A very special event will be held this Thursday, August 4, 5:30 pm at the American Legion Post 33 in Haleyville.
Thanh Duồng Boyer, author of “The Ground Kiser” a book about her life as a Vietnamese immigrant who was one of the “boat People” in the late 70’s. Her book is exciting reading and as stated by The Honorable Tommy M. Battle, Mayor of Huntsville, “This book puts an exclamation mark on what it means to live in America.”
The American Legion Post 33 is proud to have her speak about what life is like in the U.S. as opposed to living under Communism. Thanh has about a 30 minute program highlighting some of the events in her life.
I promise, you will be moved by this lady as I have been. If you know of any
Vietnam vets in this area, please have them attend. There is no charge, Just come.
I don’t endorse many things, but I do Thanh, and her husband, John. I was in Vietnam in 1970-71 stationed just down the Mekong River from where Thanh was born and was only 2 to 3 years old at that time. Her inspiring message will move you.
Please come, and bring someone with you.
Hearing Thanh will reaffirm your belief in our country and even your religion.
Hope to see you there this Thursday evening, 5:30 at the Haleyville American Legion.
For my age and older friend, we should get you home before dark!
Tuesday Night Pickers meet every Tuesday evening at 6:30 P.M to play classic country and gospel music. Gary McDonald is the lead guitar player, Lesley McDonald is the bass guitar player, and Leesa McDonald is the drummer. Plus, there are several more regular guitar players and singers performing their favorite songs. We want to invite everybody to come out to the American Legion every Tuesday evening at 6:30 P.M and enjoy some good music played by local talent. The admission price is two dollars (($2.00) a head. This charge is to cover the cost of rent for the American Legion building and the electricity that we would use. (No alcoholic beverages allowed and no cursing allowed.)
A two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, has claimed the life of a Haleyville man. Rafael D. Marchen, 55, was fatally injured when the 2009 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle he was operating collided with a 2014 BMW Mini Cooper driven by Timothy O. Hamilton, 54, of Parrish. Marchen was transported by helicopter to the Huntsville Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The crash occurred on Alabama 33 near the 20 mile marker, approximately five miles south of Moulton, in Lawrence County.Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.
With Ray Boshell and Boo Brooks attending by phone, with Mayor Sunseri absent, Drew Thrasher, Mayor Pro-Tem, presided over the Haleyville City Council meeting Tuesday morning, July 19. The meeting was rescheduled from Monday in order to certify the results of the Haleyville School Board.
The Council approved the June general operation bills and purchase orders in the amount $711,163.81. Also approved a resolution pertaining to he Opiod lawsuit settlement, which can be see below. The next scheduled Council meeting will be Monday, August 1, 5:0 PM at the Haleyville City Hall.
Do you have unwanted or broken computers, phones, or flatscreen TVs laying around? Don’t throw them in the trash! The Paradise 92.7 E-Cycle Drive lets you send these items off for recycling. Drop off your unwanted electronic devices at two locations in Winston County for a limited time.
Drop off locations are at the Double Springs Municipal Building at 23415 Highway 195, and at the Haleyville Neighborhood Facilities Building at 1205 10th Avenue.
Paradise 92.7 FM and HBTV encourage you to E-Cycle your unwanted electronics in order to keep them out of local landfills. Boxes on pallets have been provided for a very limited time at both locations for stacking the discarded items.
At the regular meeting held on July 5th 2022, the Haleyville City Council approved a resolution in support of improvements to the Haleyville Airport.
The council approved a bid submitted by Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. for resurfacing the runway at Posey Field. Wiregrass submitted the only bid, totaling $2,552,318.25 which will be funded in part by the Alabama Department of Transportation and through applying for a Federal Aviation Administration grant. The council approved a separate resolution to apply for that FAA grant and made the bid acceptance contingent on the grant’s approval.
In other business, the council approved the purchase of a garbage truck from Sansom for $193,425.00, as well as purchasing a Report It program for $1,200. The council allocated $4,000 to the Downtown Park Fund to be used for entertainment, and appointed five members to the Heart of Haleyville Park Committee for a one year term. Those appointed to the park committee are Katie Tidwell, Brandon Norris, Will Walker, Holly Sutherland, and Jade Bice.
George Blue Russell was absent from the meeting with Mayor Ken Sunseri and other council members present.
QUAD CITIES POST – A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. Saturday, July 2, has claimed the life of a Russellville teen. The crash occurred when the 2018 Toyota Corolla in which the 17-year-old was a passenger, struck a 2017 Ford F150 driven by an 18-year-old Town Creek resident. The 17-year-old was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, Samuel Matias-Francisco, 20, of Russellville, another juvenile passenger, and the driver of the Ford were all transported to area hospitals for treatment. The crash occurred on Alabama 24 near the 43 mile marker, approximately eight miles west of Moulton, in Lawrence County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate. – ALEA
THE THRILL OF FINDING OLD VIDEOS!
The first of several videos from Haleyville’s past.
Do you recognize anybody?
Unfortunately, there is no audio…
The Haleyville City Council met on Monday, June 20, 2022. The following topics were discussed and approved:
- Regular Council Meeting Minutes 06/06/2022
- General Obligation Bills and PO’s $498,676.21
- Purchase of 3 Patrol SUV’s approximately $42,000.00 each
- Purchase of Utility Vehicle for Fire Dept
- Appoint Scott Knight to Zoning Board of Adjustments