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Sunday, August 30, 2015

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Curb Appeal


Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) recently added a little curb appeal to the intersection of Highway 13 and 195. The curb was removed and lowered for the 18 wheelers which had a difficult time negotiating the turn from Highway 13 South onto Highway 195. If you are approaching the intersection from Highway 13 in the left lane, you should stop short of the intersection on the white line to allow large trucks to make the turn off Highway 13. 

Work is still progressing on the culvert at the intersection of Highway 13 and 8th Avenue, with 8th Avenue closed both north and south at that location. There are road cones to divert the traffic around the work area. You are reminded to slow down going through the area.

Fire Destroys Waldrop Home


Fire totally destroyed the home of Sharon Waldrop, 174, County Road 3215, just off Macedonia Road Thursday morning. The Haleyville Fire Department responded to the call at 9:44 a.m. and spent almost 3 hours on the scene. However, the house was a total loss. Waldrop was down the street visiting her brother at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. 

Rotary Helps Eradicate Polio Throughout the World


October is Polio Awareness Month focusing attention on continuing efforts to totally eradicate it from the face of the earth. The Baby Boomer generation and before knew how devastating polio could be. Polio crippled and even resulted in death in the worse cases. Polio was feared the same or perhaps worse than HIV is today.

Rotary International has been funding efforts by the World Health Organization for many years. As a result, polio has been effectively eradicated from the Western Hemisphere and is only found in three third world countries today. 

When Bill and Melina Gates (Microsoft) decided to start sharing their fortune for a good cause, they found no better than Rotary International. A few years ago, Gates made an offer to all Rotary Clubs in the form of matching funds for the purpose of continuing and finishing the effort to eliminate it completely. 

Like all clubs throughout the world, the Haleyville Rotary Club has contributed toward that effort. 

The problem has been third world countries not allowing the polio immunization to be distributed to their citizens for fear of Americans. By hiring workers from other countries to distribute the immunizations, some progress has been made. The effort has been extremely expensive, but worth it.

Locally, a group is being formed for the survivors of polio, many of whom still suffer from Post Polio Syndrome and it's many problems. If you, or someone you know, has had polio and suffer from Post Polio Syndrome, please contact Annette Casteel at 205-412-7007. 

Haleyville Board of Education


The Haleyville City Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting Tuesday and approved the financial statements and board expenditures for July in the amount of $1,339,419.97. The board also approved the following items:

- Substitue teacher list

- Haleyville Middle School, JV and Varsity volleyball schedule

- Service agreements for the 2015 HHS football season

- Fresh fruit and vegetable program assignment

- Amended list of coaching assignments

- A community partnership between Children's Policy Council and Haleyville City Schools for the purpose of sharing 20% of State at Risk Funds

- Students policy

- ATBE General Liability/Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance Fund Participation

- Lunchroom substitute list

- Allow the Haleyville Rotary Club use of the HMS cafeteria September 18 for the pre-football game Renaissance Dinner.

- Allow Annie Murphy, Ann Mott and Vicki Bishop the use of the HES facilities to provide supplemental educational services after school for HES students.

- One field trip and twelve fundraisers

Under Personnel, the board approved:

- The retirement of Marlene Hicks as Paraprofessional at Haleyville Middle School

- The resignation of Lynn Sherrill as Paraprofessional at HMS

- Hire Susan Lollar and Cecil Reynolds as Paraprofessionals at HMS

- Hire Misty Norris as District payroll/Human Resources Bookkeeper

The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville Board of Education will be Tuesday, September 22. 

Open House to Welcome Dr. McCaleb


Open House


Holly Slatton McCaleb, MD

Sunday, August 30

2-4 p.m.

Jerry Harrison Family Practice

Power Outage to Close T&F Bank For a Day


The planned power outage last Thursday for the west end of downtown Haleyville was postponed and will occur Tuesday. Because Alabama Power crews worked throughout the night last Wednesday on storm outages, the planned work downtown had to be postponed till Tuesday, August 24. This outage will affect several businesses including Traders and Farmers Bank downtown and in turn the two Haleyville branch offices at the drive-thu across from the First Baptist Church and the West House. All three share a common computer server system downtown. The Bear Creek, Lynn and Double Springs Traders and Farmers Bank offices will be open. If you planned to bank at T&F in Haleyville on Tuesday, you may want to do that Monday or Wednesday. 


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NWSCC Receives Upward Bond Money

Trent Randolph

The Upward Bound program at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been funded for $642,600 by the U.S. Department of Education.

Upward Bound housed at NW-SCC consists of two programs which will receive funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

§  Phil Campbell Program - $369,600; serves specified schools in Colbert, Franklin, and Winston County

§  Muscle Shoals Program - $273,000; serves specified schools in Colbert, Florence City, and Lauderdale County

"The Upward Bound Program along with the other TRIO programs housed here at Northwest-Shoals are vital to so many of the people in Northwest Alabama,” said NW-SCC President Dr. Humphrey Lee. "The services offered by the TRIO Programs are designed to remove obstacles toward a post-secondary education. Without these programs many students would not be able to realize their dream of a college degree.”

The Upward Bound Program identifies and assists those who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on and complete their postsecondary education.

The Upward Bound program is one of three TRiO programs, including Talent Search and Student Support Services, at NW-SCC. The programs are 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

HHS Lions Defeated by Winston County


The Haleyville Varsity Lions Football team lost to Winston County High 28-19 Friday night in the first game of the season for both teams. The game gave both teams a real chance to play against an opponent. The Winston County Yellow Jackets came ready to play, and play they did. 

This coming Friday night Haleyville will play again at home against Red Bay. Red Bay (2A) won against Colbert Heights High School (3A) last Friday night 25-13. The full schedule for HHS can be found in the hbtv.us archives. 


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