Black Pond

Key drug supplier arrested


Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and his deputies with drugs, a gun and paraphernalia recovered during the recent arrest of a major drug supplier. From l-r: Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Deputies Jonathan Oliver and Tim Williams, Moore, Deputy Chris Franks and Investigator Jacob Eward. Not shown is Investigator Matt Roberts (Courtesy photo)
BLACK POND - A major drug distributor was taken off the streets after the Winston County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant, finding 1.4 grams of cocaine, 112 grams of methamphetamine and 2.9 grams of marijuana found.

Vandals stealing tombstones in local cemeteries


A grave with a rock formation border has several rocks missing at Old Oak Grove Cemetery. The identifying rock with the initials “M.P.” on it is also missing. Josh Tucker and Dawn Carroll look over the grave.
BLACK POND - Cemeteries should be peaceful and pleasant final resting places for the deceased. They tell stories of those who came before us and should be respected.

Black Pond VFD donates masks to Double Springs Elementary


Black Pond Fire Chief Terry Tidwell gives Double Springs Elementary Principal Heather Tucker a small portion of the 500 masks they purchased and donated to the school. Shown from left are Hubert Williams, Dawn Carroll, Tammy Williams, Jake Haynes, Tidwell, Heather Tucker, Josh Tucker, Chelsey Riddle and D.J. Riddle.
BLACK POND - Since school has started in a pandemic, and face masks are required for all students to wear, it can be tough for the younger students, as masks get dirty, they break and they are sometimes forgotten at home. The Black Pond Volunteer Fire Department saw the need and recently donated 500 disposable face masks to Double Springs Elementary School.

Lack of county road signs and road condition topics at Black Pond


A 1,200 foot section of County Road 8 will be fixed before striping. The road will be complete at this point.
BLACK POND - When a first responder is dispatched, one of the most vital items is information. An address is imperative for those first responders, whether fire, police or medical. Unfortunately, for those not familiar with the area, be it dispatch or the responder, problems arise when the address cannot be located. One major problem with this is the stealing of county road signs.

Fire chief asked to resign


Dawn Carroll, Josh Tucker and “Yo” Williamson are now on the board of directors for the Black Pond Volunteer Fire Department at the meeting. They join Terry and “Duck” Tidwell as members of the board.
BLACK POND - A public message on the Facebook page Black Pond Community News posted Friday, March 6, stirred up strong emotions between members of the Black Pond Volunteer Fire Department and the public, leading to a public meeting at the fire department March 10.

Wreck at Black Pond

BLACK POND - The Black Pond Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene of a one-vehicle accident on County Road 8 Tuesday, March 13, at approximately 7:15 p.m.  Firefighters reportied at least one injury in the accident.

Also, a telephone pole has possibly been made unstable due to the accident.  Motorists are urged to continue to use caution through this area.