Winston County

9-1-1 now accepting texts


Winston County E-911 Director Tim Webb sends the first 911 text on ANGEN, which was received by Dispatch Supervisor Deborah Hardy. Also shown is dispatcher Debbie Tidwell.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County is leading the way in new emergency communications technology once again...

Winston County Yellow Jackets slam Falkville


Austin Owens puts in two for the Jackets.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Yellow Jackets took a commanding win over Falkville Friday, Dec. 28, in action at Winston County High School, winning 65-14.
The Jackets expanded a 9-4 lead in the first quarter to 43-9 at halftime. By the end of the third period, WCHS was ahead 56-14. The Jackets held Falkville scoreless in the final period of play.
Scoring for the Jackets included: Austin Owens 5; Cade Hendrix 3; Zachary Wright 6; Brooks Bonds 7; Cade Taylor 23; Johnny Key 4; Jarrett Bailey 4; Ethan Moore 8; Hunter Hood 2; Nathaniel Gurley 3.

WCHS Lady Jackets defeat East Lawrence to advance in tournament; Addison loses to Curry Lady Jackets


Kady Bonds, leading scorer in the East Lawrence game with 21 points, is on the move for the Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets soundly defeated East Lawrence in the Winston County Christmas Tournament on Friday, Dec. 28, advancing them to the championship round against Belgreen on Saturday, Dec. 29. Played at Winston County High School,  the number 8th ranked WCHS won by a score of 49-19 over the Eagles. WCHS was defeated by Belgreen Saturday in the championship round by a score of 68-37.

WCHS runner-up in Christmas Tournament


The Winston County High School Lady Yellow Jackets captured the runner-up slot in the Winston County Christmas basketball tournament. The Lady Jackets fell to Belgreen by a score of 68-37. Pictured on the front row, from left, Emily Holt, MacKenzie Blackwood, Olivia Wright, Jazzy Ergle. Back row: Coach Becky Cobb, Brenna Wakefield, Kady Bond, Samantha Marcum, MaKayla Lindsey, Kayla Stromatt, assistant coaches Julie Veal, Adam Veal. Not shown are team members Saige Blanton and Ella Moore.

Tough pill to swallow

WINSTON COUNTY - The opioid abuse epidemic in Winston County has prompted officials from throughout the region to band together and form a coalition to not only fight the problem, but create measures to help those suffering from abuse.

WCHS Lady Jackets make comeback to defeat Carbon Hill in Christmas tournament


Emily Holt goes to the net for the Lady Yellow Jackets in action with Carbon Hill High School.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Lady  Jackets were  down by 17 points in the first period Thursday, Dec. 27, playing Carbon Hill in the Winston County Christmas Tournament. The Lady Jackets hosted the event.
WCHS kept closing the gap and tied the score at 38 all late in the third period and won by a score of 48-44.
Stats for the Lady Jackets include:
Kady Bonds, 9 points;  7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals;
Ella Moore, 2 points, 8 rebounds;
Emily Holt, 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal;