City of Haleyville to Coach Safely


City council members approve the Coach Safely resolution. Shown from left are Richard Bittinger, Jonathan Bennett, Mayor Ken Sunseri, G. Blue Russell and Royce Benefield. Not shown is Drew Thrasher.
HALEYVILLE - The Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Haleyville have entered into a partnership with the Coach Safely Foundation. The resolution was passed at the council meeting on Sept. 4.

SBI investigating Bear Creek

BEAR CREEK - Allegations of misspending of funds in the Town of Bear Creek has been raised to a new level, with an active investigation now underway by the State Bureau of Investigation. The SBI has been making visits to the Bear Creek Town Hall/Water Works building, seen in photo, as part of their investigation.

Winston County Schools invest in bus tracking system


Winston County Transportation Supervisor Jeff Hendrix monitors the status of buses in the county fleet that already have the Zonar system installed.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools have invested in even stronger student and staff safety features while on buses, thanks to the Zonar system, which tracks buses with location reports, rider status and driver performance, as well as other web-based features during routes.

Woman charged with assault of an officer


Bear Creek Police Chief Shane Whitten shows some of the damage to his vehicle after it was rammed by the suspect vehicle during a chase.
BEAR CREEK - A Bear Creek woman has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude a police officer, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance, said Haleyville Police Chief Kyle Reogas.

Haleyville Council to apply for NACOLG revolving loan


City Engineer Calvin Cassady recommends certain paving projects to the mayor and council under the revolving loan. Also shown is City Attorney Jeff Mobley.
HALEYVILLE - Several areas in need of paving are being eyed in the industrial section of Haleyville, now that the city has learned they can apply for up to $150,000 in a revolving loan project through the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments.

Tidwell, Burleson winners in BOE election


Haleyville Acting City Clerk Christy Harbin reports the first box to arrive at City Hall Tuesday night, Aug. 28, during results of the BOE election. Shown is Delmar representative Tony Brakefield.
HALEYVILLE - Results from the election for places two and three of the Haleyville Board of Education Tuesday night, Aug. 28, showed Place 2 Incumbent Barry Burleson winning over opponent Beth Sunseri Moore in a close race.

Waldrop FWB’s centennial


Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church
HALEYVILLE - One hundred years. That’s how old Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church will be on Sunday, Aug. 26, with the celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. That’s 36,525 days or 52,596,000 minutes, and the church plans on celebrating many more years to come.

High speed internet project to begin

 


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, talks with Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative about the project to affect Haleyville and Bear Creek.


 

HALEYVILLE - Governor Kay Ivey’s recent announcement of $365,158 in Appalachian Regional Commission funds to drastically improve broadband internet coverage in rural Alabama is good news for Bear Creek and Haleyville.

Traffic pattern change for HMS


Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson instructs a test driver on the proper way of maneuvering through the parking lot under the new drop off and pickup pattern of traffic.

HALEYVILLE  -The start of a new year for Haleyville City Schools on Wednesday, Aug. 8, will mean a major change in student drop offs for the middle school, not just during hectic first-day traffic, but throughout the school year.

Senior Center proposed for Arley


The former Traders & Farmers Bank building in Arley is being considered as a site for a possible senior center for residents.
ARLEY - The former location of Traders & Farmers Bank, which has sat vacant for several years, is being eyed as the location for the Town of Arley’s first senior citizen center, as those behind the planning recently approached the Arley Town Council with their requests.

Grant to enhance Addison Pre-K


Addison Elementary Principal Jeff Scott with Pre-kindergarten teacher Liz Brannon, far left, and Jennifer Woodard. who were funded under the first pre-K program.
ADDISON - After a successful pre-kindergarten program the past two years at Addison Elementary, the school will proudly kick off their second pre-K program when school starts Wednesday, Aug. 8, thanks to a second $120,000 grant.

Haleyville applying for $450,000 CDBG grant


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and Lane Bates, general manager of the Haleyville Water and Sewer Department, are on 7th Avenue, where a portion of the proposed major water/sewer line project will take place.
HALEYVILLE - The time has come to update water and sewer lines and freshly pavie areas of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th avenues, thanks to a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant, which would be funded as a partnership between the City of Haleyville and the water department.

Helicon or Helican?


F.C. Parris Grocery in Helicon, one of Helicon’s former businesses. (Photo courtesy of Chris and Lenette Parris)
HELICON - Nestled in east-central Winston County, about one-and-a-half miles from the Cullman County line, is the community of Helicon.

Mayor holds weather briefing ahead of severe weather threat


Mayor Ken Sunseri, center, talks with Gerita Rye, director of safety, medical staff services, physician recruitment and marketing for Lakeland Community Hospital, and Park and Recreation Director Joel Sherrill after the meeting.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri held a weather meeting with department heads Friday, July 20, ahead of what weather officials were predicting as a severe weather situation much more common to the spring than summer.

Buzz-in systems for all Winston County Schools


From left, Cory Williamson, receptionist at the Double Springs Elementary School office, Principal Keith Hood, Winston County Schools Security Supervisor Danny Springer and Superintendent Greg Pendley at the door where the buzz-in intercom system has been installed.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - In efforts to increase student safety, all schools across the Winston County School district are installing buzz-in systems, where the only method of entry into the buildings will be through intercom communication with the receptionist.