HMS and HHS 2014-15 Cheerleaders
Middle School Cheerleaders 2014
Alma Rose Barber
Mary Kathryn Evans
Annie Brooke Sadler
Junior Varsity Cheerleaders 2014
Anna Lane Godsey
Emily Jo Smith
Varsity Cheerleaders 2014
Sara Ashton Lowe
Rollover Sends One to Hospital
There was a one vehicle rollover accident on State Highway 129 Thursday afternoon. Ginger South, of Brilliant, was driving the Buick Park Avenue and traveling north before she lost control of the vehicle and landed upside down off the shoulder of the road. The Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Haleyville Fire Department responded to this accident, and the driver was transported to Lakeland Community Hospital by ambulance. The accident is under investigation by the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
Fire Destroys Chicken House
The Bear Creek, Haleyville, and Hackleburg Fire Departments responded to a fire at the farm of Ted Hallman on State Highway 241 North in Bear Creek Thursday morning. The fire completely destroyed one chicken house, but the firemen on the scene were able to stop the fire from spreading to the other structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Lady Lions Open Home Season
Eighth grade pitcher Courtney Eddy got the start for the Lady Lions first home game of the season, and she earned the win for Haleyville. She pitched five and one third innings with three strikeouts, nine hits, one walk, and five earned runs. Senior pitcher, and Mississippi State signee, Holly Ward finished up the game for the Lady Lions, pitching one and two thirds innings with three strikeouts, no hits, and no earned runs.
Freshman Anna Laine Godsey was 4-5 with a single, two doubles, and a triple. She scored three runs and had three RBIs. Junior Payten Townsend went 2-2 with two walks and scored three runs. Ward was 4-5, with two doubles and two singles, with five RBIs. Senior Perri Gilbert was released for play Wednesday and went 3-5 in her season debut game. She hit a home run, had three RBIs, and scored two runs. Senior Tori Pendley was 2-5, scored two runs, and added an RBI to round out the game. Haleyville defeated Russellville 16-8.
McNutt Named Interim AD
The Haleyville City Board of Education met for a special called meeting Thursday afternoon. All members were present. The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Mark Heaton, effective March 10, 2014. They appointed Todd McNutt as the Interim Athletic Director and Andy Lambert as the Interim Head Football Coach. The board also approved a revision to the Athletic Supplement Schedule. No other business was conducted, and the meeting was adjourned.
Haleyville AD to Resign
UPDATE: Coach Mark Heaton has officially been named as the Head Football Coach at Russellville High School. For more information, [CLICK HERE] for the article from our partners at the Times Daily.
Unconfirmed reports state that Haleyville Football Coach and Athletic Director Mark Heaton has resigned from Haleyville High School and will be accepting a position as the Football Coach at Russellville High School. Several players confirmed Heaton met with his team Thursday morning to deliver the news, and a Special Called Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. where the board is expected to formally accept Heaton's resignation. HBTV will provide you with additional details on this matter as they are made available.
Local Schools Prepare for Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration will be held at Haleyville Elementary School April 4, 2014. Registration for last names beginning with the letters A-L will be from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Registration for last names beginning with the letters M-Z will be from noon-2:00 p.m.
Registration at Phillips Elementary School will be April 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
To register your child at either of these schools, you will need the child's blue immunization form, birth certificate, social security card, custody papers (if applicable), proof of residency, and a copy of the parent/guardian license. Also, make sure you bring your child! Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014 to register.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Each year, the National Education Association celebrates Dr. Seuss with the Read Across America celebration. The week begins with a celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2. This year at Haleyville Elementary, the classrooms were filled with reading, special guests, amazing classroom decorations, and special snacks all in honor of the great Dr. Seuss. The photos above show this year's kindergarten classes taking part in the festivities, as well as listening to story time with Mrs. Riggs, and enjoying their visit from the Cat in the Hat. Special thanks to our friends at HES for the photos throughout the fun-filled day!
Haleyville City Council
The Haleyville City Council met for their regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting Monday evening at Haleyville City Hall. Councilmen Richard Bittinger and Jonathan Bennett were absent. The council first approved council meeting minutes from 2/18/14. Next, they discussed and approved clean up in Hill Crest Cemetery, which includes cutting down, topping, and other repairs to various trees throughout the cemetery. The city does not have the needed equipment to make the repairs in such small spaces between the graves, and the lowest bid on the project was Trees R Us at $9,500. Then, the council discussed improvements to the tennis and basketball courts at the 21st Street Gym. The council discussed options for these improvements but decided to look more into the matter before making any decisions. The council will discuss this matter at the next work session and will vote on the project at the next Haleyville City Council meeting.
Mayor Sunseri announced a Zoning Board of Adjustment for March 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the courtroom to discuss a proposed variance for off-street automobile parking. Finally, they heard comments from the audience before adjourning.
The Haleyville First United Methodist Church will be hosting a benefit for Safeplace. It will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Slaughter Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church on 9th Avenue in Haleyville.
Ginger Stone is the Assistance Director of Safeplace. She is also a survivor of domestic violence and will share her story of how Safeplace helped her to construct a new life free from violence. There is no charge for admission, but there will be an opportunity to give for individuals who wish to make contributions to the organization. Light refreshments will also be served, and a nursery will be provided.
Leo's Loveliest-Senior Division
Congratulations to Makenzie Holley who was named the 2014 Leo's Loveliest Winner Saturday evening! Also, congratulations and a job well done to the following ladies who placed in the competition: Kaylin Gravitt- Fourth Alternate, Caroline Walker- Third Alternate, Meagan Smith-Second Alternate, and Audra Rye-First Alternate.
Remainder of the Top 15 (in no particular order): Madeline Smith, Kylie Lovett, Christi Willingham, Brooke Curl, Carly Banks, Breanna Humphres, Kayla Langley, Christine Lakeman, Megan McCaleb, and Danielle Rader.
Leo's Loveliest-Junior Division
Congratulations to Megan Victoria Smith, who was named the 2014 Junior Division Miss Leo's Loveliest Friday evening. We also extend congratulations to Kaylee Collins-First Alternate, Leslie Wright-Second Alternate, Anna Grace Rains-Third Alternate, and Hope Coleman-Fourth Alternate. The remaining contestants placing in the Top 15 are listed below in no particular order.
Maggie McGough, Emma Allen, Mallory Rushing, Briley Burleson, Aleah Bishop, Emily Jo Smith, Ema-Lee Brannon, Maddie Palmer, Reagan Kutis, and Anna Grace Brimer.
Leo's Loveliest Most Photogenic
Senior Division Most Photogenic
Junior Division Most Photogenic
Congratulations to the winners of the Leo's Loveliest Most Photogenic Contest. Both photos were provided courtesy of Tracey Phillips McGough Photography.
There was a residential fire at the Watts residence on County Road 20 in the Delmar Community Saturday night around 8:00 p.m. The Haleyville and Delmar Fire Departments responded to the scene and were able to contain most of the damage to one bedroom of the home. There were no injuries, and the fire is under investigation by the Alabama Fire Marshal's Office.
What's Happening at HES?
March 3-7: Read Across America Week
March 3: PJ Day
March 4: Spring Pictures
March 5: 3rd Grade Play "Seussical"
March 7-8: Renaissance Pageants
March 13: Report Cards Go Home
March 16-19: Advanced Education Accreditation Reviews
March 21: 4th grade Field Trip
March 24-28: Spring Break