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23rd annual CoalFest set for May 24-25


Brilliant CoalFest T-shirts are in stock. Get yours now to wear to the festival or pick one up on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25 at the 23rd annual event. Shown displaying a few examples are (from left) town water clerk Ann Davis, town clerk Jessica Lee and town water clerk Brittany Reid. The t-shirts vary in cost according to size and color from $10 to $20. Besides those shown, other colors include black, gray and pink.
BRILLIANT - Many Marion Countains know that Brilliant’s CoalFest is one of the best festivals in the area.

Raiders win NAC meet


Hackleburg’s Edge Weeks, Jaquan Reeder and Seth Ables, and Brilliant’s Jaedan Lipsey, reach the finish line in the boys’ 200m race.
WINFIELD — The Marion County High School boys’ and girls’ varsity track and field teams won the 2024 North Alabama Conference Championship meet on Wednesday, March 13. The meet was hosted in Winfield, with Brilliant, Hackleburg, Lynn, Marion County and Phillips high schools competing for the NAC championship.

Walkers visit Brilliant on trek through U.S.


The Walking America Couple, Torin and Paige Rouse, visit Brilliant on their way through Alabama. Their plan is to walk to all 48 states.
BRILLIANT — Some like walking for fun. Some like to walk on a track or to take a hike through the forest. Some like to walk to every state. That is what one couple is doing. Calling themselves Walking America Couple, and using this phrase for different social media accounts, their mission is to walk to every state in the continental United States. Their trek brought them to Marion County and Brilliant on Nov. 10, where they were welcomed at the fire department during the veterans and Thanksgiving meal.

Hubbertville defeats Brilliant 57-13 Friday

BRILLIANT — Hubbertville returned to region play on Friday night, traveling to Brilliant to face the Tigers. Following Tucker Bowen’s opening kick, Brilliant’s offense, led by Quarterback Brooks McLemore, began its opening possession at its 32-yard line. Back-to-back penalties left the Tigers facing fourth down and 15, sending Bruin Hulsey back to punt the ball away.