Winston County

Avoid the knock: Complete the census


The above graph shows the census response rate of residents in Winston County’s municipalities as of press time Aug. 2, as well as Bear Creek and Marion County. The state’s response rate is also represented. It should be noted that Natural Bridge’s response rate most likely appears low due to its small population.
WINSTON COUNTY - Time has nearly run out for those who have not responded to the 2020 Census.

Warrant roundup nets 36 arrests


The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is combating crime, with a goal of getting drugs off the streets. Front row from left, Sheriff Horace Moore, Tim Williams, Investigator Jacob Eward and K-9 Bojan. Back row, l-r, Nic Burns, Josh Silas, Brett Rodgers, B.J. Simmons, Jonathan Oliver and Josh Bennett.
WINSTON COUNTY - Keeping drugs off the streets of Winston County is one of the goals of the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.

Internet service gaps hot topic during meeting


Tombigbee Electric CEO Steve Foshee explains the digital mapping of the county is not adequate.
HALEYVILLE - Despite ongoing projects to connect both the eastern and western sides of Winston County with high speed internet, local officials are discussing gaps in service in the county’s central portion, as well as inadequate data showing which areas of the county are really lacking internet service.

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.

First Alabama Cavalry honored


Eddie Bratton and Brent Goodwin fire their rifles over the grave of Veteran Andrew Mitchell at Thornhill Cemetery.
WINSTON COUNTY - Many hardships were endured in the hills of northwest Alabama in the 1860s. It was brother against brother, literally, and hard times for the folks at home who were dealing with raiders and pillagers.