Missing Winfield girl found unharmed

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

WINFIELD — a Winfield girl who was reported missing on Saturday, Sept. 4, was found on Monday, Sept. 6, unharmed.
According to Lt. Brad Burroughs with the Winfield Police Department, the 16-year-old told parents on Friday night, Sept. 3, that she was going to stay at a friend’s house. But when her parents checked the next morning, she was not where she said she would be.

Holloway calls for greater celebration of veterans

By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

HAMILTON - Marlon Holloway, who serves as the Director of Veterans Service Office (VSO) at the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, has put forth his plan to honor veterans in the county to the Hamilton City Council.
Holloway addressed the council during a regular meeting gon Monday, Sept. 20, to discuss the idea with mayor Bob Page.
“We don’t do what I would consider a class-act Veterans Day program,” said Holloway.
“I hear it from spouses and people who know veterans. We should do more.”

 

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.