• Veterans Day Today Saturday November 11

    The Annual Veterans’ Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony will be this Saturday, November 11at 2 p.m. downtown Haleyville. The lineup will be on 20th Street behind the First Baptist Church at 1:30. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be at 1:45 at the Veterans Monument next to CVS. All veterans, veterans organizations, fire departments, law enforcement, civic organizations, churches, schools, and individuals are invited to participate. Floats, antique cars, military vehicles, motorcycles or other vehicles are invited to be in the parade. Point of contact is Mickey Holdbrooks at 269-0750 or David Ozuna at 269-9819,

    Preceding the parade and wreath laying, the American Legion Post 33 will serve a Veterans Day meal from 11 to 12 noon at the Legion Hall for all Post 33 members, veterans, and their families.

  • Animal Cruelty Charges Against Local Man

    Deitrick Wallace, 36, Haleyville, has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty. Neighbors had complained of a bad smell coming from the Wallace residence on 28th Street. On Tuesday, November 7, three pit bull dogs were found highly undernourished and two dead. The three live dogs were rescued by Johnna Waid Franks and other members of Free State Four Paws. Wallace was arrested in Jasper and transported to the Winston County jail Friday morning. He is charged with 5 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, with a $15,000 cash bond for each charge.

  • House Fire Claims One Life

    A house fire at 4321 County Highway 48 in Marion County Tuesday at 4:40 a.m. took the life of Kevin Pickens, age 40. His wife Leigh and 9-year-old child managed to escape the early morning fire. Haleyville, Bear Creek, and the newly formed Craft Fire Departments responded and quickly extinguished the fire. Reportedly, the fire started in the kitchen area but the actual cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal. This was the first official call for the Craft Fire Department which will be responding along with Haleyville to all calls in the newly designated Craft fire area until December 31. On January 1, Craft will be primarily responsible for its designated area on Thorn Hill Road, Highway 129, and parts of County Highway 48 and Highway 241.

  • Haleyville City Council Changes Retirement Plan

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday, November 6, with Jonathan Bennett absent. The Council approved a contract for various paving projects awarded to Mallory Burkhalter Paving for $39,476.40. The low bid for $38,153.00 by Shoals Paving was rejected because Shoals Paving is presently not current in paying occupational taxes to the City of Haleyville. The resolution also authorized the purchase of asphalt from the Bunn Asphalt Plant in Guin through the Winston County Road Department totaling $39,900.00.

    A change was made to the City’s retirement program.  Presently City retirees with over 25 years of service are covered for health care for 3 years or age 65, whichever is shorter. The change is anyone retiring with 25 years after June 30, 2018, will only be funded for 18 months or until age 65 when Medicare should begin to cover the individual.

    Because of the lack of air conditioning, a request was made to change the polling place at the 21st gym to the Senior Citizen Center, located on the bottom floor of the of the old elementary school, now Head Start building on 13th Avenue.

    Mayor Sunseri announced he had hired Megan Lovett as Assistant Accounts Payables Clerk. Starla Watts was recommended by City Judge Jonathan Lowe to be appointed by the Administrative Office of Courts as Court Clerk effective January 1.

    Four members of the City Planning Commission were re-appointed. Beverly Donaldson, Tim Nolen, Kevin Thompson and Don Posey.

    The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, November 20.

  • Bama Carry Meeting

    The Winston County BamaCarry chapter will be hosting a “Meet The Candidate” November 7th, 2017 at the Galley restaurant. Starting time is at 7 pm. Sam McLure, Republican candidate for the office of Alabama Attorney General will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited, bring a friend and come early to eat!

  • Water Outage Saturday in Haleyville

    It is something that happens every day. Maybe not as big a leak as this one, but the Haleyville Water Department is averaging repairing a leak or correcting a problem every day. Saturday, their day started at 2 a.m. with a reported leak on 30th Street. A 10 inch PVC mainline split and was turning dirt into mud. As crews worked for the rest of the morning on that leak, another was discovered around 5 a.m. on a 6-inch line in the Cripple Creek Subdivision. Both lines were back in service by noon with line flushing for a few hours to get things back to normal. All in a day’s (even Saturdays) work for the Haleyville Water Department.

  • Not The Last Game

    In a close hard game, the Haleyville Lions lost to Central of Florence Friday night 20-18. The Paradise 92.7 Lion of the Week is Gravitt Tucker. That was the final game of the regular season, but not the last game of the year. With a 4-6 record and the because of the wins and losses of regional games, Haleyville, ranked 4th in region 6 will play Rogers, ranked number one in Region 9 this Friday night to begin the state championship playoffs. Because school will be out for this Friday for Veterans Day, the Leo Preview Show will be on Thursday morning at 7 a.m. Please go to Rogers to support the Lions if possible and remember you can hear that game this Friday night at 7 on Paradise 92.7 with Butch Foster and Craig Wakefield.