Change in CEOs for Lakeland

Outgoing Lakeland Community Hospital CEO Ashley Pool, left, and current Chief Operating Officer and soon-to-be CEO Jennifer Young.
HALEYVILLE - Lakeland Community Hospital will soon experience a change at the helm, but the focus on high quality patient care will remain the same.

Haleyville City Schools raises the bar for new school year

At the Friday, Aug. 5, Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, a motivational talk was given to provide a big boost for the start of the new year for Haleyville City Schools. From left, Chamber President Mike Evans; HHS Football Coach and Athletic Director Bo Culver, Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and State Representative Tracy Estes.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools is greeting a new school year starting today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, with a renewed sense of enthusiasm by raising the bar even higher.

Two injured in Highway 13 wreck in Haleyville

First responders prepare to remove an injured occupant from the hatch of a Kia involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 13 in Haleyville Tuesday afternoon.
HALEYVILLE - A two-vehicle crash on Highway 13 on Burnett Hill in Haleyville Tuesday afternoon, August 9, resulted in one injured from each vehicle, a swarm of emergency first responders at the scene and traffic brought to a standstill for over an hour.

Haughton sworn in to Haleyville School Board

Board of education members, from left, President Chad Tidwell, Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, board members Donna Jones, Boo Haughton and Kris Burleson. Not present was Beth McAlpine.
HALEYVILLE - After a year of being vacant, the place 2 seat of the Haleyville Board of Education was officially filled, when Boo Haughton was sworn into office, during a special-called meeting early Monday morning.

Spring collapse of Marion Highway 48 almost completely repaired

Marion County Highway 48 is almost completely repaired after a portion of it collapsed in March. From left, Marion County Road Engineer Chris Wilbanks and Assistant Engineer Lynn Mitchell.
HALEYVILLE - The portion of County Highway 48 that collapsed in March due to old pipes and a clogged drainage system has now been restored and is open for travel.

Haughton, Vickery win Haleyville School Board election

HALEYVILLE - A familiar face and a newcomer will be joining the Haleyville Board of Education.

Christopher "Boo" Haughton was overwhelmingly elected to Place 2 on the Haleyville School Board, defeating Valeria Taylor.  Haughton has served on the school board in the past.

Brian "Thumper" Vickery has defeated incumbent Kris Burleson for Place 4 on the school board.  


Imperial Inn employee among five arrested in latest bust

Clockwise from top left, Jennifer Dianne Lawler, Waylon Harvey Williams, Joseph Heath Terry and Lori Faye Lay. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - One of the largest multi-room drug busts at the Imperial Inn on Highway 13 in Haleyville has resulted in multiple packages of marijuana, meth and pills being confiscated and five persons, including an office employee, being arrested.

Lack of lifeguards at Haleyville City Pool not a new problem

Tim Robertson, director of the Haleyville Parks and Recreation Department, gives instructions to lifeguards before they start to work at the pool. Lifeguards, from left, J.B. Crumpton, Adyson Robertson, Posey Whiteside, Emma Ballenger and Melissa Boshell.
HALEYVILLE - There have always been ebbs and flows in the lifeguard situation at the Haleyville Swimming Pool, but recent social media posts about the uncertainty of the pool’s future due to lifeguard shortages is being addressed by city officials.