Monday, August 26, 2013 | 9:08 AM
The offical dedication of the Winston County Judicial Building in Double Springs was held Sunday afternoon to an overflowing crowd in the courtroom on the third floor of the new facility. On hand to honor Judge Bobby Aderholt were L-R Roger Hayes, Winston County Commission Chairman, Jerry Mobley, former Chairman, Judge Mike Newell, Congressman Robert Aderholt, Judge Bobby R. Aderholt, Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice Alabama Supreme Court, Judge Robert Bently, and Circuit Judge Lee Carter.
A mandate for a new jail created the necessity and the planning and work spanned several years for completion. The building began with a "dream" of the then Commission Chairman Jerry Mobley. As Mobley pointed out, the building was built dispite much controversy and objections. Many felt it was not needed. The building contains not only the jail, but courtrooms and offices for the judges, circuit clerk and district attorney.
Judge Aderholt, who retired from the Circuit Court for Winston and Marion Counties, is still working, filling in for other judges throughout the state at the request of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore. Aderholt told the crowd "the dedication had little to do with Bobby Aderholt, but a lot to do with the future of the county, the court system and the Sheriff's department and jail." He said he was "proud for the people of Winston County to have the facility to use and enjoy."