Winston County Commission

Special election November 9

WINSTON COUNTY - A resolution passed by the Winston County Commission Monday morning, Aug. 9, means renewing five mills of property tax benefiting both Haleyville City and Winston County schools will now go before county voters to decide in a special election Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Residents and commissioners at odds over development

At the center of a debate regarding RV parks is a development off of County Road 16 on Smith Lake, shown above. (courtesy photo)
SMITH LAKE - Regulations regarding the development of subdivisions vs. RV parks have created a major disagreement between some landowners at Smith Lake and the Winston County Commission over who should govern those regulations.

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.

Letter raises stink during county commission meeting

Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, far right, discusses a letter sent out by the sanitation office. Also shown, l-r, are county commissioners David Cummings and Bobby Everett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A letter presented by an Arley resident, fearing it was a scam, stirred up quite a stink at a recent Winston County Commission meeting.

Restrictions eased on county roads Tuesday afternoon; CR 60 closed.

The Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition.  County Road 60 is closed due to downed trees, stated Winston County Commissioner David  Cummings.  . Please use extreme caution while driving as there may be isolated slick spots on roads and bridges. Also, be aware that trees may continue to fall with the added weight of ice.