Double Springs

Poppy’s Purpose: Addison native fighting to change health facility visitation policies

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.

Warming center open at Double Springs Municipal Building


Resha Daugherty, director of the Double Springs Municipal Building, shows the area where the warming center is available now.
DOUBLE SPRINGS  - Residents who may not have an adequate heat source or those who may lose power in the second round of wintry weather expected Wednesday afternoon, can find warmth and a place to lay their head at the Double Springs Municipal Building.

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.