The Haleyville City Council met Monday with Councilman Jonathan Bennett absent. Mayor Sunseri read a Proclamation for the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week which is April 14 – 2o. The general operation bills and purchase orders were approved in the amount of $609,493.97. A Resolution was approved which recognizes the month of April as Fair Housing Month throughout the U.S.
The Council approved the sale of city-owned surplus property trucks and trailers to the highest bidders. Approval was made to lease the south parking lot of the South Haleyville Church of Christ for no compensation other than the maintenance of the lot. The parking lot will be used for the Park and storm shelter located across the street at the Scout Hut.
Approval was made for the purchase of a new bucket truck in the amount of $109,364.00 and a mower for Park and Rec in the amount of $12,959.20.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.
The Haleyville Lions Club and Paradise 92.7 annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 20, at 10:00 am at the Haleyville High School football field. Come early! There will be 10,000 Easter Eggs. Pick the right egg and win one of the 20 prize baskets to be given away. If your child picks one of the 10 special eggs from Paradise 92.7 they will win $5 in cash and a Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut.
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. at the HHS Gym will be a unique evening of jazz with the HMS and HHS Jazz Bands and very special guests, Dr. Lloyd Jones, and the UNA Studio Jazz Ensemble! Admission is $5 for adults, with all proceeds going to support the Haleyville Schools growing band program.
2019 Outstanding Administrator Award Recipient, Dr. Holly W. Sutherland ’99 ‘00, Superintendent of Haleyville City Schools, Haleyville, Alabama
Each year, graduates of the Auburn University College of Education who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or the college are recognized at the Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony. One of these awards is the Outstanding Administrator Award which recognizes a graduate of the college who is in an administrative/supervisory role; e.g., superintendent, principal, director, supervisor, coordinator; can be from a school, university, agency, or community setting.
A local businessman and one time TV evangelist Stanley Adair announced on Thursday, April 11, he was a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. His public announcement as a candidate was in his hometown of Haleyville. Adair stated he was a supporter of Trump, pro-life and the 2nd amendment. Getting an early start on campaigning, he promised to visit all 67 counties between now and the Republican primary in March of 2020 with the general election in November of 2020. You will be able to follow his campaign on Facebook and on his website at https://www.stanleyadairforsenate.com/
A one vehicle crash at 5:50 a.m. on April 10, 2019, has claimed the life of a Russellville man. Larry M. Wade, 46, was killed when the 2000 Toyota Tundra, he was driving, left the roadway in a curve and overturned. Wade was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on County Road 60, 4.5 miles north of Russellville. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The Rev. Sid Burgess, 70, a former pastor at the Edgewood Presbyterian Church from 1990 through 2013 in Homewood and an avid hiker was last seen at 11 a.m. Saturday at White Creek Falls in Double Springs. His vehicle was later found at the entrance to Randolph Trailhead where he had entered for a day hike. Although hampered by rain and nighttime darkness, over the weekend, search teams continued looking until he was located alive just before noon Tuesday, April 9. He was transported by ambulance to Princeton in Birmingham. Approximately 200 people are reported missing in the Bankhead every year. Fortunately, like Burgess, most all have a good ending.
Mr. and Miss Havala is the most prestigious award given at Haleyville High School. Teachers select twenty juniors and seniors based on academics, character, extracurricular activities, community and church involvement. They then compile their resumes, recommendation letters, an essay and participate in a rigorous interview with out-of-town judges.
Miss Havala, 2019, Miss Mary Kathryn Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Evans. Mr. Havala, Mr. Benjamin Lowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Lowman.
1st Alternates, Miss Anna Grace Rains, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Rains, and Mr. Rusty Frost, son of Mr. Chris Frost and Ms. Casey Frost.
2nd Alternates, Miss Alli Temple, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Al Temple and Mr. Drake Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Robertson.
A 5-month-old baby boy was pronounced dead at the Lakeland Hospital Tuesday, morning April 2 around 8 a.m. by Winston County Deputy Corner Tracey Yealock. Reportedly, the baby was brought to the hospital by the boy’s father. The baby had been left with his father by his mother around midnight Monday at the Imperial Inn Motel. The Haleyville Police Department is investigating awaiting a report from the Alabama Forensic Lab in Huntsville on the cause of death.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, April 1 with Royce Benefield absent. The Council approved a resolution which assigns administration and collection service of sales, consumer’s use, and business license for the City of Haleyville to Public Resource Management Alliance Corporation. This will become effective on 1 June.
A second resolution approved by the Council was for declaring certain items of personal property which are no longer needed as being surplus and authorizing the disposal of the unneeded property. The following items were on the list which will be sold to the highest bidder on GovDeals.com and/or sealed bids.
1982 Mack R68ST Truck – VIN #JWG0BK1BXML001040
1994 Low Boy Trailer – VIN #1M2N179C0CA077471
2000 International 4000 Series- VIN #HTCABN5YH225965
1993 Ford F700- VIN#1F0WK74C4PVA38471
1999 Ford 150- VIN #1FTZF1729XNB99288
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City hall.