Garlan Gudger

Winston County legislators give their views on School Choice

HALEYVILLE - Winston County’s delegation of state legislators recently received an earful of concerns from educators, who are very troubled about the possibility of the state taking funding away from public schools and giving it to private schools, points made during a legislative meet-and-greet held at Haleyville High School.

Everyone invited to public forum with state legislators January 11


From left, State Representative Tracy Estes, State Senator Garlon Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth cordially invite everyone in Winston County to come out for a public forum Thursday, January 11, at Haleyville High School.
HALEYVILLE - Residents will have an opportunity to meet Winston County’s team of state legislators who will be conducting a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Looney’s receives $850,000 grant


State Senator Arthur Orr, center, who along with State Senator Garlan Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth helped to secure $850,000 for Looney’s Amphitheater and Cultural Center, visited recently to tour the complex. Pictured above with Orr are Looney’s Project Manager David Jacobs, left, and J.D. Snoddy, president of the Winston County Arts Council.
LAKESHORE - The mission of getting state funds into rural Alabama is literally paying off a big way, with state legislators going to bat for Winston County, securing nearly $2 million from the Education Trust Fund for two major projects related to education and tourism.

Governor announces high-speed internet project to benefit Winston County


Attending the December 4, announcement of a new partnership to extend broadband internet into more rural, underserved areas are from left, Tim Culpepper, CEO of Cullman Electric Co-op; Nicole Jones Wadsworth, economic developer; State Representative Tim Wadsworth; Kenneth Boswell, director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs; Governor Kay Ivey; Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes; State Representative Randall Shedd and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
CULLMAN - In an effort to connect all Alabamians to high-speed internet, Governor Kay Ivey joined forces with Cullman Electric Co-op and state legislators to announce a $7 million project for parts of Winston, Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties on Monday, Dec. 2.

Winston County Schools receive $1 million in grant funding


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole shows a HVAC unit on the high school roof that is over 25 years old and in need of replacement, one of several units that need replacing at the school. The newly awarded grant money from the state can be used for this project.
WINSTON COUNTY - The holidays are coming early for both Winston County Schools and the Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center.

Legislators want to hear from residents Jan. 19


Winston County’s team of state legislators is coming to Haleyville Jan. 19, to meet with the public and answer questions. From left, Representative Tracy Estes, Senator Garlan Gudger and Representative Tim Wadsworth.
HALEYVILLE - Issues ranging from education, healthcare, infrastructure and broadband that will come up during this year’s Alabama legislative session will be addressed locally next week during a public meeting hosted by Winston County’s team of state legislators.

Turning lanes planned for County Road 63


Gathering together in working toward the project are, from left, Assistant Road Engineer Matt Rouse, Road Engineer James Glasgow, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett,  Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Company Owner Frank Schmidbauer, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Plant Manager Mal Heaton and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
GRAYSON - State legislators met with Winston County officials at Grayson Lumber Corporation Monday, March 7, to see first-hand a company access road that has become deteriorated due to heavy truck traffic and erosion, pledging financial assistance to remedy the problem.

Public meeting regarding upcoming redistricting Sept. 15 in Hanceville

WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Legislature is constitutionally required to draw new congressional and state legislative distrct boundaries the year after a census is taken, and public hearings are being held across the state so residents can make their voices heard on how these lines should be drawn.

Annual legislative meet-and-greet will be different


Winston County’s state legislative team, from l-r: State Representatives Tracy Estes and Proncey Robertson, State Senators Greg Reed and Garland Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth will be taking questions from the public during the annual legislative meet-and-greet Jan. 21, in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - The upcoming meet-and-greet event with Winston County’s team of state legislators will be unlike any in the past.