primary election

Sheriff encourages “yes” vote on local amendment


From left, Ashley Tucker, vice president of the Winston County Firefighters Association, Sheriff Caleb Snoddy and Double Springs Fire Chief Brandon Lewis. Snoddy is holding the legislation that, if passed by voters, will give proceeds from sheriff’s office fundraisers to benefit local fire departments.
WINSTON COUNTY - On March 5, voters will have the choice to approve a local amendment allowing the Winston County Sheriff’s Office to conduct fundraisers, with proceeds benefiting the office, as well as charitable organizations and volunteer fire departments.

More candidates announce plans to seek local offices


Candidates who announced Sept. 11, that they would be seeking Winston County offices in the March 5, primary are pictured with State Representatives Tracy Estes, front left, and Tim Wadsworth, front right, who were special guests at the meeting. Seated between the representatives is Tonise Partridge, candidate for the Addison district of the Winston County Board of Education. Back row, from left, Winston County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Mobley; Thomas Govan, seeking Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A present and a former Winston County Commissioner will now be running against each other for the seat of commission chairman in the March 5, 2024, primary election.

Snoddy wins sheriff's race

WINSTON COUNTY - With 100 percent of ballot boxes from the May 24, primary counted in Winston County, according to the Alabama Secretary of State's website, Winston County Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy will be the next sheriff of Winston County. 

Hyche defeats Everett for County Commission

WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County will have a new commissioner for District 1.

Rutger Hyche received 1,875 votes or 53.82% of the vote in the May 24, Republican Primary to defeat incumbent commissioner Bobby Everett, according to results posted on the Alabama Secretary of State's website.  Everett received 1,062 votes for 30.48% of the vote.  Mike Bailey received 547 votes for 15.70% of the vote.

Absentee ballot applications available starting March 30


Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore, who will also be serving as absentee election manager in the primary election, shows the application that must be submitted along with a valid photo ID.
WINSTON COUNTY - The reason the primary election was moved to Tuesday, May 24, from its original June time slot, was so that the runoff election would not fall during the Independence Day holiday.