HAMILTON - Hamilton defeated Brilliant 16-1 in a county clash on Thursday, April 12.
The Lady Aggies scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning before adding eight runs in the second.
Brilliant scored a run in the top of the third before Hamilton answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to earn the 16-1 win.
HACKLEBURG - Hackleburg completed a two-game sweep of Decatur Heritage 11-7 and 10-5 on Friday, April 13, in a battle between two of the Top 4 teams in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A rankings.
In the opener, the ASWA’s fourth-ranked Panthers trailed early after the top-ranked Eagles scored twice in the top of the first inning.
Hackleburg cut Decatur Heritage’s lead in half with a run in the bottom of the first. After a scoreless second inning, the Eagles scored two runs in the top of the third.
WINFIELD - Winfield City High School basketball standout Keenan Boman is living his childhood dream. On Thursday, April 5, the WCHS senior signed a scholarship to play college basketball. Coaches, teachers, friends, classmates, and family members gathered in the WCHS library to watch Boman sign with Huntingdon College in Montgomery.
BIRMINGHAM - After a year-long hunt, Dr. Kim Ennis has been named president of Bevill State Community College (BSCC).
During the ACCS board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Ennis as president of Bevill State Community College.
MONTGOMERY - At the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 10, ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Dr. Glenda Colagross as the new president of Northwest-Shoals Community College.
Colagross has served the ACCS for more than 25 years beginning in the classroom as a developmental studies instructor and serving most recently as interim president at Southern Union State Community College Opelika and Northwest-Shoals Community College.
HAMILTON - The 26th annual Breaking the Cycle of Abuse conference was held on Friday, April 6, and residents attended the local conference to learn more about preventing and reporting child abuse.
Eighty guests paid registration to attend the conference, according to conference registration staff, but that number does not include students who were able to attend the conference for free. Accounting for those, registration volunteers estimated that the number of attendees was between 100 and 125.
HAMILTON - Jack’s is coming back to Hamilton.
Councilman Kenneth Cochran shared the news excitedly with the Hamilton City Council during a work session on Wednesday, April 11.
About 20 years ago, Jack’s Family Restaurants closed its location in the Hamilton Heights Shopping Center, making way for Burger King to open its current Hamilton restaurant.
GUIN - The Guin City Council held a brief meeting on April 2 before going into executive session to discuss good name and character.
During the meeting the council discussed the use of the National Guard Armory building that the city owns. The building is currently being utilized for park and recreation purposes.
MONTGOMERY - The Marion - Winston District Attorney’s office received a clean state audit report on March 16.
The audit, conducted by the Alabama Examiners of Public Accounts, analyzed the time periods of Jan. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2017.
HAMILTON - A benefit ride to raise support for Hamilton resident Becky Bailey will be held on April 21.
Bailey is a Hamilton resident and former employee of Huddle House in Hamilton who had to resign from her position because of cancer, according to Bailey family friend Almon Gann.
HAMILTON - Hamilton Middle School eighth-grader Kalie Mason, 13, Hamilton, has been awarded a scholarship by the Alabama Legislature to attend the Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA) program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.
The week-long space academy program hosted each year provides a select group of leading students across the state with a life-changing experience, inspiring them to get engaged in mathematics and science, while exposing them to career paths in the aerospace industry and beyond.
HALEYVILLE - Fifty years ago, a telephone call was made that was heard ‘round the world. Well, maybe not ‘round the world but everyone has heard of that call since then. On Feb.16, 1968 Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite placed the first ever 911 call from the Haleyville City Hall to U.S. Congressman Tom Bevill over at the Haleyville police station.
Since that day, just about anyone wanting to place an emergency call dials 911.
HAMILTON - The Seventh Annual “We Love Hamilton Clean Up Day” has been scheduled to take place on Saturday morning, April 28, with volunteers first being fed a free pancake breakfast.
Last year, more than 40 bags of litter--using 60-gallon bags--were picked up by more than 80 participants.