Tomorrow is election day in Haleyville. You are urged to exercise your right as an American citizen and go to the polls to vote. It will be a relative short ballot, with few names and should only take you a few minutes to complete.
The names of the candidates for the Haleyville city council and school board who were unopposed will not be on the ballot. The names and positions you will see will be Ken Sunseri and Valerie Taylor for Mayor of Haleyville and City Council place number 3, George H. Russell and Christopher Jordan Wilson. For place number 5 on the Haleyville School Board, Donna Jones and Stephen Bud Wilson. While this is a very short ballot, it is nevertheless very important.
Complete election returns will be posted shortly after the election on hbtv.us.
When we watch the news and see the controversial things that are going on in our Nation, We must realize some of these issues will face our State, our City , and even our School. We must carefully choose a candidate that will honor the conservative values that we share in our community. I firmly represent the common working man and woman and a fair and unbiased education for their children. I have zero alliances within the school. I have a proven record of standing firm on difficult decisions in my eight years on the city council. Vote for Bud Wilson, Board of Education place#5 on August 23rd.
Paid Political, Bud Wilson, Haleyville
The Haleyville Lions Varsity football team travels to Tuscumbia tonight for the opening game of the season against the Deshler Tigers. Kickoff time for tonight and every game all season is 7 p.m. Coach Bo Culver says the boys are ready for the for games to begin. New this year, the Lions will be wearing chrome helmets as shown above.
Next week, August 26, the Lions travel to Double Springs to Play Winston County. The next week, September 2, the Lions will take on Hamilton at Hamilton. The first home game will be September 9 against Cordova at Bubba Scott Field.
You are urged to travel with and support the Lions at Deshler. If you cannot, listen to the play-by-play live on Paradise 92.7 with Butch Foster and Craig Wakefield.
Thursday morning at 7 a.m. a tractor-trailer truck driver was looking for AMS supply in Bear Creek and decided to cross the railroad tracks to turn his rig around. The first crossing was successful but in an attempt to cross back onto Highway 13 the undercarriage or landing gear of his trailer hung up on the Gin Street crossing. The driver got out of the truck and was across the highway about to call for help in when a single engine north-bound Norfork Southern train rounded the curve and saw the stranded truck. The engineer applied brakes and witnesses said it looked like a slow motion crash. No one was injured. Once the train was backed away, the truck was successfully freed by Lyle’s wrecker service.
Please join us at Lakeland Community Hospital for this important end of summer blood drive on the bloodmobile: Friday, August 19 10am to 2pm, 42024 Hwy 195, Haleyville.
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The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now and help save patient lives. All blood types are urgently needed.
o While thousands of people from across the country have responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.
o All eligible donors are encouraged to make and keep blood and platelet donation appointments to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.
o On average, the Red Cross must collect 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
o Blood and platelets are needed for many different reasons. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood.
o The Red Cross is grateful to those who have stepped up to give this summer.
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The Haleyville City Council met Monday and approved the regular operating bills and purchase orders for July in the amount of $430,413.77. The non-educational tax abatement for American Manufacturing which had been previously discussed was approved for a 10 year period.
The purchase of two police cars was approved from the low bidder, John Carpenter Ford in Moulton for a total cost of $46,930.44. The other bid was from Long-Lewis for $49,240.00.
Mayor Ken Sunseri read a portion of the financial statements for the city’s fiscal year which ended September 30, 2015. The report highlights stated the City’s net position exceeded its liabilities by $8,221,607. At the government-wide level, total assets and deferred outflows of resources increased by $3,076,078 and total liabilities and deferred inflows of resources increased by $1,691,941 from the prior year.
The City’s governmental funds reported a combined ending fund balance of $3,428,292, an increase of $431,539 from the prior year. The portion of the total ending balance that can be spent at the City’s discretion is $2,581,104 and is presented as unassigned fund balance in the governmental fund’s balance sheet.
Total revenues for the City’s governmental activities increased by $199,267, or 2.5% from the prior year. The City recorded a gain on disposal of fixed assets of $1,247,269 which was largely due to the sale of the old City Hall building.
Total expenditures for the City’s governmental activities decreased by $154,458, or 2.58% from the previous year. The majority of this decrease is due to lower interest costs due to the refinancing of long-term debt in the later part of the year.
You can get a complete copy of the financial report with a request to city hall.
The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Tuesday, September 7, postponed from the day before because of Labor Day.
Paid Political, Bud Wilson, CR 470, Haleyville, AL