Winston County Commission

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. 

Commission votes to split internet tax proceeds between school systems


Shown announcing the funding at a recent Haleyville Board of Education work session, from left, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Commissioner David Cummings, Winston County Board of Education President Joey Boteler, Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley, Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and Haleyville Board of Education President Donna Jones.
WINSTON COUNTY - Sales tax may have taken a dip due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the resulting increase in taxes related to internet purchases is benefiting school systems for the first time, and in a big way.

Winston County has new appraiser


Shawn Blanton took over the role of Winston County Appraiser beginning Oct. 5.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Coinciding with the ad valorem taxes becoming due, the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office has a new person appointed as appraiser by the Winston County Commission. A familiar face to many, Shawn Blanton transferred from the road department to the chief appraiser position when Andy McSpadden resigned in September.

County Road 28 to have new pavement


County workers begin the chip sealing process at the northern end of County Road 28, next to Highway 13 in Delmar.
DELMAR - A bumpy ride promises to be smoothed out with a new hot mix asphalt. County Road 28, one of three routes that are between both U.S. Highway 278 to Highway 13 in Delmar, has recently had work done to its base on the Delmar half of the road, with those work areas then being chip sealed. New pavement will soon be added to that half, with striping added to the entire road.

Winston County receives $500,000 grant as part of multi-state project


From left, Brad Nail, regional forester with the Alabama Forestry Association; Winston County Assistant Road Engineer Matthew Rouse and Winston County Road Engineer James Glasgow at Cane Creek off County Road 115, where culverts will be replaced thanks to the funding.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Alabama Forestry Association brought good news to a recent Winston County Commission meeting, announcing a $500,000 project involving county crews to correct major drainage issues affecting stream beds in order to protect endangered wildlife.