Double Springs appoints new council members


Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, center, welcomes new council members Brittney Tucker and Andy McSpadden.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - After a 15-minute executive session discussing the good name and character of individuals, the Double Springs Town Council took action Monday, April 13, to fill two vacancies--one left by the death of Bill Hawkins, the other by the resignation of Bart Seymour.

Winter holds new record as the wettest


Part of the weather station at Posey Field in Haleyville includes a motor aspirated radiation shield to help keep the sensitive machinery from being exposed to radiation.

WINSTON COUNTY - Throughout the years, weather records are continuously being broken as unusual temperatures, rainfall amounts and other weather phenomena occur. Most broken records are minor, usually within one or two degrees of a record high or record low. What is major, however, is when the big ones come through, and this winter in Winston County over the last couple months has received status as the wettest ever recorded.

Alabama Department of Corrections extending COVID-19 moratorium an additonal 30 days

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues its system-wide efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across its facilities, working in partnership with Governor Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and various infectious disease control experts.

Local principal appointed to board by governor


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Being a principal is more than just a job for some. It is a lifelong ambition of care for students, faculty, staff and even other principals. Winston County High School’s principal, Jeff Cole, has been a pillar for those who have passed through the front doors of the school since he became principal Dec. 16, 2003.

Ivey announces plans to begin looking at reopening the economy

MONTGOMERY - Without giving any specifics, Governor Kay Ivey announced during a press conference Tuesday, April 14, that plans are being worked upon to begin the process of reopening Alabama's economy, as it appears that the stay-at-home order put in place April 3, is beginning to help "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 cases.