Burkett winner of county spelling bee

Winston County Spelling Bee winners are champion John Paul Burkett, of Lynn High School, and Grant Banks, of Meek High School. The winning champion word is “mutter.”

LYNN - It took 17 rounds for a winner to be declared in the 2020 Winston County Spelling Bee, held Friday, Feb. 7, at Lynn Elementary School. John Paul Burkett, of Lynn High School, was the winner with Grant Banks of Meek High School as the runner-up. The championship word was mutter.

Town of Lynn names Bryan Kirkpatrick as police chief

Bryan Kirkpatrick is named chief of police in Lynn. From left are Clerk Marcia Manasco and council members Bruce Odom, Tommy Chambless, Brian Heck (front), Allen Barnett, Chris Little (front), Mayor Earl Gilbert and Kirkpatrick.
LYNN – After several months with no police presence, the town of Lynn has hired a police chief, who is no stranger to police work. Bryan Kirkpatrick, former chief deputy with the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, was named chief of police during Lynn’s town meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. His effective date was the next day, Jan. 22.

Lynn looks for police chief

Council members Chris Little and Tommy Chambless, along with Clerk Marcia Manasco and Mayor Earl Gilbert discuss hiring a police chief.
LYNN - When the chief of police resigned, it left the Town of Lynn without full-time police protection. Besides the possibility of hiring another chief, one other option was to hire a sheriff’s deputy, though this plan did not make it to fruition.

Meek splits with Lynn in basketball action

David Tidwell does a mid-air pass under pressure from Brandon Hill (21) and Dalton Gilbert.

ARLEY - The Meek girls and Lynn boys basketball teams were victors in action Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Meek High School.
MHS girls won by a score of 45-21, with the LHS boys winning, 52-36.
Stats reported for the Lynn girls were:
Ashley Aldridge, 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal;
Ella Brown, 5 points, 3 rebounds;
Jerica Anderson, 4 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal;
Cassidy Dodd, 3 points, 2 assists;
Phebe Burkett, 1 point, 1 assist, 3 steals;
Breanna Barton, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal;
Briana Benson, 4 rebounds, 1 steal;

Lynn cheerleaders 1A state champions

State champions front row from left: Jenny Davis, Faith Cagle co-captain, Chloe Crowe captain, Maggie Alexander captain, Ronica Gordon co-captain. Back row: Amber Bridgmon, Cassidy Dodd, Makenna Davis, Kara Williams, Breanna Dodd, Audrey Duboise, Alandis McDaniel. Not pictured are coaches Andrea Gibson and Lorri Duboise.

By Melica Allen
LYNN - The Lynn High School cheerleaders took the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 1A state championship Saturday, Dec. 14, at Wallace State Community College, in Hanceville.
The cheerleaders began their competition journey in October with the Mid-South Regionals in Southhaven, Mississippi. They placed first in Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division, third place in Small Game Day Non-Tumbling Division and received bids to the Nationals in both divisions.

WCHS victors over Lynn teams

Cade Taylor puts in a one-handed layup for WCHS.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County High School Jackets and Lady Jackets took the spoils Thursday, Dec. 19, in action over Lynn.
The Jackets won 46-25, with the Lady Jackets taking home a 51-21 victory. Due to the holiday schedule for the Alabamian, stats were not available at presstime for the game.

Former mayor to fill vacant town council seat

Brian Heck is chosen to fill the vacant town council seat in a special called meeting Monday, Dec. 9.

LYNN - A former mayor will be on the town council seat vacated by Earl Gilbert when he left it to become the mayor after Jeff Stokes’ resignation Oct. 9. Brian Heck was chosen at a special called town meeting Monday, Dec. 9, with council member Bruce Odom nominating Heck.

A home place full of memories goes up in flames

Shirley Griffith and her brother J.C. Farris, stand at the site of a home place full of memories. Their brother Garland Farris safely made it out of the burning home early Saturday, Dec. 7.
LYNN   - The fire at an old family home place meant a great sentimental loss to a Lynn family, who are thankful the occupant made it safely out of the burning structure early Saturday, Dec. 7.

Addison winner over Lynn teams

Lynn’s Brandon Hill goes airborne on the layup. He was the leading point getter for the Bears.

LYNN - The Lynn Bears pulled within two points of the Addison Bulldogs Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the LHS gym with about 40 seconds left in the game. But, the Dawgs were victorious 45-41 when the final buzzer sounded.
The Addison Lady Bulldogs took a commanding win over the Lady Bears, scoring 43 points to the Lady Bears’ 12.
Eli Howse was the leading scorer for Addison with 18 points and 6 assists; Cannon Hiller had 8 points; Logan Wilkins, 7 points, 11 rebounds 10 assists; Quentin Barley, 7 points, 8 rebounds; Justin Mather, 5 points, 5 rebounds.