Hackleburg High School

School house rock’d by Adam Calvert

Singer, songwriter and music video star Adam Calvert reaches out to an audience of Hackleburg High School students late last year during a concert in the school gym planned and executed by Family, Career & Community Leaders of America students and their teacher, Holly Chambers.

One of the most exciting days, if not the most exciting day, I’ve had so far back here at the Journal Record was my experience in Hackleburg when singer, songwriter and music video star Adam Calvert and his band and crew came through late last year.
We were short-staffed that day, so I didn’t get to stay for the entire concert, but I was totally blown away by what I did get to see and hear.
I’ve been to concerts in big cities and the stage production put on in Hackleburg High School’s gym was certainly no less than spectacular.

Marion County teams going to basketball regionals

Marion County will be sending their boys and girls to the regional tournament this week after both teams won their respective 1A Area 11 championship games.
The Lady Red Raiders tamed the Hubbertville Lions 63-31, and the Raiders won 69-39 over the Lynn Bears.
Both teams will be advancing to the regional tournament this week.

Hudson marks 100th win

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

Hackleburg – With the Panthers’ 40-8 win over the Cherokee Chiefs on Friday, Sept. 17, Hackleburg head football coach Rod Hudson has marked his 100th career win.
Hudson, 50, has coached for the last 28 years. He said he began as an assistant coach at Parrish High School in Walker County and then later as an assistant at Winfield City High School. He coached as an offensive coordinator for the Hackleburg Panthers under former head coach Johnny Hardin (1989-2008) and was named head football coach in 2009.

Lady Panthers punch ticket to regionals after runner-up finish in area, She Bears fail to advance

BELGREEN - The Hackleburg Lady Panthers secured their spot in the regional tournament after finishing as the runners-up of the Class 1A, Area 14 tournament.
The Lady Panthers started the tournament with a 12-2 win over the Lady Red Devils of Vina High School on Monday, May 3, before falling to Belgreen 6-4 later that day in the final game of the winner’s bracket.

Hackleburg principal set to retire

Hackleburg High School Principal John Hardin is shown in front of Hackleburg High School. Hardin is set to retire after 38 years in education as a teacher, coach and high school principal.

HACKLEBURG-  Hackleburg High School Principal John Hardin will be retiring at the end of the school year after 38 years in education.
“I honestly had no intention of ever being a principal, but as time went on, I got my administration degree,” said Hardin.
“I did apply and was fortunate enough to get hired.”
In 2011, one year after he was appointed as principal of Hackleburg High, Hardin was faced with the challenge of keeping students and staff members organized and united after the 2011 Hackleburg tornado.