Early lead for Hackleburg seals Red Raiders’ fate

Marion County Red Raiders watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 6-3 loss to Hackleburg on Monday, April 18. Hackleburg scored on an error, a fielder's choice by Trett Irvin, and a single by Tucker Vickery in the second inning.
Hackleburg opened up scoring in the second inning, when an error scored one run for Hackleburg.
Irvin led Hackleburg to victory on the hill. Irvin surrendered two runs on one hit over three innings, striking out seven. Jaxon Fincher and Vickery entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Town back in garbage business

Hackleburg Mayor Darryl Colburn (left) and Shane Hudson work the back of a rental garbage truck on April 29.

By Scott Johnson
Managing Editor

Hackleburg - As of late April, the Town of Hackleburg is now operating its own sanitation detail to roughly 700 local accounts.
All customers east of U.S. Highway 43 will have their garbage collected on Wednesday. Those west of Highway 43 will be served on Thursday.
Customers are recommended to have their cans out by the road no later than 7 a.m.



Wayne Mays/ Pikeville Drone Services

By Scott Johnson Managing Editor HACKLEBURG - Nearly 70 individuals formed a human cross under Hackleburg’s caution light on Highway 43 on Tuesday, April 27. Over the last decade, the formation has become the way for Marion County and Hackleburg residents to remember the 25 people that were tragically lost when three tornadoes plowed through the area. The cross symbolizes the hope of resurrection in spite of the imminence of death--a hope that Hackleburg has seen realized as the town has been reborn out of the rubble of April 27, 2011.