Haleyville’s Rocky Ravine trails to be improved


Parks and Recreation Director Joel Sherrill and Mayor Ken Sunseri stand on a set of stairs on the Rocky Ravine Park trail that has remained open, Sept. 16. Replacing these stairs, as well as those on the closed trail, will be among the improvements made if Haleyville receives an ADECA Recreational Trails Program grant.
HALEYVILLE - Rocky Ravine is a beautiful green space near the heart of Haleyville, but the state of its trails has kept some residents from enjoying its splendor. Now, the trails at Rocky Ravine Park, one of which has been closed for years, and a trail leading into the ravine from City Lake may soon see improvements if the city of Haleyville receives an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs' Recreational Trails Program grant for which it has applied.

Local schools facing possible milk shortages


Third grade students, from left, Tayvin Abbott, Krymson Doss and Collin Whitten, choose milk from the cooler during lunch time.
HALEYVILLE - The expression “Got Milk?” has never meant as much as it does now, as local school systems are having to consider alternative plans each time they receive milk shipments, thanks to a company closure resulting in milk shortages.

Forester's grave at Winston Memorial desecrated; dozens more vandalized


Flags surrounding the grave of Sr.A Mark Forester, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010, are broken and destroyed, part of a desecration of his grave. Dozens of other graves were also vandalized by having their flowers stolen.
HALEYVILLE - The grave of Senior Airman Mark Forester was found desecrated Thursday afternoon, Sept. 15, when American flags were found scattered, poles splintered, iron poles bent and a cloth flag with Mark’s picture torn to shreds.

Paint the Town Pink 5K registration underway


Pink bows will be up all over Double Springs in the upcoming weeks as the Panorama Study Club prepares for its annual Paint the Town Pink 5K run and walk to raise money for breast cancer support for local patients.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Panorama Study Club in Double Springs is gearing up for its 11th annual Paint the Town Pink 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Two charged in Blue Moon Beverages theft


Luke Hendrix, co-owner of Blue Moon Beverages in Double Springs, shows where entry was made through the front door into the business.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The man, who broke into Blue Moon Beverages and stole the safe, as well as his accomplice, who drove the getaway vehicle, have each been charged in connection with the early morning incident on Saturday, Aug. 27.