Thursday night, February 7, the Haleyville Lady Lions Varsity Basketball team defeated Curry 39-31. After the girls’ game, the Lions Varsity Boys defeated Curry 49-42. Both teams capturing the Area Championship. Both teams will now compete at home in the state sub-regionals starting Monday as the Lady Lions will take on Danville Monday night and the Varsity Boys will play St. John Paul II on Tuesday. Both games will be at 7 p.m. at the HHS gym.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Park & Recreation Grounds Keeper/Maintenance (Full-time position)
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Must be physically fit and able to perform strenuous work in all types of weather. Must able to operate a lawnmower, weed eater, and other equipment as needed. Work hours may include weekend work. Must have a valid AL Driver’s License and be over 18 years of age.
Applications may be picked up at the Park & Recreation office at the Neighborhood Facility Building, 1205 10th Avenue, Haleyville, AL. Call Joel Sherrill at 205-486-3532 for more information.
Closing date for accepting applications is February 25, 2019, at 5:00 P.M. E.O.E. – A.D.O.
POSITION AVAILABLE: (SEASONAL) Park and Recreation Department
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Must be physically fit and able to perform strenuous work (weed eating, heavy lifting, etc.) in all types of weather. Must have a valid Alabama Drivers License and be over 18 years of age.
This is a temporary Seasonal position. Applications may be picked up at the Neighborhood Facility Building at 1205 10th Avenue. Call 486-3532 for more information.
Closing date for accepting applications is February 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. E.O.E. – A.D.O.
LIFEGUARDS: The Haleyville Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for seasonal lifeguards. Applicants must be at least 15 years old and be certified as an American Red Cross lifeguard. Applications can be picked up at the City Pool and will be accepted now through February 25, 2018. For more details call 486-7969.
New Accounting Clerk, Caroline Thompson, with Mayor Sunseri, Council, and Christy Harbin, City Clerk
The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday with all members present. The Council approved a resolution supporting the protection of local control over public streets and public assets. This was in response to recent actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2018 which took unprecedented, sweeping action to prevent local governments from effectively managing public assets and to severely compromise their ability to to manage the public streets effectively and equitably and requires local taxpayers to subsidize the use of public streets and other public assets by the wireless industry. This resolution supports a U.S. House Bill to overturn the FCC’s actions.
Following a public hearing just before the regular Council meeting, A tax abatement was approved for the new Cazadores Mexican Restaurant, which is under construction on Highway 195. The Council also approved amending the City’s sales tax ordinance to correct any language and clerical errors in the original ordinance.
The Council approved advertising for one full-time and 2 seasonal Park and Recreation employees plus lifeguards for this summer.
The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council was moved from Monday, February 18 to Tuesday, February 19 due to the President’s Day Holiday on the 18th.
Miss Bethany Knight is a graduate of Hamilton High School and a freshman at the University of Alabama obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Music in Vocal Performance and Theory. She is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship from UA and the Valedictorian of her senior class in 2018. Her accomplishments include Guest Princess on the Broadway Princess Party tour; 2016, 2017, and 2018 Best Actress Award with Self Express Productions; Miss Hamilton High School; and Class of 2018’s Most Likely to Succeed- Girl. Miss Knight enjoys drawing pictures of Broadway actors as their respective characters which resulted in backstage access at the National Tour of the Phantom of the Opera along with numerous acknowledgments through social media from Broadway performers. Miss Knight states, “Miss America is the ideal representation of what young women should be and I want to hold myself to that standard. I chose this organization so my platform could have a strong foundation and my talent and love of performing could be shared.”
As Miss 9-1-1, Bethany will next compete in the Miss Alabama Competition. If chosen Miss Alabama, she will then compete in the Miss America Competition. The Haleyville Rotary Club wish her the best.
1st Alternate – Thomason Bryan; 2nd Alternate – Ashlyn Winkler; Talent – Bethany Knight; Swimsuit – Thomason Bryan; Mis Congeniality – Brooke Anna Canada.
The Haleyville Rotary Club thanks all the businesses and individuals who made a contribution to the 2019 Miss 9-1-1 Competition thus ensuring the success of this year’s Competition.
The scheduled last game of the season for Haleyville Lady Lions and Varsity Boys scheduled for tonight has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tonight was to have been Senior Night. Senior recognition is now scheduled for Friday afternoon during the basketball pep rally at 2:30 all senior players, cheerleaders, and their parents will be recognized.
Games in Russellville will be played as scheduled. Both the boys and girls HHS teams advance to the area tournament at Curry High School on Tuesday, February 5. The HHS Boys will play Fayette County at 4:45 and the HHS Girls vs Fayette County at 6 pm.
Go support both teams if possible. Both games will be broadcast live on Paradise 92.7 with Craig Wakefield and David Albright. You can listen on your smartphone by downloading the free Paradise 92.7 app from Apple or Android.
Even though the weather prediction may have missed it for this area for Tuesday, all schools, businesses, and plants will be open as usual on Wednesday.
The Haleyville Rotary Club 2nd Annual Miss 9-1-1 Competition
This competition is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Competition this Saturday, February 2, 2019, 3 pm. at the Haleyville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $10 available at the door.
The winner of Miss 9-1-1 will be a contestant in the Miss Alabama Competition. The winner of the Miss Alabama will then compete in the Miss America competition. Thus, it is entirely possible that this year’s Miss 9-1-1 could become Miss America. Here is your chance to see the competition from the beginning. The contestants compete in four areas: A non-public judge’s interview plus talent, swimsuit and evening dress competition which is very much public.
This event is a fundraising project of the Haleyville Rotary Club and your $10 ticket will help with scholarships and other Rotary Club projects throughout the year. The Haleyville Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon in the Boardroom of the Lakeland Community Hospital.
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It’s a 2019 ‘Three-Peat’ for the Phillips High School She Bears again in claiming the Marion County Varsity Girls Championship Friday night, January 25. The Girls from Bear Creek claimed victories in three tournament games this past week. On Monday it was Phillips over Brilliant 75-32; then Tuesday’s defeat of Hamilton 68-35; and closing out the week on Friday by dominating Winfield 67-40 in the tournament finals. The Phillips She Bears were the runner-up 2018 State Champions and are currently listed as #4 of all 1A teams in this season’s ASWA rankings.
Front Kneeling L-R…Mary Ashton Hyde, Lexie Dishner, Gracie Hallman & Caitlin Martin
Back L-R…Assistant Coach-Jacob Feltman, Head Coach-Scott Veal, Allie Veal, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Amber Markham, Assistant Coaches-Julie Hallman & Deb Cook.
Another short agenda and a short meeting. With all members present, after approving the minutes of the last Council meeting on 1/7/19, approval was made for the general operations bills and purchase orders for December 2018 in the amount of $447,183.12. Approval was made for the acceptance of the low bid for striping of the road recently paved at Boar Tush railroad crossing in the amount of $3,820.00 to WB Builders, LLC. The Council also approved a public hearing to be held for La Cazadores Mexican Restaurant concerning a tax abatement.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be on Monday, February 4, 2019.