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Single Vehicle Crash

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The unknown female driver suffered non-life threatening injuries after her 93 Ford Explorer left Highway 195 and crashed into the “Free State of Winston” barn Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy of Ward’s Wrecker Service.

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HES Kindergarten Registration

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Haleyville City Schools will hold kindergarten registration on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.   Registration will be held at the Haleyville Elementary School library.  A child being registered for kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2017, before he/she can attend school for the 2017-2018 school year.  Due to current Board of Education policy, only students currently living in the Haleyville City school district will be allowed to register.  Parents or guardians registering prospective kindergarten students are encouraged to bring the following:

  1. The child’s birth certificate
  2. Blue immunization certificate showing that the child has had all of the required immunizations:  D.P.T., polio, measles, and mumps.  ALABAMA STATE LAW REQUIRES PROOF OF THE IMMUNIZATIONS BEFORE A CHILD CAN ENTER KINDERGARTEN OR FIRST GRADE
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Proof of residency
  5. Custody Papers (if applicable)
  6. Driver’s License of parent/guardian

A team of Kindergarten teachers will be administering the HES Kindergarten Screener to all children who will attend kindergarten in the fall of 2017.  Thus, it will be necessary for you to bring your pre-school child with you to registration so we can administer this short screening instrument.  We plan to make this a fun experience for the children.  You can help by planning to make this a special outing for you and your pre-schooler.  In an effort to avoid over-crowded conditions and give each child individual attention, we ask that you adhere to the following schedule:

LAST NAMES BEGINNING WITH        A-L 8:30-11:30           M-Z 12:00-2:30

We realize that some of your work and can only come at certain times.  We will adjust our schedule to accommodate working parents.

It is important that all parents or guardians register eligible children on March 17.

Further inquiries can be made by calling Haleyville Elementary School at 486-3405.

Disclaimer:  The enrollment of homeless, migratory, immigrant and ELL students will not be denied or delayed in accordance with the Haleyville City School Board’s policy File: JBCB. 

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Haleyville City Council

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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.

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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.

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Police Help Save House on Fire

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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.

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Haleyville Board of Education

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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.

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Pre K Registration at Phillips

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Students must be four on September 1, 2017. Absolutely no paper form will be accepted.

Use this link to apply: https://form.jotform.com/70194122783152

Use Site Code 388269

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Congressman Aderholt on Sessions

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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.”

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Special American Legion Meeting

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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.

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