The Haleyville City Council met Monday with all members present. Following a presentation and appeal from District Attorney Scott Slatton, the Council approved a request from Slatton for the city to help fund a specialized investigator to handle domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and associated cases. Slatton stated he had someone in mind, a female with 10 years of law enforcement experience and 5 years handling those type cases in the Shoals. Slatton’s request for $2500 per year was approved. The plan is to get all 11 towns and both counties and to help supplement money from the DA’s office to afford the additional special investigator.
The Council approved adding the assistant city clerk to the City’s signature card and the bid for winter paving project for 26th and 30th streets. Jimmy Elliott was appointed to the Upper Bear Creek Board.
There will be a public hearing for Gumbo and Jazz’s request for a tax abatement on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. in the courtroom.
Park and Rec Department has hired Paul Johnson and Brandon Hensley to temporary seasonal positions at a rate of $10.
The next Haleyville City Council meeting will be on Monday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Council.
The 43rd Annual Leo’s Loveliest Senior Division was held Saturday night, February 29 at the HES Cafetorium. Sponsored by the Haleyville Center of Technology and the HHS 2020 Senior Class.Miss Molly Gilbert, Leo’s Loveliest 2020, Senior Division
4th Alternate, Carlee Lewis, 2nd Alternate, Anna Belcher, Molly Gilbert, Leo’s Loveliest, 1st Alternate, Carlie Pendley, 3rd Alternate, Reagan Kutis
Miss Photogenic and 3rd Alternate, Reagan Kutis
Miss Congeniality and 1st Alternate, Carlie Pendley
The 43rd Annual Leo’s Loveliest Junior Division was held Friday night, February 28 at the HES cafetorium. Sponsored by the Haleyville Center of Technology and the HHS 2020 Senior Class. Miss Kelsey Stamos, Miss Leo’s Loveliest 2020, Junior Division
3rd Alternate, Brookleigh Cockrell, 1st Alternate, Mia Musso, Leo’s Loveliest, Kelsy Stamos 2nd Alternate, Mary-Margaret Hulsey, 4th Alternate, Tessa Aderholt
Miss Photogenic, Tiffany Zhang
Miss Congeniality, Karlie Faith Lasker (R) with Gerita Rye, representing Lakeland Community Hospital
The Haleyville City Board of Education met Tuesday, February 25 with all members present.
The Board approved amendments to the HCS Drug Testing Policy, the school calendar for 2020-2021, the adoption of the Resolution Opposing Mandated School Start Date Legislation, and the expenditures for January in the amount of $1,3636,810.61.
The Board approved one use of facilities, three field trips, and four fundraisers. Under personnel, The Board approved the resignation of lee Frix as HHS Cross Country Coach, and approved Jamie White as HHS Assistant Golf Coach, the retirement of Angela Jones, HES Special Ed Teacher, and the retirement of Julia Howell Ellis as HES Teacher.
The Serve With Pride Awards this month honored Chere’ Fetter, a who has been serving in many roles from teacher to Intermin HHS Principal for 29 years. Presently, she is Federal Program Director for HCS.
Chere’ Fetter, Gracie Wakefield, Christy Bice, HES Principal
Chere’ Fetter, Brolyn Grice, Christy Bice, HES Principal
Bo Wilcoxen, HMS Principal, Chere’ Feter, Brodie Britnell
Peyton Bailey, Chere’ Feter, Bo Wilcoxen, HMS Principal
Chere’ Feter, Icsel Marchant, Davey Reed, HHS Principal
Chere’ Feter, Eli Wakefield, Davey Reed, HHS Principal
An abandoned house fire on 7th Street West in South Haleyville just after 7 p.m. Sunday night, February 23 brought out the Haleyville, Bear Creek and Craft Fire Departments. The building sustained heavy fire damage. The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday, February 18 with all members present. The Council approved the operating bills for January in the amount of $640,575.02. Two Resolutions approving the financing a new firetruck with Traders and Farmers Bank and one for a tax abatement for Gumbo and Jazz were approved. Additional lighting for the batting cages at the Sportsplex was discussed.
Also discussed was a proposed CDBG demolition project to eliminate condemned property in the City.
Tyra Rayburn and Jimmy Holley were hired as volunteer firefighters. Joseph William Storie was hired at the Street and Sanitation Department.
The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, March 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.
The Phillips High School She Bears stamped their ticket to the NW Regional Tournament at Wallace State College in Hanceville this week with Monday night’s Sub-regional 67 – 40 win over Covenant Christian. Next was a Thursday night game with the Lady Eagles of Decatur Heritage and the Ladies from Bear Creek came away with a 50 – 46 victory. The defending State Champion She Bears now advance to a 1-A Elite Eight matchup against the Mars Hill Lady Panthers on Monday, February 17 at 3:00 pm in Hanceville.
QUAD CITIES POST – A one-vehicle crash at 4:00 a.m. today, February 13, has claimed the life of a Russellville man. Dudley Chase Davis, 33, was killed when the Dodge Ram 1500 he was driving, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Davis was ejected from the vehicle. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene by Franklin County Coroner Charlie Adcox. The crash occurred on AL. 243, 10 miles south of Russellville.
Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
For the fourth year in a row, the Phillips High School She Bears claimed the 1-A Area 12 Championship over Belgreen by the score of 51-47. The She Bears will host the Covenant Christian Lady Eagles in the Sub-regional matchup on Monday night at 5:30 p.m. in Bear Creek. The PHS She Bears are the defending 1-A State Champions.