Tim Wadsworth

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.

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.

Duncan Bridge rehab project begins


State Representative Tim Wadsworth inspects the makeshift traffic signal that has been installed at Duncan Bridge.
WINSTON COUNTY - A project in the planning stages for years is finally coming to fruition, with work now visible along the iconic Duncan Bridge at the border of Winston and Walker counties.

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.

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.