Double Springs a favorite stop for Overland bicyclists


American Challengers bike across the country, with a stop in Double Springs. This photo shows them running into the ocean with their front wheels at Santa Monica on August 8, 2017, at the end of the journey. The latest group will arrive there shortly. Courtesy photo.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Southern hospitality is extended yearly by Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson and others toward Overland American Challenge bicyclists, it was learned at the recent town meeting on July 9.

Arts expanding in Winston County schools


Involved in the recent grant announcements, from left, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Meek High School Principal Marla Murrah, Pottery Workshop teacher Sandra Heaven, Addison Art Teacher Shirley Sudduth, Blythe and Larry Welton, educational directors for the Winston County Arts Council and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The goal of expanding art programs throughout all of the schools in Winston County has received a major boost with the announcement of two grants.

Arley native gives back


Celia Sampley, left, and Debra Johnson, right, give their respective grandson and son, Caleb Johnson, a big hug.
ARLEY - Arley native Caleb Johnson, author of the newly-published book Treeborne, has been on a book signing tour across the southeast since it was published by Picador Press in June, but recently came home to share his success by giving back.

Continentally-divided family reunites


From l-r, Arnold Stewart, Kay Stewart, Georgia Evans, Pam Stewart and Keith Evans are happy to now be a united family.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Many children grow up knowing their father, his looks, his mannerisms and his character. Some grow up with their father across town or even across the nation. Not many, though, grow up without ever seeing their father because he lives in another country, but that is what happened to Georgia Rose Evans, of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

Arley Women’s Club kicks off recycling program


Shown at the grand opening of the new recycling program, from left, Arley Women’s Club members Nancy Adams, Nancy Sellers, Vice President and Program Co-Chairperson Ann Atkinson, Libby Bailey, Club President and Program Co-Chairperson Cindy Bryant, Arley Mayor Chris Tyree, State Representative Tim Wadsworth and County Commissioner Bobby Everett.
ARLEY - The Arley Women’s Club has kicked off a multi-phase recycling program that will hopefully lead to grant funding for a countywide recycling effort.

Wreck on Highway 13 South

DELMAR - An accident is being reported at the intersection of Highway 13 South and County Road 62 near Delmar Friday, June 22, at approximately noon.  Only minor injuries are being reported by dispatchers, but traffic is blocked in both the northbound and southbound lanes.  Please choose an alternate route at this time.