Beloved former employee honored by Haleyville School Board

The late Juanita White’s children accept the “Serve With Pride” award given in her honor by the Haleyville Board of Education, along with a framed photograph of their beloved mother, which will be on display at HES, where she worked. From left, Wanda White, Rickey White, Will White, Lynn White Long and Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.
HALEYVILLE - Emotions ran high for the family of the late Juanita White at the Haleyville City Board of Education’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, when a “Serve With Pride” award was given in recognition of White to members of her family in attendance.

Students provided gardening opportunities

Shown are students weeding the raised garden bed of strawberries at Winston County High School. From left, Stephen Nix and Hunter Fields are on one side with Paeton Randolph, Emily Cleveland, Abby Taylor, Brooklyn Robbins and Makayla McDonald on the other. County Extension Agent Mike Henshaw, back left, and WCHS Agriscience Teacher Byron Tuggle look on.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - As part of the Winston County Diabetes Support Coalition, at least one school in every town in the county now has raised garden beds, it was told at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Where's the snow??

Haleyville Public Librarian Carla Waldrep is among many who where disappointed the area did not receive the snow that had been forecasted.
WINSTON COUNTY  -  Although weather experts and officials were bracing for the worst, Mother Nature gave them the best, when the highly anticipated snow event of late Monday, Jan. 28 into early Tuesday, Jan. 29, never materialized.

Tuesday closings

The following is a list of closings for Tuesday, January 29, due to the possibility of winter weather: Bevill State Community College, Haleyville City Schools, Marion County Schools (including all after-school activities), Marion County Schools (including all after-school activities)

Haleyville city departments bracing for winter weather

City employees listen intently as Mayor Ken Sunseri explains about the upcoming winter weather storm threat. From left, Lakeland COO Ashley Pool, Lakeland PR Director Gerita Rye, Tim Robertson of Lakeland, Alabama Power Business Office Manager Melinda Weaver, Chris Saylor of the street department, Tim Robertson Jr. of the park and recreation department.
HALEYVILLE - City departments are preparing for the uncertainties of Mother Nature, as the area has been placed under a Winter Storm Warning...

Twin Forks campsites to close Feb. 1

Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor, accompanied by town employees, inspects a pile of trash and debris left by a camper at Twin Forks campgrounds, after campers were notified they had to be out by Jan. 31, in order for the town to make park renovations.
BEAR CREEK - The Bear Creek Town Council’s recent vote to temporarily close Twin Forks campgrounds effective Feb. 1, in order to make improvements and do renovations, caused a stir of campers at the Monday, Jan. 14, public meeting voicing grievances and concerns.

Meek goes green

These cans are at Meek schools for recycling. High School Principal Marla Murrah hopes to reduce garbage by up to 50 percent.
ARLEY - Members of the Arley Women’s Club, Meek school principals and educators from Camp McDowell Environmental Center held planning meetings recently to further the club’s recycling program.

One dead after vehicle collides with petroleum tanker truck

Emergency responders gather on the scene of the collision of a pickup truck and petroleum tanker truck that left one person dead Thursday morning, Jan. 17.
ASHRIDGE   -  The collision of a Chevrolet pickup and a petroleum  tanker truck on Highway 195 in front of Pleasant Hill #2 Church, left one driver dead and the other driver emotionally shaken on a rainy scene Thursday morning, Jan. 17.

Musso hired as new HHS football coach

Newly hired Haleyville High School football coach Chris Musso with HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy, left, and HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland at the special called meeting Friday, Jan. 18
HALEYVILLE  -  Haleyville school officials agreed that the hiring of Chris Musso as head football coach for the high school was the right fit for the system for multiple reasons. 

Legislators receive warm welcome at Meet and Greet

Winston County's team of legislators with Bicentennial logos made at HCS and presented to them, from left Representatives Tracy Estes, Proncey Robertson, Senators Greg Reed, Garlan Gudger and Representative Tim Wadsworth.
HALEYVILLE - Winston County's state legislative team received a warm welcome when they visited Haleyville Middle School Thursday night, Jan. 17, for a Meet and Greet event sponsored by the Haleyville Civitan Club.

Bigger fair this year? Officials say yes

The fair in Double Springs is set to begin Tuesday, April 23. It promises to be a bigger fair than last year with popularly known musical acts in the works.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27, are the dates for the fair this year in Double Springs, noted Crystal Till of Community Unity at the Double Springs Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 14.

9-1-1 now accepting texts

Winston County E-911 Director Tim Webb sends the first 911 text on ANGEN, which was received by Dispatch Supervisor Deborah Hardy. Also shown is dispatcher Debbie Tidwell.
WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County is leading the way in new emergency communications technology once again...

Arley Police getting upgrades

Arley Police Chief Jerry Cummings shows the computer in his police cruiser. A new hard drive will be installed soon in both Arley police cruisers.
ARLEY - The Arley Police Department has computers in its vehicles dating back to the time when Ed Townsend was sheriff.

Reception for new HHS football coach Friday

HALEYVILLE - A reception honoring the new football coach at Haleyville High School will be held this Friday, Jan. 18, at the high school commons area.

The Haleyville Board of Education will meet in a special called meeting Friday, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of personnel, according to Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland.

The board also met in a working session where they voted to enter into an executive session Monday, Jan. 14, to discuss personnel related to hiring a new high school football coach.

HHS band performs in Governor's Inaugural parade Monday

The Haleyville High School Roaring Lion band is ready to march in Monday's inaugural parade. Band members are shown with Director Reggie Tolbert, left, Assistant Director Judd Williams and HHS Principal Dr. Erika McCoy.
HALEYVILLE  -  The Haleyville High School band will once again take part in the state’s history, when pages in their government textbooks come to life Monday, as they march in the inauguration parade after the swearing in of Alabama’s 54th governor Kay Ivey, the second female governor of the state.

Haleyville BOE to meet in executive session Monday

HALEYVILLE - It was announced earlier that the Haleyville Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 14, in a working session at the Pride Room of Haleyville High School. The purpose was to discuss the hiring of a new football coach.  Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland noted the meeting will be executive session only, which is a meeting closed to the public to discuss the good name and character of an individual, according to law.

There will not be a board meeting following the executive session.

Man arrested on Macedonia Road

Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Caleb Snoddy leads defendant Todd Hood to the patrol car for transport to the Winston County Jail.
HALEYVILLE - The call of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Macedonia Road Haleyville around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, led Haleyville Police and the Winston County Sheriff's Office to the scene, where a m an was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant as well as drug related charges.

Two vehicle collision on Highway 195, Haleyville

Submitted by Melica Allen on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:14
The Haleyville Police Department is on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 195, near Rowe Building Supply, in Haleyville. Around 3 p.m., a red Ford Ranger pickup and a four-door silver colored Buick were involved in the accident.  One injury has been reported with RPS on the scene. Traffic is currently down to one lane, so please be aware if traveling in that vicinity. Ward's Wrecker Service  and Lyle's Wrecker were called to the scene.

The Haleyville Police Department is on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 195, near Rowe Building Supply, in Haleyville. Around 3 p.m., a red Ford Ranger pickup and a four-door silver colored Buick were involved in the accident. One injury has been reported with RPS on the scene. Traffic is currently down to one lane, so please be aware if traveling in that vicinity. Ward's Wrecker Service and Lyle's Wrecker were called to the scene.

Tough pill to swallow

WINSTON COUNTY - The opioid abuse epidemic in Winston County has prompted officials from throughout the region to band together and form a coalition to not only fight the problem, but create measures to help those suffering from abuse.