• Marcel Weaver Struck by Lightening UPDATE

    Marcel Weaver, the father of Haleyville Fire Chief Phillip Weaver, was reportedly struck by lightning about noon on Thursday while he was working on his lawn mower at his home in South Haleyville. He was transported to a Birmingham hospital where he was sedated and remained overnight under observation. According to family members, Marcel is at home and doing well.

    A reminder, remain vigilant as to the dangers of lightning. Do not stand under trees or even outdoors during a thunderstorm which contains lightening.

  • Two Arrested With Drugs and Stolen Gun

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    Haleyville Police made a routine traffic stop on Saturday morning, July 9 at 2:14 a.m. on Pounders and Sims Roads off of Highway 195. The Toyota Camry was stopped because the officer noticed an equipment failure on the vehicle. After approaching the vehicle an open container of alcohol was seen by the officer. The driver and passenger were asked to get out of the vehicle. A large plastic bag containing 1.5 pounds of marijuana with a loaded 9 mm pistol laying on top was seen by the officers. A further search revealed a bag containing 112 grams of crystal methamphetamine in a more concentrated form of “ice.

    Arrested on the scene and taken to the Winston County Jail were Luis Andres Castro Sandoval, 25, 1116 5th Avenue, Haleyville, and Jose Rodriguez, 25, 12317 Pounders and Sims Road, Haleyville. The charges against both were possession of marijuana/1st Degree, Drug Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled substance, and possession of stolen property/2nd degree. The pistol had been reported stolen locally two years ago.

    Bail was set at $10,000 for each charge. Both bonded out later that weekend.

  • Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday afternoon for a rescheduled meeting from July 4 with Bud Wilson absent. The council approved acting city clerk Debra Hood to perform the mayor’s duties during the upcoming city election in August. Mayor Sunseri is a candidate for mayor thus ineligible to perform election duties.

    The council approved the renewal of a five year lease on the old city owned elementary school building on 13th Avenue to the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama for the Head Start program.

    A low bid was approved for work on the CDBG project for water and sanitary sewer improvements in the Cripple Creek neighborhood. A bid of $596,842.00 from the Double Diamond Construction Company of Northport was approved.

    A resolution was approved which authorizes Mayor Sunseri to negotiate with a national chain which is exploring a location in Haleyville. Because this will involve a substantial investment and the creation a number of jobs the mayor will be able to offer incentives consistent with those offered to other developers of like size and investments. The final agreement will be finalized thru public hearings as required by statue.

    The city will be making application for funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a grant for two storm shelters to be constructed at the new sports complex.

    The council approved advertising for two new police cars and the hiring of Crystal Whickwire as a Class II part-time police dispatcher.

    Four gentlemen complained to the council about the speed of vehicles on 15th Avenue at 26th Street. It was suggested the city consider installing two more stop signs on 15th Avenue making it a 3-way stop. Meanwhile, the police will step up patrols in that area.

    The next council meeting will be Monday, July 18, 5:30 p.m at the Haleyville City Hall.

  • Football Schedule

    HALEYVILLE HIGH FOOTBALL 2016 

    AUG 19      @Deshler-Tuscumbia

    AUG 26      @Winston County-Double Springs

    SEP 2       @*Hamilton

    SEP 9        *Cordova                  @HHS

    SEP 16     @ *Winfield

    SEP 23                           OPEN

    SEP 30       Madison Academy     @ HHS

    OCT 7        *Good Hope #          @HHS

    OCT 14       @* Dora

    OCT 21      *Fayette                  @HHS

    OCT 28      Central %                @HHS

    ALL GAMES 7 PM KICKOFF

    # Homecoming Game

    * Region Games

    ^ Fall Jamboree

    % Senior Night

    ALABAMA FOOTBALL 2016

    SEP 3  %vs. Southern California    Arlington, Texas

    SEP 10   Western Kentucky    Bryant-Denny Stadium

    SEP 17    *at Ole Miss      Oxford, MS

    SEP 24    Kent State       Bryant-Denny Stadium

    OCT 1     *Kentucky         Bryant-Denny Stadium

    OCT 8     *at Arkansas       Fayetteville, Ark.

    OCT 15   *at Tennessee     Knoxville, Tenn.

    OCT 22  *Texas A&M         Bryant-Denny Stadium

    OCT 29                             Open Date

    NOV 5    *at LSU          Baton Rouge, La.

    NOV 12 *Mississippi State   Bryant-Denny Stadium

    NOV 19  Chattanooga          Bryant-Denny Stadium

    NOV 26  *Auburn                 Bryant-Denny Stadium

    *Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponent

    %Advocare Classic (AT&T Stadium)

    Bold indicates home game

  • 9-1-1 Weekend Was a Hit!

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    Another fantastic 9-1-1 weekend in the books. Rain threatened early Friday night but held until noon on Saturday thus the concert and all the activities became another success story for the City of Haleyville.

    Friday night the crowd continued to build into the evening in the parking lot behind the Haleyville library. On the 9-1-1 Festival stage, a new group of teen-aged girls known as Sweet Tea Trio welcomed the crowd with an acapella version of the National Anthem. The local group Tremayne opened the musical show, followed by Winston Ramble, Sweet Tea Trio and at 9 p.m. the headliner Lonestar brought the huge crowd to its feet with not only their hit song Amazed, but also several songs by Pink Floyd, Styx, and the Eagles.

    An estimated record crowd of 5,000 plus came to the free concert. Street vendors, an antique car and tractor shows, musical entertainment and the annual 9-1-1 and HHS alumni parade provided much more on Saturday.

  • Crash on Highway 278 Claims Two Lives

    A two-vehicle crash Wednesday, June 1, has claimed two lives.  Phyllis Callahan Carter, 67, of Athens and Chester D. Brewington, 74, of Arley were killed when the 2012 Chevrolet Impala they were in collided head-on with a 2014 Hyundai Sonata driven by Joseph Poole, 52, of Stockbridge, Ga.  Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and Poole was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.  The crash occurred at 12:30 p.m. on U.S. 278 near the41-mile marker, three miles east of Addison.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

  • HALEYVILLE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

    THE HALEYVILLE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

     FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016

    DOWNTOWN

    3:00 PM – NATIONWIDE #88 EARNHARDT, JR. SHOW CAR & RACE SIMULATOR

    5:00 PM – KIDS ZONE WITH MOON JUMP, SLIDE, OBSTACLE COURSE

    THE 9-1-1 FESTIVAL STAGE (BEHIND LIBRARY)

    ABSOLUTELY FREE CONCERT

     5 PM – TREMAYNE

    6:10 PMWINSTON RAMBLE

     7:15 PM – SWEET TEA TRIO

    9 PM – LONESTAR

    SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016

    DOWNTOWN

     7:00 AM – ENCORE/SPORTS FIT 5K COLOR FUN RUN

    MAIN STREET AMPHITHEATER

     8:30 AM – OPEN MIKE MUSIC HOSTED BY THE BAND KREEK

     9:00 AM – CLASSIC CARS – ANTIQUE TRACTORS – ARTS – CRAFTS – FOOD VENDORS – KIDS ZONE

    10:00 AM – ANNUAL HHS ALUMNI AND 9-1-1 FESTIVAL PARADE

    1:00 PM – CLASSIC CAR AND ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW AWARDS

    HALEYVILLE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA

    11:30 – HHS Alumni Luncheon

    BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR

    FESTIVAL SEATING MUSICAL EVENTS