• Haleyville City Council

    New hangers are up at the Haleyville airport. Doors are expected to be hung soon.

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday with Drew Thrasher absent. The Council approved a low bid of $257,250.00 for paving the parking lot and walking trail at the Sports Complex from Central Alabama Asphalt and Construction Company of Tuscaloosa. The Council approved advertising for a Park and Recreational seasonal  employee to cut grass, weed eat and other outdoor work at the city lake and other areas. Don Defoor was appointed to the planning commission and Shane Cook was appointed to the Industrial Development Board.

    With the recommendation of the Park & Recreation Supervisor Joel Sherrill, Mayor Sunseri hired the flowing personnel to work in the P&R Department. James Bryan Lawler – Ground Maintenance at $10.50/hr (full-time) then after 90 days and a favorable evaluation, a pay adjustment to $11.00/hr. Misty McNutt – Sports Complex concession stand at $9.50/hr (seasonal).

    The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, March 20, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Three Vehicle Crash

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    A three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 195 and County Road 11 resulted in one lady being taken to Lakeland ER, but no life-threatening injuries. Kolby Lee Benford, driving a Nissan was turning off Highway 195 onto County Road 11 when he was struck by a northbound Maza MPE van, driven by Opal Edwards. The Nissan was spun around and into a Toyota pickup driven by Gina Bass which was sitting at the intersection waiting to pull out onto the highway. Airbags saved the day for Benford from the side impact of the crash.

  • Police Help Save House on Fire


    A house fire just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning at 1625 7th Avenue next to the Mineral Springs Housing was fought initially with a garden hose manned by Haleyville Police Officers SGT Michael Glasheen and Anthony Nix. The fire was between a heater and an old brick chimney. Haleyville Firemen quickly arrived on the scene and extinguished the remainder of the fire saving the house. The house was occupied at the time but all escaped injury. The house was filled with smoke and there was some fire damage.

  • Haleyville Board of Education

    A reception was held Thursday, March 2 at the Haleyville High School for Donna Jones, who will assume the duties as a member of the Haleyville Board of Education at their April meeting.

    The Haleyville Board of Education met Tuesday, March 28 and approved the board expenditures for January in the amount of $1,312,688.80. After approving several administrative items, six requests for use of facilities, two field trips and four fundraisers, the Board approved the following personnel items. The retirement of Donna Langston, Vicky Brown, Cindy Taylor, Lee Ann Richards, and the resignations of Whitney Todd and Gary Tidwell. The Board approved the voluntary transfer of Kay Tedford from the Haleyville Elementary School to the Haleyville Middle School.

    The next Board of Education meeting will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

  • Congressman Aderholt on Sessions


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama today released the following statement regarding allegations of improper meetings between then Sen. Jeff Sessions and Russian diplomats.

    “The unsubstantiated allegations about Russian coordination are becoming almost like the ‘birther’ issue of the Democratic party,” said Robert Aderholt.“  It is not at all unusual for members of Congress to speak with ambassadors from other countries on an almost weekly basis.  The fact of the matter is that Jeff Sessions is an American patriot who would not do anything to jeopardize the sanctity and security of the country he not only has served for decades, but a country he deeply loves.

    “These allegations are nothing more than a partisan smoke screen to detract from the fact Donald Trump won the election fair and square.  It is like some of the Democrats counted their chickens before they were hatched and now have egg on their faces.”

  • Special American Legion Meeting


    The Haleyville American Legion Whitehead Post 33 will meet tonight at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Joel Mize. Joel is a Haleyville native and a grand-nephew of Private George Harrison Whitehead who was killed in the Meuse-Argonne Forest Campaign at the close of World War I. Mize has researched North Alabama’s role in WWI, principally in the Shoals area where Wilson Dam and the nitrate plants were important to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. In the presentation, Mize will have remarks about Whitehead and Private John V. Hoggle, (Hoggle Ridge Road) and the scope of the Shoals area undertaking which employed Haleyville people at the time. The general public is invited to this presentation tonight at 7.

  • Teacher Arrested

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    Chase Cantrell, a 29-year-old teacher at the Double Springs Middle School was arrested Monday and placed in the Winston County jail facing charges of a school employee engaging in a sexual act with a student, statutory rape, and third-degree burglary.  Cantrell allegedly entered the bedroom window of a girl under the age of 16. The family dog alerted the parents to his presence in the house. Reportedly, this was not a one-time event.

    Cantrell, originally from Hamilton, was a teacher at a Cullman Christian school last year and this was his first year at the Winston County school.

    The case is being handled by the Double Springs Police Department. With three charges against him, Cantrell is being held in the Winston County jail on a $50,000 cash bond for each charge totaling $150,000.