Berry

Edmonson named to All-State team


Kyla Edmonson is shown pitching for the Berry Lady Wildcats during the 2022 season.

Berry High School senior pitcher Kyla Edmonson finished the season for the second consecutive year as an Alabama High School second-team All-State softball player, as selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

 

Berry to seek bids on water pumps



The Berry Town Council voted at its June 6 meeting to seek bids for three new raw water pumps for the Berry Water System. All council members were in attendance for the meeting with the exception of Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar. Berry Water Plant Chief Operator Walter Taylor appeared before the council during the meeting to explain to the council the urgent need for the new pumps. He also explained that there is at least a six-month wait to receive new pumps once they are ordered.

 

Bank of Berry closes


The First National Bank (Bank of Berry) has closed and the building is currently on the market to sell.

The Board of Directors for Marion County Bancshares, Inc., doing business as First National Bank, Hamilton, made the decision to close its branches in Berry and Parrish, effective May 27.
The bank will continue to operate all other branches located in Hamilton, Sulligent, Haleyville, Carbon Hill and Double Springs. A recommendation to close the Berry and Parrish branches was made during the Board’s January 2021 meeting, following a review of the 2020 branch performance reports.

She said “Yes!’


Julius Johnson proposed to classmate Katelyn Beathard immediately after graduation.

Graduation night is a memorable occasion for any high school senior, but the night was even more special for these two Berry graduates. Immediately after the graduation ceremony ended, Julius Johnson dropped to one knee and asked Katelyn Beathard to marry him. The reaction of the crowd and the smiles on the couple’s faces told the rest of the story: She said “Yes!”

Berry Council approves heat pump purchase


Pictured at the May 2 Berry Town Council meeting, from left: Mayor Jimmy Madison, Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar, Councilman Charles Tidwell, Councilman Russell Madison, Councilman Troyce Townsel and Councilman Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 2. All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Councilman Russell Madison led those in attendance in prayer. Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Local softball teams finish seasons with area tounaments


Kylee Dunn is shown making a play at shortstop for the Lady Lions.

 All three high school softball teams finished their 2022 seasons by losing in the area playoffs. Hubbertville traveled to Guin to participate in the Class 1A, Area 12 tournament on Monday, May 2. The Lady Lions won its first game of the tournament by defeating Brilliant by the score of 8-4.

 

Local baseball teams have mixed results for week


Jagger Youngblood is shown pitching for the Lions.

The Hubbertville Lions defeated Meek High School by the score of 11-8 in a game played on April 11. Jagger Youngblood pitched six innings to record the victory, allowing eight hits and two earned runs while striking out seven. Brodie Porter pitched the final inning in relief for Hubbertville.