Winston County has new appraiser


Shawn Blanton took over the role of Winston County Appraiser beginning Oct. 5.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Coinciding with the ad valorem taxes becoming due, the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office has a new person appointed as appraiser by the Winston County Commission. A familiar face to many, Shawn Blanton transferred from the road department to the chief appraiser position when Andy McSpadden resigned in September.

FAA runs afoul of local golfers

HALEYVILLE - The Federal Aviation Authority has claimed in a letter, confirming research of deeds and easements, that a portion of property of the Haleyville Country Club has encroached on Posey Field Airport property and thus a fence currently being constructed through FAA guidelines is taking up two holes on the golf course.

New park planned


From left, Will Walker, north Alabama east region president of BankFirst; Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson; Crystal Till, chairperson of the park’s citizen committee; State Representative Tracy Estes and Double Springs Branch Manager Dennis Seymour.

DOUBLE SPRINGS   -  Many in Winston County may take the name Double Springs for granted as the county’s seat, while others through the years have questioned the origin of its name.
The  donation of  half an acre of land from BankFirst to the Town of Double Springs will be used for a park to celebrate the history of the town -- which received its name from  natural dual springs of water located in the area where the park will be located off Highway 195.