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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Driver Escapes Serious Injury

Harold Bearden

Terresa M. Wheeler, Haleyville, was treated and released from Lakeland ER for minor injuries sustaind when she lost control of her 1999 Isuzu Rodeo at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Winston County 23 near Rabbit Town. Reportedly, Teressa was headed home on the road she lives on. In a brief moment of inattention, the vehicle left the road. As she attempted to pull the vehicle back onto the road, the Rodeo flipped, rolled over and came to rest inverted next to a drive way. The accident was investigated by Alabama State Troopers. 

Haleyville Garbage Holiday Schedule


There will be no garbage pickup by Haleyville Thursday, Thanksgiving day, and Friday. Garbage normally picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Wednesday and the normal Friday pickup will be on the following Monday. 



TREEES-R-US has free estimates on tree or limb removal, stump grinding, demolition of almost anything. From a chain saw to a track hoe, Nathan Hulsey has the tools and experience to make your property look good. Call 205-269-0198 for free estimates.

Honor Society Delivers to Children's Hospital


Haleyville High School National Honor Society students recently collected over $400 in coloring books and crayons which were donated to Children's Hospital in Birmingham. The sophomores collected the most in the drive. In the photo left are National Honor Society members Sami Warren, Chloey Tolbert, Amelia Townsend and Kaylee Webb (daughter of Coach Webb). 

Extra Duty State Troopers on Thanksgiving Holidays

Trooper Johnathan Appling

The Alabama Law Enforcement’s (ALEA) Thanksgiving plan is to schedule extra-duty patrols to ensure motorists safely make it to and from their holiday destinations.

Between 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, and midnight Sunday, Nov. 29, all available Alabama State Troopers will patrol the state’s roadways, enforcing traffic laws and assisting travelers. To further enhance enforcement efforts, ALEA will partner with local law enforcement across the state to create a highly visible presence.

“We are committed to ensuring public safety and preventing crimes and traffic violations that lead to deaths and injuries,” Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier said. “We will not tolerate individuals who are driving under the influence, and Troopers will arrest the impaired drivers.”

During the 2014 Thanksgiving period, Troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol Division investigated six traffic fatalities, including two individuals who were killed while riding an ATV. Of the other four individuals killed, only two were using seat belts at the time of the deadly crashes.

ALEA and its law enforcement partners rely on members of the public to help promote safety during the long holiday weekend. Collier said, “I urge you to adhere to the safety tips and safeguards below while using Alabama’s roadways and waterways during this season.” 

·       Use seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles and life vests on the water – no matter how short the distance.

·       Avoid driving or boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs).

·       Restrict access and closely monitor teens to prevent underage use of alcoholic beverages.

·       Pay attention to speed limits and driving conditions on the road, and obey boating laws on the water.

·       Monitor traffic and weather reports prior to driving to your destination.

·       Expect traffic delays as Thanksgiving traffic is heavier than usual, with traffic crashes, stalled vehicles and weather-related issues on roadways.

All available Troopers will work additional shifts thanks to a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Motorists who encounter problems while traveling may contact the nearest Highway Patrol Post by dialing *HP (*47) on their cell phones. 

Breakfast With Santa

Haleyville Rotary Club

Fire Destroys Home on Old Hamilton Highway

Harold Bearden

Two fires Tuesday night at 10:30 kept Haleyville and Bear Creek firemen busy well  into the night. The Haleyville Fire Department responded to the first call, a house fire at 515 Old hamilton road, the home of Bill and Glenda Vickery. The Vickery's had fumigated their home for bugs, and were staying the night in a motel, thus no one was home at the time of the fire. The house was a total loss. 

High winds, which preceded the passing cold front Tuesday night, was the indirect cause of a grass and woods fire near the west end of Forester Road, just off Highway 129. The wind blew a tree down across power lines, which sparked a fire. Oneal Jackson, who lived just across the road, fought the fire with a shovel and hoe until the firemen arrived.

Traffic Fatality Highway 195

Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling

A two-vehicle crash today, Nov. 18, has claimed the life of a Double Springs woman.  Melissa Linette Lyon, 53, was killed when the 2003 Mazda Tribute she was driving collided with a 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Myra Jean Vickery, 41, of Double Springs.  Lyon was pronounced dead at the scene, and Vickery was transported to Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.  The crash occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Alabama 195 at the 28 mile marker, four miles north of Double Springs.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Haleyville Board of Education


The Haleyville Board of Education met Tuesday evening, a week early for this month because of the Thanksgiving holidays the the following week. Beth McAlpine was absent. 

The Board approved the financial statements and board expenditures for September in the amount of $3,706.578.00. It also approved the 2016 soccer schedule and the 2015-16 coaching list.  The Board granted the use of the HHS lunchroom by the Haleyville Rotary Club on Saturday, December 5, for Breakfast with Santa. One field trip and four fund raisers were approved. 

The Superintendent and all three respective school principals gave reports on school activities and presented achievement awards to students and faculty members. 

Next month's Haleyville Board of Education meeting has also been moved up to December 15 because of the Christmas holidays.


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