Jerry Perkins retires from manufactured housing career


Jerry Perkins sits in front of his children and grandchildren. From left, Carter Perkins, Jami Perkins holding Penelope, Lashae Berry, Jessica McDonald and Hilrye and Ruby Baker.
HALEYVILLE - What began by working on the assembly floor of a manufactured home plant in 1963, eventually led to retirement 55 years later as owner of a company.

Tons of trash plucked from shore


Clockwise from left are Kerri Roberts, Kathy and Jackie Phelps, Charlotte Dougherty and Brian and Lou Kuntz.
CRANE HILL - What do combs, toothbrushes, unopened bottles of water, unopened bottles of oil, tires, rubber snakes, aerosol cans, plastic bags, light bulbs, tarps, chairs, rope, bobbers and barrels have in common?

Car crashes into Goar's Market


A car crashes into the entrance of Goar's Market in Haleyville.
HALEYVILLE - Emergency responders and city officials swarmed the scene at Goar’s supermarket Monday morning, Oct. 8, after a vehicle crashed through the south entrance door, scattering debris and alarming store personnel and customers.

Man arrested after active meth lab found on stolen four-wheeler at Phillips School


Tommy Levi Lolley, 27, of Phil Campbell, is placed into the patrol car at the scene of the bust at Phillips School Thursday, Oct. 4.
BEAR CREEK   - The Bear Creek Police Department was at the right place at the right time, when they caught a man on a stolen four wheeler in possession of an active methamphetamine lab and firearms in the parking lot in the presence of students at Phillips School.

3 arrested in counterfeit check scheme


Lt. Tim Steien with the Haleyville Police Department, examines the counterfeit checks.
HALEYVILLE     - Three people have been nabbed in a counterfeit check scheme affecting not just Haleyville but several northwest Alabama communities, where the individuals were attempting to cash bogus company checks while being in possession of bogus personal checks.

Preston chosen Bear Creek Mayor Pro Tem


Bear Creek Town Council Member Jimmy Preston, far right, who was named as mayor pro tem, talks to the crowd attending the council's special called meeting, about the town being transparent and everyone working together. Council members from left, Daniel Green, Chris Hyde, James Loden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - After a one hour executive session, the Bear Creek Town Council voted by majority to name Jimmy Preston as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Connie Morrison who resigned earlier that day on Wednesday, October 3.

NW-SCC receives highest marks following on-site reaccreditation visit


President Dr. Glenda Colagross
MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, at the conclusion of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit recently.

Empty Bowls to benefit two local non-profits


MHS students help with Empty Bowls each year. Shown back row from left, Sky Heath, Suzie Feist, Destiney Briscoe, Madeline Murrah. Front, Diane Sharron of the pottery workshop, students Kaylee Elliott and Paige Frederick.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Empty Bowls and full hearts will be the case when hundreds of people gather Thursday, Oct. 11, to enjoy hearty fellowship and a variety of delectable soups while raising funds to help two worthy causes.

Lack of funding the problem


Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for High School


Haleyville High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Tristan Carter.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Board of Education has developed a new Serve with Pride award for their system with a different honoree chosen each month. For September, the award was given in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. The high school recipient for this Serve with Pride award was Tristan Carter, honored in a presentation by High School Principal Dr. Erika McCoy at the board's regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Middle School


Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Aynelise Vickery

HALEYVILLE - A new award presented this month by administrators from Haleyville City Schools was in honor of long time teacher and track coach Howie Lyons, who retired from the system in 1996. The award presented by Middle School Principal  Bo Wilcoxson was to student Aynelise Vickery. The award was presented at the board of education's Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting. A different honoree will be chosen each month.