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L-R: Grady Batchelor (standing), Commissioner Randy Tucker, and Chairman Roger Hayes.

L-R: Grady Batchelor (standing), Commissioner Randy Tucker, and Chairman Roger Hayes.



Chad Fell
Senior Reporter

DOUBLE SPRINGS  РWinston County has been declared a distressed area or recovery zone through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, meaning the county is eligible to receive possibly up to $2 million in economic development bonds and up to $4 million in facility bonds from the $25 billion made available through the U.S. Department of Treasury to local municipalities facing plant closings with high numbers of unemployment.

 

By Chad Fell
Senior Reporter

DOUBLE SPRINGS‚ÄĒBridging the gap between technical education and economic development is vital for a future steady work force, and figures do not lie when it comes to how the number of needed skilled workers are affected by the high drop out rate.

Grady Batchelor, president of the Industrial Development Authority of Winston County Alabama and chairman of the Governor’s Regional Work Force Development Council, gave a special presentation full of hard facts and figures to members of the Winston County Technical Center Advisory Council at their Monday, Oct. 26 meeting.