Family tries to breathe new life into mill

At first glance, the Double Shoals Cotton Mill looks run-down, but a new deck outside of a door, freshly mowed grass and lights hanging from an old cargo bay give hints of what could be.

Remodeled mill houses line Old Mill Road, leading down to the cotton mill located at 110 Moss Road, which is getting some sprucing up too from Michael Faucher and his family. The Fauchers bought the county’s oldest cotton mill at auction in 2015 in hopes of making it a home for artists, musicians and anyone looking for a historic, rustic venue.

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(Shelby Star, 8/22/17)