• Phillips High Robotics Team Places 2nd in Competition

     

    Bo Green and Eric Wilson

    The Phillips High School Robotics Team, coached by Mr. David Copeland, competed in the BEST (Boosting Engineering Science & Technology) Robotics Competition at Northwest-Shoals Community College on October 6, 2018.  The team place 2nd overall and advanced to the South’s BEST Regional Championship at Auburn University.  The PHS Robotics Team competed against the top 64 teams from 5 states in front of a crowd of 8,000 at the Beard-Eaves Coliseum.  The finished 7th which is the highest any team from the Northwest Alabama Hub has ever place.  The Phillips High School Robotics Team would like to thank, Representative Mike Millican, Traders & Farmers Bank, Mark Sampson, Wood Cutz, CP4E, and the PHS Robotics Team’s parents for your support.  Without you, this would not have been possible.

    The following are the robotic team members from left to right:  Front Row- Andrew Byrd, Nevin Elkins, Seth Anderson, Eric Wilson, Gavin Mallard, Zack Farr, Riley Price; Back Row-Bo Green, Mr. David Copeland (Sponsor), Katlyn Frazier, Andrew Gilbert, Kylie Crane, Abby Sutherland, Alexis Sutherland, Maddie Guthrie, Jade Wilson, Brady Sutherland, Brendon Garrison, and Mr. Phillip Wilson (parent helper).

  • Exxel Outdoors Adds Military Department

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 29 for the new Military Sleep Systems Department at Exxel Outdoors in Haleyville. To provide approximately 14,000 per year new technical sophisticated sleeping bags to the military Exxel utilizes about 25 sewing specialists. This is in contrast to the 2 million mass-market sleeping bags produced with huge machines and regular production lines in the other part of the plant.  These military bags will be shipped to Armed Forces supply distributors and outlets.

    Kurt Wilson, VP, Manufacturing, and Director of Plant Operations is shown above with Dianne Townsend, Supervisor, Military Systems Department who cut the ribbon.

     

  • Arts Council Dinner and Music Program Tuesday

    The Winston County Arts Council is sponsoring a dinner and music program this Tuesday evening, December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Lakeshore Restaurant in Double Springs. You are invited to enjoy the musical talents of the group Hollis and a delicious meal, all for just $15. Tickets are available at the door. The money will be used by the Council to help fund the art programs in the county schools.

  • Christmas Parade Rescheduled

    The rain was the reason for the postponement of the local Christmas Parades scheduled for Friday. The Bear Creek Christmas parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 15 at 5:30 with lineup at 5 pm. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will immediately follow the parade with refreshments at the Police Department. The Bear Creek Civitan Club is having a bean supper following the parade at the Bobby Bishop Center.

    The Haleyville Chamber of Commerce rescheduled date has not been set at this time.

  • $6.3 Grant for Victims Assistance

    Grant to Pay for 88 Certified Victim Service Officers at District Attorneys’ Offices. Approximately %150,000 for Winston and Marion Counties

    District Attorney Scott Slatton, Governor Kay Ivey, Victim Service Officer Gena Holloway, Victim Service Officer Tammy Miller

    Gov. Kay Ivey today announced the awarding of a $6.23 million state grant that will allow Alabama District Attorneys to hire 88 Certified Victim Service Officers to assist victims of crime.

    Speaking at a news conference this afternoon in the Old House Chamber, Ivey noted the need for more assistance for crime victims.

    “The criminal justice system can seem intimidating to people who have been victims of crime,” the Governor said. “I am pleased to support this program, which will provide knowledgeable professionals to help crime victims understand the court process and ensure that victims are aware of other community resources that may further assist them.” Continue reading

  • Guilt Free Old Computer Throwaway

    Ecyclers USA has left 6 large boxes behind the Haleyville City Hall for your old used computers, monitors, cables, basically, anything electronic which is no longer of use but you just did not have the heart to throw away. These items don’t belong in a landfill but sometimes in up there. This Knoxville, TN, based company will take care of recycling what it can and take care of the rest. More information can be found at ecyclersusa. These boxes will be in the City Hall back parking lot next to the old police cars until full. If there is enough demand, the company can and will bring more boxes when they pick these up. Otherwise, this will be a periodic event for Haleyville and the surrounding area.

  • Haleyville City Council Meeting

    With Councilmen Blue Russell and Drew Thrasher absent, the Haleyville City Council still had a quorum for its meeting on Monday at City Hall. The Council approved a $200 donation to the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. where the 9-1-1 phone is on display donated by the city of Haleyville.

    The Council heard a request from Mark Townsend to forgive the $17,000.00 owed by the City of Bear Creek to the City of Haleyville for repayment of the training expenses of a policeman which left the Haleyville Police Department for the Bear Creek Police Department before his full two-year obligation was fulfilled. No decision was made on the request.

    The next Haleyville City Council meeting will be on Monday, December 17.

  • Left Over Campaign Money Donated by Estes

    Tracy Estes, who won the seat in Alabama House of Representatives in the November election had some campaign money left over.

    In the photo with J.D. Snoddy, Estes donated some of the money to Jim Baird of the Main Street Ministries in Double Springs

    Some to the Winston County Arts Council shown with J.D. and Theresa Snoddy.

    The third donation was to Beth Gilbreath, gifted classes at Double Springs Middle and Lynn Schools.

  • City of Haleyville Position Available

    Accounting Clerk

    1. Job Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
    2. Must be able to communicate effectively with the public.
    3. Must be 19 years old or older.
    4. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word required.
    5. Must be familiar with basic accounting procedures and the maintenance of journal ledgers, cash receipt registers, and other accounting records and be familiar with data processing procedures.

    Applications may be picked up at the Haleyville City Hall. Closing date for accepting applications is December 14, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.  E.O.E – A.D.A.