Upcoming HCS Events
April 22, 2014: Title I Parent Meetings HES- 6:00 p.m. HMS-5:15 p.m.
April 23, 2014: Title I Parent Meetings HES- Noon HMS-1:00 p.m.
April 23, 2014: Kiddie Kollege Visit
April 30, 2014: 3rd-5th Aspire Reading
May 1, 2014: 3rd-5th Aspire Math
May 2, 2014: 5th ASA Assessment
May 2, 2014: Kingdom Kids Visit
May 6, 2014: 3rd-5th Aspire Science, English, and Writing
May 8, 2014: 5th Grade Scoliosis & Transition HMS Visit
May 8, 2014: 21st Century Parent Performance at 6:00 p.m.
May 9, 2014: 21st Century Student Performances (8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
May 12, 2014: 2nd Grade Field Day at 8:30
May 12, 2014: Headstart visit
May 13, 2014: Field Day
8:30 3rd Grade
Noon 1st Grade
May 14, 2014: 4th Grade Field Day at 8:30
May 15, 2014: 5th Grade Field Day at 8:30
May 15, 2014: Current 3rd or 4th Student Council Speeches/Elections
May 16, 2014: Student Council Field Trip
May 19, 2014: Renaissance Rallies 8:30 and 1:00
May 20, 2014: All A's Breakfast (Students only, by invitation only)
May 21, 2014: 4th Grade Awards Day/IDOL at 8:30
May 22, 2014: 5th Grade Awards and Promotion at 8:30
NACOLG Grant Funds Road Construction
Shown in the photo above (left to right) Bryan Cheatwood-Winston County Engineer, James Glasgow- Winston County Assistant Engineer, Joe Vail-Project Contractor, Roger Hayes-Winston County Commission Chairperson, Chris Tittle- Winston County Road Superintendent, and David Cummings-Winston County Commissioner.
Road construction will begin soon on three Winston County roads that are in desperate need of work. Pounders and Sims Road, Beech Grove Road, and County Road 3210 will all undergo construction due to $858,557.55 in ADECA money through a NACOLG grant because of damage to roads from the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. This is a 100% grant, and no matching funds are required from the county.
Winston County Commissioner David Cummings stated although the storms were devastating to the area, this grant is making the best of a bad situation. He said, "What I stress most is you have to stay on top of it to find available funds to bring back to Winston County. Without these grants, we do not have the manpower or equipment to perform these jobs."
Construction is set to begin possibly as soon as mid-June, but no later than the first of July.
One Injured in One Vehicle Accident
There was a one vehicle accident on State Highway 13 South, north of the intersection of Winston County Road 17, Wednesday afternoon around 2:00. Vernon Cummens was traveling south on Highway 13, lost control of the older model Chevy truck, and left the roadway before coming to a stop about 300 feet into the brush on the shoulder of the road. The Haleyville and Delmar Fire Departments responded to the scene and freed Cummens from the vehicle, and the Haleyville Police Department provided traffic control. He was transported to Lakeland Community Hospital by ambulance. The accident is under investigation by the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
Fire Destroys Vacant Home
There was a residential fire on JR Butler Drive, just off State Highway 172, in Bear Creek Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. The home was unoccupied and under renovation. The Bear Creek and Haleyville Fire Departments responded to the scene, but the home was a complete loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Lady Lions earned another big win Tuesday evening after defeating the 5A Red Devils of Lawrence County. The Lady Lions defeated LCHS 3-1 after two solo home runs by senior, Holly Ward, and junior, Payten Townsend. The Lady Lions will travel to Russellville Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to face the Golden Tigers.
The regular season has ended for Lions Baseball, but they will play in the first round of the playoffs Friday evening. Haleyville will travel to Central of Florence to play the Wildcats. This will be a best two of three series. The Lions will play Friday at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. If needed, the determining game will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Former Haleyville Resident Charged With Murder
Dr. Hunter Coan, formerly of Haleyville but currently living in Mobile, has been charged with murder. Coan was involved in an automobile accident on September 11, 2013, on Snow Road near Dominion Drive in Mobile. John Charles Lindell was killed in the crash. According to Jennifer Wright, Assistant District Attorney, the toxicology report showed Coan was driving under the influence of both Ambien and Ativan. Both of these are prescription medications that have sedative effects and impair the ability to drive or operate other heavy machinery. Coan has been charged with murder for Lindell's death, and he has also been charged with two separate assault charges for injuries sustained by two individuals in a third car involved in the accident.
Wright also stated Coan has two previous DUIs and prior accidents involving prescription medications. For more information on this story, [CLICK HERE] and [CLICK HERE] for the full articles from WKRG in Mobile.
Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
Mr. & Miss Havala
|HHS Mr. and Miss Havala 2014, Matthew Sartin and Paris Nelson|
The theme of the 2014 Haleyville High School prom was Emerald City, based on the movie The Wizard of Oz. The highlight of the evening was the announcment of Mr. and Miss Havala, who will be featured in the Havala yearbook. The out-of-town judges picked the winners based on information about the candidates, including academics and other activities. Selected this year for the title of Mr. and Miss Havala were Matthew Sartin and Paris Nelson. First Alternates were Deven Knight and Chau Hyunh. Second Alternates were Andrew Townsend and Emily Brown.