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Brilliant City Council Meeting 09/25/2019

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September 29, 2019 at 12:37 PM

2020 Marion County Commissioners Budget Proposal – 09/27/2019

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September 29, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Fourteenth Annual Buttahatchee River Fall Fest – October 26, 2019

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Please join the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Time – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Downtown Hamilton, Alabama

Arts & Crafts ♦ Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show (Free admission for Military & First Responder Vehicles) ♦ Festival Food Court ♦ Kiwanis 5K and 1 Mile Run ♦ Civil War Reenactment, Living History and Period Demonstrations at the Hamilton-Sullins House ♦ Kids’ Section ♦ General Vendors ♦ Live Gospel, Country, Bluegrass & Rock Music ♦ Special Festival Sales by Local Merchants! 

For the latest information, follow us on Facebook: 

 www.facebook.com/HamiltonBRFF 

 For more information and applications, www.BRFF.org 

 or call (205) 921-7786 or (205) 952-9884 

The BRFF is a family-friendly event, and there is no charge for admission. Portions of proceeds from the Festival are used to support Hamilton-area charitable organizations, school programs, and activities of the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce. 

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September 21, 2019 at 10:41 PM

Guin City Council Meeting 09/16/2019

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September 16, 2019 at 8:40 PM

Hamilton City Council Meeting 09/16/2019

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September 16, 2019 at 8:38 PM

Marion County Commissioners Meeting 09/16/2019

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September 16, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Hackleburg City Council Special Called Meeting 09/12/2019

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September 12, 2019 at 10:26 PM

Hamilton City Council Work Session 09/11/2019

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September 11, 2019 at 7:21 PM

Hackleburg City Council Meeting 09/09/2019

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September 9, 2019 at 9:39 PM

Marion County Commissioners Meeting 09/09/2019

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September 9, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Winfield City Council Meeting 09/05/2019

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September 5, 2019 at 7:51 PM

Alabama Scenic Highway 17 Yard Sale Set for First Weekend in October

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The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce along with the City of Hamilton is excited to announce the Bicentennial Scenic 17 Yard Sale on October 4th and 5th from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

Our community is teaming up with several communities across the state along the Scenic Highway 17 to present to you the Front Porch to Curbside Yard Sale. We will be having a community event located at the Hamilton Walking Track for anyone to come set up on these days. You may set-up and sell any clothing, furniture, etc. All we ask is that you do not sell any type of animals. 

This event is FREE to anyone that would like to participate. We are asking all restaurants, businesses, churches, schools and any individual who would like to set up a booth to come out for this community wide yard sale. You do not have to set up just at the walking track, but anywhere along Highway 17 if you have a place or live close by. 

We ask that you will please fill out a registration form so everyone who is wanting to attend this event will know we have people setting up in our community and they can travel to Hamilton. You may get a registration form at the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce or the Hamilton City Hall. You may also fill one out on the website by visiting www.AlabamaScenic17.com. When people visit the website they can see how many people we have setting up for the event and the address they can visit. If you do not live on Highway 17 but would like to have the yard sale at your house just go online and fill out the form so people will know the address they can come to. 

 

Please contact the Chamber at 205-921-7786 or the City Hall at205-921-2121 for more information.

 

Thank you,

Lacy Williams

Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce

You can also find them on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/AlabamaScenic17/.

Here is a link to the participation form that needs to be filled out to have your yard sale listed. CLICK HERE

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September 4, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Guin City Council Meeting 09/03/2019

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September 3, 2019 at 10:09 PM

Hamilton City Council Meeting 09/03/2019

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September 3, 2019 at 10:08 PM

Three Days of Fiddling Fun

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Athens, Ala. – Each year, hundreds of fiddlers and thousands of visitors make their way to the North Alabama town of Athens, Ala. in October for the “Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions.” The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is set for October 3-5, 2019, on the campus of Athens State University in Athens, Ala., and during the three day event a new Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle champion will be crowned. Along with the competition, the event offers concerts, food vendors and arts and crafts on a theme of authentic workmanship while celebrating traditional old time music.

Now in its 53rd year, the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention attracts approximately 15,000 folk music fans and more than 200 musicians who will be vying for over $18,000 in prize money in 19 different categories, including several fiddle and guitar categories, harmonica, mandolin, bluegrass banjo, dulcimer, old time singing, banjo and buck dancing. The Convention culminates in a “fiddle-off,” between the top two fiddlers on Saturday evening. The winning fiddler is declared the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle Champion. Competition gets underway Friday at 7 p.m. and resumes Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Finals are held on Alabama Farmers Cooperative Main Stage at Founders Hall beginning at 8 p.m.

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will perform Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. during a free preview night to kick off the convention. The complimentary concert will take place on the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Main Stage and will be open to the public. Bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, will take over the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Main Stage for a second straight year and will perform shows at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. With a career that spans over 50 years, Skaggs has racked up 15 Grammys and 12 #1 hits, making him one of the greatest bluegrass artists of all time. Athens, Alabama native, Bradley Walker and the Lonesome River Band, will wrap up the entertainment portion of the convention with a performance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 on the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Main Stage.

The convention also includes a variety of food vendors and approximately 150 old-fashioned juried arts and crafts booths offering an assortment of items from traditional artwork to coal-fired metal works with an emphasis on handmade creations.

Cost of admission is $15 per adult for Friday, $15 per adult for Saturday, or $20 per adult for a weekend pass. Children under 12 will be admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets can be purchased online or are available from the Athens State Business Office located in Founders Hall at 300 North Beaty Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. In event of rain, the competition will be held in Carter Gymnasium with limited capacity. Pets and coolers are not allowed. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.tvotfc.org or call Tonyia Bowling at 256.233.8183.

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September 2, 2019 at 5:20 PM

Nation’s Top Storytellers to Entertain in Downtown Athens

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Athens, Ala. – Some of the nation’s most highly acclaimed storytellers will make their way to Athens in October for the city’s annual celebration of storytelling, tall tales, and readings. Now in its thirteenth year, the Athens Storytelling Festival returns to the Limestone County Courthouse Square in downtown Athens October 22-26, 2019, and along with four award-winning performers, the event features an amateur night for locals to take the stage to unleash their own tall tales and stories.

The Athens Storytelling Festival kicks off on Tuesday evening, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. with the Dan Williams Local Tellers Competition (amateur night). Admission at the gate is $5/adult and $3/child. The winner of this juried competition will get the stage again Thursday night, Oct. 24, to perform.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24 are designated school days. During school hours, performances by professional storytellers are open to all Tennessee Valley area schools and homeschoolers for students in third to twelfth grades. Seating is limited and reservations are required by contacting the festival at info@athensstorytellingfestival.com by Oct. 7.

For a sampling of what’s to come, make plans to attend the Storytelling Olio on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7:30 to 9:55 p.m. The Storytelling Olio brings all the tellers together for a wonderful medley of stories and the winner of the Local Tellers Competition will be presented. (Admission charged.)

Slated to appear on Friday and Saturday are many of the favorite performers from previous years including author Donald Davis, National Storytelling Festival favorite Bil Lepp, highly accomplished old-time, bluegrass, and swing musician Josh Goforth, and joining the stage this year is Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Each teller will take the stage four times over the course of the weekend. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9:10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

Stories will be told under the big tent on Marion Street, between Market and Washington. In addition, food vendors, local restaurants and an eclectic mix of shops offering a wide variety of antiques, gifts, gourmet foods, clothing and hardware will be open during the festivities.

Advance tickets (by Oct. 1) for all events (excluding school days) are $65/adult and $35/child (16 years and younger). Tickets for any combination of events or daily admission are also available. For complete ticket pricing, a biography on each storyteller and a schedule of events, visit www.athensstorytellingfestival.com.

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September 2, 2019 at 5:14 PM

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