The Haleyville City Schools Board of Education met Tuesday, June 25 with the new President of the Board, Donna Jones presiding. The Board approved the operation bills for May in the amount of $1,356,724.85. The Board also approved policies, handbooks, guides, meal prices, sports schedules, the purchase of 220 Chromebooks for the HES and HMS for $44,850.00 and a 4% pay raise for the teachers. Two field trips and two fundraisers were also approved. A total of 27 personnel actions was approved, which included seven resignations, two medical leaves, several transfers and new hires including a probationary contract of Davey Reed as Haleyville High School Principal.
A special award was presented to Jon Luke Sauls on winning the Alabama Association of School Board’s “Road to Success” 1st Place Video for Haleyville High School!
The Haleyville Police Department is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy reportedly brought to the Lakeland Community Hospital Sunday morning, June 23. The boy allegedly died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot. The boy’s body was sent to the State Forensic Lab in Huntsville.
The victim of the shooting has been identified as 2-year old Tripp, son of Bill and Alicia Hood.
A two-vehicle crash Friday at 4:20 p.m., June 21, 2019, has claimed the life of a Double Springs man. Jonathan Gunter, age 28, was killed when his Ford F150 truck collided with a tractor-trailer truck. Gunter was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on AL 13 near the 252-mile marker, 13 miles north of Eldridge. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The paving continues through Friday on 20th Street and 20th Avenue in Haleyville.
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As storms moved through Northwest Alabama late Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Several trees were reported down in the Haleyville, Ashridge, and Lynn areas. Members of the Lynn Fire and Rescue were out most of the night removing trees which had fallen and blocked Highway 5 and County Road 25. No buildings were reported damaged and no one was injured from the high winds and storms.
Work began Wednesday, June 19 on 20th Street on a repaving project from CVS to the HHS football field and 20th Avenue. The stripping and paving should be complete by Friday, June 21. If you travel in the area, look for the men with the signs to guide you through.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, June 17 with a minimum quorum of four including Mayor Sunseri with Jonathan Bennett and Drew Thrasher absent. The Council approved the operation bills and purchase orders for May in the amount of $429,574.84. The low bid was approved from Columbus Fencing for fencing at the Haleyville Airport and an airport improvement funding application was also approved. A five-year contract extension was approved for the red 9-1-1 phone currently on display at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Council approved following the lead of the state and declaring Friday, July 5, a City Holiday for this year only.
Mayor Sunseri discussed the problem of trashy property throughout the city. He stated he had a list of 45 houses and properties which needed to be cleaned up but getting the property owners to do so was a major problem. The City cannot legally do the work but can assist with cleanup from curbs once the property has been torn down or placed in an accessible location. Another problem is one of the brush trucks is presently out of service for repairs.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, July 1, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.
Davy Alan Reed with HCS Superintendent of Education, Dr. Holly Sutherland
The Haleyville City Board of Education recently hired Davy Alan Reed who has been the Assistant Principal at the McAdorrt Middle School for the past two years. Reed graduated from Hackleburg High in 1985. He has an AS degree from Northwest Alabama Junior College, BS from the University of Alabama, MS from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, MA from UAB. He attended USM Educational Leadership Ph.D., Praxis Educational Leadership and presently seeking an EDS from UAB.
The next meeting of the HCS Board of Education and the first with the newly elected President of the Board, Donna Jones, will be Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m. in the Board room at HHS.