MONTGOMERY – The 27 Republican members of the Alabama Senate on Wednesday re-elected Greg Reed, of Jasper, to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. The unanimous election took place at a caucus meeting in Montgomery. Reed was first elected to the State Senate in 2010 and was chosen as Majority Leader in 2014 by his Republican colleagues.
BEAR CREEK - The Town of Bear Creek now has a new mayor and new police chief.
The Bear Creek Council appointed Tammie Rowe Batchelor as the town's new mayor during their Monday night meeting. After her appointment, Batchelor appointed Joey Franks as the town's new police chief.
BIRMINGHAM - The Addison Lady Dawgs have won their sixth straight state volleyball championship at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, defeating their county rival, the Winston County Lady Jackets, 3-2.
ADDISON - First responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 278 east of Addison near the Rock Creek bridge. One vehicle has supposedly rolled over. Please avoid this area and choose an alternate route if at all possible.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A vehicle was stolen from a local business last week, and police and the business owners are needing the public's health locating it.
A white 2007 GMC four-wheel drive truck with a flatbed was stolen from Better Built Trailers, in Double Springs sometime during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 18. The single wheel truck has a custom cab light bar on top of it.
If spotted, please contact the Double Springs Police Department at 205-489-5115.