• Lions Defeated by Hokes Bluff

    The Haleyville Lions football team was defeated Friday night by Hokes Bluff 24-8 which ended their quest for the state championship for this year. Haleyville did capture the region 6 championship title. The Lion of the Week is Brady Sherrill with 100 high school career touchdowns. Let the basketball games begin.

  • Arthur Execution Stayed


    Tommy Arthur, 74, of the Shoals area with ties to Haleyville, was scheduled for execution at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 3rd. Arthur has once again successfully escaped execution for the 7th time while sitting on death row at Holman Prison. The stay this time was from the U.S. Supreme Court which acted on an appeal from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals which refused to block the execution. Arthur had been convicted at three different trials and sentenced to death each time for the murder-for-hire shooting death of Troy Wicker of Muscle Shoals in 1982.

    Arthur’s New York attorney filed an appeal based on Alabama’s lethal injection, arguing the method of execution was cruel and unusual punishment. The appeal was denied on Wednesday by both the Alabama Supreme Court and the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Supreme Court Justice stated he granted the stay as a courtesy.

    Arthur was on work release in 1982 while serving a sentence for the 1977 shooting death of his sister-in-law at a business in Bear Creek when he killed Wicker. Both his sister-in-law and Wicker were shot execution style with one shot through the right eye. Arthur remains defiant and maintains his innocence.



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  • Senior Night Win!


    Friday was senior night as the Haleyville Lions closed their regular football season with a huge win over Central 55-7. The Lion of the Week is the starting lineup of the offense line players including 72 – Zachary Manasco, 63 – Max Shikles, 62 – Jon Tate Lollar, 55 – Michael Painter and 54 – Eli Brannon. They will all be recognized at the pep rally this coming week before the next game as the post-season games begin. This Friday night, November 4, Haleyville Region 6 champs will host Hokes Bluff Region 5 champs. Game time is 7 p.m.

    This game is the first of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoff games potentially leading to the state championship in 4A classification. Until the last whistle is blown, all games will be broadcast live on Paradise 92.7 with Butch Foster and Craig Wakefield. Download your free Paradise 92.7 app for Apple or Android.

  • Haleyville BOE


    The Haleyville Board of Education met Tuesday and approved the September expenditures in the amount of $1,488,533.93. Also approved was a revised 2014 salary schedule. The Rotary Club was granted use of the HHS cafeteria for Breakfast with Santa on December 3.

    Four fund-raisers were approved as well as the retirement requests of Sandra Wakefield and Judy Johnson and the maternity leave of Dusty Yealock.

  • Halloween Monday Oct 31


    The Haleyville City Hall has been bombarded by calls asking if the city will celebrate Halloween on a different day other than Monday, October 31. The answer is an official  NO. Even though Monday is a school night, it will still be Halloween. The Haleyville Police Department requests you drive carefully and look out for those Halloween Trick or Treaters Monday night.

  • Tommy Arthur Appeals Again


    Tommy Arthur, age 74, who has ties to the Haleyville area, has been an Alabama Death Row inmate at Holman Prison in South Alabama since his conviction for a contract killing of a Muscle Shoals man, Troy Wicker. Prosecutors said Wicker’s wife Judy had hired Arthur to kill her husband. She was convicted for her role and served 10 years of a life sentence in prison. Arthur was on work release for having killed a woman in a Bear Creek business years before. Both she and Wicker were shot through the right eye.

    Arthur is asking the governor to stay his planned execution on November 3. Arthur says he is innocent. His New York attorneys are also seeking a stay of execution in a federal appeals court.

    To date, Governor Bentley has not stayed any execution during his two terms. Arthur has managed to stay alive by seeking stays of execution six times since 2001, some within hours of the scheduled executions. The last one in 2015 was made following Arthur’s lawsuit over Alabama’s lethal injection method. Arthur has actually had three trials, and this time he has requested testing evidence in possession of the state, specifically a hair from a black man he says was never tested. Originally, Judy Wicker testified a black man had killed her husband and raped her. A black inmate, who had served time at Holman with Arthur had confessed to the killing of Wicker and which brought about one of the six stays, but that confession was thrown out.

    The Alabama Attorney General’s Office believes the last judge got it right and is asking the appeals court to again, throw out Arthur’s appeal and let the seventh planned execution on November 3 proceed.

    More on this story and the letter to Bentley can be seen on Al.com.