Double Springs

Fair returns to Double Springs this month


The Winston County Fair will return to the Seymour-Bevill Ball Field area in Double Springs April 23-28. Pictured above are just some of the rides and booths that were at the fair in the past. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Several charitable causes will benefit from the annual Winston County fair that’s returning to Double Springs April 23-28, as well as the Fair Queen Pageant that will kick-off the week-long event.

ALDOT makes changes to Highway 33 project


This is the view of where the Highway 33/County Road 24 intersection will take place. ALDOT has amended the project after receiving concerns from town officials.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After Double Springs officials voiced concerns with the state’s plans to improve a dangerous intersection, the Alabama Department of Transportation paid a visit and agreed to amend the project.

Issue at Nesmith polling site did not affect election outcomes, Moore assured

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Registrars Office is working to correct an error from the March 5 primary election, when voters informed the office and polling officials at the Nesmith voting precinct they had received the wrong ballot for a different school board district than which they should vote.

Double Springs officials concerned about ALDOT plan for intersection


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole, right, and School Resource Officer Kent Donaldson have concerns over possible limited visibility, once the project at Highway 33 and County Road 24 is completed. A caution light was installed several years ago, after a traffic study did not warrant a red light, according to state officials.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Although a project by the Alabama Department of Transportation to correct a dangerous intersection at Highway 33 and County Road 24 in Double Springs has now been funded, concerns have been expressed by town officials and law enforcement that the project could cause additional traffic congestion.

More funding awarded to Highway 33 project


From left, State Representative Tracy Estes, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole and State Representative Tim Wadsworth at the dangerous intersection of County Road 24 at Highway 33.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - One fiscal year after just over $1 million in funding was announced to correct a dangerous intersection at Highway 33 and County Road 24 in Double Springs, another $400,000 has been awarded for the same project.

Tidwell new Winston E-911 Director


Debbie Tidwell, new Winston County E-911 Director, comes on board replacing Tim Webb, whose retirement was effective Feb. 1.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Debbie Tidwell has been on a journey for years, working in emergency medical services, dispatching and supervision, preparing her for the role as the new Winston County E-911 director, replacing the retiring Tim Webb.