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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.

COPS grant awarded to Bear Creek


Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins, left, and newly hired police officer Chris Franks, with one of the new patrol cars in the police fleet. The town will begin accepting applications for officer hired under the COPS grant.
BEAR CREEK - Excessive overtime costs for extra hours worked by officers with the Bear Creek Police Department will now be relieved, thanks to a $103,280 COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Hire grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

New water lines for Lynn, thanks to grant


Water Department Superintendent Joey Bell, Town Clerk Marcia Manasco, Water Department Clerk Kris Gray, Street Department Superintendent Danny Lindley and Street/Water Employee Kirt Nugent at the Third Street apartments, one site where the water system in Lynn will be improved thanks to a $398,000 grant.
LYNN - The Town of Lynn has been awarded a $398,000 Community Development Block Grant from federal funds administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to replace the water lines on Long Street and Third Street...

Looney’s receives $850,000 grant


State Senator Arthur Orr, center, who along with State Senator Garlan Gudger and State Representative Tim Wadsworth helped to secure $850,000 for Looney’s Amphitheater and Cultural Center, visited recently to tour the complex. Pictured above with Orr are Looney’s Project Manager David Jacobs, left, and J.D. Snoddy, president of the Winston County Arts Council.
LAKESHORE - The mission of getting state funds into rural Alabama is literally paying off a big way, with state legislators going to bat for Winston County, securing nearly $2 million from the Education Trust Fund for two major projects related to education and tourism.

Winston County Schools receive $1 million in grant funding


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole shows a HVAC unit on the high school roof that is over 25 years old and in need of replacement, one of several units that need replacing at the school. The newly awarded grant money from the state can be used for this project.
WINSTON COUNTY - The holidays are coming early for both Winston County Schools and the Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center.