DUNCAN BRIDGE - Seven months after state legislators brought news to Winston County, that the state would take over maintenance and upkeep of 60-year-old Duncan Bridge, the official transfer took place Monday, June 15, celebrated by congregating of state and local officials at the blue steel bridge spanning Smith Lake.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education met Thursday, June 11, and approved a short list of employee transfers and three recommendations for employment.
SMITH LAKE - A Decatur couple charged last year with criminally negligent homicide in the July 4, boating accident that resulted in the death of Kelsey Starling will not stand trial.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Agency has begun making appointments and providing assistance for residential cooling energy bills.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Applications are now being accepted for Double Springs Elementary School's preschool program for the 2020-2021 school year.
WINSTON COUNTY - Alabama Power is trying to get the word out regarding a new scam targeting its customers.
BIRMINGHAM - The medical detectives at the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have helped find a potential drug to treat COVID-19.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is requesting information on broadband internet access and speed from Alabama residents and businesses.
ADDISON - Internet service for the eastern side of Winston County is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to a $21.5 million loan agreement, allowing Cullman Electric Co-op to build a fiber optic network among its substations, eventually improving internet service to customers along these routes.
WINSTON COUNTY - More vouchers have become available for a program that helps provide fresh fruits and vegetables to seniors acorss the state.
WINSTON COUNTY - The University of Alabama awarded some 6,326 degrees this spring.
MONTGOMERY - Last week, Secretary of State John H. Merrill notified all 204 registrars in the State of Alabama that their performances would be evaluated following the November 3, 2020 General Election.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After several postponements and the possibility of cancellation due to COVID-19 this year, and the hard work of Crystal Till and April Flake of Community Unity, it has been announced the Winston County Fair will take place this year with more rides than ever before. It is scheduled from Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 12, with between 18 and 20 rides provided by C&M Southern Midways of Eastaboga, Ala.