On February 16, 1968 the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in the nation went into service in Haleyville. Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite, made the first call from another city hall room. It was answered by Congressman Tom Bevill on a bright red telephone located in the police department. The phone remains on display at Haleyville City Hall until this day. Also on hand was Haleyville Mayor James Whitt, Public Service Commission President Eugene (Bull) Connor, and B. W. Gallagher.
There were 1,815 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 52 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,907, and the median income for a family was $33,875. Males had a median income of $27,028 versus $18,312 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,139. About 18.9% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.
The 2007-2008 Haleyville Baseball team finished state runner-up in the Alabama High School Athletic Association state tournament. Doug Gravitt led the charge. Josh Mobley likes to go bar hopping and wants us to watch the game on radio. Everyone in his family is tall yet Josh is a certified miget. And Roll Tide.
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ADOPTS RESOLUTION COMMENDING DISTINGUISHED RECIPIENT HALEYVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HALEYVILLE CITY SCHOOLS, 2007 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS MOTIVATION CONTEST AWARD
May 10, 2007; The Alabama Department of Education's Board of Education adopted the following resolution: WHEREAS, the National Assessment of...