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Although Haleyville's Lakeland Community Hospital was scheduled to close its doors December 31, 2017, the 87 employees set to be impacted received a three-month reprieve as the closing was delayed until March 31, 2018. While the closing of a hospital that's been a fixture in Winston County for decades is obviously bad news, the reasons cited for the closing of rural hospitals in Alabama follow pr
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2/13/2018 4:15:07 PM
When a Tharptown Elementary School parent approached TES principal Kelby Daniel about the school possibly starting a robotics program, Daniel supported the idea but said they would have to find a faculty member to spearhead the program. That’s where first-year special education teacher Jake Ward came in. Ward heard about the idea and immediately volunteered to help start a robotics program ...read more
2/13/2018 4:07:15 PM
Junior Vinson’s two-month battle with AT&T about his eligiblity for the company’s new fixed wireless service in eastern Franklin County has taken a turn. This time Vinson finds himself at odds with the Federal Communications Commission. AT&T held a ribbon cutting on December 19, 2017 to announce fixed wireless internet service on a tower located just east of Macedonia Baptist ...read more
2/13/2018 4:04:30 PM
The eight Franklin County establishments that received health ratings during the week of January 29, 2018 through February 2, 2018, each had scores that fall into the “satisfactory compliance” range. Health ratings are required to be prominently posted in all food/lodging establishments. Scores are graded by the Alabama Department of Public Health inspectors on a 100-point scale. Est...read more
2/13/2018 4:03:26 PM
A new slate of officers will lead the Bear Creek Development Authority board of directors through 2018 after board members elected a new chairperson and vice-chairperson at their February 9 meeting. Bear Creek mayor Connie Morrison was elected chairperson, and Haleyville attorney Jeff Mobley will serve as vice-chairman. Franklin County probate judge Barry Moore was elected to another term as sec...read more
2/13/2018 4:02:49 PM
The city council approved a resolution allowing retail liquor sales for The Bricks, LLC, opening the door for Russellville’s newest downtown restaurant to sell alcohol. Owned by Trent and Michelle Stephenson, the Bricks Inn and Restaurant is scheduled to open Monday, February 19. The facility is located at 114 North Jackson Avenue and, in addition to a restaurant, will offer five rooms at t...read more
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