• ALEA Marine Patrol Arrest – Double Springs

    Alabama State Troopers assigned to the Marine Patrol Division, in conjunction with the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, April 25, arrested and charged Sidney Ray Stockman Jr., 46, of Double Springs.  He has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine and one count of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    This arrest is the result of a traffic stop Troopers made on Alabama 195 in Double Springs.  Located inside Stockman’s vehicle was 50 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, as well as Methadone tablets and various drug paraphernalia.  Troopers also located more than $1,600 in cash.

    Stockman was booked into the Winston County Jail and is being held with no bond.  Winston County Sheriff’s Office and Double Springs Police Department assisted.

    Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the SBI Hotline at (800) 392-8011.

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  • Haleyville BOE

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    The Haleyville City School Board of Education met Tuesday night and approved the following items. A joint purchasing agreement to purchase Child Nutrition Program related items. The state-adopted textbook list in the subject area of science was approved along with the 2015-2016 coaching assignments list. The board approved the financial statements and board expenditures for March in the amount of $1,583,813.

    The board approved the use of school facilities for four events in April and May. One field trip and eight fund-raisers were approved. Under personnel, the board approved the retirement of Kathy Sutherland as paraprofessional at the Haleyville Elementary School and the resignation of Debra Millwood as an employee of the Haleyville Schools.

    Several students and teachers were recognized by their respective school principals and presented awards.

    Three teachers were recognized by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Vickie Crumpton was presented the Teacher of the Year Award for grades K through 5. Mandy McNutt for grades 6 through 8 and Beth Pugh Townsend for grades 9 through 12. Mrs. Townsend was also the state VFW State Teacher of the Year.

    The next meeting of the Haleyville City School Board of Education will be Tuesday, May 24.

  • Mr. & Ms. Havala

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    The weather was perfect and the Haleyville High Junior-Senior Prom was a huge success Saturday night at the Armed Forces Reserve Training Center. Congratulations to Hayden Ward and Amelia Townsend for being selected as Mr. and Miss Havala. The next big event for the HHS seniors just a month away will be graduation on Friday, May 27.

  • Driver Blacks Out and Takes Out Light Pole and Sign

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    Thursday afternoon David Bailey, 56, Haleyville, was driving his 1996 Nissan pickup east on 19th Street behind the city library when he said he apparently blacked out. His vehicle left the road, knocked down a light pole, struck a trailer in and took out a portable sign in front of Dixie Flowers. He stopped in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in front of the car wash.

    Bailey appeared not to be injured as a result of the crash but was transported by ambulance to the Russellville Hospital ER.

  • Crash Injures Two at Natural Bridge (UPDATED)

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    A single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 13 South and Highway 278 at Natural Bridge left two seriously injured.

    The exact cause of the 2001 Dodge pickup to speed through the intersection, leave the highway and crash into a parked empty logging trailer is unknown. However, it is suspected the driver Charles Tucker, 56 of Lynn, may have had a medical problem. His son Austin Tucker, 16, was a passenger and it appeared Austin was trying to stop the vehicle when it impacted with the trailer.

    Both Charles and Austin Tucker were flown by helicopters to UAB medical center in Birmingham.

    Tucker, a member of the Lynn Fire Department was returning home with his son from a grass fire. Members of the Lynn Fire and Rescue worked diligently with the jaws of life to extract both from the tangled wreckage.

    The crash was investigated by Alabama State Troopers.

    As a follow up to the crash last Wednesday, we are saddened to learn of the death of Charles Tucker who passed away on Saturday. His funeral arrangements will be announced by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville. Reportedly, his son 16-year-old Austin Tucker suffered a broken leg and is recovering.

  • Vietnam Veterans Day

    Today is Vietnam Veterans Day. On this day, March 29 in 1973 the final troops returned to the U.S. from Vietnam, marking the end of U.S. involvement in the war. To all my fellow Vietnam Veterans, I wish you a great day!

       – HB

  • Arrests Made in Connection to Stabbing of Key

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    The Marion County Sheriff’s office has arrested three men in connection with the early Sunday morning stabbing and death of Josh Key of Double Springs. Key was pronounced dead on arrival at the Lakeland Hospital ER from multiple stab wounds. Key and the three other men arrested had gone to an undisclosed residence off Cherry Hill Road where the four confronted the man who lived at that residence. A serious altercation ensued resulting in the occupant of the residence being injured and the stabbing and death of Key. All three men arrested were reportedly from the Haleyville area.

    Arrested and charged were Austin Shirley, 22, Assault 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree; Jimmy Williams, 43,  Felony Murder, Assault 1st, Burglary 1st; Trent Caldwell, 22,  Felony Murder, Assault 1st, Burglary 1st, Bench Warrant. All three are presently being held in the Marion County Jail, their hearing is set for May 2.

  • Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

    The Haleyville Lions Club will be hosting its Annual Easter Egg Hunt this coming Saturday on March 26 at 10:00 A.M.

    It will be at the Haleyville High School Football field.  There will be 10,000 plastic eggs with candy and prizes spread out all over the field.

    There will also be Easter egg baskets given away at the end of the event.  Each child will receive a ticket when they enter the field for the drawing. So don’t leave until all baskets are given away to the lucky winners. There will be bags available to use during the hunt but we want you to bring your own basket if you like.