Thursday, July 12, 11:22 am, the Haleyville Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the Rose Manor Assisted Living Facility on Highway 195, a block south of the Lakeland Hospital. A grease fire in the kitchen which left a lot of smoke coupled with water from the sprinkler system forced an evacuation of the residents. Reportedly, the staff had all the residents out of the building in less than 3 minutes.
NACOG busses were used to transport approximately 15 people to the Lakeland hospital where they were met with friendly personnel who quickly provided a safe and cool place to stay. No one was injured and it was good the residents had a great place to go and only one block away at the Lakeland hospital. The residents returned to Rose Manor Friday afternoon.
The Winston County Sheriff’s Department (WCSO) reported recovering an ATV which had been stolen from the Black Pond Community approximately 2 months ago. A suspect, Robby Dale Garrison, was taken into custody on the case. Garrison was arrested as a result of a traffic stop Thursday morning by Jon Tidwell of the Double Springs Police Department with the WCSO assisting.