A single-vehicle crash at 12:30 p.m. today, Dec. 6, has claimed the life of a Haleyville woman. Barbara Godsey Borden, 68, was killed when the 2007 Kia Amanti she was driving left the roadway and struck a culvert. Borden, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Decatur General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The crash occurred on Alabama 195 two miles south of Haleyville. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday night will George Russell absent. The Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Ken Sunseri to purchase equipment for the concession building at the new sports complex. The equipment will include freezers, ice and drink machines, refrigerators, stainless steel work tables, shelving and other miscellaneous items not to exceed $35,000.00.
The Council approved the renewal of a $975,000 line of credit. Also approved was a change order for Cripple Creek Neighborhood Improvements project. The change was to install a 2-inch PVC water main along 17th Avenue in lieu of a 6-inch PVC water main and a fire hydrant resulting in a net decrease of $9,6000
Mayor Sunseri stated the downtown weather warning siren next to the Water Department was still inoperative awaiting parts. The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, December 19, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Effective immediately, Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have rescinded the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall over the last few days to reduce the threat of dangerous wildfires.