City of Winfield

‘Thanks at Thanksgiving’ told by Winfield fifth grader in 1962

Mrs. Bythel Earnest, who has be substituting for Mr. Grady Dillard, who has been ill for six weeks, asked the fifth graders of Winfield City Schools to write what they are thankful for. She was so impressed by the paper turned in by Janie Lindsey that she brought, as it is written, to the Daily Northwest Alabamian for publication.

By Janie Ellen

New traffic lights coming to Winfield

The new traffic lights are a result of the damage downtown Winfield suffered from a small tornado which breezed through after Christmas last year. The light poles are seen being cut out of the roadway shortly after the tornado.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — New traffic lights should be installed around the first week of December, barring any more delays, according to Winfield Mayor Randy Price.
Price said during a city council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that the installation of new traffic lights had been briefly delayed.
The traffic lights at the main intersection in downtown Winfield were damaged by an F1 tornado on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.

Homecoming for Trey Cunningham

Trey Cunningham, left, is pictured with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The City of Winfield came out big time to show their support of track and field athlete Trey Cunningham, who, at the age of just 23, has already been touted as the greatest athlete to have come from the city.
Cunningham was honored before Winfield’s football game against Carbon Hill on Friday night and was again honored during a ceremony at Winfield High School on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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


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.