Feb 15 2016
Feb 15 2016
The Annual Haleyville High School Leo’s Loveliest Pageant will be Friday, February 26th for Junior Division and Saturday, February 27th for senior division. The pageant will begin at 7:30 each night at the Haleyville Elementary Cafetorium.
Leo’s reserved tickets for junior and senior contestants only will be on sale Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17. Tickets for junior division contestants will be sold at the Middle School and Sr. Division contestants will be sold at the Center of Technology Office. Tuesday ticket sales will begin at 7:15 a.m. On Thursday, February 18, reserved tickets for escorts will be available. Reserved tickets will be available to the public on Friday, February 19. Reserved tickets are $7 each and general admission is $5. Anyone needing special accommodation seating please call the Haleyville Center of Technology office at 486-9481.
Feb 13 2016
Feb 12 2016
The Haleyville Lady Lions played in the area championship on Wednesday against Danville. Although the Lady Lions fought hard, the Danville Lady Hawks came away the winner with a final score of 86-51. As the area runner-up, the Lady Lions will face the Deshler Lady Tigers in Tuscumbia on Monday at 7:00 PM.
The Haleyville Lions hosted the Hamilton Aggies Thursday night for the area championship. The game was clean with few fouls and mostly a defensive strategy game. Haleyville claimed the area 13 championship title with a final score of 54-45. Congratulations to both teams. The Haleyville Lions will now be the host for the first round of the sub-regionals to be played on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
By Trooper Johnathan Appling
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA)’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), today, Feb. 10, responded to the scene of an active shooter and subsequent double homicide in Marion County. The homicides occurred in separate locations in downtown Hamilton.
The initial investigation reveals Marion County Sheriff Deputies and a Hamilton Police Officer engaged the active shooter at a third location, the First State Bank. Additionally, a private citizen reacted and assisted law enforcement in the exchange of gunfire with the suspect. Whereupon, the suspect Jimmy Cooper, 57, of Hamilton, was struck by gunfire and was taken into custody. SBI will investigate the officer involved shooting involving Cooper.
The Hamilton Police Department will lead the double homicide investigation where Donny Miller, 67, and Linda Cole, 61, both of Hamilton, were killed.
“Although, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer involved shooting, the initial indication is that the deputies, officer and private citizen acted without hesitation and probably prevented the further loss of life,” said Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier.
Cooper is recovering, suffering from non-life threatening wounds at UAB under guard by ALEA.
No additional information is available as the investigation is ongoing.
Feb 10 2016
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)Post 4543 held a special program for the district winners of the Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriot Pen awards on Monday night, February 8. The winners of the VFW District 1 VOD, 2nd place, Amelia Townsend, Patriot Pen Winner, 2nd place, Reagan Kutis and the Patriot Pen District first place and state winner (sponsored by the Falkville VFW Post), Maggie Robertson from Haleyville were presented by the VFW District Commander, Jerry Willibey,
Guests for the event included Haleyville Schools Superintendent of Education, Dr. Alan Miller, Middle school Principal Bo Wilcoxson, and Beth Townsend, school sponsor of the VOD program.
(Pictured left to right: VFW District Commander, Jerry Willibey, Maggie Robertson, Reagan Kutis, Amelia Townsend, and VFW Post 4543 Commander, Dwight Thomas)
The Haleyville Police Department has moved into the new city hall. The move has been made, however, there is still some moving in pains. The dispatcher is temporarily working from the Storm Shelter underneath the new City Hall until all the communication equipment is fully working in the new police office. The phone numbers remain the same, but the city administrators and police department can now be found at the new Haleyville City Hall.
Feb 09 2016
The Haleyville High School Senior Play is this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the HES Cafetorium. The play is a exciting comedy drama about a man and and his college friends who find out that he has inherited an abandoned disco. Little do they know that the disco has been used for stashing money from a recent bank robbery. Chaos begins when the robbers and the brains behind the robbery try to get the money out of the disco while those pesky college students try to restore the building to it’s former glory and the Golden Age of Disco. Lots of laughs and plenty of disco music prove to make this play a hit.
Tickets will be available at the door for $8.
Feb 08 2016
The Haleyville Lady Lions met the Hamilton Lady Aggies in Danville Monday night for the first round of the area basketball tournament. Through a hard fought battle by two well-matched teams, the Haleyville Lady Lions came away victorious with a final score of 50-48. The Lady Lions will face the Danville Lady Hawks Wednesday at 4:00 in the area championship at Danville.
In boys basketball, the Haleyville Lions will play the winner of the Hamilton-Danville game on Thursday night at 6:00 P.M. in the Haleyville High gym for the area championship.
Hats off to the coaches, staff, school and parents for the efforts in getting both the boys and the girls teams in the area championships. We are especially proud of all the Lions players for pushing through to prove that you are all winners.
Listen to live coverage of the games on Wednesday at 4:00 PM and Thursday at 6:00 PM on Paradise 92.7 with Craig Wakefield and David Albright and “Roar Lions!”