ALEA, HAMILTON POST – A two-vehicle crash at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, January 17, has claimed the life of a Double Springs man. Billy Ray Cagle, 71, was killed when the 1989 Chevrolet pickup he was driving collided with a 2018 Western Star Truck. Cagle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Western Star Truck was not injured. The crash occurred on AL. 195 at the 29.2-mile marker, approximately five miles north of Double Springs. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The City Of Haleyville Street and Sanitation will be closed Monday, January 21, for M K Holiday. Mondays route will be picked up on Tuesday, January 22.
On Tuesday, January 15, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-District 4) was named the ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, which funds NASA and the FBI, amongst other important economic engines.
In a statement, Aderholt said, “It is a great honor to be named the ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science. This subcommittee is certainly important to America, but even more so for North Alabama.”
“This subcommittee is directly responsible for funding NASA and the FBI, along with the Department of Commerce,” Aderholt explained. “The FBI and NASA are two very important agencies to the economy of not only Huntsville but also the northern portion of our state. NASA, of course, has a long history in this region and gave rise to Huntsville’s name as the Rocket City. And in just the past few years, the FBI has built a presence on Redstone Arsenal and is in the process of growing to a level of approximately 4,000 jobs.”
The congressman concluded, “With my leadership on this subcommittee, I will work to ensure that North Alabama continues to lead as we return to the moon, put boots on Mars and travel into deep space. And with the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School, and growing footprint in North Alabama, I will also be a voice to let my colleagues know that North Alabama is in a prime position to be a hub for matters concerning our national security.”
Aderholt also serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
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Coach Chris Musso will become the new Haleyville High Football Coach this week replacing Coach Todd McNutt who resigned from the position recently. The official hiring should take place during a special called meeting of the Haleyville Schools Board of Education at 1:30 pm on Friday. The Board has reviewed and interviewed several applicants before deciding to hire Musso. Coach Musso will be moving from Locust Fork, AL, where he has been the head football coach for 6 years. Musso, in the photo below with his son, a Freshman QB, his wife, an elementary school teacher, and daughter. More photos and information on Coach Musso will be available Friday after the official hiring.
In front of the State Capital Building
Passing the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (Martin Luther King’s Church)
In an Area game, the Haleyville Lady Lions defeated the Curry Yellow Jackets 50-31 Tuesday night.
The Varsity Boys defeated Curry 46-30. Congratulations to both teams!
Congratulations to the Haleyville High School Band, which, along with the 8th Grade Band members will travel to Montgomery on Monday to participate in the inaugural parade for Governor Kay Ivey. The City of Haleyville is very proud of this group of great award-winning musicians who will represent our town and area so well.
The Haleyville City Council met with Royce Benefield absent on Monday, January 7. The extremely short meeting only had one item on the agenda, approving the regular Council meeting minutes of 12/17/18, Mayor Sunseri announced a grant from Homeland Security was approved in the amount of $39,952.56 for the purchase of new digital radios for the Haleyville Police Department. Once approved by the County Commission, the radios will be ordered.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be on Monday, January 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.
The Haleyville Rotary Club 2nd Annual Miss 9-1-1 Competition
This competition is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Competition. It is open to ages 17 (must be a senior) – 25. The Competition is Saturday, February 2, 2019, 3 pm. at the Haleyville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $10 available at the door.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact Ashley Pool at email@example.com.