• Haleyville BOE

    The Haleyville Board of Education met Tuesday with one of the longest agendas on record. The Board approved the financial statements and expenditures for January in the amount of $1,280,316.37. Other items approved included members to serve on the textbook committee, the State-Adopted textbook list, summer school, tutoring services, sports schedules, amendments to the Administration Policy Program, the 2018-2019 school calendar, and several other items. Five use of facilities, nine field trips, and twelve fundraisers were approved. Several students were recognized for outstanding achievement and leadership. Click below for photos of presentations.

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  • Commission Passes Tax For Hospital

    Keeping the Lakeland Community Hospital open has been the main objective of both the City of Haleyville and Winston County. In order to fund the hospital the City passed a one-cent sales tax and on Monday, February 26, the Winston County Commission voted to impose an additional 2-mill ad valorem tax on property owners in the county. This is actually a reinstatement of a tax for the hospital which was in place when it was a county-owned hospital before the purchase by Caraway. The original tax was for 4 mills.

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  • Spreading Fertilizer By Air

    A ground crew and one pilot will be operating out of the Haleyville airport through Tuesday with one mission. Spreading fertilizer on thousands of acres of pine trees for timber companies. Each flight of the Air Tractor delivers 6 tons (12,000 lbs) to a crop of pine trees a few miles south of Haleyville.

    The specially formulated fertilizer makes an otherwise slow-growing crop grow much quicker, thus a quicker return on investment for the owners. Hog Aviation, based in NE Arkansas is doing the spraying.

  • Fatal Crash

    A single-vehicle crash at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, has claimed the life of a Nauvoo man. Joshua Shane Garrison, 39, was seriously injured when the 2008 Dodge Ram he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Garrison was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he died today, Feb. 23. The crash occurred on Alabama 195 near the 7-mile marker, five miles north of Jasper. No additional information is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate. ALEA

  • Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday

    This weekend February 23-25 is Alabama’s severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday. This means you can buy common items that cost less than $60 taxfree. These are things like batteries, cell phone chargers, and self-powered light sources. Battery powered radios are especially important to listen to Paradise 92.7 which will be on the air with emergency power and the latest weather updates, even when your TV has no reception.

  • Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday and approved advertising for two new police cars and quotes for the installation of a washer and dryer at the Haleyville Fire Station for turnout gear. Other items added to the agenda included a request for quotes for a new roof at the Neighborhood Facilities Building, the acceptance of the resignation of police officer Derek Henderson, who will be going to the Russellville Police Department, and a discussion on the grant for the road to Masonite.

    Following a trip to Washington D.C. last week, Mayor Sunseri stated he did not think to donate the 9-1-1 phone to the Smithsonian was a good idea because of the restrictions the Smithsonian would impose. The phone would forever become the property of the Smithsonian and would be difficult to borrow back. However, while there, Sunseri learned of the new National Law Enforcement Museum presently under construction which will display the phone and loan it back to the City of Haleyville when requested. Learn more at https://lawenforcementmuseum.org/.

    Mayor Sunseri announced the hiring of the following people for the summer season of the Park and Rec and the Sports complex at $9.50/hr. For the Sports Complex Concession rehire Ann Kiser, Kara Thrasher, Kim Thrasher, Misty McNutt, and Clair Newell. New Hires are Caleb Williams, Tyler Dodd, Sydney Kiser, Zoe Lawler, Hayden Ward, Chase Jordan and Hannah Jones. For the Park and Rec seasonal grass cutting and maintenance Aubrey McCuller and moving Jordan Egres from part-time to seasonal.

    The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, March 5.

  • Phillips High and Phil Campbell (Girls) Win!

    The Phillips High Girls Basketball Team defeated Holy Spirit at Hanceville 67-48. Phillips was down 10 points in the second quarter but overcame the deficit to pull off a huge win. Next stop, Birmingham to play in the state tournament. The Phillips “She Bears” will play Linden Monday, February 21. The last time the girls won the 1A state championship was in 1986.

    Monday, the Phil Campbell Lady Bobcats defeated Cold Springs 46-29 to in the regional playoffs in Hartselle to earn a trip to Birmingham on Monday also. The Bobcats (27-5) will play Samson (29-3) at 3 p.m. Monday at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.