Winston County Commission

State officially takes over maintenance, costs of Duncan Bridge


At the official announcement about Duncan Bridge, from left, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, State Senators Garlan Gudger, Greg Reed, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings and Road Engineer James Glasgow.
DUNCAN BRIDGE  - Seven months after state legislators brought news to Winston County, that the state would take over maintenance and upkeep of 60-year-old Duncan Bridge, the official transfer took place Monday, June 15, celebrated by congregating of state and local officials at the blue steel bridge spanning Smith Lake.

Winston County Commission declares State of Emergency amidst COVID-19 concerns


From left, Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, Administrative Clerk Judy Burnett, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner Bobby Everett and Commission Attorney Hobby Manasco at the emergency meeting held Thursday morning.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  - The Winston County Commission in an emergency meeting held Thursday morning, voted to declare a State of Emergency, enabling Chairman Roger Hayes to carry out routine and necessary operations and expenditures due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 restrictions being issued statewide.

Officials seeking funding for road repairs after State of Emergency declared


From left, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, Commission Chairman Roger Hayes and Road Engineer James Glasgow view a large washed out drainage ditch off Highway 195 near the county extension office.
WINSTON COUNTY - The expression, “rain rain go away” has never been more true for Winston County officials than it is now, as excessive rainful during February and now carrying into March has left officials with pothole problems.

Commission urges residents to sign up for weather alerts


Winston County Emergency Management Director Jimmy Madison, center, discusses the need for residents to sign up for weather alerts with the Winston County Commission. From l-r: Winston County Commission Attorney Hobby Manasco, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, Madison, Winston County Commissioner David Cummings and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes.
WINSTON COUNTY - Weather sirens are an important way to receive weather warnings, but for residents not in the sirens’ range, it is urgent they have a rapid means of receiving weather alerts.

Commissioners ask for patience as they wait for gas tax monies


Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes shows the sign that will be placed on roads to be resurfaced with gas tax proceeds.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Residents are urged to be patient as the Winston County Commission is beginning the lengthy process of waiting until gas tax proceeds will be received next year so work on deteriorating roads and bridges can begin.

Attorney General's opinion on ad valorem tax released


Hobby Manasco, attorney for the Winston County Commission, explains the need for commissioners to approve a resolution based on the recently received Attorney General’s opinion.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The long standing question as to if the Winston County Commission could use the entirety of ad valorem taxes authorized under Section 215.02 of the Recompiled Constitution of Alabama to fund a public hospital operating other medical clinics, has finally been resolved by an Attorney General’s opinion received July 24.