Haleyville City Schools returning to 5-day week for students April 5

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools has announced that beginning the week of April 5, students will be in class five days a week, eliminating the virtual day of learning on Wednesdays each week.

Best practices in social distancing, hand washing and sanitation of buildings on campus will continue, according to school officials.

The Alabamian will have much more on this decision in the March 24, edition of the paper, as well as updates here on our website.

Projects lined up for HCS


The visitor’s side concession stand and restrooms at Haleyville High School’s football stadium may soon be replaced with a larger multi-purpose building. This is one of several capital improvement projects being discussed for the school system.
HALEYVILLE - Although Haleyville City Schools has several building projects in the works and also has decisions pending regarding hires, officials assure that projects are being done one-at-a time and decisions are being made regarding the financial best interest of the system as a whole.

ADEM offers Bear Creek help


Bear Creek Water Department Employees Ethan Stone, right, and Kevin Hyde show the new water meters that are being stored at the water warehouse until they can be installed after the town’s water leak situation is brought further under control.
BEAR CREEK - The critical situation with the Bear Creek water system is being addressed in a big way after the Alabama Department of Environmental Management contacted Communities Unlimited to explore solutions.

Dozens of new jobs coming

HALEYVILLE - One of Haleyville’s top employers has landed a lucrative contract, and they are preparing to hire dozens more employees. Exxel Outdoors, LLC, is adding many new jobs and expanding production to fulfill its new, long-term, five-year contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to produce sleep systems for the troops. The Defense Logistics Agency is the U.S. Department of Defense's combat logistics support agency.

Orders being taken for smoked hams for Easter

ARLEY - Just in time for Easter, smoked ham orders are currently being taken, with all proceeds to benefit the Arley Women's Club.

The hams must be pre-ordered by Friday, March 26, and will be available for pickup on Friday, April 2, from 3-5 p.m. at the Arley Community Center.  To place an order, call (205) 387-2612 and leave a message or send a text to (205) 489-9405.

Human remains found in burned home


Pictured are the mounds of debris from the structure fire that first responders had to sift through in order to find human remains.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - First responders were not dispatched in their typical manner recently to a single wide manufactured home burned during the night, only discovering that the occupant was dead, after extensive debris was removed first.

Arley Day is back!


Arley Women’s Club sponsors the Arley Day Festival, and the AWC chairs are making plans for the best Arley Day yet. From left are Montie Pafford, Johnna Bailey and AWC President Barbara Wills.
ARLEY - With all the ice and snow we had this winter, some are looking forward to warmer weather. With warmer weather, outside activities begin in earnest. What is the best way to kick off summer you ask? Arley Day is a sure-fire way to do it.