Numerous personnel items approved by Haleyville BOE


As part of the many personnel items approved by the board, Elementary Principal Christy Bice, second from left, welcomes on board new teachers, from left, Olivia Tank, Heather Carroll and Heather Fannin.
HALEYVILLE - Personnel items, including, leaves, resignations, transfers and new hires, comprised most of the agenda of the Haleyville Board of Education’s regular meeting Tuesday, May 22, in efforts of getting all personnel in place for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Townsend named District VFW Teacher of the Year


Dwight Thomas, post commander of VFW Post 4543, presents the Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Award to High School Teacher Beth Pugh Townsend.
HALEYVILLE - Dwight Thomas, post commander for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4543, had special recognition for two teachers who were first place district award winners as VFW Teachers of the Year under the Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Award. The presentation was made at the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the Haleyville Board of Education.

Baggett named District VFW Teacher of the Year

Dwight Thomas, post commander of VFW Post 4543, presents the Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Award to Haleyville Elementary Teacher Sheynon Loden Baggett.

HALEYVILLE - Dwight Thomas, post commander for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4543, had some special recognition at the Haleyville Board of Education's regular meeting Tuesday, May 22, for two teachers who were first place district award winners as VFW Teachers of the Year under the Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Award.

Advocacy group nominates board of directors at annual meeting

Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Group officers are, from left, Lu Cruce, Jim Eason, Kenny Kirkpatrick and Judy Lambert.

LAKESHORE - The Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Group held an annual meeting at Lakeshore Inn Restaurant on May 11, 2018, and held nominations for board of director appointees. Three members were nominated to the board: Ross Cole, Brian Kuntz and Lou Kuntz.

From Sage Brush to 911: How Haleyville Began first edition now available

Haleyville resident Bobby Taylor buys the first copy of the newly released edition From Sage Brush to 911: How Haleyville Began from Kenneth Ward, president of the Haleyville Historical Society.

HALEYVILLE - The long awaited project of compiling a book solely about the city of Haleyville has come to fruition with the release of From Sage Brush to 911: How Haleyville Began, a book full of history and pictures now available for purchase.

Tickets for Haleyville Alumni luncheon now available


The Haleyville Alumni Luncheon is quickly approaching. Here is a photo from the 2017 luncheon featuring the Haleyville High School Class of 1967, celebrating 50 years last year.
HALEYVILLE - Although the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first emergency 9-1-1 call will be drawing the largest ever crowd expected at the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival the first weekend in June, other crowds will be gathering for the annual alumni activities.

Large bust at former business location nets meth, marijuana, firearms


At least 32 firearms were located, two of which were reported stolen.
ADDISON - A former business transformed into a drug distribution center was raided Thursday, May 10, by law enforcement agencies in Winston and Cullman counties, finding 25 grams of methamphetamine, 10 to 12 grams of marijuana and 32 firearms, two of which were reported stolen.

Fiery head-on collision leaves 2 dead


Firefighters had to extinguish the blaze then use the Jaws of Life to cut away portions of the vehicle in order to free the trapped occupants
NAUVOO - A two vehicle fiery crash around the Nauvoo area Saturday afternoon left two people dead and two others injured, one of whom being found at the bottom of a steep ravine off the highway, the other walking around on the highway, authorities on the scene said.

Chamber sponsors forum for Senator, Representative candidates


Candidates from left, Garlan Gudger, Senate District 4; David Hall, Phil Segraves and Tracy Estes, candidates for House District 17, and Paul Bussman, incumbent Senate District 4.
HALEYVILLE - Candidates for State Senate District 4 and House of Representatives District 17 got a chance to tell their platform on issues during the second political forum sponsored by the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Friday, May 4, at the Alabama Power conference room.

$600 million pilot program to bring broadband into rural areas


From left, Steve Foshee, CEO of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative; Governor Kay Ivey; U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; and Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture at the official announcement made Thursday afternoon, May 3, at Tombigee's headquarters in Hamilton
HAMILTON - Officials from the federal to state level gathered for the grand announcement Thursday afternoon, May 3, of a $600 million pilot program designed to help bring broadband or high speed internet into rural areas.

Federal officials meet with Haleyville High School FFA


From left, Julia Bonner, parliamentarian for the Haleyville High School FFA; U.S. Sectretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; Blake Berry, HHS FFA historian; Katy Rawls, HHS FFA co-president and HHS Agriculture instructor Caleb Beason,
HAMILTON - Farmers and agriculture programs throughout the state and in the schools had some one-on-one time with federal officials during their announcement Thursday afternoon, May 3, of a $600 million pilot program that will extend broadband internet into rural areas, helping many in agriculture. The grant was administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service, funded under the Community Connect Broadband Grant Program.