WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council voted to give $2 million to the Winfield Healthcare Authority for the Northwest Medical Center purchase from Curae Health on Tuesday, March 6.
After a lengthy process of setting up a healthcare authority board and investigating options to safeguard the city’s hospital, the City of Winfield agreed to fund the purchase of the hospital, which will be owned by the Winfield Healthcare Authority when the purchase closes on March 31.
WINFIELD - A few weeks after Abby Nicole’s owner, Brandon Webster, posted on social media that he plans to relocate his business, Webster told the Journal Record that the city’s decision not to work with him on the expansion of his business has motivated him to relocate it.
Abby Nicole’s has been located in Winfield for more than 11 years, according to Webster, and more than a year ago, Webster requested that the Winfield City Council close a small road running through his property in order for him to expand his business and add more parking.
HAMILTON - The Marion County Board of Education took the following personnel actions at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22:
HAMILTON - The three-mile repaving project of County Highway 29 has been awarded at a cost of more than $1 million.
In an unanimous decision, the Marion County Commission accepted a contract bid for the project from S.T. Bunn Construction Company Inc. of Tuscaloosa on Monday, March 12.
WINFIELD - City councilman Jimmy Hayes resigned immediately from the planning and zoning board after the council voted against the recommendation of the zoning board concerning sign measurements in a meeting on Tuesday, March 6.
Council members granted the Winfield Neurology and Family Medicine clinic a variance on sign size by a vote of 4 - 1, raising the sign height limit to 70 feet for the clinic, prompting Hayes’ resignation.
WINFIELD - Judy Godfrey, a retired teacher who taught at Winfield Elementary School and Fayette Elementary School, has developed a love for art through the years and spends her time sharing that experience with others.
Godfrey has spent her entire life in the Winfield and the Fayette County communities.
The humid, hot February that Marion County experienced was one for the books, as the area experienced much hotter, much rainier weather than usual.
In an interview with the Journal Record, National Weather Observer Eddie Pearce of Hamilton said that Marion County experienced five days where temperatures were above 80 degrees, setting a new record.
WINFIELD - The Winfield City Schools Foundation met to discuss how to fund its scholarship program, which awards each Winfield City High School graduate that pursues higher education with financial assistance.
At the Thursday, March 1, meeting, members decided to create a flier that can be mailed to alumni and community members requesting aid for the scholarships.
HAMILTON - A Hamilton City Council Work Session has revealed that the Pikeville County Club considering annexation into the City of Hamilton.
Hamilton City Attorney Scott Hunt told the Hamilton City Council at a work session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, that the Pikeville Country Club’s Board of Directors has inquired about possible annexation within the Hamilton City Limits.
The Backpacks and Beyond program has been providing kid-friendly food to students in Guin, Brilliant and Winfield over the weekends since 2011.
The program began seven years ago, when three women—Genny Jenkins, Lisa Porter and Rose Caruthers—began an after-school food donation, having heard of a similar program in another town.
HAMILTON - The Marion County Commission is urgently wanting to find solutions to its deteriorating roads.
Marion County Engineer Mike Shaw appeared before the county commission during a work session on Thursday, March 1, saying that he has only seen deadends in the county’s search for infrastructure funding.
MONTGOMERY - Gov. Ivey issued a $125,666 grant to One Place of the Shoals, a program that assists domestic abuse victims on Wednesday, March 7.
One Place uses those funds to offer free professional assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse in Marion, Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Winston counties.
HAMILTON - In light of the recent 16th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival, March 3-4, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page formally recognized the event during a Hamilton City Council meeting held on Monday, March 5.
“This was the best we’ve ever had,” Page said, opening the council meeting’s discussion. “I’m so thankful for all those who helped to publicize the event, drove the shuttles and worked parking.
HAMILTON - Hamilton defeated rival Winfield 5-3 in a Class 4A, Area 11 clash on Thursday, March 15.
Both schools scored a run in the first inning. The Lady Aggies tacked on three runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Winfield trimmed Hamilton’s lead by scoring a run in the top of the fourth and fifth frames.
Hamilton scored one run in the bottom of the fifth as a scoreless sixth and seventh frame made the 5-3 final in the Lady Aggies’ favor.
WINFIELD - Winfield saw three school records fall at the 13th Annual Winfield Ice Breaker Track and Field Meet on Saturday, March 3, as the Pirates captured the top combined score on the day.
The Winfield boys team finished with an event-high 182 points to beat out second-place Guntersville (156 points) and third-place finisher Brooks (65 points).
Hackleburg - Hackleburg dominated en route to an 18-8 victory over Colbert County on Tuesday, March 13.
The Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Indians answered with four runs in the top of the third.
Hackleburg scored six times in the bottom of the third. Both schools scored three runs in the fourth frame to make the score 12-7 in Hackleburg’s favor.
Colbert County added a run to its total in the fifth before the Panther offense exploded for five runs in the bottom of the frame to hold a 17-8 advantage.