HALEYVILLE-A fire of unknown origin destroyed a storage shed behind the home of Jason Godsey on 30th Street. When the fire was detected at approximately 5:30 Friday, it was spreading to an adjacent storage building dry leaves was taking the fire toward the home of a neighbor. jason used a water hose until the Haleyville Fire Department arrived. Firemen were on the scene for approximately an hour making sure it was completely out. Jason stated he hated losing his zero turn lawn mower and his tools, but glad the fire was contained to just the one building.
DOUBLE SPRINGS – A fire destroyed the home of Freddy and Cyndi Tidwell Wednesday morning. The house was located off Highway 278 west of Double Springs. A passing motorist saw the fire and stopped at the shop of F&C Logging located nearby where Cyndi was working and told her the house was on fire. The Double Springs Fire Department responded and quickly called for help from Haleyville and other area fire departments. The dry and windy weather conditions accelerated the fire. The house and contents were a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Winston Marion Arc Easter pageant will be this Saturday, March 17 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Haleyville Elementary School. Rehearsal will be March 15 from 4:30-6:00 at the Haleyville Elementary cafetorium. For more information, please call 205-486-217
Haleyville – A call at approximately 4:30 Thursday morning reporting a theft from Walmart resulted in a long intense chase by Haleyville Police aided by Winston County Deputies. The chase ended on Highway 278 just west of Cullman County. Reportedly, Michael Dylan Tittle, 23, Jasper left Walmart in a stolen truck and was pursued by Haleyville Police SGT Steve Hicks. The vehicle Tittle was driving left the highway and crashed. Tittle ran from the scene and attempted to hide in a wooded area. He was apprehended by Hicks and transported to the Lakeland ER for examination, then taken to the Winston County jail. He is charged with theft of property 4th degree, reckless endangerment and attempting to elude a police officer. Tittle was already being sought for escape 3rd degree.
From the Times-Daily, Tom Smith
RUSSELLVILLE — A man authorities said was trying to lure two young boys into his car has been arrested.
Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said Brian Ray Ensor, 40, Haleyville, has been charged with two counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes.
Reports indicate Ensor drove up to the two boys, ages 9 and 10, who were outside an East Franklin residence playing Sunday afternoon, and tried to use candy to get the boys to get in the car with him.
Deputies said the boy’s daddy saw what was happening, confronted the man and he drove off.
0liver said Ensor was arrested after an investigation was conducted and deputies spotted his car.
He is being held in the Franklin County Jail.
Statement Regarding Allegations and Rumors Concerning the
Winston County School System
Several allegations and rumors are currently circulating regarding some of the schools in the Winston County School System.
First, I want everyone to know that the safety of our students and employees is my highest priority.
Second, I want everyone to know that we have thoroughly investigated every incident that has been reported to us, and students that have made inappropriate comments have been dealt with in a manner that ensures school safety.
To be clear, no Winston County School has been evacuated or closed due to active shooters, bomb threats, or any other acts of violence.
I thank you for your concern, support, and help in making our school system the best it can be.
Superintendent, Winston County Schools
The Haleyville Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for seasonal lifeguards. Applicants must be at least 15 years old and be certified as an American Red Cross lifeguard. Applications can be picked up at the City Pool and will be accepted now through March 30, 2018. For more details call 486-7969.
The American Legion Whitehead Post and Auxiliary in conjunction with The City of Haleyville are proud to announce the banner program to honor your family and friends, past and present who has served our great nation. The military banner program salutes our brave men and women who gas served or currently serving our country by displaying a 24×48 military banner, in their honor, displayed in our beloved town of Haleyville. The one time cost to create and display the banner is $125.00 which includes a double-sided weathers resistant banner including bracket and hardware.To have your loved one represented, The Haleyville American Legion Auxiliary will have the applications each Saturday from 11:30-12:30 at the American Legion post please bring a photo and service info as you would like displayed on your banner ( years of service, branch, etc.) This will make a unique gift in honor or in memory of your veteran. Deadline is Saturday, April 14th for more info contact Mickey Holdbrooks at 205-269-0750 or Rebecca Linam 205-486-4376.