Double Springs

Winston BOE sworn in for new term


Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore gives the oath of office to, from l-r: Winston County BOE members Randy Lee, Lamar Frith, Joey Boteler, Superintendent Greg Pendley and board members Allin Bailey and Mark Finley.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley and members of the board of education were administered the oath of office to begin a new term at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Mixed emotions over COVID-19 vaccine


Helicon firefighter Carson Gladney, far right, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Lacie Frederick, RN, at the Winston County Health Department. First responders shown preparing for the vaccine are from left, Arley firefighter George Gibson, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Helicon firefighter Lael Feist and Helicon Assistant Fire Chief Neil Feist. Showing support to the first responders receiving vaccines is State Representative Tim Wadsworth.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although health officials are stressing the safety of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is now being offered in Winston County, some first responders are approaching the vaccine with reservation.

Local angels help DHR make season bright


A partial stack of Christmas presents at the Winston County DHR will be delivered by Santa Claus tomorrow night, Christmas Eve.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - “I love getting gifts, but last Christmas, I didn’t get anything. I must be bad,” one eight-year-old boy told a Winston County Department of Human Resources employee recently. Santa Claus did not get to come see him last year, but that won’t happen this year, thanks to local individuals and businesses who have made sure the county’s foster children will have a happy Christmas morning.

Christmas in the Park is tonight in Double Springs

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Christmas in the Park, usually scheduled in conjunction with the parade has been scaled back this year due to COVID-19. While the parade has been canceled, Santa will be in the park tonight, Dec. 7. Hot chocolate will be served along with cakes, cookies and gift bags for the children. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Community Unity will do a virtual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 followed by a virtual lighting of the American flag, which is a new addition to the park. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate.