Bear Creek

Vaping dangers spotlighted after break-in


At the program education Phillips High School students about vaping are, from left, Bear Creek Police Officer Noah Markham, Phillips School Resource Officer David Richards, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Regional Extension Agent Elaine Softley and Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins.
BEAR CREEK - A recent break-in at Phillips Schools was one of the factors behind a recent educational program warning students of the dangers of vaping.

Bear Creek, Haleyville set council meeting times

BEAR CREEK - Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor has announced that their council meeting scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30 will take place as usual  Any updates will be posted on the website weather-related this afternoon.  Taylor also  said that the Alabama Department of Transportation is working to clear the major Highway 13, but  city streets were still deemed impassable. 

COPS grant awarded to Bear Creek


Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins, left, and newly hired police officer Chris Franks, with one of the new patrol cars in the police fleet. The town will begin accepting applications for officer hired under the COPS grant.
BEAR CREEK - Excessive overtime costs for extra hours worked by officers with the Bear Creek Police Department will now be relieved, thanks to a $103,280 COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Hire grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bear Creek to fine those skipping municipal court


Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins explains to the town council the issue with people not attending municipal court.
BEAR CREEK - One of the many negative, lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is people failing to show up for court, bringing financial hardships on municipalities, which wind up paying for jail accommodations when the people are arrested for missing their court dates.

Hours change at Bear Creek Senior Center

BEAR CREEK - Hours of the newly established Bear Creek Senior Center have been changed to 9 am until 1 pm, announced director Eugenia Cottongin. The center is open Monday through Friday at the Bobby Bishop Community Center. So far, 49 seniors have signed up for the program. The center provides a hot lunch, games and activities for those 60 and older.  Contact Cottongin at 205-486-4199.