drive, Haleyville, in connection with the death investigation of Phillip Craig Miles, who was found dead at his home March 31.

Recovering stations a family activity


Over time, some of the marks located flush with the ground can become buried. This one, EF1666 beside Highway 195 in front of the Double Springs Elementary School, had to be uncovered. It was monumented in 1989.
WINSTON COUNTY - Instead of making a long trip during this pandemic we’re in, why not take your family on a historically fun activity and never leave the area?

Letter raises stink during county commission meeting


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, far right, discusses a letter sent out by the sanitation office. Also shown, l-r, are county commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A letter presented by an Arley resident, fearing it was a scam, stirred up quite a stink at a recent Winston County Commission meeting.

County working to fix flood damage


Portions of County Road 4033 were washed away in the Helicon area during torrential rains that slammed the eastern portions of Winston County March 17.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although Winston County dodged a bullet when it came to tornadoes during Wednesday, March 17’s severe weather outbreak, flooding rains caused extensive damage, as well as extra costs for the county.

Tax day extended by IRS to May 17

WINSTON COUNTY - The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.