One vehicle accident occurs


Haleyville Police Officer Nathan Whitman waits with the driver of the Toyota involved in the accident for ALEA to arrive.

HALEYVILLE - A one-vehicle  accident occurred Tuesday, March 6, around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 195 east of Haleyville across from Winston Memorial Cemetery. Haleyville Police Department officers responded, but  troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating. Watch for more details concerning the accident.

Community Cleanup to be planned for May in Haleyville

HALEYVILLE - During the Haleyville City Council meeting Monday, March 5, Mayor Ken Sunseri asked council members to come up with plans for a community cleanup to take place in May just before the 9-1-1 Festival in June.

The council also approved ordering 1,000 9-1-1 coins to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call being made in Haleyville.  At. $3.85 apiece, the cost will be split with the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Rushing crowned HHS Sr. Leo's Loveliest


Mallory Rushing, Senior Leo's Loveliest

Sophomore Mallory Rushing was crowned Haleyville High School's 2018 senior Leo's Loveliest. The pageant, featuring 40 young ladies, was held in the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium Saturday, March 3. Top Five included Megan Smith, 1st alternate; Kayleigh White, 2nd alternate; Lauren Watkins, 3rd alternate; Kaley Stevens, 4th alternate.

Palmer crowned Jr. Leo's Loveliest


Macie Grace Palmer, Jr. Leo's Loveliest

Macie Grace Palmer was crowned Jr. Leo's Loveliest Friday night, Feb. 2, at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. There were 29 young ladies participating. Top Five included Kirsten Stevens, 1st alternate; Emma Elkins, 2nd alternate; Macy Seymour, 3rd alternate and Kaitlyn Burleson, 4th alternate.

$200,000 Clean Diesel grant to purchase 10 new buses


Pictured with the current buses, some of which will be updated thanks to the $200,000 grant, are, from left, Heath Tidwell, mechanic at the Winston County Transportation Office, Shop Foreman Jamie Blanton, Superintendent Greg Pendley, Transportation Supervisor Jeff Hendrix and Jerry Lassiter, financial administrator for the State Department of Education.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education was notified Feb. 21, they are receiving a $200,000 grant through the National Clean Diesel Rebate Program through the Environmental Protection Agency, that will be used to purchase 10 new school buses for their fleet.

Missing Arley man found in truck submerged in pond


Arley Fire Chief James Rickett inspects the Nissan pickup that was dragged out of the pond late Monday night, Feb. 26.
ARLEY - The body of Jerrell Cates Rogers, 73, former minister of music at Arley First Baptist Church, and a mentor to all who knew him, was found in his Nissan pickup submerged in a pond off County Road 3986 a quarter mile from his residence late Monday night, Feb. 26.

Sewer system gets good marks


Shane Cook, pictured center, was welcomed on board as the Haleyville Water and Sewer Department attorney at the Tuesday, Feb. 27, meeting. Shown left to right are Manager Lane Bates, Cook and Board Chairman Ken Sunseri.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Sewer Superintendent Drew Thrasher reported good marks for the system at the Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting of the Haleyville Water and Sewer Board.

Teacher honored by Mark Forester Foundation


Lauren Tinker, left, representing the Mark Forester Foundation, presents a special honor to Haleyville City Schools Teacher Denise Berry for her avid support of the Mark Forester Race. Also shown is Mark's dad Ray Forester.
HALEYVILLE - Lauren Tinker, representing the Mark Forester Foundation, made a special presentation at the regular meeting of the Haleyville Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 27, presenting a framed picture of soldier Mark Forester--who died in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan in 2010--to HCS teacher Denise Berry for her avid support and annual participation in the Mark Forester Race held in honor of Mark at the school campus.

Mixed commission vote levies 2 mill tax


Discussing the two mill tax issue at their Monday, Feb. 26 meeting are, from left, Commissioner David Cummings, Chairman Roger Hayes and Commissioner Bobby Everett. Also shown is Administrative Clerk Judy Burnett.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vote was mixed by the Winston County Commission at their regular meeting Monday morning, Feb. 26, to levy a two mill tax on taxable property for hospital and public health purposes.

Natural Bridge Dollar General opens with fanfare


Natural Bridge Mayor Pete Parrish is ready to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony attended by local, state, federal officials as well as store employees.
NATURAL BRIDGE - The official grand opening of the Dollar General store in Natural Bridge was attended with much fanfare Saturday morning, Feb. 24, not only by anxious residents but also local, state and federal officials as well as store employees.

Marcum 2018 Queen of Hearts


The 2018 Winston County High School Queen of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Kady Bonds, third alternate; Kyla Champion, first alternate; Queen of Hearts Samantha Marcum; Ella Moore, second alternate and Katie Lewis, fourth alternate.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Samantha Marcum, a junior at Winston County High School, was crowned the 2018 Queen of Hearts Saturday, Feb. 24 during the annual pageant.

Wright crowned 2018 Princess of Hearts


The 2018 Princess of Hearts and her court. From l-r: Jordan Jackson, third alternate; Bailey Kelley, first alternate; Princess of Hearts Olivia Wright, Presley Hope Cornelius, second alternate and Kaleigh Phelps, fourth alternate.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Olivia Wright, a 7th grader at Double Springs Middle School, was crowned the 2018 Princess of Hearts in the annual pageant Saturday, Feb. 24.

Gun control issue raised locally


From left, State Senators Paul Bussman and Greg Reed and Representatives Tim Wadsworth and Mike Millican answer questions about school safety.
HALEYVILLE - During a week when students and parents affected by high school shootings banded together - after the latest high school shooting massacre in Florida - to plead for gun reform laws--a question asked to members of Winston County’s state delegation centered on ways the state team could work in attempts to make local schools safer.

Byler Road Tour will be recognized Alabama 200 event


Joel Mize speaks about the history of John Byler, the Byler Road and what can be expected on the upcoming tour during the Feb. 20, meeting of the Winston County Genealogical Society.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Joel Mize, guest speaker at the Feb. 20, Winston County Genealogical Society meeting in Double Springs, is preparing a guided convoy tour for historic Byler Road on Saturday, Mar. 17, nearly 200 years after its inception.

Tuesday night's scores

Here's a roundup of scores from games played within our area Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Scores found on MaxPreps.com and c2cschools.com:

Baseball:

Marion County 3, Hubbertville 1

Lynn 6, Vina 4

Hamilton, 6, Phil Campbell, 4

Softball:

Addison 6, West Point 4

Soccer:

Muscle Shoals 3, Haleyville 0

 

9-1-1 goes to Washington


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and National Emergency Numbers Association CEO Brian Fontes with the red telephone used for the first 9-1-1 call in the nation in Haleyville 50 years ago.
HALEYVILLE - All eyes were on Haleyville, Alabama, last week as all conversations from national officials were centered on the birthplace of the nation’s first emergency 9-1-1 call made there, during a grand celebration...

Lynn has cabin fever


Shown on the manufacturing floor of the newly opened Alabama Custom Cabins are Owner Tim Canida, right, and Lynn Mayor Jeff Stokes.
LYNN - The town of Lynn proudly announces the addition of a new manufacturing facility housed in the former Southern Home buildings located at the corner of Heck Street and County Road 59.

Legislators answer the public's questions at Meet and Greet


State legislators in attendance representing Winston County at the Meet and Greet event Monday night, Feb. 19, from left, Senators Paul Bussman and Greg Reed and Representatives Tim Wadsworth and Mike Millican. Representative Ken Johnson was unable to attend.
HALEYVILLE - State legislators representing Winston County turned out Monday night, Feb. 19, for the annual Meet and Greet event sponsored by the Haleyville Civitan Club at the middle school.

Millican honored at Monday night Meet and Greet


Donna Jones, member of the Haleyville Board of Education, who is past president of the Haleyville Education Association, presents a special award to State Representative Mike Millican for his years of service toward educational issues.
HALEYVILLE - State Representative Mike Millican received a special honor from the Alabama Education Association for his leadership on issues involving education during his past 28 years in office.

Bear Creek Civitans hold planning meeting for annual Relay For Life bake sale


Bear Creek Civitans met at the Bobby Bishop Community Center Monday, Feb. 19, to begin planning the annual Relay For Life bake sale set March 29-30. From left are: Debby Aderholt, Sue Foster, Joan Dees, Francis Shirley, Bobbie Cofield, Mary Lou Mann and Freddy Tidwell.

BEAR CREEK  - Names were read off as rolls of honor as the Bear Creek Civitan members met at the Bobby Bishop Community Center in Bear Creek to kick-off planning the annual Relay For Life bake sale. The event is slated for Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, at the community Center.
It will be a great opportunity to get your desserts for Easter weekend. Delicious cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, breads and more will be available.

 

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.

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.