Tracy Estes

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.

Federal, state legislators promise action to end railroad crossing blockages


Officials discuss the recent Norfolk Southern train situation in the town of Lynn with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt. From left, Winston County Commissioners David Cummings and Rutger Hyche, Aderholt and Kelli Wolfe, district field representative for U.S. Senator Katie Britt.
LYNN - State and federal officials are seeking action and accountability from Norfolk Southern Railroad, which had a train stopped on the tracks in Lynn at least 12 hours...

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.

Byler Road tourism project begins


Discussing the new Byler Road tourism project, which will directly benefit Haleyville and Winston County are, from left, State Representative Tracy Estes, Byler Road Historian and Haleyville native Joel Mize and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
WINSTON COUNTY - One of Winston County’s - and Alabama’s - most historic roadways is traveling back into the limelight.

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.

Wet/dry petition facing difficulties


Dusty Pritchett addresses Winston County's delegation of state legislators.
HALEYVILLE - The process of obtaining the required number of signatures on a petition calling for a referendum to allow Winston County voters to decide whether alcoholic beverages should be sold throughout the county is facing its share of obstacles.

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.

Meaning behind words: examining our National Anthem

To my own embarrassment, a recent event afforded me a few moments to do something I had not done in quite some time--contemplate the words and meaning of our National Anthem. Invited to sing our anthem at the Marion County School System teacher in-service event in August, I actually listened to the words for the first time in what seemed an eternity. As the words flowed across my lips and those in attendance stood at attention, the words had meaning like never before.