Bear Creek

Friendship Festival coming to Bear Creek July 8

BEAR CREEK  — Independence Day festivities will not end July 4, in Bear Creek, as the Friendship Festival promises to bring patriotism at its best Saturday, July 8.
Organizers decided to have this year’s Friendship Festival on the Saturday after July 4, to not conflict with Hackleburg’s Neighbor Day Festival, which was held Saturday, July 1.

Phillips High School is in the game

Pictured is the Phillips E-Sports team, from left, River Poe, Mason Overton, Hunter Brewer, Daven “Dave-O” Smith, Tiden Butler, Aaron Grammer, E-Sports Coach Lucas Johnson, Wyatt Holbrook, Luke Alexander, Aidan Young and Maddi Donaldson. Not pictured is Zach Farr.
BEAR CREEK — Phillips High School’s first E-Sports team is up and running under teacher and E-Sports Coach Lucas Johnson this year.

Bridge dedicated to two Marion County coaches

Family members of the late Coach Billy Raper and the late Coach Alton “Monk” Romine unveil the sign naming the County Highway 79 bridge near Twin Forks Park in Bear Creek in memory of the two coaches.

BEAR CREEK — Two Marion County Schools coaches/
teachers who left a legacy behind for future generations have been honored by renaming the bridge over Bear Creek on County Highway 79  in their honor.

Phillips High School hosts career event

Two students put the pedal to the floor as they race simulated Formula 1 cars around a racetrack during the career event.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
BEAR CREEK – Phillips High School students had the opportunity to learn more about possible college and career paths at a career expo on Friday, Nov. 18.
Representatives from Honda, numerous programs from Bevill State Community College and other businesses were present to talk to students about their college and career options after high school.
Honda representatives presented students with information while they raced Formula 1 cars around a virtual track in a racing simulator.

Bear Creek to hold wet/dry election Nov. 15

By Chad Fell
Courtesy of the Northwest Alabamian
BEAR CREEK — Figures from the last census shows the Town of Bear Creek exceeded 1,000 in population, meaning the town now qualifies - and is preparing for - an election to allow voters to decide if alcoholic beverages can be sold or distributed in the town limits.
The town council voted Monday, Oct. 3,  to have the wet/dry referendum election on Tuesday, Nov. 15, which will be after the general election.

Article from relates to "Back Through the Years in Marion County" in this week's edition

These pictures are proof that the town of Bear Creek has city limit signs, as it has been accused of not having. Top picture shows Mayor C.S. (Boots) Tidwell standing beside one of the signs that are located at each end of town. Photo at bottom (left) was made last spring in the city limits of Bear Creek, and shows automobiles passing school students who are forced to walk the highway to and from school daily. The picture was not posed. Lower rght is a likeness of the key figure of the Bear Creek “speed trap” story, Police Chief Warren G. Miller. The Alabama Motorists Association has accused him of illegal traffic arrests and of collecting speed fines.
HAMILTON -- The following story was published in the Haleyville Advertiser on January 20, 1949. It is posted here in reference to a photo in the new segment beginning this week in the Journal Record titled "Back Through the Years in Marion County..."