Bear Creek Town Clerk announces retirement


From left, Bear Creek Water Department clerk and soon-to-be interim town clerk Jamie Green, Bear Creek Town Clerk Ava McCurley, who is retiring July 1, and Bear Creek Mayor Connie Morrison.

BEAR CREEK - In a special-called meeting of the Bear Creek Council Wednesday, May 30, the retirement of town clerk Ava McCurley, was announced and accepted, effective July 1.  After some discussion, the council approved naming Bear Creek Water Department Clerk Jamie Green as interim town clerk, effective July 1.  Green will serve as clerk for both the water department and the town.

Haleyville Council approves bidding for paving projects


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, and council member Royce Benefield hold up a banner presented to the city by Motorola regarding the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call.
HALEYVILLE - With all council members present except for Blue Russell, and final preparations for the 9-1-1 Festival underway, the Haleyville City Council met Tuesday, May 29, in the courtroom of Haleyville City Hall.

Making Alabama exhibit now open


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri cuts the ribbon proclaiming the traveling exhibit open on May 29. From left is Joel Sherrill, Mike Evans, Kris Burleson, Thomas Bryant (grants director for Alabama Humanites Foundation), Ken Sunseri, Mandy Little, Tim Robertson, Melinda Weaver and Christy Harbin. The exhibit will be open until June 8.
HALEYVILLE - Making Alabama, a walk through exhibit of the Alabama Bicentennial, is now open through Friday, June 8 at the former Dixie Flowers location at 926 19th Street from noon until 6 p.m. every day.

Shooting termed accidental


Law enforcement converge on the scene where the shooting occurred. From left, Sheriff's Sgt. Eddie Collins, Chief Deputy Bryan Kirkpatrick, Sheriff Tommy Moore, Investigators Caleb Snoddy and Brad Curtis.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is handling the case of the accidental discharge of a firearm leaving a Double Springs woman injured Thursday afternoon, May 24.

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.