• Haleyville City Council

    The Haleyville City Council met Monday with only one main item on the agenda. The Council approved the appointment of Mayor Ken Sunseri, City Attorney, Jeff Mobley, and City Clerk, Christy Harbin, to the Haleyville Health Care Board. The purpose of the board is to meet the legal requirements for the transfer of a deed to the property to the owners of the Haleyville Health Care Nursing Home. The property has long been paid off, but the deed had not officially been transferred.

    The Haleyville City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month, 5:30 pm at the Haleyville City Hall. The meeting is always open to the public.

  • Winfield Teen Killed in Crash

    amilton Post — A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:28 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, has claimed the life of a Winfield teen. The 19-year-old was fatally injured when the 2012 Chevrolet Cruz he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a 2012 Freightliner, driven by Brandon Lindsey, 31, of Blakely, Ga. The 19-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 13 near the 255 mile marker, approximately four miles west of Lynn. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

     

  • Moment of Silence for Covid-19 Deaths

    Next Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 12:00 p.m., the Alabama Hospital Association is calling for a statewide moment of silence to remember the more than 12,000 Alabamians lost from COVID-19.  All Alabamians are encouraged to participate from wherever they are that day in remembering not only those who have died, but also those who are currently suffering with COVID, the families of those affected and the healthcare workers caring for them. Hospital staff and physicians from across the state will be participating, along with places of worship the Sunday before.

    “The Delta variant is causing unprecedented devastation and grief in Alabama,” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “We had hoped that we’d be in a better place this fall, but our hospitals are full, and families across the state continue to deal with tremendous loss. Our dedicated healthcare workers are under incredible physical and emotional strain, yet still are giving all they have to care for their patients. Likely, all of us know someone who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, and we would like to take a moment to pause and remember these individuals.”

    To date, Alabama has lost 12,283 individuals to COVID-19, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. “Seeing the dramatic loss of lives and the awful sickness caused by the virus has been extremely challenging for our hospitals and their staff and physicians, and we thought it might be helpful and healing for us all to have a few collective minutes of silent reflection and prayer,” added Dr. Williamson.  “We urge others across the state to join us on Tuesday.”

    Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education, and service.

  • Notice of Budget Hearing

    Haleyville City Board of Education announces the second budget hearing for the Haleyville School System 2021 fiscal year.  The hearing will be September 13th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the Pride Room at Haleyville High School located at 2001 20th Street, Haleyville, Alabama 35565. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Winston County Fatality

    AMILTON POST– A two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug 12, has claimed the life of an Addison man.  Charles D. Brannon, 73, was fatally injured when the 2019 John Deere Gator he was operating failed to yield and was struck by a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle. Brannon and the driver of the Kawasaki was both transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment.  On Aug 14, Brannon later succombed to his injuries.  The crash occurred on Winston County 41 near Winston County 118, approximately three miles north of Addison.  Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) continue to investigate.

  • Beaar Creek Man Killed in Crash

    Hamilton Post — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, has claimed the life of a Bear Creek man. Jeremy Poston, 49, was killed when the 1988 Jeep Wagonner he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Poston was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 253 at the 19 mile-marker approximately fourteen miles east of Hamilton.  Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

  • Dr. Jerry Harrison”s Unique Discovery

    “So, I turned 65 years old with no children but I turned 68 with two children and three grandchildren.”

    In the early 2000’s my brother died in a farming accident and over the next couple of years, I lost my Mom and Dad.  On the way home from my father’s funeral I realized I was an orphan.  For the next 14 years I felt like I was alone.  I had no children from my marriage.

    The first weekend of October 2017 I received a letter. It stated the lady who wrote the letter was my daughter.  Her husband had given her and her parents Ancestry memberships for Christmas in 2016. We connected and I met her and her parents New Years, 2016.  So, I have a daughter and grandson.  Incredible.

    Last year, during the pandemic, I was watching a useless movie and became bored, so I decided to check my email.  I had a notification from 23andMe–the email said–“It seems we are inextricably linked.”  23andMe has a new function to identify relatives and we share 48.5 percent of DNA and he is my biological son.

    When I was a freshman in Medical School I was invited by the Dean to participate in a new fertility clinic at UAB.  Participants in the program, both couples and donors were instructed that no one would ever know.  They did not anticipate the Human Genome project or DNA technology.  So, I turned 65 years old with no children but I turned 68 with two children and three grandchildren.  God is good and takes care of us.

    Jerry Harrison, M.D.

  • Haleyville Woman Dies in Crash

    Hamilton Post – A three-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 6:13 p.m. Thursday, July 22, has claimed the life of a Haleyville woman, and injured one other. Whitney Farley, 31, was killed when the 2009 Toyota Sienna she was driving crossed the centerline of the highway and collided with a 2013 Chevrolet 1500, driven byJason Vanhousen, 05/01/1979, of Double Springs, Alabama. The Toyota Sienna continued in the southbound lane colliding with a 1999 Toyota Camry, driven by Elbert Sherman Ward, 06/17/1958, of Haleyville, Alabama. Whitney Farley was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Elbert Ward was air lifted to Huntsville Hospital with serious physical injuries. The crash occurred on Alabama 195, approximately six miles north of Double Springs. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

  • Winston County Crash 1 Death

    Hamilton Post — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 2, has claimed the life of a Jasper man. Hunter Cutcher, 27, was killed when the 2004 Toyota Corolla he was driving lost control in a curve, left the roadway, collided with a tree, and overturned. Cutcher was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash occurred fifteen miles southeast of Double Springs on Winston County 8. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.