Haleyville City Schools cleared of Code Red

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools have been cleared from a Code Red lockdown after being warned of a suspicious person who might have had a weapon in the area earlier today. 

According to Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, every school immediately enacted its safety plan and the Haleyville Police Department secured the campus.

"The suspect has been identified and is in police custody,"  Sutherland said, thanking everyone for the great job they performed protecting the children, faculty and staff.

Ball resigns as HHS varsity boys basketball coach; Burleson named new head

Haleyville City Schools Athletic Director Todd McNutt, left, congratulates Dylan Burleson after he is named the new Haleyville Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dustin Ball as varsity boys basketball coach, effective March 23, and as head coach for the golf program, effective May 25.

$200,000 Clean Diesel grant to purchase 10 new buses

Pictured with the current buses, some of which will be updated thanks to the $200,000 grant, are, from left, Heath Tidwell, mechanic at the Winston County Transportation Office, Shop Foreman Jamie Blanton, Superintendent Greg Pendley, Transportation Supervisor Jeff Hendrix and Jerry Lassiter, financial administrator for the State Department of Education.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Board of Education was notified Feb. 21, they are receiving a $200,000 grant through the National Clean Diesel Rebate Program through the Environmental Protection Agency, that will be used to purchase 10 new school buses for their fleet.