• Jones Wins Senate Seat

    Doug Jones won the special election for U.S. Senate Tuesday by a very small margin with one of the largest turnouts for any state election. According to the Associated Press, Moore had 82% of the votes in Winston County, 79% in Marion, and 69% in Franklin County. It was Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville and south central Alabama which made Jones the winner.

    Jones will fill out the remaining two years of the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed as U.S. Attorney General. This means in two years Jones will need to run again for the full 6-year term for the Senate. As has always been the case in Alabama politics, much can happen in two years or even two months or two days.

     

  • Toys For Kids, Not Too Late to Donate

    The Haleyville Rotary Club thank the individuals and businesses who donated to the Toys for Kids project this year. Just a reminder the toys will be distributed to the families who signed up this afternoon from 3 to 5 at the Paradise 92.7 studios at 807 Highway 13 North. With donations lower than in the past the Rotary Club can still use your monetary donation to help purchase the new toys. If you have not contributed, any donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated. You can drop off your donation of cash or checks made out to the Haleyville Rotary Club at the State Farm Insurance office on 20th Street behind CVS.

  • House Fire

    The Haleyville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 2401 9th Avenue, next door to the Church of Christ at 3:41 a.m. Friday morning, December 8. The fire was contained to the attic and was quickly extinguished by the firemen, saving the house due to the quick response in the 30-degree weather. Firemen pulled down part of the ceiling to get to the fire and make sure it was completely extinguished. The firemen were at the scene until 6 a.m.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    At 7:55 a.m. Thursday morning, December 7, members of the Haleyville American Legion Post 33 held a brief ceremony in memory of the events which happened on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The air attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan brought the United States into World War II and the rest is history. Matt Thompson, a student at HHS, played taps as the flag was lowered to half-mast.

  • Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday evening at City Hall following a public hearing for rezoning property off Highway 13 North. The zoning request for R-1 was made by Julius and Cathy Glass, Albert and Sue Dodd, and Eddie and Lisa Godsey, and William and Jerry Whitman, Sr., William Jerry Whitman, Jr., and Kim Balkenbush. R-1 zoning is for single-family homes. In the regular session, the council unanimously approved the request. The Council approved Christy Harbin to depositories, enabling her to make deposits for the city. Mayor Sunseri announced the hiring of Alex Hood as a law enforcement officer.

    Sunseri also followed stated he has been working to find a way to keep Lakeland Hospital open after the end of this month. His said once the hospital closes, it would be next to impossible for it to ever open again. The building is 50 years old. However, this Wednesday, he and other principals involved will meet with an investor to try to find a way to keep the hospital from closing.

    The next Haleyville City Council meeting will be Monday, December 18.

  • Local Attorney Killed

    Jerry Jackson, a Haleyville attorney, was struck and killed early Saturday morning in front of his residence on Dime Road. Jackson apparently was crossing the road to his mailbox when struck by a vehicle driven by an 18-year old Haleyville man. No charges have been filed and no other information is available at this time. The accident is being investigated by the Alabama State Troopers.

  • Haleyville Board of Education

    The Haleyville Board of Education monthly meeting was Tuesday, November 28. The Board approved expenditures for October in the amount of $1,349,789. 89. Board member Donna Jones was appointed as a delegate and Beth McAlpine as alternate to the Alabama Association of School Boards. The Board also approved the 2018-2019 school calendar and three fundraisers. In personnel, the Board approved leave for Anissa Ivey and Mark Burleson under catastrophic illness. Sydney Kiser was hired for the position of Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant at the Haleyville Elementary School. The three students selected for the Mac McAlpine Service Award were Cole Whitten, HES, Hannah Burleson, HMS, and Cjros Vicenti, HHS. The Middle School girls volleyball team was recognized by HMS principal Bo Wilcoxen. He stated the girls had a fantastic season winning many great games against tough opponents The next meeting of the Haleyville Board of Education will be on Tuesday, December 19.