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Obituary: Vadie Leigh Overton

Vadie Leigh Overton, 90, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Vadie was born on April 12, 1932, in Itawamba County, Mississippi to Tom and Pearlie Farris Stockton. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of God. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs. Reverend T.J. Millican will officiate. Vadie is survived by her brother: Albert Stockton and his wife Pat; niece: Heather Stockton – Bostick, her husband, Jack and daughters; Emma Kate and Caroline Bostick and nephew: Hayden Stockton, his wife Melissa and children, Olivia and Cooper Stockton. She was preceded in death by her husband: Leldon Overton and her parents.
DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL
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Howard O'neal Godsey

Howard O’neal Godsey, 87, of Double Springs, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Hendrix Health Care. Howard was born on February 15, 1935 in Russellville. He loved to fish and hunt and he also served in the Army. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022...
DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL
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Over $2 million grant awarded for Haleyville Airport project

HALEYVILLE — Congressman Robert Aderholt issued the following statement announcing a grant for the Haleyville Airport, Posey Field. “I’m pleased to announce that the Haleyville Airport/Posey Field will be receiving a grant of $2,060,000 to rehabilitate the runway and taxiway. The funds are being administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century. As a member of Congress, and specifically a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I strongly believe in these types of investment in our infrastructure. Airports like Posey Field are vital for the economic lifeblood of a community. Companies looking to locate to an area often require an airport nearby with good infrastructure. This investment will ensure Haleyville, and Winston and Marion Counties have the tools to recruit new industry.”
HALEYVILLE, AL
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Mildred Lela Bray

Mildred Lela Bray, of Haleyville, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022. She was a seamstress, worked at Haleyville Textile and later retired from Maxx Clean Dry Cleaners. She is survived by her niece, Joyce (Paul) Williams and nephews, Duke (Linda) Martin, Gene (Carolyn) McKissack, Wayne (Cheryl) Birdyshaw, James Waldrop and Carlton Waldrop.
HALEYVILLE, AL
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Vadie Leigh Overton

Vadie Leigh Overton, 90, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Vadie was born on April 12, 1932 in Itawamba County, Mississippi to Tom and Pearlie Farris Stockton. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of God. Her graveside service...
DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL
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Landowners upset over proposed highway route

Alabama District 16 Representative Kyle South posted a series of images on Facebook on Feb. 25, showing details of a proposed interstate bypass project that would widen Highways 171 and 129. The bypass would start from 171 in Fayette County and meet Highway 129 in Winfield at an intersection on Highway 118. There has been no word from the governor or the Alabama Department of Transportation regarding a date and time for a public meeting to discuss the proposal.
FAYETTE COUNTY, AL
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The signs, they are a changin’

HAMILTON — Hamilton residents may have noticed some new additions to the streets in the past couple of weeks, with new street signs being put in place all around the city. The old blue and white street signage is currently being replaced by new maroon signage with white lettering on every single street in the City of Hamilton.
HAMILTON, AL
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New water filters installed

GUIN — New water filters were installed at the Guin water treatment plant on Monday, June 6. The new granulated articular carbon filters are designed to filter out harmful chemicals, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl. Four new filters were installed at the plant, located on Highway 43 just beside...
GUIN, AL
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Friendship Festival returns July 2

BEAR CREEK - Families looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend should look no further than Bear Creek’s Friendship Festival, which has been brought back after more than 20 years. Mayor Rob Taylor and town officials are proudly announcing this year’s Friendship Festival planned for Saturday, July...
BEAR CREEK, AL
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Haleyville Farmers Market open

HALEYVILLE - Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables and other culinary delights? Look no farther than the Haleyville Farmers Market, now open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. until noon or until all items are sold out. Several vendors are set up each week with seasonal fruits and vegetables,...
HALEYVILLE, AL
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Obituary: Eddie Lecil Curtis

Eddie Lecil Curtis, 97, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in Pearl River, Louisiana. Lecil was born on October 10, 1924, in Double Springs, Alabama to Silas and Pearl McCullar Curtis. Lecil loved the Lord and loved going to church. Visitation will be held on...
DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL
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U.S. Factories Pop up to Make Medical Gloves, Spurred by Pandemic

FAYETTE, Alabama, (Reuters) - Rising from a muddy field on the outskirts of the small town of Fayette, Alabama is a bricks-and-mortar symbol of the global COVID pandemic: A new glove factory. When completed in 2024 the complex, owned by Japan’s SHOWA Glove Co will be able to produce about...
FAYETTE, AL
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