Arley

MHS Band state champions; HHS Band runner up in 4A


From left, MHS Band of Champions Director Kevin Dunham, band students Chase Herron, Tori Payne, Suzie Feist, Mallory Taylor and Holli Hyche with the large 1A state champion award plus individual awards the band received at the second annual statewide competition.
HOOVER - The Meek High School Band has truly lived up to its name - The Band of Champions - by earning top honors in 1A at the second annual Alabama State Marching Band Championship.

Arley Police adopts policy on body cameras


Jerry Cummings, Arley Chief of Police, shows the body worn camera he wears at chest level to capture audio and video evidence.
ARLEY - ‘Smile for the camera’ is a phrase which pertains to the Arley Police Department in today’s time, since they have been wearing body cameras the past several years. The APD adopted a standard operating procedure for using them at the Arley town meeting Monday, Oct. 7.

Grant will help Arley Police Department


Police Chief Jerry Cummings speaks to the town council about a grant the Arley Police Department could use to purchase equipment needed. The amount of the grant, if the department qualifies, will be $24,000.
ARLEY - An upcoming grant opportunity is not passing by the Arley Police Department, with Chief Jerry Cummings looking forward to obtaining a grant to purchase much-needed equipment for the department.

Arley seeking $350,000 grant


This is one of the three water tanks needing upgrades. It is just north of Arley on Firetower Road. The other two are located at Houston and Nesmith.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley is applying for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant through Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs with help from the North Alabama Council of Local Governments. The majority of the grant will be used to clean and paint the area’s three water tanks. One tank is located in Houston, one at Nesmith and the other on County Road 52, or Firetower Road, just north of Arley.

Donations heading Africa's way


Seated are Pastor Jonathan Uncapher and Dr. Isaac Gwan. Standing left to right, Grace Mokem, university student; Guilene Pagnou, lab technician; Leonie Fokou, teacher and her child; Solange Gouffo, head teacher and Cornelius, young boy.
ARLEY - The Church at Arley, located three miles south of the town on County Road 41, has received many donations, including much needed medical equipment, which is being sent to Nomedjoh, Cameroon, just north of the equator in west Africa. It had 712 inhabitants in 2005.