• Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday and approved a request for quotes to purchase batting cage kits for 2 double softball cages at the new sports complex. These four batting cages will cost approximately $14,900. Advertising for paving of the parking lot, walking trail and entrance roads at the sports complex was also approved. Mayor Sunseri stated the opening date for the complex is April 1.

    The Council approved the Cassady Company, Inc to be the engineering consultant to provide professional engineering services for facilities development at the Haleyville Sports Complex.

    Jordan Egress, a seasonal employee of the Haleyville Park and Recreation Department was changed to regular part-time at $9.50 per hour. The City will be advertising for one full-time and two seasonal employees at the sports complex at a 10.50/hr and after a 90-day probation and a positive evaluation to $11/hr. Season employees pay scale is $9.50/hr.

    Because of a conflict with Judge Jonathan Lowe, a special city court will be held on February 16 with Judge Betsy Harrison.

    The February 20 Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23.

  • HHS Lady Lions Advance to Area Finals

    64The Haleyville Lady Lions defeated the Hamilton Aggies Monday night 57-47 in area tournament play in Winfield. The win advances the Lions to the area championship game Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  against Winfield at Winfield. The Haleyville Lions boys will play Winfield tonight in Winfield in the area semi-finals. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Listen to the play by play on Paradise 92.7 with David Albright and Craig Wakefield starting at 7:20 p.m.

  • House Fire

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    Thursday morning Haleyville and several surrounding fire departments fought a four-alarm fire at a house on 13th Avenue in Haleyville for over an hour before subduing the flames. The house belonged to Simon and Christy Ann Foster. With Simon and Christy at their respective jobs and their two teenage children in school, no one was home mid-morning when smoke was first seen coming from the house. However. two dogs trapped in the house were lost but a pet snake survived. The snake was in a glass enclosure. The house suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage and possibly considered a total loss. The house was formerly owned by Mrs. Rachel Gay and was located just across the street from the baseball field which was once the Ben Smith football field.

  • 9-1-1 Music Lineup

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    Diamond Rio is the headliner for the 9-1-1 festival concert 9:30 Friday night, June 2 behind the library downtown Haleyville. Back by popular demand Sweet Tea Trio will perform at 8:15. The Band Steele will be on stage at 7. Hand Shake Promise at 6. Local HHS student singer/songwriter Reid Haughton will kick it off at 5:20. Come early. Don’t forget your lawn chair.

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  • Sunday Night Power Outage

    The power outage Sunday evening around 7 p.m. across the northern part of Haleyville was caused by a box truck snagging a power line just north of the Jordan apartments on Dime Road. All of Littleville Road across to and including Marion County Highway 85 was without power until Alabama Power crews repaired the downed line. No one was injured in the mishap.

  • BOE Accepts Miller Resignation

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    In their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Haleyville Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Alan Miller. Dr. Miller who will be leaving at the end of this school year after 5 years as superintendent. Board President Kris Burleson said Dr. Miller has done a great job and the Board will be starting a search for a replacement soon.

    Dr. Miller stated “It’s been an absolute pleasure to serve as the superintendent of Haleyville City Schools and I look forward to continuing to work with our wonderful faculty and staff as we finish out this school year, but it’s the right time for me and my family to pursue other opportunities. With two sons soon to begin college, it’s perhaps the right time to look at possibly relocating closer to where they will attend school. Haleyville is a wonderful community, and I’s sure Haleyville City Schools will continue to excel in the future.”

    In other business, the Board approved the financial statements and board expenditures for December in the amount of $1,373,991.23. The School Calendar for 2017-2018 and an amendment to the current salary schedule were approved.

    The Board also approved the use of two facilities, three field trips, and seven fundraisers. Maternity Leave for Elaine Frix and the hiring of Savannah Smith for the HHS English Language/Arts teacher were approved.

    The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville BOE will be Tuesday, February 28.

  • Two Arrested for Arson

    CORY DEANBRIAN BOX

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Bethel Baptist Church fire on December 20, 2016. Corey Dean, 21,(Cherry Hill Road) and Brian Box, 23, Brilliant. The two were also charged with breaking into 6 other churches in this area in the last 45 days. The New Bethel fire was investigated by an Alabama State Fire Marshall. The church building and contents were completely destroyed by the fire. Several items were stolen from the church before the fire. The church had no insurance thus there will be a gospel quartet benefit singing this Saturday featuring Freedomland and Southern Image. The singing will be at the Hines Memorial Baptist Church at 10726 State Highway 241 this Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m. All proceeds and donations will go to the New Bethel Baptist Church. For more info or to make a donation, call 486-2767.

  • Arthur Has One Appeal Left

    TOMMY ARTHUR

    Tommy Arthur, a Shoals area native but no stranger to the Haleyville area and the mobile home manufacturing industry during the 70’s and early 80’s has but one more chance to avoid execution. He has received a stay of execution 7 times in the last 15 years while sitting on death row. His last stay was on November 3, 2016. Arthur was found guilty of a murder for hire of Troy Wicker of Muscle Shoals in 1982. One of his latest appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied a review on Monday, January 23.  However, he has yet another appeal to the Supreme Court based on the lethal injection method used by Alabama. If the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, his stay of execution will go away and yet another date for execution will be set.