Friday, February 26, 2010

Water Works is Moving Up!

The new Collinsville Utility building will soon be nearing completion. The crew has worked in rain, cold, and even snow to bring this project in. Jill Tidmore said the new building will include a spacious lobby and drive through window on the west side of the building. She noted it will really be a help to those customers to have the option of using the drive though or even the new drop box. A board room is also being added as well as enough office and storage space to meet the needs of this important service for our citizens.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Let it Snow-Let it Snow-It is Snowing!

Collinsville is covered in the pretty white stuff not usually seen in Alabama. Chief Gary Bowen said roads are in good shape at this time (3:00 p.m.) but a request has been made to the County to close county road 22 (Hall's Gap). He said about an inch and a half has fallen on the town. School dismissed at 10:00 a.m. this morning and with the upcoming Monday holiday it looks to be a great weekend for the kids with more snow in the forcast.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Northeast Alabama 4th Annual Home Educator's Geography Fair

"The Northeast Alabama's 4th Annual Home Educator's Geography Fair has been scheduled for March 18, 2010 from 1-3 PM. It will be held in the Collinsville Library in Collinsville, AL 35961. Registration is $10 per child.

There will be 3 divisions in grades 4th - 12th grade. First and 2nd places will receive trophies and there will be certificates of acknowledgement for all other participants.


Display a country of your choice on a tri-fold board (around $3 at Walmart).

Prepare 1-2 foods from that country to have with your display so participants and spectators can sample them. (bring paper products if needed.)

Display any crafts or other items from your country, or representative of the country.

You may include any information you like in your display, but the displays MUST INCLUDE the following: country map, economics and money system, major religions, family life and major holidays.


For more information, you may email Sonya Thrasher at, or Jennifer Wilkins (Collinsville Librarian) at .

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Congratulations, Collinsville Panther Justin Irvine!!!

Collinsville High School Senior, Justin Irvine has agreed to attend Huntington College and play football for the Hawks. The Methodist School is located in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Hawks finished 2009 8-3 and led the nation in total offeence with 516 yards per game.

Justine Irvine played both linebacker and defensive end at Collinsville earning All-County and All -Region honors. Justin was fourth on the team in tackles.

A signing party will be held for Justin on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the school library and all are invited.

Congratulations again: We are proud of you!