Troopers in the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division August 21, arrested Nick Bowling Suggs, 50, and Jodi Wallace Suggs, 50, both of Decatur, on Criminally Negligent Homicide charges stemming from a fatal July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake. Kelsey Starling, 26, of Troy was killed in the crash in Rock Creek. Charges were handed down after a Winston County grand Jury convened earlier this week. Officials from the 25th Circuit District Attorney’s Office in Winston County will prosecute the cases. Nothing further is available as the investigation continues.
Efforts to recover Starling’s body resumed this morning and will continue through Friday, Aug. 23.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, August 19 with all members present. The Council approved the operation bills and purchase orders for July in the amount of $431,619.00.
Resolution 2019-25 was approved which pledges to keep monies Haleyville is expected to receive from the additional excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel in a separate fund and to spend it only for maintenance, improvement, replacement, and construction of roads as mandated by the State Law. The Resolution also called for the submission of an application to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for an ATRIP II Grant for funding of drainage and resurfacing of a portion of 11th Avenue and 30th Street in Haleyville, which is the Kelly Hill area. The estimated project cost is $1,385,502. The request is that ALDOT complete all required preliminary design and construction engineering on this project.
The City of Haleyville will utilize local or other funding to make drainage and street improvements, as funds are available, to the streets below at the listed estimated costs, which include engineering and construction.
- 15th Avenue – $221,730
- Briarwood Drive – $72,464
- Brookhaven Subdivision – $455,909
- Hilltop Subdivision – $377,112
- 35th Street, 13th Avenue, 14th Avenue, & 15th Avenue – $131,836
- 12th Avenue, 28th Place, & 29th Place – $163,203
- 28th Street from Dime Road to 9th Avenue – $35,673
The Council approved Resolution 2019-26 with is the renewal of the funding agreement with the City and the Health Care Authority of Haleyville and Winston County.
The City approved the funding of $5,000 for a culvert project on lane Hill Drive. The work will be performed by the County.
Robinson and Sons Company was given the approval to clean the block on the front and sides of City Hall for $960.
The next City Council meeting was moved from Monday, September 2, to Tuesday, September 3.
A phone call was made to 9-1-1 prior to school starting this morning from off-campus that stated someone had been injured. The caller did not state where or make any type of threat to Haleyville City Schools. The connection to the school was when the phone was traced back to a location near the school campus. School officials worked with the Haleyville Police Department and have no evidence that any student or building was ever in danger or threatened. The HPD has been working to trace the call.
Tremayne was presented the 2019 Bama Country Male Artist Award at the 5th Annual Alabama Music Awards Show at the Bessemer Civic Center on July 28, 2019. Amanda Ward Booth, Mike Mayhall and other band members John Littrell & Maurice Lacey Jr., Wayne and Lynette Walker were all present but some had to leave early. Several performances and presentations were made before the 2019 Bama Male Artist Award was made to Tremayne. Mike Mayhall, leader of the group stated: “I want to thank God, all of our family and friends, and the best fans in the world. Thanks to everyone who took time to vote for Tremayne! We are humbled, thankful, and blessed to receive this award. It was a great night!” John Littrell & Maurice Lacey Jr. accompanied Mike on stage to receive the award.
Lakeland Family Practice is now accepting new patients for Christy McAfee CRNP, Family Nurse Practitioner. Her office is located in the Physicians Professional Building, Suit C next to Lakeland Hospital on Highway 195, Haleyville. Experienced in labor and delivery, hospice, medical-surgical, occupational health, and sleep medicine.
Treats diabetes, hypertension, depression, COPD, and gastrointestinal issues.
Weight loss management
Haleyville resident married to Brian McAfee and has two sons Blake and Christian
Come meet Christy during the Open House August 16th 1:30 – 3:30
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lunch 12:30 -1:30 Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The HCS Back to School Block Party was a huge success as hundreds filled the back parking lot of the Haleyville City Hall Monday evening, August 5. The Haleyville Chamber of Commerce provided popsicles and Winston Trailers provided the stage for music performances by Jud Mize from Winston Ramble and John Barton. The HHS band and cheerleaders also performed. The Haleyville Police Department and Winston County Sheriffs Department provided security. The Haleyville Fire and Rescue and the National Guard had brought trucks & equipment. Encore, Traders & Farmers, Lakeland Hospital, FCCLA, HCS CNP, HMS Volleyball, HHS SGA, HHS, HMS and HES had booths and food too. Haleyville Park & Rec had a giant slide. Snow Balls was were a welcomed treat. Great weather, unlike the day before, made it a great and successful event.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, August 5 with Drew Thrasher absent. After approving the minutes of the last meeting on July 15, the Council approved Tim Roberton assisting/Megan Lovett nuisance abatements. Three resolutions were approved, two for matching funds for a grant for wildlife fencing at the Haleyville airport and one for striping of newly resurfaced city streets.
The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be on Monday, August 19 at the Haleyville City Hall.
Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 13 North and Marion County Highway 85 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Both vehicles sustained serious damage, but no one was seriously injured. Haleyville Police investigated the crash.
Donnie Statton, Nick Tucker, Grady Neely, Mayor Ken Sunseri, Vic Haggy, and Brandon Curry
The first official customer for the new Freedom Fiber internet system in Haleyville is the Haleyville City Hall which was installed Friday morning, July 26 by a crew from Freedom Fiber and FiberRise, a contracting company assisting in the installation. Freedom Fiber is unique in that it is running fiber for serious high-speed connections to homes and businesses in Haleyville. If you have signed up with Freedom Fiber, you should see technicians at your home or business soon to make the final connection. Service starting with 100mbs is available for $49/mo. Up to 1 gigabit is also available.