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Hamilton City Council Work Session 07/31/2019

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July 31, 2019 at 8:09 PM

Hackleburg City Council Work Session 07/30/2019

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July 31, 2019 at 12:05 AM

Brilliant City Council Meeting 07/24/2019

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July 24, 2019 at 7:20 PM

Joe Wheeler State Park’s End of Summer Celebration Set for August 17

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Decatur, Ala. – As summer winds down across North Alabama, families in search of one last getaway before school starts will want to check out the celebration to be held on the banks of Wheeler Lake. Set for Saturday, August 17, 2019, Rockin’ the River is a celebration of live music, children’s activities, food and other family-friendly fun at one of north Alabama’s premier state parks, Joe Wheeler State Park.

Now in its fifth year, Rockin’ the River gets underway with the General Joe’s Car Show in the marina parking lot beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per car and awards to be presented include mayor’s choice, oldest vehicle and most unique vehicle. Live music featuring Back Porch Revival and Jacob Gautney will fill the air as the crowd mingles with car owners. The car show wraps up at noon.

A kid’s fun area will be available from noon until 4 p.m. Children will be entertained with a variety of inflatables, face painting (from 2 to 4 p.m.) and representatives from the Alabama Wildlife Center will offer an educational program featuring live birds.

More live music follows on the patio from 2 to 9 p.m. The lineup includes Back Porch Revival, the Beasley Brothers, McTazz Band and Drum and Drummer. Along with some of the area’s best musicians, there will be concessions offering hamburgers and hot dogs and a cash bar. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

On Friday evening, August 16th, Joe Wheeler State Park will host a 70s-themed adult party featuring popular hits from the 1970s. A special rate of $199 plus tax for a weekend package is available for those who want to plan an overnight getaway. The package includes a standard lodge room for two on Friday and Saturday nights and two 70s party tickets. For reservations, call 256.247.5461.

A 2,550-acre resort located on the shores of Wheeler Lake, Joe Wheeler State Park features a stunning waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, full-service marina with docking slips, modern and primitive camping, lakeside cottages, and cozy cabins. In addition to easy access to the Tennessee River, the resort offers hiking and mountain biking trails with some of the best scenery that north Alabama has to offer. Joe Wheeler State Park is located at 4403 McLean Drive in Rogersville, Ala. For more information, call 256.247.5461.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consist of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at www.NorthAlabama.org.

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July 24, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Marion County Commissioners Special Called Meeting 07/24/2019

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July 24, 2019 at 11:46 AM

“Alabama, Then & Now” 1819-2019 Exhibit at the Hamilton City Hall

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You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception Friday, August 2, 2019 11am -2pm for the “Alabama Then & Now” 1819-2019 traveling Bicentennial Art Exhibition presented by the Alabama Plein Air Artists.

“Alabama, Then & Now” 1819-2019 is a commemorative and educational art exhibition of 30 original paintings in honor of Alabama’s Bicentennial. All paintings were created by members of the Alabama Plein Air Artists (APAA) who gather monthly around the state, to paint en plein air (in the “open air”) outdoors, from life. The paintings depict landmarks and regions of Alabama where these artists live or have traveled and painted from life. Subjects include bridges and barns; gins and mills; the natural beauty of Alabama; industry; architecture; sports; government; and popular culture.

Artists will be painting “en plein air” outdoors at the Historic City Hall/ Ernest Baxter Fite House built in 1927-1928. This historical home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage. The house was designed by Architect Weatherly Carter, who also designed the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Hamilton City Hall is an example of Alabama’s history both “Then & Now”. In the past, “Then”, it was once the home of Ernest Baxter Fite, a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives and a former state senator, and his son Rankin Fite, who served two terms as Speaker of the state House and worked hard for the people of Alabama. “Now” this historic home is presently Hamilton’s City Hall and a place for its citizens to conduct business and plan for the city’s future.

From October 2018 – November 2019, this juried exhibition will tour through Hoover; Fort Payne; Athens; Tuscaloosa; the State Capitol in Montgomery; Pike Road; Auburn; Mobile; Hamilton; and Huntsville; with most venues hosting Opening Receptions. Many paintings will be for sale. Entry is free and open to the public.

This art exhibition is officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial

Commission. http://alabama200.org/events/county/marion

You can view some paintings and read more about the art exhibition at http://www.hooversmagazine.com/alabama-then-and-now/

“Alabama Then & Now” 1819 – 2019 will be on exhibit at the Hamilton City Hall, Hamilton, Alabama from August 1- September 23, 2019 Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm. City Hall is located at 736 Military Street South, Hamilton Alabama.


The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday August 2, 2019 11am – 2pm. You are invited to view “Alabama Then & Now” 1819-2019, and to meet the artists during this reception as they paint “en Plein air”.

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July 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Marion County Board of Education Meeting 07/23/2019

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July 23, 2019 at 12:40 PM

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