Bear Creek

Motion to post for full time clerk null and void after disagreement


Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor discusses the need to move Town Clerk Jamie Green, center, to water clerk and post the position for a town clerk. Also shown is Attorney Cole Christopher.
STRONG>BEAR CREEK   - A motion on the table to hire a new town clerk and move present clerk Jamie White to water clerk was one of two major votes that fell by the wayside because of a lack of a second from the Bear Creek Town Council.

Tempers flare at BC council meeting over park and rec issue


Bear Creek Police Chief Joey Franks informs Danielle Self she needs to leave the council meeting.
BEAR CREEK  - The Bear Creek Town Council meeting was coming to a close, with a motion on the table to adjourn, when a question asked by  town council member Chris Gillum led into a fiery discussion and comments on whether the town has a legal park and rec board, resulting in police escorting two individuals out of the meeting.

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.