New park planned


From left, Will Walker, north Alabama east region president of BankFirst; Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson; Crystal Till, chairperson of the park’s citizen committee; State Representative Tracy Estes and Double Springs Branch Manager Dennis Seymour.

DOUBLE SPRINGS   -  Many in Winston County may take the name Double Springs for granted as the county’s seat, while others through the years have questioned the origin of its name.
The  donation of  half an acre of land from BankFirst to the Town of Double Springs will be used for a park to celebrate the history of the town -- which received its name from  natural dual springs of water located in the area where the park will be located off Highway 195.

WCHS homecoming moves to Oct. 16

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The annual homecoming event at Winston County High School is anticipated by many throughout the fall. Unfortunately, this year is also the year of the pandemic and changes have been underway. The homecoming parade has been canceled this year, and plans are still not concrete on Spirit Night. However, events on homecoming night are still scheduled, albeit on a different day than originally planned.

County Road 28 to have new pavement


County workers begin the chip sealing process at the northern end of County Road 28, next to Highway 13 in Delmar.
DELMAR - A bumpy ride promises to be smoothed out with a new hot mix asphalt. County Road 28, one of three routes that are between both U.S. Highway 278 to Highway 13 in Delmar, has recently had work done to its base on the Delmar half of the road, with those work areas then being chip sealed. New pavement will soon be added to that half, with striping added to the entire road.

Budget finds no “significant deficencies” for Haleyville City Schools


Haleyville School Board Member Barry Burleson, center, questions athletic supplements at the Haleyville Board of Education’s work session. Also shown are board members Kris Burleson, left, and Donna Jones.
HALEYVILLE - Financial supplements for coaches at Haleyville City Schools were brought into question by Haleyville School Board Member Barry Burleson Sept. 14, with Burleson saying that taxpayer dollars are funding at least $140,000 instead of a combination of positions to save money.

Park improvements near completion


A portion of the track is paved at the Mike Gilbreath Memorial Park in Double Springs. A part still unpaved can be seen above the asphalt in the photo. Though still closed, the construction company will have the park completed soon.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Damage to the walking track at Mike Gilbreath Memorial Park, due to time, weather and roots, caused the park to be closed in February of this year for renovations. According to reports at the town meeting Monday, Sept. 14, the repaving of the track and lighting are the only issues left to complete before the park reopens.