Juveniles confess to vandalism


Haleyville Librarian Carla Waldrep shows where the iron railing was removed from thestairwell behind the library.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Police are increasing patrols and re-enforcing rules to close off two parking lots where youth are congregating after another major vandalism incident.

Haleyville native shares his harrowing escape from Ukraine with HMS students


Haleyville native Mark Posey shares the story of his escape from Ukraine with students at Haleyville Middle School. Many of the students took notes during his program as part of a class project.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville native Mark Posey can truly say he has faced death, recalling both horrific and heartwarming details of his recent mission to Ukraine that came to a sudden halt when Russia invaded.

Free Fishing Day is coming

Free Fishing Day, when residents and out-of-state visitors can fish for free in most public waters, whether fresh or saltwater, will be Saturday, June 11, during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12. On this day, no fishing license will be required to fish in most public waters in Alabama. However, some piers and state public fishing lakes will still require a permit, and fishing for red snapper will still require a $10 Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement and saltwater angler registration, which is free.

$2 million new industry coming to Bear Creek


Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor shows the property that will soon occupy Riverwood Forest Products Inc., where Burley Wholesale will soon be closing.
BEAR CREEK - A $2 million investment in Bear Creek has been announced, as a new industry has purchased the former Burley Wholesale property, bringing high-paying jobs and a major boost in the area’s economic development.

Haleyville Library chosen for prestigious school readiness program


Using one kit from the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit, Head Librarian Carla Waldrep practices color recognition and counting with local preschoolers. Ten different kits will be available to check out.
HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Public Library recently received the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit, a set of ten kits each containing two to three books (21 in all) and materials for hands-on activities related to the books’ topics.

Arley Day is May 21


Members of the Arley Women’s Club are excited about the swiftly approaching Arley Day festival to be held once again at Hamner Park but with some refreshing changes. Members from left, Brittany Bailes, Paula Fullington, Bethany Grant,  Teri Henley, Jane Shirah, Club President Barb Wills, Johnna Bailey, Arley Day chairperson, Leigh Hall, Sue Grogan and Beverly Kelly.

ARLEY        -  There are more reasons to celebrate at the annual Arley Day festival than ever before.
This year, the festival, planned in its annual time slot of the third Saturday in May, or May 21, marks several changes. The biggest change is  a major expansion of the festival itself, resulting in parking moved off site and visitors being shuttled back and forth to the festival located Hamner Park off County Road 77, organizers said.