A house on 20th Street, near 14th Avenue, was struck by lightning at 1:08 PM today during the passage of an isolated thunderstorm. With both parents at work, Chris Brewer was home at the time and called 9-1-1 to report smoke in his house. The Haleyville Fire Department responded quickly. however the fire, smoke, and water left the house with heavy damage.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Doug Kennedy, from Haleyville, is a record-setting, gold medal, Paralympian wheelchair racer. No one is more deserving of recognition as an Alabama sports hero than Doug. Doug was nominated by his friend, Belinda Masdon Kimble, also from Haleyville, for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, in 2015. He has been passed by for the past three years, and the ASHOF nominating committee meets again in July. The committee votes to put candidates on the ballot, and then a larger selection committee votes for the inductees from those on the ballot. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Please contact Scott Myers, ASHOF’s executive director, and let him know that Northwest Alabama wants to see Doug in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Please read Doug’s nomination letter below to refresh your recollection of Doug’s extraordinary athletic career. Thank you. Harold and Belinda
Scott Myers, Executive Director, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203