• Celebrating 50 Years!

    One lady has been there from the beginning. Meet Dianne Caldwell, head of housekeeping services at Lakeland Community Hospital.

    Lakeland Community Hospital, which started as a County owned hospital when it opened 50 years ago as Burdick-West Hospital. Through a change of ownership three times over the years, it is now back as a City/County Hospital.

  • Freedom Fiber Is On Its Way!

    Workers for Tombigbee Electric Co-op have been in Haleyville in the past two weeks installing fiber optic cables for Freedom Fiber, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric. According to Steve Foshee, who heads the Tombigbee Co-Op, at a recent meeting of the Haleyville Rotary Club, work started in May with the installation fiber optics for the new high-speed internet service. Even though Tombigbee does not provide power to the Haleyville area, it has a working agreement with Alabama Power to use their poles to run the fiber cable. Mr. Foshee stated that the definition of high-speed internet service is at least 100mbs, both down and up and that is what will be available from Freedom Fiber. Commercial service will be available up to 1GB. You can find more information on the Freedom Fiber Facebook page.

  • Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday with Jonathan Bennett and Blue Russell absent. After approving the minutes from the last meeting on May 20, the Council heard a report on the success of the 9-1-1 weekend from Jade Bice of the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce. Jade said the Friday night concert and Saturday festivities were a huge success. From the antique car show. the corn hole contest,  the children’s playground (manned by HES personnel) the parade and the many vendors coupled with a great weather day made it a perfect weekend event.

    Mayor Sunseri announced the hiring of the following as Volunteer Firemen at the rate of $17.83 per call. Branden Roberts, Cameron Miller, Kyle Doss, Ethan McBroom, and Blane Godsey.

  • 9-1-1 Awards Dinner

    Preceding the 9-1-1 weekend, the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted an awards dinner Thursday evening with plaques presented to several individuals for their work as a 9-1-1 Responders by Aubrey Haynes and Mike Evans for the Chamber. Photos of the recipients follow with a click: Continue reading

  • HHS Alumni Day Saturday, June 1

    Don’t forget to get your tickets to this year’s HHS Alumni Luncheon

    The parade begins at 10:00 AM – line up at 9:30 AM

    Luncheon immediately AFTER the parade

    Haleyville Elementary Cafetorium

    The menu is Bar B.Q. and all of the trimmings!

    Get your tickets to this year’s HHS Alumni Luncheon early!

    Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Traders and Farmers Bank – downtown location only or call the bank and place your ticket order to be picked up the day of the luncheon at the “will call” table.

    Phone number for Traders and Farmers is 205-486-5263


  • Haleyville City Schools Board of Education

    The first order of business at the HCS BOE meeting Tuesday was the election of Donna Jones as President and Chad Tidwell as Vice President of the Board. Both will assume their new positions at the next Board meeting in June. Shown above is the Superintendent of Education Dr. Holly Sutherland, Chad Tidwell, Donna Jones, and Barry Burleson, outgoing President.

    The Board approved five general administration items including the board expenditures for April in the amount of $1,314,522.22. Two use of facilities, nine field trips, and three fundraisers were approved. There were 25 personnel changes made which included tenure for Suzanne Caldwell, Andrew Crisp, and Lauren Willis.

    Mrs. Sandra Manasco was recognized by the Board for her years of dedicated service as a teacher and as a Board member. The Service With Pride Awards were presented in her honor.

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