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Friday, July 3, 2015

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Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

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Leading the Way to Good Health

Beth Moore, PT, DPT, ATC

Manager Haleyville Center

Village East Shopping Center

Haleyville, AL 35565


Phone 205-486-8811

Fax 205-486-8812

Large Illegal Moonshine Still Located in Winston County

Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling

As part of routine alcohol enforcement, Alcohol Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, July 1, located and seized one 500-gallon moonshine still and one 55-gallon moonshine still at a Winston County business.

Located in the 17,000 block of Highway 278 in the Double Springs area, the stills also contained condensers, pumps, barrels and pipes. On the site were also approximately 400 gallons of mash, 150 gallons of moonshine, one 55-gallon barrel of corn and 25 pounds of yeast.  Agents then located approximately 250 gallons of moonshine whiskey at a related residence in the 2,000 block of Winston County 18.  In addition, a 55-gallon drum of sugar, a bar set up on the property with gambling tables, 101 12-ounce beers of various brands and 3 liters of liquor were located.  Two vehicles that were used to store the moonshine whiskey on both properties were seized by the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.  

Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier said, “Our SBI Alcohol Unit is charged with statewide alcohol enforcement.  These Agents are dedicated to bringing illegal activities, including moonshine production, to a halt.”

SBI Agents were assisted by the Double Springs Police Department, Winston-Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Winston County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  No arrests were made, but agents continue to investigate. Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the SBI Hotline at (800) 392-8011.


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Haleyville City Board of Education


The Haleyville City Board of Education met Tuesday with all members present. Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Alan Miller, the board approved all the items on the agenda, including the financial statement for May in the amount of $1,248,128,25. Other items approved were Parent/Student Handbooks, Sponsorship assignments, Fees, supplements, stipends and charges, Curriculum and Course Catalogs, Coaching assignments, substitute nurses list, Cheerleader, Band and Majorette/Parent Handbooks, Sports Schedule and other administrative items for the coming school year as well as twelve fundraisers 

Several items were declared surplus and will be sold. See list on the agenda below.

In personnel actions, the board approved the retirement of Debra Hamrick as special Ed Teacher at HHS; the hiring of Mandy Townsend as HMS summer School math teacher; will Romine as HHS PE teacher; the transfer of Rachel Armstrong as Special Ed teacher at HHS to HMS; the transfer of Anissa Ivey, from HMS special Ed teacher to HHS; hiring Lisa Cook and Lisa emerson as Bright Start Morning Tutors for HHS and hiring Annie Murphy as Parent Center Liaison for HES. 

The next Haleyville City Board of Education Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. 



Same Sex Marriage Locally?


Can gays and lesbians obtain a marriage license and be married in Winston County? Is same sex marriage legal in Winston County? It is now. For a short while in February of this year it was possible, but that changed, and then changed again. Today, same sex couples can obtain a marriage license in Winston County, as well as Cullman and Franklin Counties. But not Marion County.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on January 20, found Alabama"s prohibition against gay marriages unconstitutional. Alabama Supreme Court Judge, Roy Moore did not agree. For a short while, the Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore's office sold 4 same sex marriage licenses between February 10 and February 14. Since February, with a continuing legal battle being fought between Alabama and the Federal Government, same sex marriage licenses were not issued. No marriage ceremonies have been performed by Judge Moore since January 23. 

She pointed out, she does not discriminate, she just does not perform marriage ceremonies for anyone. The license is available, but it will be up to the couple to find someone who can legally marry them. 

Holiday Garbage Pick-up Schedule


Because of the July 4th weekend, your garbage pickup may be affected. Sanitation Department workers will be off on Friday, July 3rd. In Haleyville, all garbage normally picked up on Friday, will be picked up on Monday, July 6. Marion County Sanitation Friday pickup will be on Thursday, July 2nd.  Winston County pickup for Friday is being picked up progressively each day. In addition to the normal daily pickups, on Wednesday, Friday routes 22 and 24 will be picked up. On Thursday, routes 21 & 23. 

Haleyville Chamber Has New President


At a recent Haleyville Chamber of Commerce, Will Walker, President of Traders and Farmers Bank, became the new president of the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce. Jade Bice, the past president, passed the gavel to Walker and will continue to serve as a board member. The Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce usually meets at noon on the first Friday of each month at the Galley Restaurant. For more information, contact the Chamber secretary, Natalie Boykin at 486-4611.

Finishing 33rd May Not Not Sound Impressive, But....


Bryton Frost competed at the Skills USA nationals in Louisville, Kentucky this past week. He finished 33 in the nation. That may not sound impressive, until you learn Bryton just turned 15 and will be a sophomore this year at Haleyville High School. He competed against junior and seniors. Shown in this picture with Bryton is Mr. Steven Howard the new Haleyville Center of technology instructor. The true uniqueness of this story is Bryton competed in the Diesel Technology Category and Haleyville doesn't even have a diesel program, only auto! 

Lakeland Under New Ownership


Whitney Howe – Director, Medical Staff Services & Business Development, Cindy Nichols – CEO, Steve Clapp – President and CEO of Curae Health

Curae Health, a new not-for-profit health system based in Clinton, Tennessee purchased Lakeland Community Hospital in January - along with Russellville Hospital and  Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Although under new ownership, Lakeland Community Hospital still offers the same quality healthcare services including: 24 hour Emergency Services, LakePoint Gero-Psychiatric Unit, Cardiopulmonary Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Intensive Care Unit, Home Health Services, Specialty Services, 24 Hour Laboratory, and Surgical Services. Lakeland Community Hospital is still here to provide high quality healthcare to Winston County and surrounding areas.

Car collides With Truck at Natural Bridge

Harold Bearden Photos Christy Barton

A collision between an 18-wheeler and a Ford Focus at the Natural Bridge intersection Thursday morning sent one to the Emergency Room at Lakeland Hospital. The 18-wheeler, driven by Christy Barton, 36, Haleyville, had stopped at the four-way, then headed west on Highway 278. As she continued to accelerate in fourth gear, she saw a black Ford Focus coming through the intersection toward her truck. The driver appeared to be looking down. Barton hit her brakes. With an estimated speed of 55 miles per hour, the Focus slammed into the mid section of the empty flat bed trailer. Barton said, "a second earlier and she would have hit my tanks. A second later, the wheels on the trailer."

The driver of the Focus, Angela Jones, 38, Sipsey, had to be cut from her vehicle. She reportedly had no life threatening injuries. The accident was investigated by the Alabama State Troopers. 


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