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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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City Council Schedule

Sam Poe

The Haleyville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is the regularly scheduled council meeting that was postponed due to the Labor Day Holiday. The meeting will be held in the courtroom at Haleyville City Hall.

There will also be a public hearing concerning the sale of alcohol at Shotguns Restaurant on State Highway 13 South. That will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the courtroom at Haleyville City Hall.

And immediately following the council meeting, the Haleyville City Council will have a work session to discuss the proposed fire ordinance. Representatives from the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office will be present to discuss options with the council.

All three meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend and provide input on these matters. 

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Sam Poe

The Haleyville and Bear Creek Police Departments made an arrest of an unidentified male subject Monday around 4:00 p.m. The arrest followed a hit and run accident earlier in the afternoon in Haleyville, but the subject was found and arrested on Flat Creek Road in Bear Creek after he fled his disabled vehicle on foot and attempted to run from officers. Details are limited at this time, but the subject was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and was transported to the Marion County Jail by an officer from the Bear Creek Police Department. The individual was not identified at the time of the accident because he was not carrying any form of identification and would not reveal his identity to officers on the scene. Additional details will be released when available from the Haleyville and Bear Creek Police Departments on all portions of this incident. 

Lions Trash the Tigers

Sam Poe

The Haleyville Lions traveled to Red Bay to take on the Tigers in Week 2 of High School Football. Here's the scoring summary for the game.

The first quarter of the game was scoreless as neither team was able to put together a scoring drive until the second quarter. The first points of the evening came with 7:44 left in the half as Borden completed a 31 yard touchdown pass to Thorn to take the Tigers up 6-0. The kick was no good. Next, with 7:11 left in the half, QB Conner Kiser evened the score at 6 with an 11 yard touchdown run, and Reyes gave Haleyville the 7-6 with the extra point. That was the score at halftime. The only other scoring drive of the game came with 4:55 left in the third when Kiser passed to Jonas Dodd to take the Lions up 13-6, and the Reyes kick completed the 14-6 score for the game. 

Photos will be added soon! Be sure to check back. 

Week 2 Football Recap


Here's a look at how our area teams did Friday night. 

Haleyville 14 Red Bay 6

Winston County 62 Lynn 6

Addison 26 Vinemont 20

Meek 40 Shades Mountain Christian 21

Phillips 48 Tharptown 6

Marion County 13 Hackleburg 12 OT

Hamilton 37 Sulligent 0

Lamar County 46 Brilliant 20

Winfield 27 Carbon Hill 6 

HFD Battles Late Night Fires

Sam Poe

A string of late night fires kept Haleyville firemen out until the early morning hours Friday. The first call began at 10:15 p.m. and was a fully involved house fire in the vacant home next door to Banks BBQ. In order to battle the blaze, State Highway 195 was shut down for several hours. Both Haleyville and Pebble firemen responded to the scene to extinguish the fire and protect Banks BBQ, but the house was heavily damaged. The cause of this fire is unknown at this time. 


The second call came only minutes after the first when an overloaded outlet began sparking in a home in Meadowlark Circle. Haleyville firemen were able to secure that scene with no significant damage to the home. 


And finally, the Haleyville Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire at KITH Kitchens in the North Industrial Park. Haleyville firemen quickly extinguished that fire with no damage to the plant.  The firemen were able to complete all calls around 2 a.m. Friday morning. 

Fire Destroys Delmar Home

Sam Poe


There was a residential fire at 120 County Road 3508 Thursday at approximately 4:30 a.m. The Delmar, Haleyville, and Lynn Fire Departments responded to the scene, but the residence was already seriously damaged when firemen arrived. The home was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office. 

Panthers Return Home

Sam Poe

The Hackleburg Panthers will celebrate a milestone in the history of their football team Friday evening. When the Panthers step onto the field, it will be the first home game held at Hackleburg High School since the fall of 2010. The April 2011 tornado that destroyed most of the town of Hackleburg also wiped out the entire campus of HHS and the athletic facilities. 


Not only will Friday night be a big night for the current Panthers, but the graduates from the past three senior classes who played football but never played on the field at Hackleburg High School will be recognized before the start of the game. Hackleburg will face the Red Raiders of Marion County at 7:00 p.m. The special service for the recent graduates will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Haleyville City Board of Education

Sam Poe

The Haleyville City Board of Education met Tuesday evening for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. All board members were present, and the following items were approved.

  • board expenditures for the month of June $1,214,487.51
  • board expenditures for the month of July $1,353,835.79
  • HHS and HMS 2014 Fall Sports Athletic Schedules
  • revised 2014-2015 District Supplement Assignments
  • revised 2014-2015 Salary Supplement Schedule
  • service agreements for the 2014 football season
  • community partnership between Children's Policy Council and HCS for the purpose of sharing 20% of State At-Risk Funds
  • 2014-2015 HCS Capital Plan
  • Instructional Program Policy
  • Sex Offender Policy to be sent to components for input
  • HCS students and Jamie White to participate in the "A-Future" Technology Initiative
  • HHS Varsity Volleyball and Emily Johnson to travel Gulf Shores to participate in volleyball tournament October 9-12, 2014
  • PYLI students and Neina Middleton, Liz Noble, Beth Townsend to attend a youth leadership conference at Trinity Camp in Guin, AL October 6-8, 2014
  • use of HMS Lunchroom by the Haleyville Rotary Club September 12, 2014
  • appointment of Rita Butler as breakfast worker at HES
  • HCS Data Governance Policy to be sent to components for input
  • ATBE General Liability/Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance coverage for 2014-2015 school year
  • 2014-2015 HHS Curriculum and Registration Guide
  • use of HMS Cafeteria to the Band Boosters September 26, 2014
  • grant authority to superintendent to enter into a commercial card agreement with SunTrust Bank on behalf of the board
  • 11 fundraisers for HCS


Personnel Actions:

  • resignation of Joseph Faircloth as HHS Math Teacher
  • FMLA for Marlene Hicks
  • resignation of Sherri Lauderdale as HES breakfast worker
  • resignation of Jason McCoy as half time custodian at HES
  • resignation of Kelley Reid as HES Kindergarten Teacher
  • voluntary transfer of Kim Sartin from HES (4th grade) to HMS (6th grade)
  • hire of Rita Butler as half time custodian at HES
  • hire of Jessica Sartin as HHS Math Teacher


Paradise Canyon Cabins to Move to Hamilton

Sam Poe

Business owner, Jacky Barnett watches as state representatives search the rubble for the cause of the fire.


The Haleyville and Bear Creek Fire Departments continue working on extinguishing hot spots at Paradise Canyon Cabins throughout the day Monday. The local business was completely destroyed by fire during the night Sunday with seven area fire departments battling the blaze. Rather than to be discouraged because of the damage done, business owner Jacky Barnett stated he is using this fire as an opportunity for growth and does not intend to let this set the company back. He stated he will have the employees back to work as soon as possible, but the business will be moving operations to Hamilton. The fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office. 


Lions Swat the Jackets

Sam Poe

The Haleyville Lions took the field for the first official game of the 2014 season Friday evening against the Winston County Yellow Jackets. The Lions brought home a 43 to 21 victory over the Jackets. Here's a look at the scoring summary for the game.

In the first quarter, Brady Sherrill returned an interception for an 80 yard touchdown and Antonio Reyes made the extra point to put the Lions up 7-0.  Next, the Jackets' Blankenship completed a 10 yard run and McKissak completed the extra point to tie the game at 7 at the close of the first quarter.  The second quarter brought on a lot more action, beginning with a 70 yard touchdown run from Brown and another kick from McKissak to put the Jackets up 14-7. Lions quarterback Conner Kiser completed a 24 yard scoring pass to Dillon Posey, but Reyes missed the kick leaving the Lions trialing 14-13.  Three minutes later, Posey scored on a 68 yard run, and the Lions went for two but could not complete making the score Haleyville 19 Winston County 14. As time expired on the half, Posey kicked a 42 yard field goal to take the Lions up 22-14 at halftime.

The first score of the second half was a Yellow Jackets' Blankenship to Whitman 63 yard pass and a completed McKissak kick to make the score 29-21. That would be the end of scoring for WCHS. The Lions then scored on a Kiser 66 yard run and a kick from Reyes to extend the lead for the Lions 36-21 at the end of the third quarter.  Kiser also had the only scoring drive of the fourth quarter with a 38 yard touchdown run and a completed kick from Reyes to reach the final 43-21 Lions victory. 

For more game photos, [CLICK HERE]. We extend special thanks to Dr. Heath Banks for assisting with photography for this game. 

Local Business Destroyed by Fire

Sam Poe


Another local business was destroyed by fire in the late night hours Sunday. Paradise Canyon Cabins located near Bear Creek on Marion County Highway 62 was reported fully involved at approximately 10:30 p.m. Firemen from the Haleyville, Bear Creek, Delmar, Pebble, Ashridge, Phil Campbell, and Hackleburg Fire Departments responded to the scene, but the fire completely destroyed the business.

Details are still limited at this time, but more details should be available later Monday. The fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office. 

For more photos of the fire, [CLICK HERE].

For more information on Paradise Canyon Cabins, [CLICK HERE].



Paradise Canyon Cabins to Move to Hamilton (Tuesday, August 26, 2014) [READ MORE]
Lions Swat the Jackets (Tuesday, August 26, 2014) [READ MORE]
Local Business Destroyed by Fire (Monday, August 25, 2014) [READ MORE]