Winston County Commission

Hayes gives state-of-the-county address


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes delivers the state-of-the-county address at the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce meeting.
HALEYVILLE - Issues being faced by the Winston County Commission are not just related to state, but also federal funding concerns, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes said during his state-of-the-county address to the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Friday, Nov. 4.

Alabama Scenic River Trail wants to expand to Winston County


Winston County Extension Agent Zack Brannon shows where the old canoe trail has broken off and fallen several feet. The trail itself is overgrown with weeds and forest growth.
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - A proposal has been made to the Winston County Commission that a canoe or kayak rental business on the Sipsey River would provide an economic boom for Winston County as well as showcase the natural beauty of the Bankhead National Forest.

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.

Fire departments seek LUCAS life-saving device while county commission struggles over how to get it


Lt. Erik GIlbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department shows how their LUCAS device works.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Commission is feeling the heat from seven local volunteer fire departments that need a LUCAS chest compression system or automated CPR device, wondering why the commission is not spending funds from their portion of the American Rescue Plan Act.

New mobile units could be lifesavers


From left, Ashley Tucker, assistant chief of the Central Fire Department; David Crews, alternate director for the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments for district 2; Winston EMA Director A.J. Brown; Gerita Rye, marketing, public relations, physician recruitment and Lakeland Foundaton director for Lakeland Community Hospital; County Commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.

WINSTON COUNTY      -  Winston County officials hope and pray a mass casualty incident never occurs locally, but are amply prepared in case one does.