Haleyville Street & Sanitation will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 for Veterans Day. Friday’s route will be picked up on Monday, Nov. 13th along with Monday’s route. Thanks for your cooperation.
A house fire at 4321 County Highway 48 in Marion County Tuesday at 4:40 a.m. took the life of Kevin Pickens, age 40. His wife Leigh and 9-year-old child managed to escape the early morning fire. Haleyville, Bear Creek, and the newly formed Craft Fire Departments responded and quickly extinguished the fire. Reportedly, the fire started in the kitchen area but the actual cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal. This was the first official call for the Craft Fire Department which will be responding along with Haleyville to all calls in the newly designated Craft fire area until December 31. On January 1, Craft will be primarily responsible for its designated area on Thorn Hill Road, Highway 129, and parts of County Highway 48 and Highway 241.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, November 6, with Jonathan Bennett absent. The Council approved a contract for various paving projects awarded to Mallory Burkhalter Paving for $39,476.40. The low bid for $38,153.00 by Shoals Paving was rejected because Shoals Paving is presently not current in paying occupational taxes to the City of Haleyville. The resolution also authorized the purchase of asphalt from the Bunn Asphalt Plant in Guin through the Winston County Road Department totaling $39,900.00.
A change was made to the City’s retirement program. Presently City retirees with over 25 years of service are covered for health care for 3 years or age 65, whichever is shorter. The change is anyone retiring with 25 years after June 30, 2018, will only be funded for 18 months or until age 65 when Medicare should begin to cover the individual.
Because of the lack of air conditioning, a request was made to change the polling place at the 21st gym to the Senior Citizen Center, located on the bottom floor of the of the old elementary school, now Head Start building on 13th Avenue.
Mayor Sunseri announced he had hired Megan Lovett as Assistant Accounts Payables Clerk. Starla Watts was recommended by City Judge Jonathan Lowe to be appointed by the Administrative Office of Courts as Court Clerk effective January 1.
Four members of the City Planning Commission were re-appointed. Beverly Donaldson, Tim Nolen, Kevin Thompson and Don Posey.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, November 20.
The Winston County BamaCarry chapter will be hosting a “Meet The Candidate” November 7th, 2017 at the Galley restaurant. Starting time is at 7 pm. Sam McLure, Republican candidate for the office of Alabama Attorney General will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited, bring a friend and come early to eat!
It is something that happens every day. Maybe not as big a leak as this one, but the Haleyville Water Department is averaging repairing a leak or correcting a problem every day. Saturday, their day started at 2 a.m. with a reported leak on 30th Street. A 10 inch PVC mainline split and was turning dirt into mud. As crews worked for the rest of the morning on that leak, another was discovered around 5 a.m. on a 6-inch line in the Cripple Creek Subdivision. Both lines were back in service by noon with line flushing for a few hours to get things back to normal. All in a day’s (even Saturdays) work for the Haleyville Water Department.
In a close hard game, the Haleyville Lions lost to Central of Florence Friday night 20-18. The Paradise 92.7 Lion of the Week is Gravitt Tucker. That was the final game of the regular season, but not the last game of the year. With a 4-6 record and the because of the wins and losses of regional games, Haleyville, ranked 4th in region 6 will play Rogers, ranked number one in Region 9 this Friday night to begin the state championship playoffs. Because school will be out for this Friday for Veterans Day, the Leo Preview Show will be on Thursday morning at 7 a.m. Please go to Rogers to support the Lions if possible and remember you can hear that game this Friday night at 7 on Paradise 92.7 with Butch Foster and Craig Wakefield.
PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter (Phil Campbell Campus) of Phi Theta Kappa will host an Honors Forum, A Culture in Conflict: Freedom of Speech on the College Campus, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
The public forum will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Lou B. Bevill Center on the Phil Campbell Campus of NW-SCC.
Each year, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society focuses on a central honors study topic. This year’s topic is, How the World Works: Global Perspectives.
The 2017 forum will explore First Amendment rights and responsibilities on the college campus and community. The panel will also discuss the divisive issues which often lead to violent confrontations between those with opposing beliefs and ideologies.
The panelists for the forum are Kenneth Brackins, Psychology Instructor at NW-SCC; Dr. Timmy James, Associate Dean of Instructional Programs; Brad Pool, History Instructor; Michael McClung, English Instructor at NW-SCC; and Kym Robinson, Speech Instructor at NW-SCC.
According to Pam Peters, advisor for the Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, forum topics are selected by the Phi Theta Kappa officers. “We are very excited about this forum,” said Peters. “Our officers have chosen this year’s topic with a hope that it will have a positive impact on our community.”
There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.
A single vehicle crash at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, October 28, has claimed the life of a Haleyville man. Timothy Wayne Smith, 54, was killed when the 2017 Jeep Wrangler he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree and caught fire. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on County Highway 34 near Cherry Circle, approximately one-half mile west of Haleyville. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The Haleyville Lions football team was defeated Friday night by the Fayette Tigers 34-28. The Paradise 92.7 Lion of the Week is Ty Black. This Friday night the Lions travel to Central of Florence. Kickoff is 7 p.m. You can listen to each exciting minute of the game with Butch Foster and Craig Wakefield on Paradise 92.7.