Double Springs

D-Day Remembered


Double Springs resident Jack Baldwin with many of the medals he received for his service during WWII, including the French Legion of Honour.
Editor's note: In commemoration of today, June 6, being the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France - known as D-Day, we are posting an article that ran in the Alabamian approximately five years ago. The article is about Double Springs resident Jack Baldwin, who received the French Legion of Honour for his role in helping to liberate France from the Nazis. The article includes Baldwin's personal recollections of landing at Normandy on D-Day. Please note that the dates within this article reflect the timeframe when it was written five years ago. DOUBLE SPRINGS - A Double Springs man has joined a short and very prestigious list of persons to receive France’s highest honor.

County issuing warrants over past due bills


Discussing the issue, from left, Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, Chairman Roger Hayes and Commissioner Bobby Everett. Also shown is administrative clerk Judy Burnett.
WINSTON COUNTY - $800,000 in arrears caused by residents not paying their fees for sanitation collection services has forced the Winston County Commission into taking its strongest action yet, reaching the point of legal action to get residents to pay up on past due bills.

Remember the fallen, thank the living


Winston County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Bryan Kirkpatrick and Sheriff’s Office Clerk/Event Organizer Misty Fannin at the monument which will be the focal point of the ceremony.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - “Remember the Fallen, Thank the Living” is the theme for this year’s National Police Week, which will be May 12-18. Winston County is planning a special ceremony honoring its fallen officers, with two new names to be added to the list of those who died in the line of duty.

ALDOT grant awarded


County Road 24 serves as a primary route for industrial traffic.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A $393,800 Industrial Access grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation will go a long way to help several industries in Double Springs, with major improvements and a much needed stop sign at a dangerous intersection on County Road 24 planned.