A two-vehicle crash at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, has claimed the life of a Dora man. Allen Dale Talley, 34, was killed when the 2006 Suzuki Aerio he was driving collided with a 2016 Hino Truck driven by Terry Wayne Tidwell, 69, of Double Springs. The crash occurred on Sipsey Road, approximately six miles east of Jasper. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
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Haleyville 5-6th Grade Girls volleyball team traveled to Hamilton November 10 to compete in the Park and Recreation State All-Star Volleyball Competition. They started with 3 sets against Jasper Black for the win, next going undefeated on the day versus Alexander City, Jasper Gray and finally 3 sets for the win against Boaz 15-11 in the Championship to be crowned the 2018 Park And Recreations All-Star State Champions.
Top left to Right: Coach Ashley Vandiver, Rylee Edwards, Adyson Fralix, Kaileigh Harrison, Ella Vandiver, Elis Godsey, Posey Whiteside, Coach Jayme Hall
Bottom-Brooklyn Walton, Hope Swims, Gracie Hall, Brylee Henderson
– Submitted by Amy Swims –
Haleyville Firemen braved the below-freezing temperature Sunday morning at 5:40 a.m. to fight a house fire located at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 22nd Street, a block behind Jack’s. The lone occupant got out, but then returned in an unsuccessful attempt to recover his dog. Dwayne Kois, 40, was transported by ambulance to the Russellville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The exact cause of the blaze is unknown but is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall. The house was a total loss.
Mayor Ken Sunseri, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) renders a salute at the Haleyville War Memorial after placing the wreath as HHS student Matt Thompson played taps. the Veterans Parade followed the laying of the ceremony, then a luncheon at the American Legion Post 33.
This Sunday, November 11 is Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. In celebration of Veterans Day and this historical event, please tune in this Sunday to Paradise 92.7 at 1 p.m. for a special 2 hour program of patriotic music by the U.S. Marine Band and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and orchestra. The program is in 30 min segments beginning at 8 a.m. and again at 1 pm. this Sunday. You have never heard anything so moving and inspiring as the patriotic program you will hear this Sunday at 8 am. and 1 pm. only on Paradise 92.7.
The Midterm Election had no big surprises in Winston County which has been a predominately Republican County since just after the Civil War. With no opposition, all the candidates from Judges Carter and Newell, Sheriff Moore, Commissioners Everett and Cummings, Probate Judge Moore, and Circuit Clerk Snoddy were all reelected. Both Republicans, Proncey Robertson and Stacy Estes where elected as State Representatives.
The local referendum which gives the County Corner a pay raise also passed. Thanks to Probate Judge Moore, the complete returns can be found below.
The Haleyville City Schools now has a full-time School Resource Officer (SCR). Billy James, a former State Probation Officer was hired by the HCS at $15.00/hour and began work on Monday. James was hired through the city, but all his expenses including pay, uniform and equipment will be provided by the HCS.
With all members present, the Council approved Change Order #2 to a 2018 Paving Project. The contractor, Burkhalter Paving, requested the change to adjust the asphalt quantity and placement of asphalt on additional streets. The base bid was for 350 lbs/sq/yd and the company actually used only 200lbs/sq/yd. The addition asphalt was placed on additional streets. The Council approved a street light at Knight Road and Highway 13 (5). Led light for the Sports Complex Parking Lot and a blower for the Street Department were approved.
The next scheduled Haleyville City Council meeting will be Monday, November 19.
This is the one local referendum which should be approved by the voters.
This referendum seeks to adjust the salary for the Winston County Coroner in line with current realities. The current salary is less than $80.00 per month to pay for an official responsible for investigating and certifying the cause of every “unattended” death which happens in Winston County 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
The change, if approved, would increase the pay to around $10,000 per year. The job requires a response to every fatal accident, homicide, drug death and every suspicious death which occurs in the county. In addition, new requirements require the coroner to approve every death scheduled for cremation and review every hospice death. The coroner actually pronounces death in over 100 cases a year where the patient is simply not under the care of a physician.
Many cases require the coroner to take charge and custody of remains until an autopsy can be scheduled and conducted by forensic sciences and then issue and sign the death certificate.
The demands of this position have changed drastically over the years. Accuracy and thoroughness are critical to criminal prosecutions. We cannot expect anyone to respond throughout the county at all hours of the day and night for less than $1.80 an hour.
Dr. David Sunseri with parents Kay and Ken Sunseri
David Sunseri started his education with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Alabama. He continued his education at Florida State University by pursuing his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with a focus on chromatography.
In August of this year, Dr. Sunseri was appointed CEO of PMI BioPharma Solutions. In this position, he is responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the company. His previous role as Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development and Chief Business Development Office within PMI Bio held him responsible for leading developmental programs and providing new business opportunities to drive growth for the company. This experience has prepared him for his new role, which he is excited to take.
Dr. Sunseri stays connected by serving on UNA’s Foundation Board of Directors. He is the Treasurer of the Foundation; Chair of the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee; and member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council.