Double Springs

Double Springs City Fest has something new this year

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Something new is in the air this year at the fifth annual City Fest in Double Springs. If you have ever wanted to be in a hot air balloon, your chance is coming up Saturday, Sept. 4, when a licensed individual from Huntsville will be offering tethered hot air balloon rides. They will be at the football field at Double Springs Elementary School.

Winston BOE makes $4.3 million sale

The Winston County School Board discusses the proposal to sell 16th section property. Clockwise from bottom left, school board members Randy Lee and Lamar Frith, Winston County Schools Chief Financial Officer Morgan Smothers, Winston BOE President Joey Boteler, Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley and school board members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Board of Education’s long-awaited action to sell a portion of 16th section property that’s been in their control, but lying dormant in the Houston area means a financial benefit to the school district in the form of interest and eventually property taxes providing benefits across the county.

Winston County Sheriff's business office closed to public due to COVID

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Sheriff’s Office is open and serving and protecting the people of Winston County, despite being stricken hard by COVID. Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore announced that the business office for the sheriff’s office is currently closed to the public due to both certified clerks within the office having COVID, with one currently hospitalized.

Explorers post 92 and club 92 teaches STEM skills to youth

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new opportunity is presenting itself to help the youth of Winston County learn specific skills for future careers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics can open new pathways in fields such as law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire fighting. Sponsored by the non-profit Free State STEM Foundation, the newly established Double Springs Engineering and Technology Exploring Post 92 and Club 92 met officially the first time Monday, June 21.