The Lions Club Fall Carnival again promises lots of fun for the entire family. Located in the old Piggly Wiggly Parking lot, just across from Walmart, the carnival will run Wednesday, September 28 through Saturday, October 1. It is always great family entertainment. A single ticket will get you rides on everything. From bumper cars to the brand new Ferris wheel. Games of skill, funnel cakes and cotton candy. Bring the kids and grandkids to the Lions Club Carnival in Haleyville Wednesday through Saturday and you will see some happy faces. The kids will have fun too.
Members of the Haleyville area Chamber of Commerce along with local government officials cut the ribbon Tuesday, September 20 on a new source of information to help develop local businesses. The system is called AERN, or the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network. Below is information of what is provided by AERN.
The Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) is a program to enhance business development
throughout rural Alabama. AERN is directed through The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce
in partnership with agencies in rural counties. The program has three components:
Toolkit of Resources. One is to provide computers and peripheral equipment, business software, and other
business research resources to chambers of commerce, industrial development agencies, or other nonprofit organizations whose mission includes business development in very rural, low-income portions of Alabama.
Each AERN Center has these resources for use by local entrepreneurs:
• A computer, printer, and specialized business planning software
• A set of specialized business reference books
• Someone who will help you
Partner organizations make the resources available to the public to encourage potential entrepreneurs to start a
business, to expand an existing business, or for other economic development work in the target areas.
Training. The second component is a strong training emphasis. The staffs of the partner agencies receive
training in how to use the materials and how to help their local constituencies. And, periodically the public is
offered seminars and workshops.
• Learn the steps to take when starting your own business
• Find industry and economic proles of your county
• Use the Internet effectively in conducting and researching business
Website. The third component is the AERN website. Many online resources are easily accessible there, and the
site is designed for ease of use by the lay public.
From the website you can:
• Submit questions to the librarians at the Angelo Bruno Business Library at The University of Alabama
• Locate pointers to useful business information on the Internet
• Learn more about who we are, what services we offer, and how we can help you. Contact the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce at 205-486-4611 or go to aern.cba..ua.edu.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday afternoon with Royce Benefield absent. The Council approved the August general operation bills and purchase orders in the amount of $406,908.25.
Two part-time city employees were changed to full-time status with the approval of the Council. Emily Farris is immediate and Starla Watts, pending her completion of the Criminal Justice Program. Vivian Hutcheson was hired as a part-time Class II police and fire dispatcher. Clay Wilson was hired as a police patrolman pending he passes a final interview, his pre-employment physical and a drug test.
An amendment to an existing city ordinance was approved clearly defining the Haleyville school zone where the operation of mobile telephone or personal digital assistant (PDA) while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited. New signs will be posted in at the entrance to the school zone indicating where the zone is located as well as the hours of enforcement. Basically, this area is all roads, drives, parking lots or access ways which lie east of 18th Avenue on 20th Street or south of Alabama Highway 195 on 20th Avenue. This also includes, but not limited to the access road to and from City Lake. The designated device free times shall be in the mornings when school is in session from 7:15 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. and in the afternoons from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The fine for a violation of this ordinance is $200.00 and becomes effective on October 1.
In addition to the building permit fees for the city already in place, the Council approved the new fee from the State of Alabama which adds $1.00 for each one thousand dollars of construction authorized on the issuance of any nonresidential construction building permit issued by the City of Haleyville.
The purchase of trees and shrubbery for the new sports complex was approved in the amount of $13,932.00. Greener Expectations, Inc., was the low bidder at $377.00 per tree for 36 Cryptomeria trees.
A new agreement with Lakeland Hospital for drug testing was tabled.
The Council authorized the city to receive quotes on the paving of 22nd Street from Highway 195 next to the nursing home to behind the post office on 13th Avenue.
A new pump will be purchased for the city pool. The new pump will automatically add water and chemicals as needed and will run at a slower rate during off season. The pump will cost $$5,634.00 installed and is expected to save the city $5,000.00 per year in operating costs.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, October 3.
The Haleyville Lions continued their winning streak with a decisive win 28-12 against the Winfield Pirates Thursday night in Winfield. The Paradise 92.7 Lion of the Week is Brady Sherrill. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was changed to Thursday because of the forecast stormy weather which did not materialize. Haleyville has an open date on Friday, September 23 and will play Madison Academy at home at Bubba Scott Field on Friday, September 30.
A two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at 4:57 p.m. sent one man to the Lakeland ER. A Chevy Malibu, driven by Kathy Oliver Smith collided with a Ford pickup driven by Jeffry Lester Thrasher at the intersection of Highway 13 north and County Highway 85, just north of Haleyville. Thrasher, whose pickup left the road and struck a power pole, was transported by ambulance to the ER. Both parties had Haleyville addresses. Haleyville Police investigated the accident.
Because of thunderstorms forecast for Friday, the Haleyville/Winfield football game has been rescheduled for this Thursday night. Kickoff time is still 7 p.m. at Winfield. You can listen to the live play-by-play on Paradise 92.7, even at the game on your smartphone with the free Paradise 92.7 app from Apple or Android.
The Haleyville Rotary Club thank you for purchasing one of the 650 BBQ dinners served up last Friday night before the Haleyville/Cordova football game. This is an annual fundraiser for all three of the Haleyville schools. The money will be used by the schools for the formerly called Renaissance program. This is a motivational program which is outside the normal school curriculum used to encourage students to attend school (because if they are not there they can’t learn) and improve academically.
The next project for the Haleyville Rotary Club will be Breakfast with Santa the first Saturday in December. The pancake breakfast is a fundraiser for the Rotary Christmas Toys for Kids Program. The Haleyville Rotary Club meets each Thursday at noon in the conference room at the Lakeshore Hospital.
Before and what it will look like after the work planned for the Haleyville airport is completed.
At a recent City Council meeting, Calvin Casady stated funding should happen in early October for the work to begin in November on tearing down the existing aircraft open hangers and replacing them with enclosed hangers at the airport.
The Haleyville Lions varsity football team defeated Cordova Friday night, 35-13 in first home game of the season. Cordova had been ranked number one in the region.
The Lion of the Week is Scott McAlpine as picked by the Paradise 92.7 sportscasters Butch Foster and Craig Wakefield. Both had a really had time picking just one player as the Lion of the Week because the entire team played so well.
So far this season, the Lions have defeated Deshler, Winston County, Hamilton in a shut out 42-0, and now Cordova. 35-13.
This Friday night, the Lions travel to Winfield. Game time is 7 p.m. as are all the games this season. If you cannot attend the game, listen to the play-by-play on Paradise 92.7. You can listen at the game on the smart phone Paradise 92.7 app, available free from Apple or Android. The following week, September 23 is open. Madison Academy will be coming to Haleyville on September 30.