The Haleyville Schools Board of Education met Tuesday, June 26, with all members present. Twelve items were approved, including the expenditures for May in the amount of $1,405,174.47. Other items included amendments to the school policies and procedures manual, parent-student handbooks, coaching handbook, nutrition bids, copier paper order, a contract extension and added worker days, and the approval of a low bid of $49,000 to H&H Construction for the electrical installment in a new facility for the Welding Department. The Board also approved two fundraisers.
In personnel, the Board approved the resignation of the following teachers Mary Beth Hall (Pugh), Laura Beth Williams, Brittany McRae, and Caleb Beason. The Board approved the hiring of Jada Mitchell, Brandi Crumpton, Meagan Pugh, Katie Coleman, Jeff McKinney and Callie Pendley.
State Representative Ted Wadsworth, Larry Weldon, Treasurer, David Cummings, Winston County Commission
The Winston Council Arts Council met Monday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Restaurant in Double Springs. At the meeting, J.D. Snoddy announced the Arts Council has recently received two important grants which will enable the Council to reach more student in its goal to provide fine arts instruction in the schools.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Human Resources/Assistant City Clerk
- Job Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with the public.
- Must be 19 years old or older.
- Associate Degree or Certificate in Accounting, Office Administration, or equivalent work experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word required.
- Must be familiar with basic accounting procedures and the maintenance of journal ledgers, cash receipt registers and other accounting records and be familiar with data processing procedures.
Applications may be picked up at the Haleyville City Hall. Closing date for accepting applications is July 11, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. E.O.E – A.D.A.
Shane Cook, Randall Foster, Myleigh Davis, Candice Davis, Bobby Taylor
The Haleyville Lions Club recently donated $500 to help Meleigh Davis to see. Her story is below and she can use your help.
Myleigh is 10 years old and has been diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an inherited condition that causes vision loss at a very young age. As a result, she can only see her surroundings in a blur of shapes, colors, and motions. Just recently, however, Myleigh experienced a miracle when she tried on eSight, a pair of electronic glasses, that allowed her to see 20/10 (even better than ‘perfect’ vision!). Her whole family was overwhelmed by just how amazing the outcome was, but they, unfortunately, cannot afford the $5,000 down payment for Myleigh to get a pair of her own.
Myleigh wants eSight so she can experience the little things that many of us take for granted. She wants to actually see the trees during her hikes, read sheet music while playing the piano, recognize her favorite animals at the zoo, and play normally with her sister and friends.
Please help with a donation by clicking on her name if you have Facebook: Myleigh
The Haleyville Fire Department was called to a fire in a Shady Brook apartment Wednesday at 5 p.m. Before the fireman arrived, a neighbor from upstairs, Cole Blair, went in and removed a smoking pan which had been left on the stove. There was no damage other than smoke in the apartment.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday with Jonathan Bennett absent. The Council approved the operation bills and Purchase Orders for May in the amount of $457,442.40.
After a demonstration of LED lighting by Trent Stephenson of MPE Services of Florence, the Council approved the purchase and installation of LED replacement lights for the Neighborhood Facilities Building and the 21st Street gym for a total cost of $7,521.00.
Resolution 2018-7 was passed giving approval for a tax abatement to Kith Kitchens. The company met the criteria for the 10-year abatement with a major $6.5 million expansion project. The abatement does not include any educational taxes.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, July 2.
Friday evening at approximately 10 p.m. a vehicle and motorcycle collided in front of Goars Market on Highway 13. Daniel Berry, 39 of Haleyville, the rider of the bike was transported to UAB in Birmingham with multiple injuries including two broken legs. He is scheduled for surgery Monday. Reportedly, the vehicle pulled out in front of the moving motorcycle. Just a reminder that many riders are out during the summer months and to take an extra moment to look for the single headlight approaching and give way for the bikes. You could save someone’s life.
Following the indictment of State Representative Ed Henry on June 7, a principal with the Java Group which has a contract to manage the operation of Lakeland Community Hospital, Mayor Ken Sunseri issued a public statement on the subject.
Mayor Sunseri expressed the concern for the charges against Representative Ed Henry and stated the allegations are related to a company he owned prior to his involvement with the Java Medical Group, LLC. Sunseri stated Mr. Henry will not be involved in any of the continued operations of Lakeland. He stressed that none of the allegations against Henry involve Java Medical, Lakeland Community Hospital or the Haleyville/Winston Health Care Authority.
Martha McCormick, CHC, is serving as the interim Administrator until a permanent replacement is named.
Mayor Sunseri stated that Ms. McCormick has extensive experience with rule hospitals and her commitment to the success of the hospital has already been felt during the transition. He also stated Lakeland Community Hospital Nurses, Staff, Physicians, Hospital Board and the City of Haleyville are committed to ensuring that all will have the finest care possible for the community.