Bear Creek

Town Council hires electrician to check out Twin Forks during temporary closure


From left, Council Member Jimmy Preston, Mayor Tammie Batchelor and Town Clerk Jamie Green listen as advice is given to them by attorney Cole Christopher concerning some election formalities the council needs to approve.
BEAR CREEK - The Bear Creek Town Council voted at their regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 13, to hire Chester Barber as the electrician to check out Twin Forks campsites,  making sure everything is in order while the park is temporarily closed for general maintenance.

Man loses everything in house fire


Firefighters battle the blaze and check for hot spots. The fire consumed the residence.
BEAR CREEK - The Alabama Fire Marshal is scheduled this week to begin an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed the home where a Bear Creek man had been living, resulting in the loss of all of his possessions.

Phillips High students mourn the loss of one of their own


From left, Diane Hulsey, great-aunt of Chase Hulsey; Chase's homebound teacher Reba Hill, closest friends Madison Thrasher, Devin Mann, Nick Loveless and Camron Kelley, School Counselor Monica Allen and High School Principal Dr. Al Temple, recall special moments in Chase's life as the school and community cope with his recent death after a lengthy battle with cancer.
BEAR CREEK - Exactly one week after cancer claimed the 4-year-old life of Wyatt Spann in Winfield, the community of Bear Creek is mourning the loss while celebrating the life of Chase Hulsey, a Phillips High School senior whose life was also taken by cancer at the tender age of 19.

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.

Bear Creek reaches agreement with local business on rent cost


All members of the Bear Creek Town Council are in agreement on the new rental cost. From left, Heath Heatherly, James Loden, Jimmy Preston, Chris Gillum and Mayor Tammie Batchelor.
BEAR CREEK - The Town of Bear Creek has determined they would have $150,000 more in their coffers had they orignally rented the 50,000 square foot building to Aluma-Lite Products LLC at the “reasonable” rate of rent finally decided upon during a recent special-called council meeting.