Double Springs

Official county fair debuts next week

Seymour-Durbin Park in Double Springs will be the place to be next week, as the first official county fair opens. (Photo by P.J. Gossett)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Although this marks the third fair sponsored by Community Unity, this year marks a first in Winston County for a fair to be designated as the officially chartered county fair by the Alabama Fair Association. This means the fair, which has been held at the Double Springs ball fields the past three years, has now been expanded more than ever before, to include not just the family friendly and thrilling rides and games but also activities by the county cooperative extension service and even live entertainment.

Wright West Point bound

Zachary Wright, center, receives a $285,000 scholarship to West Point. His father, Chris Wright, mother, Kim Wright and sister, Olivia Wright, are all smiles.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Zachary Wright, a 17-year-old senior at Winston County High School, recently received a $285,000 scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point...

Double Springs 10U takes Northwest Alabama basketball youth championship

Pictured on the front row, left ro right are: Lily Grace Elliott and Easley Gray. Back row: Maci Blevins, Allie Tidwell, Tennyson Gilbreath, Coach Adam Veal, Emma Kate Veal and Lynleigh Cobb. The team finished with a 11-0 record.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs youth basketball league’s 10U captured the 10U Northwest Alabama Youth Basketball championship in February, hosted in Double Springs. The  team had to play the second Double Springs team in the championship round. The team finished with an 11-0 record. The 8U team was runner-up in their division, finishing with an undefeated regular season record. Adam Veal served as head coach for the teams.

Double Springs 8U 2019 Northwest Alabama basketball runners-up

The Double Springs 8U basketball team earned the runner-up spot in the Northwest Alabama basketball championship. Pictured left to right, front row: Tiffany Thomas, Kaitlyn Thorn, Caris Twilley, Ellie Veal and Maggie Roberts. Back row: Baila Morgan, Briley Wakefield and head coach Adam Veal. The team had an undefeated regular season.

Case against Cantrell dismissed

Jarod Chase Cantrell

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Circuit Judge Lee Carter dismissed with prejudice the State of Alabama's case against Jarod Chase Cantrell, a former teacher and coach at Double Springs Middle School, Wednesday, Feb. 27.  A mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct was granted on Feb. 22.  Dismissed with prejudice means the case has been permanently dismissed and cannot be brought back before the court.

M.Y. HERO 5K/1 mile fun run/walk to benefit scholarships

DOUBLE SPRINGS - It takes everyone doing their part to make a community a success. A group of individuals is making an effort to help their school and community.
The 8th annual M.Y.HERO 5K/1 mile fun run/walk has been set for Saturday, April 6, in Double Springs.
Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for Winston County High School seniors.