Addison 11U team state champs

The Addison 11U Dizzy Dean baseball team won the state championship June 25. Front row, l-r: Shelton Alexander, Jed Wilkins, Dathan Cleghorn, Cole Thompson, Jaxson Williams, Braiden Moser, Kiah Lake, Stone Talley, Landen Livingston, Tucker Thompson and Trennon Burns. Back row, l-r: Coaches Chad Williams, Keith Thompson, head coach; Damon Cleghorn and Dallas Thompson. (Courtesy photo)

ADDISON - They came together approximately five years ago to play America’s pastime. Now they are state champions.

Fred’s is closing

Fred’s Inc. announced Friday, July 12, it would be closing 129 stores nationwide, including the Haleyville location, including 11 others in the state.

HALEYVILLE - Fred’s Super Dollar in Haleyville will be closing soon, it was learned Friday, July 12, through a press release. A date of closing has not yet been set. The retail chain will be closing an additional 129 store locations across the country. The Haleyville location, at 916 21st Street, was one of an additional 12 in Alabama to be shuttered.

Arley seeking $350,000 grant


This is one of the three water tanks needing upgrades. It is just north of Arley on Firetower Road. The other two are located at Houston and Nesmith.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley is applying for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant through Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs with help from the North Alabama Council of Local Governments. The majority of the grant will be used to clean and paint the area’s three water tanks. One tank is located in Houston, one at Nesmith and the other on County Road 52, or Firetower Road, just north of Arley.

NACOLG seeks residents’ input for grant projects


Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor shows the income statement that residents must fill out before the town can obtain grant funding. Also shown is Water Supervisor Tyson Brown.
BEAR CREEK - Needs throughout the Town of Bear Creek, which kept coming back to water issues, were the forefront of a public hearing Thursday, June 20, gathering public input towards a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used for overall community improvements.

Addison expands Fourth festivities


"American Idol” and “The Voice” alumna Shelbie Z will headline a day's worth of music in Addison July 4.
ADDISON - The festival celebrating Independence Day in the Town of Addison continues to expand, to the point the festival this year has been moved to Alexander Park where a full slate of activities await the public on Thursday, July 4.