Truck stolen from Better Built Trailers in Double Springs

DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vehicle was stolen from a local business last week, and police and the business owners are needing the public's health locating it.

A white 2007 GMC four-wheel drive truck with a flatbed was stolen from Better Built Trailers, in Double Springs sometime during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 18.  The single wheel truck has a custom cab light bar on top of it.

If spotted, please contact the Double Springs Police Department at 205-489-5115.

Unhappy voters come to Commission

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Voters are expressing grievance, some even saying they are being discriminated against in the voting process, since the precinct lines have changed due to the latest census, meaning some voters are now at a different polling site than where they have traditionally voted.

New equipment helps Double Springs FD save lives


The new set of Jaws of Life purchased for the department features the strongest technology in both cutting and spreading devices, as shown here by Fire Chief Allen Ward, left, and Lt. Erik Gilbreath.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs Fire Department is ready to roll with new equipment that will greatly benefit them, especially fighting fires in more rural areas.

Burglary suspect breaks through back wall into Delmar Quick Stop


Lt. Tim Steien, investigator with the Haleyville Police Department, inspects the hole where the suspect gained access into the store during the break-in and theft incident.
DELMAR   - A suspect tore a hole in the back wall of Delmar Quick Stop  early Friday morning, Oct. 12, in order to gain access into the store, where all of the cigarettes were cleaned out as well as all of the cash taken from the store’s ATM machine.

Jerry Perkins retires from manufactured housing career


Jerry Perkins sits in front of his children and grandchildren. From left, Carter Perkins, Jami Perkins holding Penelope, Lashae Berry, Jessica McDonald and Hilrye and Ruby Baker.
HALEYVILLE - What began by working on the assembly floor of a manufactured home plant in 1963, eventually led to retirement 55 years later as owner of a company.

Tons of trash plucked from shore


Clockwise from left are Kerri Roberts, Kathy and Jackie Phelps, Charlotte Dougherty and Brian and Lou Kuntz.
CRANE HILL - What do combs, toothbrushes, unopened bottles of water, unopened bottles of oil, tires, rubber snakes, aerosol cans, plastic bags, light bulbs, tarps, chairs, rope, bobbers and barrels have in common?

Car crashes into Goar's Market


A car crashes into the entrance of Goar's Market in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Emergency responders and city officials swarmed the scene at Goar’s supermarket Monday morning, Oct. 8, after a vehicle crashed through the south entrance door, scattering debris and alarming store personnel and customers.

Man arrested after active meth lab found on stolen four-wheeler at Phillips School


Tommy Levi Lolley, 27, of Phil Campbell, is placed into the patrol car at the scene of the bust at Phillips School Thursday, Oct. 4.
BEAR CREEK   - The Bear Creek Police Department was at the right place at the right time, when they caught a man on a stolen four wheeler in possession of an active methamphetamine lab and firearms in the parking lot in the presence of students at Phillips School.

3 arrested in counterfeit check scheme


Lt. Tim Steien with the Haleyville Police Department, examines the counterfeit checks.
HALEYVILLE     - Three people have been nabbed in a counterfeit check scheme affecting not just Haleyville but several northwest Alabama communities, where the individuals were attempting to cash bogus company checks while being in possession of bogus personal checks.

Preston chosen Bear Creek Mayor Pro Tem


Bear Creek Town Council Member Jimmy Preston, far right, who was named as mayor pro tem, talks to the crowd attending the council's special called meeting, about the town being transparent and everyone working together. Council members from left, Daniel Green, Chris Hyde, James Loden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - After a one hour executive session, the Bear Creek Town Council voted by majority to name Jimmy Preston as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Connie Morrison who resigned earlier that day on Wednesday, October 3.

NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit


President Dr. Glenda Colagross
MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently.

Empty Bowls to benefit two local non-profits


MHS students help with Empty Bowls each year. Shown back row from left, Sky Heath, Suzie Feist, Destiney Briscoe, Madeline Murrah. Front, Diane Sharron of the pottery workshop, students Kaylee Elliott and Paige Frederick.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Empty Bowls and full hearts will be the case when hundreds of people gather Thursday, Oct. 11, to enjoy hearty fellowship and a variety of delectable soups while raising funds to help two worthy causes.

Lack of funding the problem


Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for High School


Haleyville High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Tristan Carter.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education has developed a new Serve with Pride award for their system with a different honoree chosen each month. For September, the award was given in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. The high school recipient for this Serve with Pride award was Tristan Carter, honored in a presentation by High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy at the board's regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Middle School


Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Aynelise Vickery

HALEYVILLE - A new award presented this month by administrators from Haleyville City Schools was in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons, who retired from the system in 1996. The award presented by Middle School Principal  Bo Wilcoxson was to student Aynelise Vickery. The award was presented at the board of education's Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting. A different honoree will be chosen each month.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Haleyville Elementary


Haleyville Elementary Principal Christy Bice presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Boston Brewer

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Board of Education has developed a new line of service awards  for their system, with a new honoree chosen this month. In September the Serve with Pride award was  in honor of long time high school teacher and successful track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. Each month, administrators from each system will highlight a student deserving of Serve with Pride awards.  Elementary Principal Christy Bice announced Boston Brewer as the elementary student at the board of education's regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Police block Hwy. 13 for 18-wheeler fire at busy Haleyville intersection


An 18-wheeler caught fire at the intersection of Highways 13 and 195.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville police and fire were both dispatched to an 18-wheeler on fire at the intersection of Highways 195 and 13 near McDonald's. 

For a time, police blocked Hwy. 13 and routed traffic down 20th Street. 

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Congressman Aderholt Visits Kith Kitchens Tuesday


Tyler Knight, left, national sales manager of Kith Kitchens, takes U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Mayor Ken Sunseri on a tour of the facilities Tuesday, Sept. 18.
HALEYVILLE - U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt joined Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and officials with Kith Kitchens at the North Industrial Park, Tuesday, Sept. 18, to see first hand the product of federal funding the corporation has received through the years as part of the Smart Growth America program.

Remains of Double Springs woman found after fire


This is all that is left of a single wide manufactured home on County Road 3059 near Double Springs that was engulfed by fire Sept. 13. The remains of Kimberly Dotson, 39, of Double Springs, were found within the home.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The remains of a Double Springs woman were found in the rubble of her single wide manufactured home after a blaze destroyed the residence Thursday night, Sept. 13.

Fields sentenced to 25 years


Ashley Brooke Fields, who was found guilty of murder/felony murder after her trial ending Aug. 10, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 12, to 25 years in the state penitentiary. Escorting her out of the courthouse after the sentence is Attorney Michelle Mauldin of the defense team.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Ashley Brooke Fields, 26, of Arley, who was found guilty of murder/felony murder at the end of her 10-day murder trial, Aug. 10, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon

Cub Scout sells 78 plates for fundraiser, awarded “good turn” coin


Caleb Pruitt sold 78 plates for the Big Jerry’s Fundraiser and was awarded the “Do a Good Turn Daily” coin.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Caleb Pruitt, age 8, is going to be a natural born salesman when he grows up. The third grader was honored Monday, Aug. 20, at the Double Springs Cub Scouts Pack 92 meeting, for selling 78 plates for the Big Jerry’s Fundraiser.

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.