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The Haleyville City Council meeting which would normally be this afternoon, the first Monday of the month, has been rescheduled for next week, Monday,
The U.S. Flag at the Haleyville City Hall is at half-mast as proclaimed by President Trump for those in Las Vegas. Two of the dead were reportedly off-duty police officers. Flags are to be flown at half-mast until sunset on Friday,
The Haleyville City Council met Monday morning and approved the FY-2015-16 audit as presented by Dicky Sparks, CPA, from Red Bay. Spanks has audited the city’s finances for many years and spoke highly of the city employees who were always the most professional and prepared and praised the city as a whole. He stated the city is in great financial shape.
Two former police vehicles, a 2003 and a 2005 Ford Crown Victorias were declared as “surplus” and can be sold to the highest bidder.
The council failed to hire an Acting City Clerk to replace Debra Hood who will be retiring this year. Richard Bittinger made a motion to hire Emily Farris but failed to get a majority vote from the Council. Royce Benefield made a motion to hire Christy Harbin, which also failed to get a majority vote. With no other motions, no one was hired, which necessitated the postponement of two other items on the agenda. The appointment of an acting revenue/clerk accounts payable clerk and advertising for an assistant account payable clerk were effectively tabled.
The Council did approve the advertising for a full-time policeman and part-time dispatcher. They also approved the purchase of a used pickup for use by the Street Department.
The next regular meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday.
The Haleyville Lions varsity football team scored their first victory of the season last Friday night by defeating the Winston County Yellow Jackets at Bubba Scott Field 54-20. The Lion of the Week was Jordan Steele. The Lions have another home game this Friday against the Hamilton Aggies. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Six young people were injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning just after 4 a.m. on Highway 129 approximately one mile south of Grace Baptist Church. One male and 4 females were transported by ambulance to ECM and Lakeland emergency rooms with none life-threatening injuries. One girl was airlifted to UAB in Birmingham. One girl refused medical attention and stayed at the scene. Reportedly the group had been to Wal-Mart in Haleyville to purchase cigarettes and was traveling south on Highway 129 when the red dual-cab pickup left the highway and went down an embankment on the south side of the road. Haleyville police responded and found the six inside the truck which had caught on fire. They were quickly extracted. The Haleyville Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames.
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The Haleyville City Council will meet at 5:30 today at the Haleyville City Hall.