• HHS 2017 Homecoming Queen

    Kayleigh White, daughter of Jamie and Stephanie White was selected at the Haleyville High School Homecoming Queen for 2017. Kayleigh was escorted Friday night by her father, Jamie. She is a member of the Ninth Avenue Church of Christ Youth Group, editor of the Havala Yearbook staff, Treasurer of the Senior Class, Treasurer of the Delta Theta Chi Sorority and she has been on the varsity basketball and volleyball teams for the past 4 years and was selected to the All-Area Tournament Teams for both during the 2016-2017 school year.

    Shown above with Kayleigh are the senior class contestants Emma Baggett, Mea McGough, Chloe Reynolds, and Megan Smith

  • Crash Involving School Bus

    A three-vehicle crash Friday morning just before 7 a.m. involving a Haleyville School bus occurred on Highway 13 South approximately 1/2 mile south of Winston County Road 17. Reportedly, a fully loaded 18-wheeler, a 2007 Peterbilt driven by Justin Gray, 26, Sheffield, hauling lumber struck the rear of a late model Honda knocking it into the left rear wheel of the school bus. The driver of the 2006 Honda, Aaron Williams, 24, Haleyville, was transported to Lakeland ER. None of the children on the loaded school bus, nor the driver, Venita Hamrick, were injured. The children were transferred to another bus with another driver to complete the route. The damage to the bus was confined to the rear wheel. The accident was investigated by an Alabama State Trooper. Haleyville police assisted in traffic control.

  • Update on Price-Good News

    This is an email I received from Linda Parsons today:

    Here is an update on Price. For 2 months, myself, and 2 women with Victim’s Rights have been working on having him put in a rehabilitation facility under the Jimmy Ryce Act. Literally, at the last minute on the 20th, the state attorneys signed a permanent retainer to have Price involuntarily committed to a mental prison facility in Arcadia, Florida for sexually violent predators. It’s an extensive long-term program to determine when or if he will be able to go back into society. He also is now listed on the Florida sex offender registry! I’m so relieved that he is not on that bus ride back to Haleyville! Thank you for everything. Below is a link the West Palm Beach Post did on the update.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime–law/update-man-missing-girl-case-held-civil-charge/t66Vn9CRwVPtzlJr34BdTP/

  • Republican Runoff Election Tuesday

    The Republican Primary election runoff will be Tuesday, September 26. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Unless you just arrived from Mars or live in a cave you have had to see the advertising for the candidates in a hotly contested campaign for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by  Jeff Sessions when he was appointed as U.S. Attorney General. Governor Bentley appointed Luther Strange to fill the vacancy until the position could be filled by the General Election in December. Be sure to vote Tuesday, your vote does make a difference. You will not be able to vote if you voted on the Democratic ticket in the primary. You will be able to vote if you voted on the Republican ticket or you did not vote at all.

  • Confessed to Kidnapping and Manslaughter Set Free

    Chester Duane Price, 47, who was living in Haleyville years ago and pleaded no contest to charges of manslaughter and kidnapping in the case of Andrea Parson who disappeared in 1993 in Florida is being released from prison on Thursday after receiving a 10-year sentence. He will be released without further supervision, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

    Andrea’s mother, Linda Parson feels his release will make it more difficult to find the answer to the question as to where are her daughter’s remains?

    Here is a story from the PalmBeachPost.com: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime–law/new-missing-girl-mom-warns-dangerous-man-walk-free-thursday/t66Vn9CRwVPtzlJr34BdTP/

    Here is a link to the original story on hbtv.us: http://hbtv.us/news/index.php?story_id=1382

  • Haleyville Library Pre-Shool

    The Haleyville Public Library 2017-18 Pre-School Hours will begin on September 21, at 10:00 a.m. These programs are for children ages 2½ to 5 years of age.   Each program typically will consist of a Story, craft, activity, and snack. Programs will be held on the third Thursday of each month September through April. Storytimes are a great introduction to the exciting world of books and reading and we encourage you and your child to join us for these educational and fun-filled events. Registration is required. Cost is free. For more information please call 205/486-7450.

  • Briarwood & Hilltop Street Paving

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday and approved the August operation bills and Purchase Orders in the amount of $517,627.09. The Council also approved additional training for two firemen plus an amendment to the city personnel manual. Two street paving projects in the Brierwood and Hilltop subdivisions were approved. A discussion was held among council members and Mayor Sunseri about the lack of funds of street paving what could be done to improve the situation. No action was taken on the subject. The next regular Haleyville City Council meeting will be Monday, October 2.

  • Auto Depot Smart Car Winner

    In August, Auto Depot started the “Get Smart! The Auto Depot Back to School Smart Car Giveaway,” which was a combined effort of all four Auto Depot locations, Hamilton, Haleyville, Russellville, and Tuscaloosa. September 9th was the day of the giveaway with Travis Milner of Haleyville winning the random drawing. Congratulations to Travis for winning the 2012 Smart Car!