Monday, July 20, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Secretary of State John H. Merrill has officially extended the opportunity for anyone concerned about COVID-19 to apply for and cast an absentee ballot for the upcoming municipal elections.
At the request of the Alabama League of Municipalities on behalf of all Alabama municipalities scheduled to hold an election in 2020, Secretary Merrill has authorized anyone concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 to cast an absentee ballot in order to avoid the polls on Election Day.
“We have worked to provide safe, secure, and free elections for the people of Alabama through offering an extended absentee voting period during the recent Primary Runoff Election, and we will continue to see that Alabamians have the opportunity to safely participate in the electoral process during these challenging times,” stated Merrill.
Any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place shall be eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable to that individual. State law allows the Secretary of State to issue absentee voting guidance during declared states of emergency, allowing Secretary Merrill to encourage voters to check the box which reads as follows (in the case none of the boxes are appropriate):
“I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. [ID REQUIRED]”
“We appreciate the Secretary of State’s Office collaborating with ALM to address these extraordinary circumstances as we head into municipal elections,” said Greg Cochran, League of Municipalities Executive Director. “Ensuring all Alabamians have a voice through their vote is imperative to the success of our state.”
For the August 25 municipal elections, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, August 10, the deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Thursday, August 20, and the deadline to hand-deliver an absentee ballot is the close of business Monday, August 24. If an absentee ballot is returned by mail, it must be postmarked by August 24 and received by noon on August 25.
If necessary, runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, October 6.
1. Help Child Find locate Children with Disabilities
What is Child Find? Child Find is a statewide effort by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21
How does Child Find work? Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents, and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll -free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to age 21.
Why is Child Find Important? It helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas: hearing impairment, deaf-blindness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech language impairment, visual impairment, specific learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, and emotional disability.
For more information about Child Find, contact your local school system, local coordinating council, or call Susan Riggs at 205-486-9231 for ages 3-21 or for Birth through 2 years old, call 1-800-543-3098.
2. SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS TO BE DESTROYED:
Haleyville City Schools will be destroying special education records for students that have been exited from our system for at least 5 years. Anyone wishing to claim these files must do so by calling Susan Riggs at 205-486-9231, extension 5, between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, Monday – Thursday. Tentative date of destruction set for August 31, 2020.
garage sale this weekend Friday and Saturday July 17th and 18th. Tons of clothes, DVDs, vcr movies, household items.
3120 19th Ave, Haleyville
HAMILTON POST — A single-vehicle crash at 10:40 a.m., Satureday, June 27, 2020, has claimed the life of a Haleyville, Al man. Hayden D. Tucker, 28, was killed when the 1993 Dodge Dakota he was driving exited the roadway and overturned. Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on CO RD 60, eight miles east of Haleyville, Al. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate. ALEA
QUAD CITIES POST – A one-vehicle crash at 1:41 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, has claimed the life of a resident of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Joe Deewayne Cothrum, a 35-year-old male, was killed when the 2011 Nissan Altima, being driven by 21-year-old Zachary John Madden of Brilliant, AL, left the roadway, continued traveling on private property and crashed into Cypress Creek. Cothrum was pronounced dead at the scene by Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker. The crash occurred in the City of Florence, just west of the intersection of Mobile and College Street. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The Mayor and all five Council seats will be covered in this election.
First day to qualify July 7
Last day to qualify July 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Runoff election October 6
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, May 18 with Royce Bennefield absent. The Council approved the operation bills and purchase orders for April in the amount of $387,154.67. A resolution was passed which approved an engineering agreement with the Calvin Cassady Company for the installation of wildlife fencing around the Haleyville airport. The work will begin in October.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be on Monday, June 1.
Just a reminder, the 9-1-1 and HHS Alumni festivities originally planned for the first weekend in June have been canceled for this year.
Valedictorian John Mark Mayhall and Saluatorian Mae Lynn Boyles
The Haleyville High School Graduation Ceremony was held for 101 graduating seniors Thursday evening, May 14 at the HHS football stadium.
Forestree Transport is hiring drivers.
Our company is located in Double Springs. We haul timber from the wood site to local mills. Our workdays are Monday through Friday. Please call or email for more information. Cyndi Tidwell
Class A CDL required and health card. Experience is a must. We offer competitive pay, insurance, and uniforms.
Quad Cities Post – A two-vehicle crash at 10:40 am on 4/29/2020, has claimed the life of a Haleyville man. A 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 81-year-old Jack Kemp, W/M, of Haleyville, AL, was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 71-year-old Elizabeth Vandiver Hester, W/F, of Tuscumbia, AL, causing the eventual death of Kemp. Kemp was initially flown from the scene to Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Kemp died of his injuries on 5/9/2020 at 6:35 pm and was pronounced by the medical staff of Huntsville Hospital. The crash occurred on US 43 at the intersection of County Road 61, approximately 4 miles south of Tuscumbia. No further information is available.