Winston County Commission

Title II funding will be restored

Winston County Commissioner for District 1 Rutger Hyche examines a forest, or co-op road that goes from surface treatment to dirt. The county is desperately needing funding to correct such issues.
WINSTON COUNTY - After Winston County officials became fearful they would no longer receive Title II funding for use on forest roads, they sought help at the federal level, with news the funding will be restored.

County roads still deemed impassable today

WINSTON COUNTY - As of Wednesday morning, January 17, all Winston County roads were still deemed impassable, according to the Winston County Commission.

"We are just as anxious for this weather to break as anyone else, but with sub-freezing temperatures this morning and throughout most of the day today, we’re still deeming Winston County Roads impassable for right now,"  Winston County Commissioner for District 1 Rutger Hyche posted on his Facebook page.

Help sought for dangerous intersection

Large trucks are being discouraged from using County Road 62 at Highway 13, due to the dangerous slope and limited visibility.
DELMAR - A railroad crossing at County Roads 62 and 3505 has proven dangerous for motorists, especially larger trucks that turn into the opposite lane of Highway 13 in order to navigate their heavy loads.

Commissioners give reasons why County Road 54 is still not fixed

The status of a restoration project for the collapsed section of County Road 54 near Haleyville is in limbo until county officials can decide on a cheaper route toward making repairs.
HALEYVILLE - Progress toward restoring County Road 54 near Haleyville after a large section of the road collapsed over a year has been very slow, due to a number of factors, the Winston County Commission told the Alabamian.

Candidates for county offices

Pictured here are those who made announcements of their planned candidacy for the March 5, 2024, Republican primary elections as well as State Representative Tim Wadsworth (back right), who was special speaker at the meeting. Back row, from left, J.D. Snoddy, circuit clerk; Heather Tucker, county school superintendent; Greg Densmore, school board, Double Springs district; Jeff Scott, county school superintendent; David Cummings, commission chairman; and Wadsworth. Front row, from left, Winston?County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Mobley; Sheila Moore, probate judge; Randy Lee, school board, Addison district; and Joey Boteler, school board, Lynn district.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Although the Republican primary election is not until March 5, excitement is already stirring in Winston County after candidates announced their intentions to run in such such key county races as school superintendent, board of education seats and commission chairman at the county Republican Party meeting, Monday night, Aug. 14.

Commission approves new roofs for Extension Service and Little Rock Building

Winston County Extension Service Coordinator Zack Brannon shows where ceiing tiles have been removed due to leaks and garbage cans are being used to collect rain.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Leaking roofs have resulted in damage at both the Winston County Extension Office and the Little Rock Building, prompting the Winston County Commission to approve roofing projects for both after an extensive review of the bids.