• Miss 9-1-1 2019 Bethany Knight

    Miss Bethany Knight is a graduate of Hamilton High School and a freshman at the University of Alabama obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Music in Vocal Performance and Theory.  She is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship from UA and the Valedictorian of her senior class in 2018.  Her accomplishments include Guest Princess on the Broadway Princess Party tour; 2016, 2017, and 2018 Best Actress Award with Self Express Productions; Miss Hamilton High School; and Class of 2018’s Most Likely to Succeed- Girl. Miss Knight enjoys drawing pictures of Broadway actors as their respective characters which resulted in backstage access at the National Tour of the Phantom of the Opera along with numerous acknowledgments through social media from Broadway performers. Miss Knight states, “Miss America is the ideal representation of what young women should be and I want to hold myself to that standard. I chose this organization so my platform could have a strong foundation and my talent and love of performing could be shared.” 

    As Miss 9-1-1, Bethany will next compete in the Miss Alabama Competition. If chosen Miss Alabama, she will then compete in the Miss America Competition. The Haleyville Rotary Club wish her the best.

    1st Alternate – Thomason Bryan; 2nd Alternate – Ashlyn Winkler; Talent – Bethany Knight; Swimsuit – Thomason Bryan; Mis Congeniality – Brooke Anna Canada.

    The Haleyville Rotary Club thanks all the businesses and individuals who made a contribution to the 2019 Miss 9-1-1 Competition thus ensuring the success of this year’s Competition.

  • Area High School Basketball Tournament

    The scheduled last game of the season for Haleyville Lady Lions and Varsity Boys scheduled for tonight has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tonight was to have been Senior Night. Senior recognition is now scheduled for Friday afternoon during the basketball pep rally at 2:30 all senior players, cheerleaders, and their parents will be recognized.

    Games in Russellville will be played as scheduled. Both the boys and girls HHS teams advance to the area tournament at Curry High School on Tuesday, February 5. The HHS Boys will play Fayette County at 4:45 and the HHS Girls vs Fayette County at 6 pm.

    Go support both teams if possible. Both games will be broadcast live on Paradise 92.7 with Craig Wakefield and David Albright. You can listen on your smartphone by downloading the free Paradise 92.7 app from Apple or Android.

  • Haleyville Rotary Club Miss 9-1-1

    The Haleyville Rotary Club 2nd Annual Miss 9-1-1 Competition

    This competition is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Competition this Saturday, February 2, 2019, 3 pm. at the Haleyville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $10 available at the door.

    The winner of Miss 9-1-1 will be a contestant in the Miss Alabama Competition. The winner of the Miss Alabama will then compete in the Miss America competition. Thus, it is entirely possible that this year’s Miss 9-1-1 could become Miss America. Here is your chance to see the competition from the beginning. The contestants compete in four areas: A non-public judge’s interview plus talent, swimsuit and evening dress competition which is very much public.

    This event is a fundraising project of the Haleyville Rotary Club and your $10 ticket will help with scholarships and other Rotary Club projects throughout the year. The Haleyville Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon in the Boardroom of the Lakeland Community Hospital.

  • PHS She Bears 2019 Marion County Champions

    It’s a 2019 ‘Three-Peat’ for the Phillips High School She Bears again in claiming the Marion County Varsity Girls Championship Friday night, January 25.  The Girls from Bear Creek claimed victories in three tournament games this past week. On Monday it was Phillips over Brilliant 75-32; then Tuesday’s defeat of Hamilton 68-35; and closing out the week on Friday by dominating Winfield 67-40 in the tournament finals.  The Phillips She Bears were the runner-up 2018 State Champions and are currently listed as #4 of all 1A teams in this season’s ASWA rankings.

    Front Kneeling L-R…Mary Ashton Hyde, Lexie Dishner, Gracie Hallman & Caitlin Martin

    Back L-R…Assistant Coach-Jacob Feltman, Head Coach-Scott Veal, Allie Veal, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Amber Markham, Assistant Coaches-Julie Hallman & Deb Cook.

  • Haleyville City Council

    Another short agenda and a short meeting. With all members present, after approving the minutes of the last Council meeting on 1/7/19, approval was made for the general operations bills and purchase orders for December 2018 in the amount of $447,183.12. Approval was made for the acceptance of the low bid for striping of the road recently paved at Boar Tush railroad crossing in the amount of $3,820.00 to WB Builders, LLC. The Council also approved a public hearing to be held for La Cazadores Mexican Restaurant concerning a tax abatement.

    The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be on Monday, February 4, 2019.

  • HHS Lions Sweeps Lamar County Bulldogs

    Tuesday, January 22 – The HHS Lady Lions defeated the Lamar County Lady Bulldogs 65-31 preceding the HHS Varsity Boys defeating Lamar 54-45. The next Haleyville High basketball game will be at home Tuesday night, January 29. This will be the last regular season home game, and it will be Senior night. The girls’ game should start around 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Paradise 92.7 with Craig Wakefield and David Albright.

  • Minor Injury in Two Vehicle Crash/Rollover

    Clinton League escaped serious injury when his Chevy Impala struck the back of a pickup and rolled over. The crash happened on Highway 195 in front of Burger King at 6:20 pm on Monday evening, January 21. Mr. League,  the only occupant of his car, had a minor cut on his right hand but was otherwise unhurt as well as the driver of the rear-ended pickup.  You can see the full moon in the top of both photos. Experienced police officers, emergency personnel and even reporters will tell you, they dread working on full moon nights. More things happen then than normal.