City of Winfield

Winfield discusses lack of storm shelters

The above picture was taken in the immediate aftermath of the EF1 tornado that touched down in downtown Winfield on Wednesday night, Dec. 29, 2021.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council discussed the issue of a lack of storm shelters and storm shelter space in the city of Winfield during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
During a time to discuss old business, council member Keith Pollard raised a question surrounding access to a storm shelter on the east side of town that is located behind a locked gate on Tiffin Motorhome property.

James Spann holds book signing event

James Spann, meteorologist, signs a copy of his latest book. Spann came to Winfield Aug. 20, on a book signing tour.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — People gathered in Aromas Café in downtown Winfield on Saturday, Aug. 20, to “respect the polygon” and meet James Spann, the famed ABC 33-40 weatherman.
Spann met with people from Winfield and the surrounding area, exchanging jokes and stories about weather events and many other subjects, as well as signing copies of his books.

Winfield church desecrated

Broken instruments, amplifiers, furniture and plants are strewn about the sanctuary after Zackary Tingle allegedly broke in to Winfield City Family Church and vandalized the building. Tingle also wrote anti-Christian messages on the wall with paint.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — Winfield City Police arrested Zackary Marshall Tingle, 25, on Sunday, Aug. 21, charging him with two counts each of criminal mischief and burglary, as well as one count attempted arson.
According to Police Chief Brett Burleson, the break-in and vandalism took place early on Sunday morning, Aug. 21, around 2 a.m. at Winfield City Family Church, located on Highway 129 in Winfield.
Tingle allegedly broke in once, then came back later, which resulted in the multiple charges.

Mule Day returns

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By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The scent of roasted corn, funnel cakes and other familiar smells are set to return to downtown Winfield once again next month.
Mule Day is still set to return to Winfield on Friday, Sept. 23, for Mule Night and Sept. 24, for Mule Day. This will be the first time the once-annual festival will be held after it was canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic.

Winfield honors 8U, Cunningham

Trey Cunningham

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council recognized the 8U boys Dixie Youth state champions and discussed plans to honor World Championships silver medalist Trey Cunningham during its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 19.
Players and coaches of the team stood holding a celebratory banner as the council passed a resolution recognizing them for their achievements.

Winfield plans to purchase armory for police

The armory in Winfield stands vacant. The town plans to purchase the building to use as a new city police department.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The City of Winfield is moving forward with plans to purchase the old national guard armory. The building, if purchased, will serve as a new police station, according to Mayor Randy Price.
“What we’d like to do is move our police department over there, because they are out of room,” Price said. “We’d move the whole police department and court system over there and make it a municipal building. We’d remodel it to where the police would have more room.”

Grant awarded to repair history-rich structure

Grant funds through the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) are on their way to assist a local historical project.
State Rep. Tracy Estes said he has received news from the AHC that two of three grants he has assisted within his district have been approved for funding.
This includes a $15,000 grant to the City of Winfield to replace the roof on the former Christian Center of Concern building and another $15,000 grant to reroof an old school in Double Springs.

Steele saluted upon retirement


Master Sgt. La’Tanja Steele

By Kadena Air Base - Airfield Management

Okinawa, Japan - Today, we pay tribute to Master Sgt. La’Tanja Steele for her tremendous leadership and her absolute commitment to the Airmen and Families of the United States Air Force (USAF)--a commitment that she has delivered on for over 22 years, where she served solely in airfield management.  
Steele is the Deputy Airfield Manager for the 18th Operations Support Squadron Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.

 

Smith named elite tourism professional

By LOUIS MELLINI Staff Writer WINFIELD - Winfield native Hilda Smith has been named a North Alabama Elite Tourism Professional, a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA). In Marion County, Smith, of Hampton Inn by Hilton Winfield, has been named a North Alabama Elite Tourism Professional for her contributions to the tourism industry. She was presented with a Walmart gift card.