HALEYVILLE - According to a Facebook post tonight by Baldwin County Public Schools, Dr. Erika McCoy, principal of Haleyville High School, has been named the new principal of the new Orange Beach High School. She will begin her new post at the end of March.
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HALEYVILLE - The line-up of bands for Haleyville’s annual 9-1-1 Festival concert Friday, May 31, has been officially announced by organizer Brandon Norris. The concert line-up is as follows: Fly by Radio will perform from 5-6 p.m., followed by 3 Wheel Drive from 6:30-7:30 p.m., William Michael Morgan from 8-9 p.m. and headline act Neal McCoy beginning at 9:30 p.m.
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips She Bears are back in the Final Four after taking down Falkville in a resounding 81-41 victory Monday, Feb. 18, at the Northwest Regionals in Hanceville. Phillips' first game will be Monday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.
The Monday, Feb. 18, garbage routes run by the Haleyville Street and Sanitation Department will not run due to the Presidents Day holiday. The Monday routes will be picked up along with the Tuesday, Feb. 19, routes.
Members of the community, including businesses, local civic groups and organizations, will have an opportunity to hear from Alabama Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey, who will be keynote speaker at special State of the Schools event Friday, March 1.
Dr. Mackey will be joined by Alabama education officials along with administrators, teachers and students of Haleyville City Schools as well as members of the public during a special program held at 11 a.m. at the fellowship hall of Ninth Avenue Church of Christ.
BIRMINGHAM — The flu in Alabama has increased for the second week in a row, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The number of cases in the state have increased, and most of the state is experiencing widespread flu activity.
PHIL CAMPBELL - Brittany Kaylen Barnett, 21, has been charged with murder in the Monday evening, Feb. 4, death of Jason Poore, 38, of Russellville. The crime allegedly occurred on County Highway 81 in Phil Campbell. According to a press release from Phil Campbell Police Chief Joe Fike, his department is conducting the homicide investigation, with assistance from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
PEBBLE - Pebble and Ashridge firefighters have been dispatched to a possible two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Highway 243 and County Road 93. Please avoid this area if at all possible.
HALEYVILLE - Bethany Knight, 19, of Hamilton, was crowned Miss 9-1-1 for 2019 in the annual competition held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Haleyville Elementary School cafetorium. Knight, who is a freshman at the University of Alabama, competed against seven other young women from across the region for the title. The Miss 9-1-1 Competition is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Competition, and Knight will now move on to compete for the Miss Alabama title in June.