The Forest Workforce Training Institute is offering a Logging Equipment Operator Training School in Double Springs, March 28-April 22. The free four-week program will give participants all necessary safety certifications, plus Professional Logging Manager (PLM) status. Not only is there no cost to participate, the institute will even pay participants a $30/day stipend to help them cover the cost of travel to and from the classroom.
Three teachers in Double Springs and one in Haleyville received Alabama Power Foundation Classroom Grants recently. Danny Snoddy, electrical technology instructor at the Winston Career Academy, received $1000 for the utility lineworker program. Angela McCullar, third grade teacher at Double Springs Elementary, received $1000 for her classroom, as did Casey Wilson, seventh grade special education teacher at Haleyville Middle School. Cindy Nuss, kindergarten teacher at DSES, received $715, which she said was the exact amount she requested.
Daniel Clark was the last person standing after twelve rounds of spelling and vocabulary questions at the Winston County Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 4. To win, he spelled the championship word “heroic.” Clark was the school winner from Haleyville Middle School. He competed against nine other winners from elementary, middle and high schools across the county. The county runner up was Zoe Hearn from Meek Elementary School.