Winston County

Winston County Sheriff's Office arrests four in major drug sting


Pictured with the large amount of drugs, cash and a weapon found in the drug stings are, from left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Josh Bennett, Sheriff Caleb Snoddy and Sheriff's Office Investigators Jason Bridges and Josh Edwards.
WINSTON COUNTY - Four of the biggest drug dealers in Winston County have been taken down and over $100,000 worth of drugs with a combined three pounds of methamphetamine removed from various locations in the county,in one of the largest drug stings to do down in at least a decade.

21st Century Learning Grant for Winston County Schools expanding opportunities


Shown are a few of the pre-K students in the Addison Elementary School After-School Program. From left, Branson Traynom, Ryder Roberson, Amelia Woodard and Anslee Massey. Working with them are Rena Parris, left, site coordinator and AES Principal Sharon Naylor.

ADDISON    - After-school programs have either been brought back, formed  or enriched at four schools in the Winston County Schools system, thanks to $4 million spread over the next five years through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.
The grant  provided $80,000 to restart the after-school program at Addison Elementary School, as well as begin new programs at Double Springs Middle School and Double Springs Elementary, according to educators.

Runoff election April 16


Winston County Election Officer Sheila Moore checks polling pads in preparation for the April 16 runoff election.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County voters will be returning to the polls on Tuesday, April 16, to cast ballots to determine the winners in two runoffs, including county commission chairman and county board of education Addison district 4.

Grants awarded to bands, arts council


At the presentation of the grant monies, from left, Lisa Cagle, reading specialist at Lynn Elementary; Marla Price, high school curriculum director for Winston County Schools; Lynn Band Director Rodney Fike; WCHS Band Director Nick Watts; Meek Band Director Zach Cleghorn; Addison Band Director Garrett McCurley; Jennifer Baker, elementary curriculum director for WC Schools; Theresa Snoddy, vice president of the Winston County Arts Council and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy.
WINSTON COUNTY - Music and arts programs throughout Winston County, programs, which are not funded by the state, are now receiving a major financial boost, thanks to over $120,000 in funding through the Alabama Arts Education Initiative Grant.