Berry votes to repair water tanks, adopt street plan

Pictured from left are council members Mary Sue Lollar, Russell Madison and Calvin Madison at the Aug. 5 meeting of the Berry Town Council.

The Berry Town Council voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to repair the town’s water tank and adopt its plan for revenue expenditures under the new “Rebuild Alabama Act.” Councilman Troyce Townsel was absent from the meeting and Councilman Chris Rice arrived late. All other council members were present at the beginning of the meeting.

No police report was given for the month in the absence of Berry Police Chief Gerald DeDeaux.


Berry holds monthly council meeting

Shown at the Berry council meeting, from left: Mayor Jimmy Madison, and council members Mary Sue Lollar, Russell Madison and Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 1. Councilman Chris Rice and Councilman Troyce Townsel were absent, with all other council members present.
Councilman Russell Madison made a motion to appoint Andy Lowery to the Berry Park and Recreation Board, and the motion was seconded by Councilman Calvin Madison. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the council members present.


Berry Council reinstates Townsel to position

Shown is the Berry Town Council at its June 3 meeting. From left: Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar and councilmen Chris Rice, Russell Madison and Troyce Townsel. Not shown, but also present for the meeting was Councilman Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council voted to unanimously reinstate Troyce Townsel to his position on the council during its June 3 meeting. Townsel had missed meetings for 90 consecutive days or longer and according to a town’s ordinance, he had to be reappointed to his position on the council by a vote of the council members. Council Member Russell Madison made a motion to reappoint Townsel, and the motion was seconded by Council Member Chris Rice. The council members unanimously voted to approve the motion.


Berry High presents athletic awards

Winning awards in basketball, shown from left: Zoe Mauldin, Bailey Thomas, Tyner Bowling and Brooke Hill. Not shown: Katelyn Willcutt and Laine Henderson.

Berry High School presented its athletic awards at its annual banquet. Awards were presented to several student-athletes in each of the school's varsity sports.

Berry Town Council approves water report

The Berry Town Council approved a resolution to adopt the 2018 municipal water pollution prevention report during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, held on May 13 at the town hall. All council members with the exception of Troyce Townsel were in attendance for the meeting. No police report for the previous month was presented to the council due to the absence of Berry Police Chief Gerald DeDeaux.

Berry makes softball regionals

Shown is Berry's 2019 softball team with the runner-up plaque from the area tournament.

On Thursday, May 9, the Berry High School softball team traveled to Choccolocco Park in Oxford to compete in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s East Central Regional.  
Game one paired Berry against the Area Seven winner, Victory Christian. Berry’s bats came alive early, scoring seven runs in the top of the first while coasting to a 23-0 victory.  


Berry finishes second in area, advances to regionals

Lydia Young catches the ball for an out in the area tournament.

The Berry softball team won two of its four games in the area tournament and advanced to the regional playoffs by finishing second in the area. The Lady Wildcats traveled to Holy Spirit and faced South Lamar in the first game of the tournament, losing a close game by the score of 4-3.


Berry softball defeats Hubbertville 16-0

The Berry softball team is shown posing with its second place trophy from the NAC Tournament.

The Berry Lady Wildcats defeated Hubbertville 16-0 on April 13 in the continued NAC Tournament that was previously postponed. The tournament was played at Guin. Brooke Blanton was the winning pitcher for Berry, allowing only two hits and striking out three to capture the win.