City of Winfield

Winfield Mayor Price hosts Christmas luncheon

City of Winfield employees were treated to a Christmas luncheon hosted by Winfield Mayor Randy Price at the Winfield Community Center in the Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park on Thursday, Dec. 20, in Winfield. Price and his wife,Tammy, pay for the event which the mayor says is a way for him to show his appreciation for the city employees. “These employees make my job easier.

Councilors say Woodvale parking major problem

Winfield City Councilman Tim Garrison (left) told the council that parking on Woodvale Street, which intersects Highway 118 and sits adjacent to Abby Nicole’s in Winfield, is problematic. Garrison made a recommendation and a motion to pave the small street and enforce no-parking laws to accommodate traffic.

WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council voted to pave and stripe 250 feet of Woodvale Street, located off of Highway 118, next to Abby Nicole’s retail store, in an effort to cut down on shoppers parking on the sides of the street. The action took place at the Tuesday, Dec. 4, meeting.
The suggestion received criticism from councilman Chris Ballard, mayor Randy Price and Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson, along with Abby Nicole’s owner Brandon Webster, who believes the issue to be personal instead of a public concern.

Live nativity scenes on display Sunday night

WINFIELD - The Winfield First Baptist Church will be presenting a live nativity display on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Winfield’s Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park, complete with real camels, sheep, donkeys, goats, horses and more.
From 5:30 - 8:30 Sunday evening, onlookers can drive through 11 scenes that depict the miracle birth of Jesus.
In each scene, residents can watch from their cars as both children and adults reenact the very first Christmas miracle.

Trump in Tupelo

State House District 17 Rep. Tracy Estes, R-Winfield, (back row, right) and Hamilton Mayor Bob Page (back row, left) attended the campaign rally hosted by President Donald Trump at the Tupelo Regional Airport on Monday, Nov. 26, on behalf of Mississippi incumbent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Crestwood Manor Apartments to renovated

District 17 Rep. Tracy Estes visited Winfield’s Crestwood Apartments to celebrate with apartment owner David Morrow and members of the Alabama Affordable Housing Association about the apartments’ upcoming renovation. Pictured are (from left) Crestwood maintenance specialist Jonathon Taylor, Estes, Morrow and apartment site manager Amber Terrell.

WINFIELD - Crestwood Manor Apartments in Winfield, home to elderly and disabled residents, will be receiving a total renovation thanks to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA).
The renovation is part of the housing association’s “Making Alabama Sweet Home Again” project.
This project is part of the housing association’s effort to either construct or rehabilitate housing structures in the state to provide more affordable housing to residents.

Winfield Main Street's Bake N’ Auction scheduled for Sunday

WINFIELD - Local residents should mark their calendars for the Winfield Main Street’s annual Bake N’ Auction fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Pastime Civic Center.
The fundraiser will take place on the same day as the merchant Christmas Open House in downtown Winfield.
“That way you can shop with all our downtown merchants and then come by the Pastime Civic Center and bid on some delicious items!” said Main Street Director Tammy Brashier.

Pastime’s 2019 concert series announced

Winfield’s Pastime Theatre has announced its 2019 Concert Series, a string of four concerts featuring multiple different genres that will take place beginning in March and ending in June. Tickets are now on sale.

WINFIELD - The Pastime Theatre in Winfield is excited to announce its 2019 concert series.
The 2019 series will open on Saturday, March 9, with Jason Petty’s “Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes.” According to  Pastime Theatre Chairman Mary Hyche, “There’s only one Hank William’s and Jason Petty portrays him best.”
Petty starred as Williams in New York City’s hit Off-Broadway musical, “Lost Highway,” as well as at Nashville’s world-famous Ryman Auditorium.

Council makes PD pay more competitive

WINFIELD - In a council meeting much more docile than the last one, the Winfield City Council voted to change the pay raise schedule for the Winfield Police Department on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Police Chief Brett Burleson addressed the council requesting the change in the raise schedule.
“With everything that’s going on in the world these days, you all know that this isn’t the favorite job in the world,” said Burleson.

Bank donates building for historical museum

Citizens Bank President Chris Carothers (third from right) hands over the historic Citizens Bank building keys to Winfield Mayor Randy Price, fourth from left, on Tuesday Oct. 2 in downtown Winfield. Under a special agreement, the Citizens Bank is deeding the historic bank building to the City of Winfield to establish a museum that will be maintained by the Winfield Main Street Program. Also pictured are (from left): Main Street president Don Studdard, Citizens Bank Chief Executive Officer Russell Carothers, Citizens Bank Senior Vice president Bubba Carothers, Price, Chris Carothers, Pastime Theatre Board Chairman Mary Hyche and Main Street Director Tammy Brashier.

WINFIELD - The City of Winfield and the board of the Citizens Bank of Winfield have entered into a special agreement that will allow the Winfield Main Street program to maintain the historic Citizens Bank building as a history museum. The agreement was announced in a press release to the Journal Record.