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Free Tax Preparation

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Haleyville, Double Springs, Arley

Free Preparation of Federal and State Returns for Tax Year 2017 will be available from the Winston County AARP Tax-Aide sites with locations in Haleyville and Double Springs.  Volunteers will prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns for taxpayers with low and middle incomes.  You do not have to be a member of AARP, a retiree, or a certain age to use this service. Please note that those taxpayers with complex tax returns will be advised to seek professional tax assistance. These tax sites were developed thru collaboration between the IRS, AARP Tax-Aide, Mayor Robinson of Double Springs and Mayor Sunseri of Haleyville. (more…)

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Miss 9-1-1 Beauty Pageant Feb 3

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The Haleyville Rotary Club is hosting the first-ever Miss 9-1-1 preliminary pageant to the Miss Alabama-Miss America pageant system. The pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. The pageant will begin at 3 p.m. and tickets are $10.

The event is being held in celebration of this year being the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call made in the nation in Haleyville. “This is an opportunity to promote that Haleyville is the birthplace of 9-1-1, an emergency system that is utilized nationwide,” pointed out pageant director Melica Allen.

“We are very excited about the Miss 9-1-1 preliminary. It is possible we could have a Miss America representing Haleyville. Wouldn’t that be tremendous? I hope our local young ladies will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Time is getting close, but they still have an opportunity to register.”

The pageant is open, welcoming contestants from 17 years of age and a senior in high school to 25. The pageant system recently increased the contestant age limit.

“The winner of the Miss 9-1-1 contest will represent Haleyville in June at the Miss Alabama pageant. The pageant will feature the same categories as Miss Alabama and Miss America, including evening gown, swimsuit, talent, and interview. There will be a panel of five judges, four are certified by the pageant system, with a community judge.

“It is taking a group effort to make this come together. I appreciate all of my Rotary members and those who so graciously agreed to serve on the board. I want to especially say a grateful thank you to those who are making donations to the pageant. Without everyone, this would not happen.”

Guest speaker will be Miss Alabama Jessica Proctor. Miss Proctor is a talented and versatile vocalist and speaker. Her platform is “Step Up to the Plate: Decreasing Food Insecurity.”

She was the second runner-up at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014; Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2013; brought Fifth Quarter program and hunger awareness to the international-level philanthropy of Alpha Gamma Delta; University of Alabama Miss Sorority Row first runner-up 2014; 2012 and 2013 Classical Singer National High School Vocal Competition finalist and is a state-level pole vaulter.

She is obtaining a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in music and communications and a minor in psychology.

“We hope the community will come out to support this event and the contestants who work very hard in preparing for the pageant. It is very exciting for the city of Haleyville and Winston County,” concluded Allen.  Contact Melica Allen for an application or more info: allenmelica@gmail.com.

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Haleyville City Council Rescheduled

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The Haleyville City Council bi-monthly meeting rescheduled the first time because of Martin Luther King Day and the second time because of weather is now set for Monday, January 22, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

 

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Lakeland Hospital Operations Extended to March 31

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Over the last several weeks many elected officials and Java Medical Group leadership have been working on a transition plan for Lakeland Community Hospital. A major component of the transition is the formation of a hospital authority which will be used to acquire and operate the hospital in order for healthcare services to continue locally. the Haleyville Winston County Hospital Authority is being formed and hospital operations have now been extended through March 31, 2018. this extra time will allow the completion of ownership to be transferred to the Authority, pending necessary approvals.

This development is a favorable step towards keeping the hospital open and operational for Haleyville and the surrounding area.

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Closings for Friday

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All Franklin County Schools and NWSCC-Phil Campbell

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Thursday Closures

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The Haleyville City and all other Winston County Schools will be out Thursday due to icy side roads and back roads. Temperatures are expected to rise well above freezing on Thursday afternoon and the schools expect to be back on a normal schedule by Friday. From Dr. Sutherland: “We are anxious to get back in school and we know your kids are! Be safe and warm and we will see you Friday!”

Also Closed on Thursday

Haleyville Head Start and Pre K

Haleyville Senior Citizens Center

All Winston, Marion and Franklin County Schools

NWSCC Phil Campbell

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Haleyville City Court

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Haleyville City Court rescheduled to Wednesday, 24 Jan 9 AM

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Road Condition Update

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City of Haleyville Streets and Winston County Road Update:  On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. all Haleyville City Streets and Winston County Roads will be removed from an Impassable Condition and placed in Advisory Condition. Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roads but if travel is necessary, use caution as there are isolated spots of ice and snow on the roads and bridges. Use caution overnight and in the morning hours tomorrow as remaining wet spots will freeze after sunset.

 – Mayor Ken Sunseri and the Winston County Commission

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Closures & Late Openings for Wednesday

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Due to hazardous road conditions, the following will be closed Wednesday:

 

Haleyville City Schools, including Head Start and Pre K

Haleyville Senior Citizens Center

All Winston, Marion, and Franklin County Schools

University of North Alabama

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Double Springs City Court

Fontaine Trailer

Consolidated Forest Products (Lynn & Bear Creek)

Kith Kitchens (Plan on working the next two Saturdays)

Guthrie’s (both locations)

Simply Bunk Beds

Kith Furniture (Production)

First Baptist Church

Family Medical Associates

Dr. Harrison Medical Office

OPEN

Masonite both shifts

Employees should use caution and their own judgment getting to work.

This post will be updated as the information is received from other schools, organizations and, businesses.

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Unpassable Roads!

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All Winston County and Haleyville and Bear Creek City roads were officially declared unpassable at 6:30 p.m. last night. This means if you have an accident on a road declared unpassable, your insurance may not pay. This does not include state highways, just city and county roads.  Please do not drive on the unpassable roads until the danger passes.

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