Bear Creek

Bear Creek considering going wet

Bear Creek Police Chief Kenny Hallmark and Bear Creek Town Clerk Kay Wiginton show the petition voters in Bear Creek can sign if they want to vote on alcohol sales.
BEAR CREEK - Petitions are currently being signed in the town of Bear Creek by those supporting a referendum giving voters a choice about alcoholic beverages being sold or distributed in the town.

Phillips Elementary chosen for Shoe Drop

Pictured from l-r are: Sarah Evans, Listerhill Foundation chair; Phillips Elementary School Principal Nancy Hallman, Marion County Schools Superintendent Ann West, Jonathan Tuck and Donna Hill from Phillips Elementary School and Haleyville Branch Manager for Listerhill Adam Hogan.
BEAR CREEK - Listerhill Foundation is excited to announce that Phillips Elementary School will be the Winter 2021 destination for its quarterly “Shoe Drop”.

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.

Bear Creek man killed in wreck

MARION COUNTY - A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, has claimed the life of a Bear Creek man. Jeremy Poston, 49, was killed when the 1988 Jeep Wagoneer he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Poston was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 253 at the 19 mile-marker approximately 14 miles east of Hamilton.  Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

Timber Creek begins production

From left, Todd Evans, vice president of sales and operations for Timber Creek Housing; Production Manager Greg Wiggins and Mike Barnett, general manager, show the newly remodeled plant that began production this week.
BEAR CREEK - Ongoing renovations and expansions at the new Timber Creek Housing LLC industrial site on County Highway 65 in Bear Creek the past several months built up to the official start of production Monday, July 26, and the beginning of a phase-in of workers on their production lines.

Local student competes in world’s largest rodeo

Sage Isom demonstrates bull riding.
BEAR CREEK - Sage Isom, a recent graduate of Phillips High School, will be competing in the world’s largest rodeo in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-24. Isom earned a position on the Tennessee State National High School rodeo team and is traveling with his teammates. He will be competing in the bull riding category. This year is the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo.

Former DA appointed new Bear Creek Municipal Judge

Former Marion/Winston District Attorney Jack Bostick is Bear Creek’s new municipal judge. (Courtesy photo)
BEAR CREEK - Municipal court for the Town of Bear Creek has been hindered due to the lack of a judge, leading the Bear Creek Town Council to authorize a resolution naming former Winston/Marion District Attorney Jack Bostick as the town’s new judge.