Bear Creek Town Council

$2 million new industry coming to Bear Creek


Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor shows the property that will soon occupy Riverwood Forest Products Inc., where Burley Wholesale will soon be closing.
BEAR CREEK - A $2 million investment in Bear Creek has been announced, as a new industry has purchased the former Burley Wholesale property, bringing high-paying jobs and a major boost in the area’s economic development.

Misner appointed to Bear Creek Council


Pictured after the swearing-in ceremony are, from left, Bear Creek Town Council members Eric Mills, Alex Price and Eric Loden, Mayor Rob Taylor, council member Chris Hyde and newly appointed council member Tom Misner.
BEAR CREEK - Tom Misner, a local farmer, plans to bring his professional work ethic into his new position as a Bear Creek Town Council member.

Bear Creek town clerks discover discrepancies by prior administration


Bear Creek Town Clerk Kay Wiginton, left, and Water Clerk Kesli Blankenship continue to look over town records, discovering discrepancies in financial documents from a prior administration.
BEAR CREEK - Due to recent accusations made by the public that the Town of Bear Creek has mishandled or misappropriated funds, the water department has issued a statement documenting past funding discrepancies the department is currently working to correct.

A call for unity in Bear Creek from local pastor


Local pastor Ricky White brings a message of unity and love to Bear Creek during the town council meeting.
BEAR CREEK - Local pastor Ricky White had some strong words of advice and encouragement for Bear Creek residents before he led the Bear Creek Town Council and members of the public in attendance in prayer at the beginning of the Monday, Aug. 3 meeting.

Heated meeting addresses park and recreation issues


Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor talks to a crowd of concerned park and rec parents and their children about several ongoing issues. Shown at right monitoring the situation is Police Officer Austin Lewis.
BEAR CREEK   - The ultimate question that has arisen, despite tempers flaring and heated discussion at a public meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5, is whether or not the Bear Creek park and recreation board is a legal entity and how much authority does the board have under the umbrella of the town council.

Bear Creek 2018 audit shows many discrepancies


CPA Don Wallace goes over facts and figures of the 2018 audit with the Bear Creek Town Council. Members from left, Heath Heatherly, James Loden, Jimmy Preston and Chris Gillum. At far right is Mayor Tammie Batchelor and Clerk Jamie Green.
BEAR CREEK - The town of Bear Creek’s long-awaited audit report for 2018, that has been on hold several months after town officials made a request to their previous auditor, was finally shared with the town council and public by newly hired CPA Don Wallace, who reported numerous financial discrepancies.