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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Board Hires Assiatant Band Director

Harold Bearden

The Haleyville Board of Education, with all members present, met for their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening at the Haleyville Elementary School Library. The Board approved the expenditures for December in the amount of $1,264,880.36. Several items of business dealing with the spring sports schedules, including supplemental salary schedules and coaching assignments were approved. The substitute teacher list was also approved.

Use of HES cafeteria was approved for the Senior play on February 12, 13, and the public performance on Saturday night, February 14. The Renaissance pageant by HES and PTO will be March 6 and 7. Kidsports Mini olympics will be May 16.

Several field trips and travel were approved for organizations and school personnel as well as various fund raisers. 

the Board approved the retirement of Flora D. Mize as lunchroom worker at HES effective in March. Judd Williams, son of former HHS band director, the late Ken Williams and Piney Williams, was hired as assistant band director at the Haleyville Middle School. 

the Board was again recognized for their work for the school system with gift baskets at the meeting Tuesday. The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville Board of Education will be Tuesday, February 24. 

City Council Work Session

Harold Bearden

The Haleyville City Council had a work session Tuesday afternoon at the temporary location of city hall in the Neighborhood Facilities Building. The main purpose of the work session was to consider a change order for an emergency electrical generator for the new fire station presently under construction. Because it was a work session, nothing was voted on, however it was generally decided to purchase a new 65kw generator for the new station and utilize the old 45kw generator at fire station number 2 at the airport. One other item was discussed with the city attorney an executive session.

Following the meeting, Mayor Sunseri showed the councilmen where the city hall personnel will be located  in the Facilities Building for the next several months as the old city hall will be vacated awaiting the construction of the new city hall on top of the safe room behind McDonalds. The Haleyville Police Department, including the dispatcher, will also relocate temporary to the facility. The Park and Rec personnel have already relocated to the 21st gym, located on 14th Avenue. 

The next scheduled council meeting will be Monday, February 2, at 5:30 at the Neighborhood Facilities Building. 

Board Of Education Appreciation Month


Haleyville Middle School honors Haleyville Board of Education Members with breakfast.


County Champs


Phillips High won the Marion County Tournament Friday night for the second year in a row.

The Bears defeated 3A Winfield Pirates 46-45.  

Local Events


The Haleyville City Council work session January 27, 2015 at the Neighborhood Facility Building (NFB) at 3:30 P.M. in the courtroom.

Haleyville City Board of Education will have a work session Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Haleyville Elementary School Library with the Board Meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the same location.

Civitan Club Tuesday 12 noon, Galley Restaurant

Rotary Club Thursday 12 noon, Lakeland Hospital Conference Room

Water and Sewer Board ribbon cutting and open house Friday, January 30. U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt and local officials ribbon cutting at 2, open house 2 - 4 pm. The present location will close at noon on Wednesday, January 28, and reopen for business Monday morning in the new office building at the intersection of 21st Street and Alabama Avenue.

Pedestrian Killed in Winfield

Trooper Johnathan Appling

A single-vehicle crash Saturday, Jan. 24, claimed the life of a Winfield man.  Mack Dodd Jr., 87, a pedestrian, was killed as he entered the roadway and was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer.  The vehicle did remain at the scene, and the driver was not injured.  The crash occurred at 4:38 p.m. on Marion County 69 one mile south of Winfield.  Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.

Rotary Donates to Haleyville Schools

Harold Bearden


The Haleyville Rotary Club presented $3,000 in checks to the principals of the three Haleyville schools this past Thursday for the schools' Renaissance Program . The Renaissance Program consists of planned activities to motivate students to stay in school and fulfill the school's goals of motivating, educating, and achieving excellence. The program has proven to be successful over the past years with a lowered dropout rate and higher performance levels in academics. 

Receiving the checks were Wayne Frazier, principal of Haleyville Elementary, Bo Wilcoxson, principal of Haleyville Middle School and Dr. Holly Sutherland, principal of Haleyville High. Also present were Dr. Alan Miller, Superintendent, and three members of the Haleyville School Board and Dr. Bill Bishop, Director of Administrative Services. Board members in attendance were Sandra Manasco, Kris Burleson and Steve Stott. Dr. Miller praised the members of the school board for their work and spoke of the progress being made at the schools. Miller announced a new additional band director will be hired soon to help with the band program.

The Haleyville Rotary Club raised the money for the donations through fund raisers, including the BBQ dinner held before the first home football game. Tickets for the event were sold by students. Shelby Shipman, daughter of Scott and Lisa Shipman, was recognized as the top salesman for dinner tickets last fall. 

The Haleyville Rotary Club also donates scholarship money to selected and deserving HHS seniors just before graduation each year in May. Another project for the Rotary Club is Toys for Kids, held each December. 

The Haleyville Rotary Club has been active for almost 25 years and is part of Rotary International, which helps local communities through out the world with various civic projects. Rotary is best known for helping fund a program to eradicate polio, which is now found in only three countries. If you would be interested in becoming a Rotarian, please contact any member or simply attend one of the weekly meetings held each Thursday at noon in the conference room at Lakeland Community Hospital. 

New Weather Girl

Harold Bearden

Madilyn Warren of Haleyville recently had the opportunity to help Mickey Ferguson with his weather forecast on Fox 6 in Birmingham. Mickey features kids from Alabama who have an interest in the weather and broadcasting. Madilyn is 5, but will turn 6 on March 1 and is in Mrs. Brooks kindergarten class at HES. Her parents, Shawn and Crystal Warren discovered Madilyn is very intrigued with news and weather and with her experience on Fox 6, she may be on her way to a career. She plans to be on television when she grows up, but for now, after school, she loves to sit at her desk pretending to be either a news journalist or a meteorologist on TV. 

Madilyn is a girly girl who loves to dance and play with her dog Kriket and play with her purple bow and arrow in her high heels. A very talkative and energetic outspoken member of the Warren family with one 12 year old bother Ethan, who attends Haleyville Middle Schol. Congratulations to Madilyn and we wish her great success in her chosen field when she gets older.

Thanks to Crystal Warren for photos and info.  

Editor's note, did you know what you wanted to do when you were five? Neither did I.

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Now Seeing New Patients!   Dr. Jeffrey Chenyl, M.D.

Last City Council Meeting in Old City Hall

Harold Bearden

With the purchase of city hall by CVS, the Neighborhood Facilities Building will be utilized temporarily until construction on the new city hall is complete, thus Tuesday's council meeting was the last for the old city hall. Mayor Ken Sunseri announced at Tuesday night's council meeting the slab for the new city hall should be poured this week

Councilmen Royce Benefield and Bud Wilson were absent from the Tuesday meeting which had been rescheduled from Monday due to Martin Luther King Day. With a quorum of four, the council approved the regular council meeting minutes from January 5 and the general operation bills of $398,762.54. Also approved was the purchase of a new garbage truck for $136,596,00. 

After some discussion, a request for a change order for a new fire department electrical generator was tabled as well as a request for a change order for the installation of a 110 volt circuit to the fire sprinkler back flow preventer vault at the new fire station. The council did approve a change order to remove buried trees and debris from the parking lot sub base at the new fire station. 

Christy Harbin and Starla Watts were appointed as magistrates for the city. It was pointed out that city court this month will be held January 29 at the Neighborhood Facilities instead of the old city hall court room. 

The council approved changing the council meeting from Monday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 17 due to Presidents Day on the February 16. 

The next scheduled regular council meeting will be Monday, February 2, at the Neighborhood Facilities Building. 


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