Van stolen from Traditions Florist found in Mississippi


The white 2000 Chevrolet Express van stolen late Saturday night, April 28, from Traditions Florist in Haleyville, is found in Mississippi after it was reportedly abandoned by the suspect.
HALEYVILLE -Law enforcement are investigating to see if a  crime spree in Haleyville this past week, where vehicles were broken into, is related to the theft of a white van from Traditions Florist  late Saturday night, April 28.

Ball resigns as HHS varsity boys basketball coach; Burleson named new head


Haleyville City Schools Athletic Director Todd McNutt, left, congratulates Dylan Burleson after he is named the new Haleyville Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dustin Ball as varsity boys basketball coach, effective March 23, and as head coach for the golf program, effective May 25.

Haleyville man arrested after vehicle found burning at abandoned railroad


Police and fire officials found the vehicle burning near the old wooden bridge spanning the abandoned Illinois Central railroad tracks.
HALEYVILLE - A Haleyville man has been arrested, facing  multiple charges after a vehicle was found burning beside the abandoned Illinois Central railroad tracks in the area of Alabama Avenue and 5th Avenue Monday night, April 16.

Java Medical Group speaks to Haleyville Civitan Club


Bappa Mukherji, CEO of Java Medical Group, left, and Chief Strategy Officer Ed Henry were special guests at the Tuesday, April 9 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Civitan Club hosted special visitors at their Tuesday, April 10, meeting, when Bappa Mukherji, CEO of the Java Medical Group, and Chief Strategy Officer Ed Henry spoke about specifics in their plans of managing Lakeland Community Hospital. now that it has been purchased by the Haleyville/Winston County Health Care Authority.

Chamber of Commerce hosts candidates for forum


Winston County candidates at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum, from left, Wes Brown, candidate for Winston County Commission District 1; Jimmy Madison, candidate for sheriff; Bud Wilson, candidate for commission District 2; Sheriff Incumbent Tommy Moore and Commission District 2 incumbent David Cummings.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum for Winston County candidates seeking election in the June 5 primary election.

Fire alarm at HES

A fire alarm sounded at Haleyville Elementary School Wednesday, April 11, at the start of the school day. All children and staff were safely removed from the building. Haleyville Fire Department is on hand to search for the source of the smoke smell. A second fire alarm sounded at approximately 8:40 a.m., with the Haleyville Fire Department coming back on scene.  More updates as they become available.

Haleyville Center of Technology, Greenhouse Plant Sale


Pictured, left to right: Kaseon Knight, Johnny Lane, Katey Rawls, Jessie Thrasher, Julia Bonner, Jessica Adams, Carissa Whitten, Katelyn Blalock, Joshua Handley, Tyler Wilson, Christopher Vicente, Sunshine Glanze and Caleb Beason, agriscience instructor.
HALEYVILLE - The FFA plant sale is now underway at the greenhouse at the Haleyville Center of Technology weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Java Medical Group addresses hospital employees about transition


Sharing large cards made by the staff of Lakeland Community Hospital and given to the Java Medical Group and the city of Haleyville, are, from left, Ed Henry, chief strategy officer for Java; Bappa Mukherji; CEO; Martha McCormick, COO; Attorney Jeff Mobley; Healthcare Authority Chairperson Judy Bittinger and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - Officials with the Java Medical Group, the team that will now be managing day to day operations at Lakeland Community Hospital, held a department head meeting at the hospital Monday, April 2, informing them of the official news that the hospital is now under the ownership of the Haleyville/Winston County Healthcare Authority.

Civitan Club auction, barbecue supper this Saturday, April 7


Clients at the Winston/Marion County ARC are excited about the auction and barbecue supper this Saturday that will provide much needed funding for their programs and services. ARC Director Missy Brimer, far right, is pictured with the clients. From left, Tasha Mayhall, Steve Bates, Linda Gann, Freddie Myers, Angie Nichols, Bryan Lyons, Jason Trapp, Kelly Greer, Adam Riddle, Lowell Raley, Doug Ward and Martha Frost.
HALEYVILLE - The annual barbecue supper and auction sponsored by the Haleyville Civitan Club to benefit clients with disabilities at the Winston/Marion ARC will be this Saturday, April 7.

Healthcare funding agreement approved relating to transaction of Lakeland Community Hospital


This photo of the Haleyville City Council was taken at a recent meeting when all of the council members were present at the approval of the $1.5 million loan. Council members shown from left, Richard Bittinger, Jonathan Bennett, Mayor Ken Sunseri, Council members Blue Russell, Drew Thrasher and Royce Benefield.
HALEYVILLE - Days before the March 31 deadline of the latest extension to keep Lakeland Community Hospital open, a healthcare Funding Agreement, for the benefit of the Haleyville/Winston County Healtcare Authority, was approved by the Haleyville City Council at their regular meeting Monday, March 26, relating to financing the acqusition of the hospital.

Bankhead Recreation Areas now open


Clear Creek Recreational Area in the Bankhead National Forest is now open, as is Corinth Recreational Area. The popular sites will be open through November.
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - The USDA Forest Service has announced the opening of the 2018 recreation season for Alabama’s four national forests – Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee.

Former Southern Homes office demolished


A trackhoe from Hyche Landfill tears down the former office of Southern Homes in the Double Springs Industrial Park Wednesday, March 21. The town now owns the property.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Following up on recent action discussed by the Double Springs Town Council, the former office complex of Southern Homes, which is now property owned by the town, was demolished by a trackhoe by Hyche Landfill.

Principals' contracts for Bice, Wilcoxson extended by BOE

HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland recommends the personnel items which are voted on by the board. Also shown is Board President Barry Burleson.

HALEYVILLE - Contracts for Christy Bice, principal at Haleyville Elementary, as well as Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson were extended by the Haleyville Board of Education during their regular meeting Tuesday, March 20.

No official storm reports in Winston County

WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County appears to have dodged a bullet Monday, March 12, as possible tornadoes passed by to the north and east of the county.  There are reports of storm damage in Russellville in Franklin County, as well as damage in Lawrence County.

The primary damage reports seem to be from hail, however, especially in Cullman County, where hail as large as baseballs was reported.  There were hail reports in Winston County of approximately penny size, according to the Winston County EMA.

Intruders sought in home invasion

Suspects wanted in the home invasion reportedly smashed out the windshield of the victim's vehicle as part of the vandalism at the victims' residence in the Poplar Springs area.

POPLAR SPRINGS - Law enforcement have charged three individuals in a home invasion incident that occurred Friday, March 9, when they smashed out windows to a residence as well as smashed a vehicle parked there and entered at gunpoint into a residence, where a couple was locked in the bedroom hiding.

Tax cut coming to Alabamians


Governor Kay Ivey signs the bill giving Alabamians a tax cut. Shown with her is State Senator Del Marsh, who sponsored the bill.
WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday signed Senate Bill 76, sponsored by Senator Del March, which provides the largest tax break in more than a decade to middle-class Alabamians.

Wreck at Black Pond

BLACK POND - The Black Pond Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene of a one-vehicle accident on County Road 8 Tuesday, March 13, at approximately 7:15 p.m.  Firefighters reportied at least one injury in the accident.

Also, a telephone pole has possibly been made unstable due to the accident.  Motorists are urged to continue to use caution through this area.