911 awards night

First responders honored at banquet


First responders receiving awards. See story for names and departments.
HALEYVILLE - First responders were the honorees at an awards banquet held as the city's annual 9-1-1 festival was beginning and also to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first emergency 9-1-1 call placed in the city. The banquet was held Thursday, May 31 at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center on Newburg Road.

Family of Former Mayor James Whitt honored


From left, members of the James Whitt family, from left, Carol Whitt, Heath Sutherland, Whitt Sutherland, Steve Whitt, Mona Whitt, Holly Sutherland, Will Sutherland, Murry Whitt, Kay Sunseri, Casey Whitt, Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - A special award was presented in memory of former mayor James Whitt, who was mayor of the city when the historical first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville on Feb. 16, 1968. The award was presented at the award banquet honoring first responders Thursday, May 31, at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center.

City of Haleyville receives Founders Award


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, far right, receives the Founders Award on behalf of the city of Haleyville. Presenting the award is Ron Bonneau, past president of NENA, with NENA Historian Steve O'Connor and Current Vice President Jamison Peevyhouse also in attendance.
HALEYVILLE - Mayor Ken Sunseri received a special honor at the awards banquet honoring first responders Thursday night, May 31 at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center, when he was presented the Founders Award by Ron Bonneau, past president of the National Emergency Numbers Association.