Berry, AL

Fayette Fire Dept. respond to fire

Two fire trucks from the Fayette Police Department responded to a vehicle and shed fire that occurred on Friday, June 24 at approximately 10:11 a.m. on Highway 159, approximately eight miles south of Fayette. According to the fire report, the fire started as a camper fire and quickly spread to a nearby shed and boat. The firemen were able to contain the fire, and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire was ruled unintentional and of an undetermined origin.
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Winfield increases garbage rates, approves raises

WINFIELD — The City of Winfield will be raising garbage pickup rates later this year from $14 to $16 per month. The Winfield City Council voted to approve the rate increase during its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21, citing the rising cost of fuel and the increase in rates charged by landfills.
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Wages named BSCC Outstanding Faculty Member

College Instructor David Wages is the 2022 recipient of the Bevill State “Outstanding Faculty Award” on the Fayette Campus. Wages’ education roots run deep at Bevill State Community College. As a student at Fayette County High School, he took four dual enrollment courses beginning in the 11th grade.

Car seat giveaway at Northport Fire Station Number One

Northport, Ala, (WBRC) - A car seat giveaway is planned at the Northport Fire Rescue for those who qualify. You’ll need to bring some identification and proof of Medicaid with you. It’s set for Thursday, June 30, starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in front of the Number...

45-year-old killed in Walker County crash

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning outside of Parrish has claimed the life of a 45-year-old Parrish man. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Chad Moon was killed when his Chevrolet Silverado collided head-on with a Freightliner dump truck at around 9 a.m. The crash occurred on Alabama 269 near the 23-mile marker, eight miles south of Parrish.

Couple Surprises Uber Driver With Garth Brooks Concert Ticket

An out-of-town couple surprised their Uber driver on June 4 with a random act of kindness that involved seeing country music superstar Garth Brooks. Katie and Zack Watson made a special trip from Columbus, Georgia, to Birmingham, Alabama, to see the concert. The original plan was for the couple and a mutual friend to attend the show together for a memorable night out. However, the Watsons got some bad news from their friend earlier that week.

O’Neal Manufacturing Services adds Alabama plant

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) has opened a 130,000-sq.-ft. custom steel fabrication center in Fayette, Ala. The $4 million project is expected to create 80 jobs. The company provides production and manufacturing redundancy for OEMs engaged in heavy equipment industries such as truck and trailer, agricultural equipment, and material handling. The addition of this facility brings the company’s total North American locations to nine, including its corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.

Fireworks are cool. But don’t forget safety first

The United States is coming up on its 246th birthday, and that calls for lighting up the night sky with big, beautiful explosives. Around West Alabama, fireworks stands are preparing for their biggest business all year, as families flock to see what sorts of things they can set on fire and watch go boom. Or fizz. Or woosh.

Organizations team up, offer free car seats for qualified parents

Car seats save lives, and Northport Fire Rescue is teaming up with Safe Kids so that parents in need can be sure their little ones are safe during travel. The giveaway is happening Thursday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Northport Fire Rescue Station No. 1, which is located at Northport City Hall on McFarland Boulevard.