• Boating Fatality on Smith Lake

    Winston County – At approximately 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers responded to a single-vessel accident on Smith Lake in Winston County.  Jamey Dewayne Morgan, 39, of Arley was the only person aboard the vessel.  He fell overboard while operating the vessel.  His body was recovered a few hours after the initial report of the accident.  The water depth was approximately 7 feet.

    No other information is available.  The accident is still under investigation.

    Lt. Chad Pate

    Northern District Commander

    ALEA/DPS-Marine Patrol Division

  • One Killed in 2 Vehicle Crash

    QUAD CITIES POST – A two-vehicle crash at 10:00 a.m. today, August 2, 2020, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia man. Michael Howard Hubka, a 68-year-old male, was killed when the 2007 Honda motorcycle he was driving was struck by a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by 26-year-old Forrest Jared Church, of Haleyville, Alabama. Hubka was pronounced dead at the scene by Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque. The crash occurred on US 43 at the intersection of Blue Road, approximately 2 miles north of Littleville, Alabama. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.



  • ALEA Reports

    Winston County – Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division responded to a tubing accident in the Winston County area of Smith Lake.  The accident occurred on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at approximately 4:45pm.  The accident resulted in the death of a 14 year old female who was riding on the tube.  The investigation is ongoing.  No other information is available at this time.

    HAMILTON POST — A single-vehicle crash at 12:05 a.m. last night, July 26, has claimed the life of a Nauvoo, AL teen.  The teen was killed when the 2012 Ford truck he was driving left the roadway and collided with a tree. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on AL 5 one mile south of Lynn, AL.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.


  • Absentee Voting for August Municipal Elections

    Monday, July 20, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Secretary of State John H. Merrill has officially extended the opportunity for anyone concerned about COVID-19 to apply for and cast an absentee ballot for the upcoming municipal elections.

    At the request of the Alabama League of Municipalities on behalf of all Alabama municipalities scheduled to hold an election in 2020, Secretary Merrill has authorized anyone concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 to cast an absentee ballot in order to avoid the polls on Election Day.

    “We have worked to provide safe, secure, and free elections for the people of Alabama through offering an extended absentee voting period during the recent Primary Runoff Election, and we will continue to see that Alabamians have the opportunity to safely participate in the electoral process during these challenging times,” stated Merrill.

    Any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place shall be eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable to that individual. State law allows the Secretary of State to issue absentee voting guidance during declared states of emergency, allowing Secretary Merrill to encourage voters to check the box which reads as follows (in the case none of the boxes are appropriate):

    “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. [ID REQUIRED]”

    “We appreciate the Secretary of State’s Office collaborating with ALM to address these extraordinary circumstances as we head into municipal elections,” said Greg Cochran, League of Municipalities Executive Director. “Ensuring all Alabamians have a voice through their vote is imperative to the success of our state.”

    For the August 25 municipal elections, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, August 10, the deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Thursday, August 20, and the deadline to hand-deliver an absentee ballot is the close of business Monday, August 24. If an absentee ballot is returned by mail, it must be postmarked by August 24 and received by noon on August 25.

    If necessary, runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, October 6.



  • HCS Looking for Children with Disabilities

    1. Help Child Find locate Children with Disabilities

    What is Child Find? Child Find is a statewide effort by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21

    How does Child Find work? Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents, and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll -free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to age 21. 

    Why is Child Find Important? It helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas: hearing impairment, deaf-blindness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech language impairment, visual impairment, specific learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, and emotional disability.

    For more information about Child Find, contact your local school system, local coordinating council, or call Susan Riggs at 205-486-9231 for ages 3-21 or for Birth through 2 years old, call 1-800-543-3098.


    Haleyville City Schools will be destroying special education records for students that have been exited from our system for at least 5 years. Anyone wishing to claim these files must do so by calling Susan Riggs at 205-486-9231, extension 5,  between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, Monday – Thursday.  Tentative date of destruction set for August 31, 2020. 


  • Crash Fatality-Haleyville Man

    HAMILTON POST — A single-vehicle crash at 10:40 a.m., Satureday, June 27, 2020, has claimed the life of a Haleyville, Al man. Hayden D. Tucker, 28, was killed when the 1993 Dodge Dakota he was driving exited the roadway and overturned. Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on CO RD 60, eight miles east of Haleyville, Al. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate. ALEA



  • One Killed in Crash

    QUAD CITIES POST – A one-vehicle crash at 1:41 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, has claimed the life of a resident of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Joe Deewayne Cothrum, a 35-year-old male, was killed when the 2011 Nissan Altima, being driven by 21-year-old Zachary John Madden of Brilliant, AL, left the roadway, continued traveling on private property and crashed into Cypress Creek. Cothrum was pronounced dead at the scene by Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker.  The crash occurred in the City of Florence, just west of the intersection of Mobile and College Street.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.


  • Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday, May 18 with Royce Bennefield absent. The Council approved the operation bills and purchase orders for April in the amount of $387,154.67. A resolution was passed which approved an engineering agreement with the Calvin Cassady Company for the installation of wildlife fencing around the Haleyville airport. The work will begin in October.

    The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be on Monday, June 1.

    Just a reminder, the 9-1-1 and HHS Alumni festivities originally planned for the first weekend in June have been canceled for this year.