• Exxel Job Opening

    Exxel Outdoors has an immediate opening for a Supervisor for their cut & sew operation.

    Experience in the following are preferred:

    Supervisory Leadership functions

    Sewing operations

    Work flow and process setup

    Production, quality and safety standards

    Verbal and Written communication

    Pay rate based on experience.

    Benefits include:

    Health Group plans after 60 days

    401K with match percentage

    Begin accruing 40 hours of paid vacation after 60 days

    Product Allowance

    Apply in person at 300 American Blvd, Haleyville,  or online atwww.exxel.com/careers

  • Rodney Lewis New HPD Chief

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday with all members present with 5 items on the agenda.

    Haleyville Police Officer Rodney Lewis was hired as the Haleyville Police Chief. He will be the interim Chief until Chief Kyle Reogas retires on February 28. Five people were interviewed for the job.

    The Council voted to buy the Professional Building, located next to the Lakeland Hospital. The building was owned by an investment company and did not belong to Lakeland.

    Approval was made for the purchase of firetruck and emergency equipment in the amount of $23,521.08.

    A CDBG grant was approved for a project in the Mineral Springs Housing area which will include replacing a sewer line, adding a new water line and resurfacing a street.

    The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, January 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.

  • Murder Suspect Arrested

    Caleb Scott Farley Suspect

    The 25th District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division announces the arrest of a suspect in the death investigation of David Brian Hayes. Hayes’ body was discovered by firefighters responding to a house fire call at 5954 Helicon Road, Arley, Alabama in the morning hours of Saturday, December 19, 2020.

    Caleb Scott Farley, 20 years old, of 2001 County Road 22, Arley, Alabama has been arrested and charged with the Murder of David Brian Hayes and Arson 1st of the residence at 5954 Helicon Road.

    “I commend the investigators for their tireless work put into this case to bring the suspect to answer to the allegations. All the men and women involved in this investigation put in an extraordinary amount of time and effort over the holiday period to make the arrest and bring the suspect to the judicial system to answer for the alleged actions” said District Attorney Scott Slatton. “I want to send a special thanks to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Agents from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Winfield Police Department, 24th District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division and Fayette County Sheriff’s Department who sent manpower to assist in this investigation. Without their help we could very well still be looking at an unsolved crime,” Slatton continued.

    The investigation was conducted by the 25th District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. Agents with

    For Immediate Release December 29, 2020

    the Region E Task Force assisted with the investigation. Bond was set at a total of $250,000 by Judge Daryl Burt. Due to the nature of the case the District Attorney’s Office requested the bond be set higher due to the allegations made and that request was granted by the Judge. Farley is being held in the Winston County Jail.

    The public is reminded that a complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • Missing Man Found Deceased

    A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, has claimed the life of a Winfield man. George W. Watkins, 71, was killed when the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving left the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Watkins was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 233 at the 8.8 mile marker,  approximately five miles east of Brilliant. Watkins has been identified as a missing person from the area since Dec. 13. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.