A two-vehicle crash Wednesday, June 1, has claimed two lives. Phyllis Callahan Carter, 67, of Athens and Chester D. Brewington, 74, of Arley were killed when the 2012 Chevrolet Impala they were in collided head-on with a 2014 Hyundai Sonata driven by Joseph Poole, 52, of Stockbridge, Ga. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and Poole was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The crash occurred at 12:30 p.m. on U.S. 278 near the41-mile marker, three miles east of Addison. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
Performing their number 1 hit Amazed, along with their many other hits, Lonestar takes the stage this Friday night at the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival at 9 p.m. Festival seating means bring your own lawn chair.
THE HALEYVILLE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
3:00 PM – NATIONWIDE #88 EARNHARDT, JR. SHOW CAR & RACE SIMULATOR
5:00 PM – KIDS ZONE WITH MOON JUMP, SLIDE, OBSTACLE COURSE
THE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL STAGE (BEHIND LIBRARY)
ABSOLUTELY FREE CONCERT
5 PM – TREMAYNE
6:10 PM – WINSTON RAMBLE
7:15 PM – SWEET TEA TRIO
9 PM – LONESTAR
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
7:00 AM – ENCORE/SPORTS FIT 5K COLOR FUN RUN
MAIN STREET AMPHITHEATER
8:30 AM – OPEN MIKE MUSIC HOSTED BY THE BAND KREEK
9:00 AM – CLASSIC CARS – ANTIQUE TRACTORS – ARTS – CRAFTS – FOOD VENDORS – KIDS ZONE
10:00 AM – ANNUAL HHS ALUMNI AND 9-1-1 FESTIVAL PARADE
1:00 PM – CLASSIC CAR AND ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW AWARDS
HALEYVILLE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA
11:30 – HHS Alumni Luncheon
BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR
FESTIVAL SEATING MUSICAL EVENTS
Happy Memorial Day Weekend as we pause to remember those who lost their lives defending our freedom.
On a personal note, to all my comrades-in-arms who never returned from Vietnam, I will always remember your ultimate sacrifice.
Haleyville High School 2016 Salutatorian Samantha Erin Warren and Valedictorian Ashlyn Leigh Willis
The weather was great as Friday night as 114 Haleyville High School seniors participated in the commencement exercises and graduation on Bubba Scott Field before a large audience of family and friends.
The Haleyville High School Class of 2016 will graduate tonight at 8 p.m. at Bubba Scott Field. The 114 seniors will soon become HHS alumni. There is a 20% chance of an isolated rain shower. You may want to bring an umbrella.
A single vehicle crash Thursday night at 11 p.m. in Hackleburg left two injured, one seriously. The driver Josef Bates and passenger Brittany Todd were traveling east on Chalk Mine Road and failed to stop at the intersection of Tessney Road, adjacent to the Fairview Congregational Church. The car traveled across Tessney and crashed into an embankment. Both were transported to UAB where Josef was later released. Brittany remains in intensive care with face and head injuries. A witness who was first on the scene and called 9-1-1 stated it was apparent neither were wearing a seat belt. Josef had graduated from Phillips High School earlier in the evening. The accident was investigated by the Hackleburg police.
A two-vehicle crash Thursday, May 26, has claimed the life of a Decatur woman. Louann Jennings Speegle, 69, was killed when the 2012 Toyota Tacoma she was driving collided with a 2014 Isuzu truck driven by Tyler Jacob Pitzing, 26, of Cullman. Speegle was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where she died at 4:47 p.m. Pitzing was also injured and transported to UAB Hospital. The crash occurred at 12:50 p.m. on Winston County 41, three miles north of Arley. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
Five years and one month after the devastating tornado on April 27, 2011, which destroyed the Hackleburg school, the first class graduated from the new facility Thursday night, May 26. Thirty-seven members of the Hackleburg High School Class of 2016 received diplomas in the auditorium/gym of the beautiful new building. The strikingly beautiful structure houses both the Hackleburg Elementary and High School and provided a stark contrast to the portable classrooms the students have utilized during the years of planning and construction of the new school. This was truly a historical event.
Congratulations to the Hackleburg High School Class of 2016 and to the faculty, staff and the Marion County School Board for providing the education and having the faith to rebuild the schools in such a beautiful way.