Aderholt attends annual EDA meeting

WINFIELD - Congressman Robert Aderholt attended the Ninth Annual Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance (Northwest Alabama EDA) meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Winfield Pastime Theatre Civic Center.

Aderholt was the recipient of the Northwest Alabama EDA Champion award at the meeting in the previous year.
“I want to thank you all after receiving the (Champion) award this time a year ago. I appreciate the honor that you gave me that,” said Aderholt.


International corporations investing into diesel mechanics program

Brilliant - With a desperate need for a trained workforce, the trucking industry is making investments into Marion County students.
The Diesel Mechanics Program at Brilliant High School is the brainchild of Eddie Posey, who operated Winfield Truck Parts for 22 years. He is currently a Certified Director of Safety and Transportation Risk Specialist for Professional Safety Consulting based in Libertyville, Mo.
“I go into trucking companies that own 10 to 2,000 trucks and everybody is saying the same thing: ‘We need people in our shops,’” Posey said.

Agnew, council point to lone officers at night

GUIN - Councilman Roger Agnew voiced his concerns about the lack of officers on duty at night during the Guin City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, at the Guin City Hall.
Guin Police Chief Doug Webb stated that there is one individual that will begin training for the department in August, but Agnew questioned what would be done until that time.
“What are we going to do from now until August? There’s only one man on at night by himself,” Agnew stated.

Price voices concern for those in need

WINFIELD - Following the agenda of a regular Winfield City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, a Winfield resident asked mayor Randy Price what could be done about supporting a specific individual in need in the city that had asked the resident for food.
Price stated that there was nothing that the city would be able to do financially and further took the time to voice his compassion for those in need and voice his frustration with the court system.

$60,000 bid accepted for new computers

HAMILTON - The Marion County Commission unanimously approved a bid for 15 new computers and docking stations for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department during a special-called meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at the commission office in Hamilton.
The accepted bid was for $60,126.90 from Vernon Hills, Ill.-based CDW Government LLC, a company that provides computers and software to businesses, government offices, and education and healthcare organizations.