HES upgrades security

Shown at the newly added security feature at Haleyville Elementary are HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, secretary and greeter Shelia Gamble and Elementary Principal Christy Bice.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Elementary School has upgraded security features by providing a greeter at the left entrance door at the front of the school.

Alabamian announces policy for publishing candidate profiles

WINSTON COUNTY - Many politicians are making their official announcements of candidacy for the 2018 elections. The Alabamian has set guidelines for free political profiles to be published in its print edition, which is also reproduced in a digital edition. Two rounds of profiles will be offered this year - one for the June 5, party primaries, which will feature national, state and local candidates, and another for the Haleyville City School Board election set for later this year.

Election of officers results in BCDA board turnover

Newly elected officers of the BCDA board are Jeff Mobley as board vice chairman and Connie Morrison as board chairperson. Franklin County Probate Judge Barry Moore, who was absent from the meeting, was kept as BCDA secretary.
HODGES - Election of officers for the year at the Friday, Feb. 9, meeting of the Bear Creek Development caused a complete board turnover with five votes going for Connie Morrison as chairperson.

Cinderella's Closet seeks help with prom dresses

Pictured from left are HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy, counselors Stacie Temple and Jennifer Rains with some of the dresses that already been donated.

HALEYVILLE - Clean out those closets and make a donation to Cinderella's Closet at Haleyville High School. Formal dresses, shoes and jewelry are being gathered to help young ladies for the prom season. Contact Haleyville High School if you can help with this project at 205-486-3122. 

Fire at The Galley Restaurant

Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and Galley Restaurant owner Venita Armstrong Hamrick watch as firefighters battle the blaze.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Fire Department, with assistance from Bear Creek, Craft and Delmar, were on the scene of a fire at the Galley Restaurant on Highway 13 South Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Feb. 8.   Owner Venita Armstrong Hamrick reported that the fire was at the rear of the restaurant.  The extent of damage is being determined.

Bands announced for 911 Festival

HALEYVILLE -  The  long awaited official announcement of the bands performing in the Haleyville 911 Festival Friday, June 1 is headlined by Craig Morgan. The remaining lineup leading up to Morgan’s headline act will start with Austin Lewis followed by Trinecia Hall Butler & the band Tremayne, followed by the ROCK sound from Handshake Promise followed by Red Marlow.

Pre-K registration underway for Winston County Schools

WINSTON COUNTY - Pre-K registration for Addison, Meek, and Lynn Elementary schools is now underway through Friday, March 16. A drawing for slots in each school's program will be held on March 21, at the Winston County Board of Education, if necessary. Parents will be informed by April 18, if their child has been accepted into the Pre-K program.  For more information, visit the Winston County Board of Education's website, winstonk12.org.

Principals boast high student academics, achievements

Haleyville High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy proudly gives a report on high student performance. Also shown is HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education meeting was full of accolades for student achievement, including a report proudly given by High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy, who honored certain students for the highest Growth Target Rates on their academic progress on Jan. 22.

She Bears claim second consecutive county crown

The Phillips She Bears won the 2018 Marion County Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament championship on Saturday, Jan. 20, with the team’s 72-32 victory over Hamilton. Shown for Phillips are (front row, from left) Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner, Mary Ashton Hyde, Gracie Hallman, Jill Gillum. (Back row, same order) head coach Scott Veal, Julianna Taylor, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Lexie Hajjar, Amber Markham and assistant coaches Julie Hallman, Deb Cook and Bart Hyche.
HAMILTON - The Phillips She Bears captured their second straight Marion County championship title on Saturday, Jan. 20.