• 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.

  • New Lakeland Hospital Visitor Rules

    Visitor Guidance for Lakeland Community Hospital Inpatient and Clinics
    Effective October 2, 2020

    COVID-19 and Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

    • No visitors allowed except in end-of-life situations Non-COVID 19 Inpatients

    • One caregiver will be allowed in a 24-hour period. The Caregiver will not be allowed to rotate with any other Caregiver during this 24-hour period in consideration of the need to limit exposure.
    • Caregiver must follow the following Guidelines.

    o Wear your own face covering upon arrival to the facility and must wear it at all times.

    The face covering must cover your mouth and nose at all times.
    o There are no exceptions to wearing face coverings for the health and safety of our

    patients, caregivers, and staff.
    o Agree to practice appropriate hand hygiene and limit the touching of surfaces in patient

    care areas.
    o Stay in room: Caregivers are asked to stay in the patient’s room and not leave the unit

    or roam the hospital except for basic personal needs (e.g. food, restroom)
    o Comply with Entrance screening: LCH will continue limited and monitored points of

    entry, with active Caregiver screening upon entry.
    o Entrance will be overseen by our Admitting department with Nursing and Security

    personnel.
    o All Caregivers must sign in at the entrance to help us track who is in our facility.
    o Entry will be denied to anyone who screens positive for COVID-19 such as temperature

    above 99 degrees, cough, or shortness of breath.
    o Caregiver must wear visitor badge at all times. These will be provided at both entrance

    locations. Caregiver must return badge when exiting facility.
    o Designated entrances will only be open to Caregivers between 8 am and 7 pm.

    Caregivers as defined above will not be allowed to enter after 7pm. Any emergency need should be escalated to the Admitting department and an administrator will be contacted on your behalf.

    End-of Life Guidance

    • For non-COVID-19 patients in which death is reasonably anticipated within 24-48 hours, two Caregivers (meeting the above requirements) will be allowed at the bedside.

      o CaregiversmayrotatewithotherCaregivers

    • For COVID-19 and Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19- only one Caregiver will be

      allowed at the bedside pursuant to Physician approval

    o Caregivers will be required to follow all instructions from clinical staff related to hand

    hygiene, PPE, entry/exit, length of time with patient, etc.

    Emergency Department

    • One Caregiver may accompany a patient and remain in the patient’s room at all times with a face covering over the mouth and nose.
    • If the patient is under the age of 14, two Caregivers may accompany the patient but must remain in the patient’s room at all times with a face covering the mouth and nose.
    • Failure to follow these guidelines will result in immediate removal from the facility in order to protect the health and safety of patients, Caregivers, and staff.

      Inpatient Psychiatry Unit

    • Under the recommendation of the treatment team, one visitor may be allowed by appointment only during established visiting hours. Telephone and video conferencing is available and encouraged.

    Rural Health Clinics (Boyde J. Harrison, MD, Lakeland Family Practice, and Haleyville Pediatrics)

    • Visitors will not be allowed except for those meeting a compassionate care qualification. One Caregiver/Support person will be allowed to accompany the patient only when one of the following circumstances is met:

    o Patient has cognitive/memory disorder
    o All Caregivers must wear a face covering. The face covering must cover your mouth and

    nose at all times.
    o Symptomaticscreeningwillbeconducted
    o Proper social distancing at 6 feet is maintained at all times within the facility.