Smith Lake

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.

Dual threats on the water this year


Alabama Marine Police Troopers Kasey Pruitt, Kyle Stephenson and John Mahler urge everyone to use common sense and caution on the waterways this summer.
SMITH LAKE - Memorial Day kicked off the summer season in a big way, but under entirely new circumstances, as the public flocked to beaches and waterways often not following warnings related to social distancing and other measures being urged to follow due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faster internet coming to Smith Lake


Discussing the new project at the entrance to Sipsey Pines subdivision, from left, Suzie Barber, subdivision resident; Jay Weekley, co-founder of Cyber Broadband; Jay Fuller, co-founder/CEO of Cyber Broadband; Don Aaron, technician; Drew Whiteside, loan officer with Traders and Farmers Bank; Jeremy Bartlett, technician and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
ARLEY - A $535,000 project providing high speed internet service to 200 residents in the Sipsey Pines subdivision at Smith Lake is receiving a major boost from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.