DOUBLE SPRINGS - The legacy Harold Sachs has left behind, combined with the ordeal his family faced during his month-long battle with COVID-19, is now being brought into state legislation that will hopefully prevent families from being totally separated from their loved ones in health care facilities due to pandemic restrictions.
WINSTON COUNTY - It came as a surprise to many officials in municipal and county government that the remaining $72 million from Alabama’s share of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund not distributed as of Dec. 31, 2020, would be reallocated into the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Residents are coming from not just Winston but surrounding counties to get their COVID-19 vaccinations on a walk-up basis, forming long lines stretching into the parking lot and around the sides of the Winston County Health Department, without having an appointment.
WINSTON COUNTY - A year of record-setting unemployment in Alabama due to the COVID-19 pandemic will soon mean a dramatic increase in unemployment tax on the backs of businesses already struggling.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The new life saving machine called Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System, LUCAS for short, was purchased by the Double Springs Fire Department recently and has already been used on a patient.