State officially takes over maintenance, costs of Duncan Bridge


At the official announcement about Duncan Bridge, from left, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, State Senators Garlan Gudger, Greg Reed, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings and Road Engineer James Glasgow.
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.

A new building for DHR


Double Springs Public Building Authority Chairperson Sheila Wallace, left, and Winston County Department of Human Resources Director Diane Watson at the site where the new Winston County DHR building will be located.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new building for the Winston County Department of Human Resources will be conveniently located in the downtown area of Double Springs, freeing DHR employees from cramped conditions at their present location while further improving the look of the town.

Haleyville’s prom is Saturday


From left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, prom sponsor/teacher Summer Reynolds, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and prom sponsor/teacher Jeff McKinney show where the prom will be located at the front parking area of the elementary school, seen in the background.
HALEYVILLE - Officials at Haleyville City Schools promised seniors two major things when schools had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic: seniors would have a graduation ceremony, and students would have a prom.

“Tascaloosie or Sipsie River”


Sipsey Recreation Area is a widely known tourist spot. The Sipsey Fork flows under a bridge built in 1934 at the recreation area.
WINSTON COUNTY - One of the natural features of Winston County is the amount of water it has, from the “Wild and Scenic” Sipsey to Smith Lake and all the waterfalls located in the Sipsey Wilderness and Bankhead National Forest.

Cullman Electric considering getting into the internet business


Discussing the fiber optic project Cullman Electric Cooperative is planning, from l-r: Terry Graham, key accounts and manager of Cullman Electric’s branch in Addison; State Representative Tim Wadsworth, State Senator Greg Reed and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
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.

Gossett chronicles Winston County High School's history in new book


The front and back covers of P.J. Gossett’s new book about Winston County High School are nostalgic, featuring all Winsaga covers and the former school building.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The incredible 100+ year history of Winston County High School is all together in one place for the first time, thanks to the Alabamian’s P.J. Gossett.

Winston County Fair coming July 2-12


This year’s fair is slated for July 2-July 12, with 18-20 rides, making it the biggest fair to date.
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.