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.

‘I knew Kabul like the back of my hand’

By LOUIS MELLINI Staff Writer HAMILTON - After the incidents that have taken place in Kabul, the Journal Record sat with former U.S. Marine Marlon Holloway, who served several years in Afghanistan, to speak about his experiences in the region on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Holloway was born on July 28, 1963, in Mobile and moved to Hamilton in the summer of 1975. He graduated from Hamilton High School in May 1981 and very soon thereafter, joined the U.S. Marine Corps in September 1981. “I wanted to get the hell out of Hamilton,” Holloway said, laughing.

Hamilton City School Public Forum scheduled for Oct. 14

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

HAMILTON – Should Hamilton form its own city school system? They want to hear from you.

The City of Hamilton announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22, plans to host a public forum to discuss the issue openly. The forum is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. and will take place in the Hamilton Police Department’s courtroom (former Hamilton City Hall).

Burgess named senior director

Christina "Chris" Burgess has been named Senior Director of Finance for Community Eldercare Services (CES) in Tupelo, Miss.
Burgess has more than 30 years of health care finance experience. In that time, she has worked primarily in hospital settings, most recently with Northwest Alabama Medical Center Holy.
Burgess has a proven track record of improving cash flow and directing revenue cycles. She has developed proven strategies in the management of billing and accounts receivable. She will bring strategic insights and operational expertise to her new role.

Remembering the Tenth

Governor Kay Ivey recently released a statement pushing back against some of President Biden’s recent vaccine mandates, calling it federal overreach. Many other state leaders and officials have also spoken out against the new mandates for similar reasons.
At the same time, Texas is also challenging federal rulings with its recent abortion ban.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the all the arguments surrounding the issues of masks, vaccines and abortion, I’ve noticed something happening.

Let’s empower women and be a voice for unborn children

By Kay Ivey
Governor of Alabama

The notion that one cannot be an advocate for both women and unborn children is simply wrong.
Those that pit women against their unborn babies are not advancing solutions, but instead making these children the unjustified scapegoats when we could be making real, meaningful progress, not only for the women of today, but also of tomorrow.
No doubt, that includes those unborn baby girls. If we truly want to continue taking steps forward for women’s rights, let’s empower women and be a voice for unborn children.


Huntsville is state’s largest city

Huntsville has rocketed past Birmingham as Alabama’s largest city.  It is not named the Rocket City for nothing.  The Census Bureau had been predicting this amazing boom in population in the Madison (Huntsville)/ Limestone area, but the actual figures recently released reveal a bigger growth than expected.  Huntsville grew by 20% or 35,000 people and is now a little over 215,000.  

Haleyville woman booked for arson

HALEYVILLE – A Haleyville woman is being charged with arson following an investigation into a fire at her residence.  Christian Breanna Mooneyham, 28, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 2, on a warrant following an indictment issued by the Marion County Grand Jury for second-degree arson. Mooneyham was booked into the Marion County Jail and released on Sept. 9 on a $15,000 bond. According to Alabama Fire Marshal Public Information Officer Jennifer Bowen, Mooneyham’s charges stem from a fire at her single-family dwelling on County Highway 85 in Haleyville on June 4.

Collision with semi claims life of Winfield man

LYNN  -  The collision of a car and an 18-wheeler on Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, left a Winfield teenager dead. The driver of the semi-truck was transported for further treatment.
Cody Freeman, 19, the driver of a gold 2012 Chevrolet Cruz, was pronounced dead on the scene by Winston County Coroner Tracey Holley after Lynn Fire Department used the Jaws of Life on the vehicle to get to Freeman. Holley transported Freeman to the county morgue, authorities on the scene said.
Cody was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Burns and several other grandparents and relatives.