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.

Howie Lyons Serve with Pride for Haleyville Elementary


Haleyville Elementary Principal Christy Bice presents the Howie Lyons Serve with Pride award to student Boston Brewer

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville City Board of Education has developed a new line of service awards  for their system, with a new honoree chosen this month. In September the Serve with Pride award was  in honor of long time high school teacher and successful track coach Howie Lyons who retired from the system in 1996. Each month, administrators from each system will highlight a student deserving of Serve with Pride awards.  Elementary Principal Christy Bice announced Boston Brewer as the elementary student at the board of education's regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Police block Hwy. 13 for 18-wheeler fire at busy Haleyville intersection


An 18-wheeler caught fire at the intersection of Highways 13 and 195.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville police and fire were both dispatched to an 18-wheeler on fire at the intersection of Highways 195 and 13 near McDonald's. 

For a time, police blocked Hwy. 13 and routed traffic down 20th Street. 

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Congressman Aderholt Visits Kith Kitchens Tuesday


Tyler Knight, left, national sales manager of Kith Kitchens, takes U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Mayor Ken Sunseri on a tour of the facilities Tuesday, Sept. 18.
HALEYVILLE - U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt joined Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and officials with Kith Kitchens at the North Industrial Park, Tuesday, Sept. 18, to see first hand the product of federal funding the corporation has received through the years as part of the Smart Growth America program.

Remains of Double Springs woman found after fire


This is all that is left of a single wide manufactured home on County Road 3059 near Double Springs that was engulfed by fire Sept. 13. The remains of Kimberly Dotson, 39, of Double Springs, were found within the home.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The remains of a Double Springs woman were found in the rubble of her single wide manufactured home after a blaze destroyed the residence Thursday night, Sept. 13.

Fields sentenced to 25 years


Ashley Brooke Fields, who was found guilty of murder/felony murder after her trial ending Aug. 10, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 12, to 25 years in the state penitentiary. Escorting her out of the courthouse after the sentence is Attorney Michelle Mauldin of the defense team.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Ashley Brooke Fields, 26, of Arley, who was found guilty of murder/felony murder at the end of her 10-day murder trial, Aug. 10, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon

Cub Scout sells 78 plates for fundraiser, awarded “good turn” coin


Caleb Pruitt sold 78 plates for the Big Jerry’s Fundraiser and was awarded the “Do a Good Turn Daily” coin.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Caleb Pruitt, age 8, is going to be a natural born salesman when he grows up. The third grader was honored Monday, Aug. 20, at the Double Springs Cub Scouts Pack 92 meeting, for selling 78 plates for the Big Jerry’s Fundraiser.

City of Haleyville to Coach Safely


City council members approve the Coach Safely resolution. Shown from left are Richard Bittinger, Jonathan Bennett, Mayor Ken Sunseri, G. Blue Russell and Royce Benefield. Not shown is Drew Thrasher.
HALEYVILLE - The Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Haleyville have entered into a partnership with the Coach Safely Foundation. The resolution was passed at the council meeting on Sept. 4.

SBI investigating Bear Creek

BEAR CREEK - Allegations of misspending of funds in the Town of Bear Creek has been raised to a new level, with an active investigation now underway by the State Bureau of Investigation. The SBI has been making visits to the Bear Creek Town Hall/Water Works building, seen in photo, as part of their investigation.

Winston County Schools invest in bus tracking system


Winston County Transportation Supervisor Jeff Hendrix monitors the status of buses in the county fleet that already have the Zonar system installed.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County Schools have invested in even stronger student and staff safety features while on buses, thanks to the Zonar system, which tracks buses with location reports, rider status and driver performance, as well as other web-based features during routes.

Woman charged with assault of an officer


Bear Creek Police Chief Shane Whitten shows some of the damage to his vehicle after it was rammed by the suspect vehicle during a chase.
BEAR CREEK - A Bear Creek woman has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude a police officer, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance, said Haleyville Police Chief Kyle Reogas.

Haleyville Council to apply for NACOLG revolving loan


City Engineer Calvin Cassady recommends certain paving projects to the mayor and council under the revolving loan. Also shown is City Attorney Jeff Mobley.
HALEYVILLE - Several areas in need of paving are being eyed in the industrial section of Haleyville, now that the city has learned they can apply for up to $150,000 in a revolving loan project through the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments.

Tidwell, Burleson winners in BOE election


Haleyville Acting City Clerk Christy Harbin reports the first box to arrive at City Hall Tuesday night, Aug. 28, during results of the BOE election. Shown is Delmar representative Tony Brakefield.
HALEYVILLE - Results from the election for places two and three of the Haleyville Board of Education Tuesday night, Aug. 28, showed Place 2 Incumbent Barry Burleson winning over opponent Beth Sunseri Moore in a close race.

Waldrop FWB’s centennial


Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church
HALEYVILLE - One hundred years. That’s how old Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church will be on Sunday, Aug. 26, with the celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. That’s 36,525 days or 52,596,000 minutes, and the church plans on celebrating many more years to come.

High speed internet project to begin

 


Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, talks with Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative about the project to affect Haleyville and Bear Creek.


 

HALEYVILLE - Governor Kay Ivey’s recent announcement of $365,158 in Appalachian Regional Commission funds to drastically improve broadband internet coverage in rural Alabama is good news for Bear Creek and Haleyville.

Traffic pattern change for HMS


Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson instructs a test driver on the proper way of maneuvering through the parking lot under the new drop off and pickup pattern of traffic.

HALEYVILLE  -The start of a new year for Haleyville City Schools on Wednesday, Aug. 8, will mean a major change in student drop offs for the middle school, not just during hectic first-day traffic, but throughout the school year.

Senior Center proposed for Arley


The former Traders & Farmers Bank building in Arley is being considered as a site for a possible senior center for residents.
ARLEY - The former location of Traders & Farmers Bank, which has sat vacant for several years, is being eyed as the location for the Town of Arley’s first senior citizen center, as those behind the planning recently approached the Arley Town Council with their requests.