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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Guthrie's Express Now Open in Village East

Winston EMA Director on State Board


Kathy Carson, left, of Lee County, will lead the 2015-2016 board of directors of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers, which includes, from left, President-Elect Mike Evans, Mobile County EMA; 2nd Vice President Jonathan Gaddy, Calhoun County EMA; Johnny Brock, Conecuh County EMA; Ronnie Dollar, Henry County EMA; Deandre Kimbrough, Perry County EMA; Bob Franklin, Russell County EMA; James Burnett, Winston County EMA; Scott Worsham, Madison County EMA; Hub Harvey, Shelby County EMA; LaTonya Stephens, Alabama EMA; and Past President Anita McBurnett, Marshall County EMA.

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Tag and Drivers License Expired?


A great way to get stopped by law enforcement officers is to have an out-of-date tage.  When does your car tag expire?  It expires the last day of the month of issue.

If your last name begins with the letter P or L, you have through Friday, July 31st to renew your tag.  For August, if your last name begins with J, K or R, you will need to renew.  This is a state wide system of determining who renews when, so it is applicable in all counties. 

 Marion County Judge of Probate, Rocky E. Ridings, as well as the Winston and Franklin County Probate Judges remind you about renewing your tag, and take a look at the expiration date on your driver's license.  Get your tag and driver's license renewed on time, and avoid a possible fine.


January          A,D

February        B

March            C,E

April               F,G,N

May               H,O

June              M,I

July               P,L

August           J,K,R

September     Q,S,T

October         U,V,W,X,Y,Z & Commerical

November     Commercial

Guthrie's Celebrates 50 Years

Harold Bearden


This year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Guthrie's Golden Fried Chicken Fingers in Haleyville.  To celebrate, the Guthrie family invite you to Guthrie's downtown for a huge birthday party Friday, July 31st.

A special ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. with guests Governor Robert Bentley, congressman Robert Aderholt and Mayor Ken Sunseri. Internationally known Gospel music singer and recording artist Karen Wheaton will be on hand to sing Happy Birthday. 

Starting at 10 a.m., you can enjoy a plate or box of Guthrie's with a large drink and extra sauce for just $5, tax included. Keep your receipt, because at 3 p.m., there will be a drawing for $1,000 cash. If you purchase a meal between 3 and 9 p.m., you will be eligible for a second drawing for an additional $1,000. You must be present at 3 and 9 in order to win. 

There will also be awesome water slides and a calk walk plus a chance to win free food for a year. In one of the boxes sold on Friday, there will be a certificate for free food for a year for one person. Invite your family and friends and bring your lawn chairs, it is going to be a super fun birthday party celebrating Guthrie's 50th anniversity. 

Guthrie's, a southern tradition, with stores across the Southeast, began right here in Haleyville 50 years ago.

Flags at Half Staff


At the request of the President, Governor Bentley has ordered flags to be displayed at half-staff on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, until Sunset, July 25, 2015, in memory of the service members killed in Chattanooga.

One Killed in Collision

Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling

A two-vehicle crash today, July 21, claimed the life of an Empire man.  Curtis Conley Cole, 51, of Empire was killed when the 1999 Ford F350 in which he was a passenger collided head-on with a 2015 Dodge Ram.  Cole was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the F350, Raymond Jerome Johnson, 53, of Double Springs, and the driver of the Dodge Ram, Kevin M. Garner, 43, of Clyde, Ohio, were both airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The crash occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Pineywoods-Sipsey Road, four miles north of Sipsey.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Haleyville City Council Meeting


The Haleyville City Council met Monday with Jonathan Bennett and Bud Wilson absent and addressed a longer than usual agenda. The Council approved the June general operation bills of $409,419.53. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was put into place with a resolution which calls for an agreement with the Haleyville First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, and the 9th Avenue Church of Christ to provide kitchen facilities and personnel under mutually agreed terms and conditions in the event of a disaster. Resolution 2015-25.

Heavy rains early this year caused erosion and drainage at the new Haleyville Sports Complex, which constituted a serious hazard to lives and property and because the City has been issued violations for not maintaining effective erosion and sediment controls during the months of heavy rain, and the possibility of the reoccurrence of flooding and erosion, the Council passed resolution 2015-26, declaring a State of Emergency. 

The council approved two change orders for the construction of the new fire station. One for electrical work in the the additional amount of $13,359.36. Resolution 2015-17. The other change order was for interior work to include additional sprinkler heads, insulation and plumbing for the additional amount of $10,196.55. Resolution 2015-28.

A contract was awarded to the low bidder,  Dymac Contracting, Inc. to pave the street behind the Neighborhood Facilities Building for $112,066.40. Resolution 2015-29.

Carcel & G Construction was approved as the low bidder for site work at the new Sports Complex. The base bid was $435.110.00. Reportedly, the company can be on site working within 2 to 3 weeks.

Littleton Electric Service, as low bidder, was awarded a contract for $429.200.00 for electrical work at the new Sports Complex. 

The Council approved up to $15,000 for the purchase of a Ranger vehicle from Shoals Outdoor Sports to be used by the Park and Recreation Department.

In order to replace a pickup damaged in a chase and wreck involving a fleeing fugitive by HPD investigator, Tim Steien, the Council approved advertising for a new vehicle to be used by Steien. 

Jason Winkles was approved to be hired as a new police officer, pending completion of the Law Enforcement Academy. Shawn Townsend was hired as a Class II dispatcher for the city. 

Mayor Sunseri reported revenues from sales and occupational taxes were up from this time last year, however revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages was down, owing in part to the closures of two package stores. 

The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be Monday, August 3, 5:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Facilities Building.


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