Bear Creek

Bear Creek virtually debt-free


Mayor Tammie Batchelor, left, goes over the town’s finances with Town Clerk Jamie Green at a recent council meeting.
BEAR CREEK - For the first time in several years, the Town of Bear Creek is clearing out all of its past due bills and consolidating its remaining debts for a quicker pay-off, thanks to a surprise $29,000 check received from a court settlement filed against the Marion County Commission.

PHS Robotics Team places high in prestigious competitions


The Phillips High School Robotics Team. Front row, from left, Andrew Byrd, Nevin Elkins, Seth Anderson, Eric Wilson, Gavin Mallard, Zack Farr and Riley Price. Back row, from left, Bo Green, David Copeland, adviser, Katlyn Frazier, Andrew Gilbert, Kylie Crane, Abby Sutherland, Alexis Sutherland, Maddie Guthrie, Jade Wilson, Brady Sutherland, Brendon Garrison and Phillip Wilson, parent helper. (Courtesy photo)
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High School Robotics Team has been working very hard, and that work is paying off.

Stay off social media, mayor emphasizes


Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor informs the public that social media is hurting the town and all town business on social media should be stopped.
BEAR CREEK - The use of social media to conduct any town business has been strictly condemned by Mayor Tammie Batchelor, who spoke out at the town council’s Dec. 3 meeting that such will not be tolerated, while at the same time issuing a new rule regarding those speaking at council meetings.

Cutbacks coming for Bear Creek


Bear Creek Mayor Tammy Batchelor explains the town needs to cut back on its finances.
BEAR CREEK - The Town of Bear Creek is working to restructure its finances and tie up some loose ends, as new mayor Tammy Batchelor has talked about possible future cutbacks in spending and consolidations now, in order to shape the town to where it needs to be financially.

New Bear Creek mayor calls for unity


Newly installed Bear Creek Mayor Tammy Rowe Batchelor with town council members, from left, Daniel Green Jimmy Preston (standing), James Oden and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - Tammy Rowe Batchelor, who was voted in by the town council as the new mayor of Bear Creek, is stressing unity among the council and town as a whole, to put aside grievances and differences and work together in order for the town to truly prosper.