• Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday afternoon, March 18 for the regular bi-monthly meeting with all members except Drew Thrasher. After approving the minutes of the last meeting, the Council approved the general operation bills and purchase orders for February in the amount of $463, 081.76. The Council passed a resolution soliciting bids for a drainage project in Forest Park.

    A second resolution was approved which authorizes an agreement with Mallory Burkhalter to repair potholes and do street patching on 20th Street from 12th Avenue to 20th Avenue, 15th Avenue from Highway 195 to 28th Street, and 30th Street from State Highway 195 to Newburg Road. Total cost for a two-day project is $20,560.

    The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall. The public is always invited.

  • Traffic Fatality

    A single vehicle crash at 3:05 p.m., March 18, 2019, has claimed the life of a Haleyville woman. Carolyn P. Nicholson, 71, was killed when the F-250 pickup truck she was driving left the road and struck a tree on County Road 93 in Franklin County. Nicholson was med-flighted to Huntsville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    The crash occurred approximately 10 miles north of Haleyville. Nicholson was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. No further information is available while State Troopers of the Quad Cities Trooper Post investigate the crash.   –  QCP -Alabama State Troopers

  • Fire at Masonite

    The Haleyville Fire Department responded to a call of a dust bin fire at Masonite Monday morning just after 9 a.m. There was a fire but not in the dust bin. Reportedly, the fire was in a construction trailer which belonged to a roofing contractor.  The fire was quickly extinguished with some fire damage.

  • HCB of Education Rescheduled


    The Haleyville City Board of Education has rescheduled from Tuesday and will hold a working session on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Pride Room at HHS (located in the basement of HHS under the band room) at 2001 20th Street, Haleyville, Alabama.  The Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting following the working session at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Board Room (located beside the band room).

  • Another House Destroyed by Fire

    An abandoned or unoccupied house at 1581 CR 3435 (old Highway 195) was left with a couple of walls standing, but otherwise was considered a total loss. A passerby on Highway 195 saw flames from the burning house and called 9-1-1 before 11 p.m. Wednesday night, March 13. When the Pebble Fire Department arrived, they called for backup from Haleyville and Ashridge. Even with high winds, the firemen quickly extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown.

     

  • New LED Street Lights

    Crews from a Birmingham company which has a contract with Alabama Power is presently replacing all the street lights in Haleyville. These replacement lights are light emitting diode (LED) type which put out a brighter light using far less energy (3o watts) and with a much longer life between changes. According to one of the installers, they will be very helpful on hot summer nights when everyone has their air conditioning on to reduce the total electrical load for the city.

  • Zeto Leaves Haleyville April 5

    Zeto Media has notified its customers it will shut down its remaining internet service on April 5. Zeto, which acquired the cable company from Charter several years ago had already ceased providing cable TV and attempted to concentrate on a better internet service. Apparently, cable TV signals interfered with internet signals. The internet service did improve, but the cost of maintaining the system became too much for the Pennsylvania based company with few customers.  This will end the cable system in Haleyville, which was founded originally by John Slatton in the early 70s. The company has gone through many owners over the years and once the cable company’s local office closed, service was never as good as customers expected. Dish and Direct were major factors in taking many customers from cable. It was a steady decline until the end.

    The Internet is now available only from CenturyTel with wired service and Cyber Broadband with wireless service. There are a couple of satellite services such as Hughes Net and Viasat. Mayor Ken Sunseri stated last week Freedom Fiber should begin installing fiber optic service in April.

    I have been a customer of Cyber Broadband out of Cullman, formerly Total Solutions Guys, for several years. It is wireless and works on WiFi. I have been very happy with their service, but the quality of service depends on your location. It is a line of sight system thus location is everything.