Double Springs

Revenue commissioner’s request for better vehicle denied

Winston County Revenue Commissioner Sandra Wright makes a request to the commission for a vehicle. From left, Commissioners David Cummings, Bobby Everett, Chairman Roger Hayes and Administrative Clerk Judy Burnett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The request for a newer vehicle for the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office was denied by the Winston County Commission, stating the office had already been given a vehicle, but it is not being used.

School records to be destroyed

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools will be destroying records of former special education students who have been exited from the school system for five years by June 30.  Anyone wishing to receive their records should contact Lauren Archer, special education coordinator, prior to June 30. Archer may be reached by calling (205) 489-5018 or by email at

A promotion and new faces at the Sheriff’s Office

Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore, left, swears in the new chief deputy, investigator and patrol deputy for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. From l-r: Moore, Investigator Matt Roberts, Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Patrol Deputy Matt Owens and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new era has begun for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, with new faces in the roles of chief deputy, investigator and patrol deputy.

Bridge on County Road 4 could be closed for months

Mounds of dirt and barricades have been placed on both sides of the bridge on County Road 4, which is now closed until repairs can be made to the pilings. The county is asking motorists to avoid this area and choose another route.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The temporary closure of the bridge spanning Clear Creek on County Road 4 is resulting in motorists, as well as first responders, seeking alternate routes.

Winston Baptist to aid in disaster relief

Mark Wakefield, far left, with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, hands the keys to the new chain saw trailer for the Winston Baptist Association to Bob Cooper, interim director. Also shown is Cathy Cooper and Alan Gray. The trailer will be ready soon to be deployed anywhere disaster strikes in the southeast.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - When disaster strikes, first responders are the first most think about. However, there is another organization which is on call to help, too.