Double Springs

County Road 4 bridge project nears completion


Replacing a section of railing on the County Road 4 bridge near Double Springs is some of the last work that must be done before the bridge reopens later this month.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After an extended closure, the bridge on County Road 4 will be reopened later this month, after extensive repairs to the pilings or foundational supports underneath the bridge that were becoming worn and had posed safety concerns.

Sheriff’s office gets new equipment


Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, left, and Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy show the new tasers and radars that have arrived thanks to a grant. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A $24,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs has enabled the Winston County Sheriff’s Office to make some major updates on key equipment.

Police chief asks for additional equipment in light of national mass shootings


Double Springs Police Chief Kim Miller presents concerns for the need of more protective equipment, in the wake of a resurgence of mass shootings across the nation. Shown listening is Mayor Elmo Robinson. Seated beside Chief Miller is Winston County Circuit Clerk J.D. Snoddy.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A high number of mass shootings throughout the nation so far this year prompted Double Springs Police Chief Kim Miller to make a special request for more equipment, including one particular item, in case a local mass casualty incident occurs.

Future of Houston Recreation Area questioned


The campground at Houston Recreation Area, shown here on April 28, was one of a number of topics addressed by the Bankhead Liaison Panel at its May meeting.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Questions from the public at the May 3 Bankhead Liaison Panel meeting revealed concerns about boat launch access on Smith Lake, the status of the Houston Recreation Area campground and the need for parking at the unofficial Caney Creek Falls trailhead, among other things.

Council member stirs waters over city pool


Bradly Comeens, director of Double Springs Park and Recreation and P&R employee Emily Holt at the pool, which has currently been drained in order for work to be done and chemicals checked before it opens.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - One Double Springs Town Council member’s opinion about the condition and lower attendance at the swimming pool at the community center stirred the waters at a recent meeting.