• Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday, February 3 with Jonathan Bennett absent. The Council approved the naming of the creek which flows through Rocky Ravine Park to be called Rocky Raine Creek. The Council approved a change order for a CDBG project, receiving quotes for a tractor and mower for the airport, a tax abatement for Gumbo and Jazz, and a pay increase for the Mayor and Council.

    The Mayor’s pay will be increased from $1000/mo to $20,800, paid 800 bi-weekly with the Council pay being raised from $200/mo to $400/mo. The new pay scale is in line with other cities the same size of Haleyville, and some smaller. The pay raise will not become effective until the next administration.

    The Council approved the purchase of a trailer for the Street and Sanitation Department for $1500 from the city of Muscle Shoals.

    The next city City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18 due to Presidents Day on Monday, February 17. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.

  • Haleyville Board of Education

    The Haleyville City Schools Board of Education met Tuesday, January 28, with all members present. The Board approved the purchase of a refurbished Genie scissor lift for $16,750. A bid from Synergetics Diversified Computer Services for Access Points and Equipment for $43,375 was approved contingent on E-Rate approved funding. A bid for Network Core Switches and Equipment in the amount of $51,975.41 from Information Transport Solutions was approved, contingent on E-rate approved funding.

    The Board approved an agreement between the HCBOE and the HPD and the City of Haleyville for one school resource officer. The Board approved the expenditures for December 2019, in the amount of $1,484,471.66. The 2020 spring sports schedules were approved in addition to three use of facilities requests, nine field trips, and ten fundraisers.

    Under personnel, Christine Engle was hired as a part-time lunchroom worker Melissa “Missy” Taylor as a full-time lunchroom worker. The resignation of Dustin Ball as an HHS assistant football coach was approved. Catastrophic leave for Sharon Davis, a HES teacher, was approved. Alabama State Representative Tracy Estes had a Resolution adopted by the Alabama House of Representatives which recognized the Haleyville City School system for earning the Advanced STEM certification. Estes was unable to attend the meeting, accepting on behalf of the schools were Holly Sutherland, Superintendent of Education and Candice Gardner, HCS District STEM Coach, and HHS Assistant Principal.

    This month, the student “Serve With Pride” Awards honored Kyle Rushing.

    Kyle Rushing, Hallie Reece Pugh, Christy Bice, Principal HES

    Rushing, Noah Frazier, Bice

    Rushing, Madie Wilson, Bo Wilcoxen, Principal HMS

    Rushing, Sadie Brazell, Wilcoxen

    Candace Gardner, HHS Asst Principal, Lilly Rushing, Kyle Rushing, Mallory Rushing, John McCullar, HCOT.

  • HHS Leo’s Loveliest

    The Annual Haleyville High School Leo’s Loveliest Pageant will be Friday, February 28 for Junior Division, and Saturday, February 29 for Senior Division.  The pageant will begin at 7:30 each night at the HES cafetorium. 

    Leo’s reserved tickets for Jr. and Sr. contestants only will be on sale Wednesday, Feb 19 and Thursday, Feb 20.   Tickets for Jr. Division contestants will be sold at the Middle School and Sr. Division contestants will be sold at the Center of Technology Office.

    Wednesday’s only-ticket sales will begin at 7:15 a.m. 

    On Friday, February 21, reserved tickets for escorts will be available. Reserved tickets will be available to the public on Monday, Feb 24th. Reserved tickets are $8.00 each and general admission is $5.00. 

    Doors will open at 7 pm each night.  Tickets may be purchased at the event.

    Attendees should park in the front parking lot.  No one will be allowed to park in the rear. 

    Anyone needing special accommodation seating please call the Haleyville Center of Technology office at 205-486-9481. 

  • City of Haleyville Job Announcement

    POSITION AVAILABLE: STREET & SANITATION DEPARTMENT

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Must be physically fit and able to perform strenuous work in all types of weather.  Must have a valid Alabama driver’s license and be able to acquire Class A CDL license within 6 months and be able to operate heavy equipment.

    Applications may be picked up at the Haleyville City Hall.  E.O.E. – A.D.O.

  • Volunteer fireman Job Announcement

    POSITION AVAILABLE: VOLUNTEER FIREMAN

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Must be physically fit and able to perform strenuous work in all types of weather. Must have a valid Alabama Drivers License. Must be over 18 years of age. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

    APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: City Hall or Fire Station #1 in Haleyville, AL

    Return all applications to Fire Station #1 at 610 State Hwy 13.

    Call 205.486.2435 if you need further information. E.O.E. – A.D.O.

  • Doug Kennedy Presented Proclamation

    Haleyville native Doug Kennedy, who will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at on May 2 was honored with a State of Alabama Proclamation presented by Representative Tracy Estes at the City Council meeting Tuesday, January 21. In the photo above Estes, Doug, members of his family and friend Jimmy Masdon. See the ASHOF story here: http://hbtv.us/News-for-Haleyville/doug-kennedy-selected-for-the-ashof/

    In other business, the Council approved the operation bills and POs for December in the amount of $565,654.16. Next, the Council approved the purchase of a new pumper fire truck for the Haleyville Fire Department, which will cost almost $270,000 with accessories. With a build time of 14 months, the truck will not be delivered until 2021.

    The Council approved a small paving project that includes paving only of an area on 26th Street (behind Lion’s Pride station) from State Route 13 right-of-way east for roughly 350 linear feet long by 44 linear feet wide.  And, for milling (if required) and paving of a 20 linear foot wide area on 30th Street from State Route 195 west for about 1,250 linear feet to Elizabeth Street.  Paving of both described areas is estimated to cost approximately $63,920.

    The next Haleyville City Council meeting will be Monday, February 3, at City Hall.

  • New Trucking Terminal

    Pictured above, Rickey Witt and his son Dustin, (shown with wife Danya) have been operating the J&J Trucking company in Haleyville. The Witts recently entered into an agreement with Cargo Solution Express, (CSE) of Fontana, CA to operate a truck terminal located on a 17-acre site in Delmer. The papers had already been signed a week before when Bobby Kang, CEO of CSE, (5th from left) along with other members of his company flew into the Haleyville airport on Thursday, January 16 to visit with the Witts and see where the terminal will be located. The Witt Advisement Group will operate the facility which has a 90 X 100-foot 3-bay building on the site which will hold up to three full-sized 18-wheelers with trailers and be able to shut the doors. The company will be performing maintenance and dispatching 18 trucks the company currently has, increasing to 30 trucks with an additional 20 trucks from Cargo Solution Express, a total of 50 within a month. The plan is to ramp up to 75 trucks by 2021 and 150 trucks by 2022.

    Dustin said he started in the trucking business with $15,000 from his tax return and 1-ton truck. Company offices are located next to the garage facility in Delmar.

    Cargo Solution Express has a fleet of 750+ tractors and 1,600+ trailers with a network of terminals throughout the country. You can learn more about the company at cargosolutionexpress.com.

  • Dog Bite Problem Brought to City Council

    Three ladies were in attendance at the Monday night City Council meeting on January 6 to complain about two pit bull dogs on 15th Avenue. One lady acting as a spokesperson said she jogs early every morning down 15th and had been attacked, but not bitten by the dogs. Then she discovered Crystal Wade, who lives two doors down from the house the dogs came from had been attacked and bitten. Crystal was on her daughter’s front porch (next door to the house below) to tell her and her kids to stay inside because of the dogs. She saw the dogs coming toward her so she bent over to protect her unborn child. One of the dogs bit her on the face. Her daughter’s boyfriend came out and he was bitten. Crystal had to have 27 stitches to her face as seen in the photo below. The dog was apprehended and is presently being held in Double Springs. The other dog has not been found, nor the owner of the dogs. 

    The house on 15th Avenue, where the two pit bull dogs allegedly were kept but not restrained.

    The question was asked about a leash ordinance. Haleyville does have one and it has been on the books for years. It basically says that any dog inside the city limits and police jurisdiction has to be kept on the property of the owner either by a fence or a leash. They cannot roam free.

    This has been a recurring problem for many years because many feel they do not need to restrain their dogs. For animal control, Haleyville uses the services of a couple who live in Winfield. As one police officer stated, they don’t come out at night and don’t always come when called because they cover both Winston and Marion Counties and by the time they do, the dogs are no longer where they were reported to be.

    Another question was why can’t the Halevyille police do something about all the dogs roaming the city.  Police officers are not animal control officers and do not have the equipment to trap or control any animal.

    The procedure if you experience a problem with dogs in Haleyville is to call the Police dispatcher at 205-486-5201. The dispatcher will, in turn, contact the animal control officers to hopefully resolve the problem.

    In other business, the Council is still considering the purchase of a new fire truck for the city. Acting Fire Chief Terrell Baccus presented updated info on the pricing and availability of a new truck.

    The next scheduled Haleyville City Council meeting will be Tuesday, January 21, because of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 20.

  • New Winston County Sheriff

    Horace Moore, with Mrs. Moore with a Bible, being sworn in by Winston County Probate Judge, Sheila Moore

    Because of a medical problem that requires surgery, and perhaps a long recovery time, Winston County Sheriff Tommy Moore recently resigned his position and Governor Kay Ivey appointed Horace Moore to fill the remainder of Tommy Moore’s term. Horace Moore, the publisher of the Northwest Alabamian, will serve as Sheriff until the next election, which is in November 2022.

    Sheriff Horace Moore being congratulated by Haleyville Police Chief Kyle Reogas