Winfield

Missing Winfield girl found unharmed

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

WINFIELD — a Winfield girl who was reported missing on Saturday, Sept. 4, was found on Monday, Sept. 6, unharmed.
According to Lt. Brad Burroughs with the Winfield Police Department, the 16-year-old told parents on Friday night, Sept. 3, that she was going to stay at a friend’s house. But when her parents checked the next morning, she was not where she said she would be.

Mule Day canceled for second year

By Luke brantley Staff Writer WINFIELD - On Monday, Aug. 16, the Winfield Chamber of Commerce voted to cancel Mule Day for the second year in a row, according to Chamber of Commerce President Dana Peoples. Last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19, and this year’s event met the same fate. “We greatly regret that Mule Day 2021 has been cancelled,” a statement released by the Chamber of Commerce said. “COVID-19 continues to pose a serious public threat to the State of Alabama and to our community.

Winfield Rubber wins supplier of the year

WINFIELD - Winfield Rubber was announced the winner of the 3M 2020 Supplier of the Year award during an awards ceremony held virtually early this year for their work with the 3M plant in Guin.
The company was honored with the award in recognition of their contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.
“We have had the great privilege to work with the 3M Guin plant for the past 13 years. We supply them the reflective highway marking tape for their Highway Division,” said Winfield Rubber President Frank Hollingsworth.

 

Churches, citizens invited to join for public prayer

WINFIELD - Local churches are coming together to promote a time of public prayer for the nation.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The one-hour public prayer time will be held at the gazebo located adjacent to Winfield City Hall. Ironically, this is the same Saturday which traditionally serves as Mule Day weekend in the city.

Community mourns loss of two teens killed in wreck


Members from numerous West Alabama communities sing “Amazing Grace” during a prayer circle on Sunday, Sept. 1, in Winfield. About 200 people attended the prayer circle to mourn the loss of Tallon Burleson and Steven King.

WINFIELD - Two teenagers killed in an automobile accident are being mourned by friends and loved ones across Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties.
Tallon Burleson, Winfield, and Steven King, Vernon, both 19, died after the 2004 Jeep Wrangler they were travelling in left the roadway and struck a utility pole at 8:07 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Work set to begin this week at Exit 30

WINFIELD - The Alabama Department of Transportation announced on Aug. 5 that work will begin this week to resurface and restripe a portion of Interstate 22 from near Exit 30 to near Exit 34.
The 4.5-mile project is expected to last from August to the end of December. All work is scheduled to be performed between 6 a.m and 6 p.m. At least one lane will be open at all times in each direction throughout the duration of the project.
Motorists should expect possible delays and are encouraged to observe work-zone speed limits.

Winfield pharmacist charged in $200 million health care fraud scheme

 BIRMINGHAM - A Winfield pharmacist was one of 10 people charged in a far-reaching, $200 million prescription drug fraud scheme, United States Attorney Jay E. Town announced on Monday, May 6, in Birmingham.
James A. Mays, III, 43, Winfield, was charged on 20 counts including identity theft, spending the proceeds of healthcare fraud and mail fraud.
A total of 103 indictments were handed down to the 10 employees of a Haleyville-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy.