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November 3, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Hamilton Municipal Runoff Election Results – Unofficial

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PLACE # 1: Wesley Steele – 539 ; Scott Tyra – 714

PLACE # 3: Neil Sellman – 571 ; Matt Sims – 668

PLACE # 5: Sherry Pickard Armstrong – 606 ; Scott Robertson – 641

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October 6, 2020 at 7:12 PM

Guin Municipal Runoff Election Results – Unofficial

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MAYOR: Max Maddox – 284 ; Phil Segraves – 364

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October 6, 2020 at 7:08 PM

Bear Creek Municipal Runoff Election Results – Unofficial

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MAYOR: Tammy Rowe Batchelor – 139 ; Robert Taylor – 161

PLACE # 1: Mark Cofield – 129 ; James T. Weeks – 166

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October 6, 2020 at 7:06 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: 


 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

Fire Reported at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Winfield

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A viewer sent us these photos of the emergency crews working on the fire at Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 1960 Hwy 253 in Winfield on April 7, 2019 at around 2:00 am. He advised that it might have been centered around the steeple area of the Church.

Big shout-out to Jeremy Frederick for the info, video and photos!!


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April 7, 2019 at 3:07 AM

New Assembly of God to Locate in Hamilton

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A New Assembly of God Church Coming to Hamilton

Just a brief note from Dr. Johnny Mays. In my autobiography titled, “Leaving Woods Creek” I share the story of my life and relationship to Marion County and Hamilton, Alabama. Many of you have heard my testimony and preaching. Now after forty-five years of Global Ministry, God has called me back to my hometown of Hamilton, Alabama.

I have recently received confirmation from the Assembly of God Headquarters in Montgomery and their Board of Church Planting and Development to partner with me in the launching of an Assembly of God Church here in Hamilton.

My mission is to develop a team of dedicated preachers, teachers, musicians, and singers to minister together in the “Call of God.” Together we will invite the unchurched believers, as well as those people in our area who are living without the influence of a life-giving, gospel-centered church to join our fellowship.

Someone recently has asked me why we need another church, as they say, “We have so many now.” My answer is, “I thank God for every Bible-believing and the Christ-centered church we have. Our new team wants to join their efforts to impact Marion County for eternity through a new Assembly of God Church which will demonstrate their love for God, their love for people and to share their hope found in Jesus Christ.”

The history of the Assembly of God is stellar and to God be the glory. Today there are more than thirteen thousand Assembly of God churches in the United States with more than three million members and adherents. Worldwide, the Assemblies of God has more than sixty-seven million members and is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. Truly we are reaching people out of every nation.

There is a reason for our success in touching the world. It is the result of the favor God has given us, for our vision is simple. We are committed to the following core values.

We passionately proclaim, at home and abroad, by word and deed Jesus as Savior, Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon Coming King.

We strategically invest in the next generation.

We vigorously plant new churches and revitalize existing ones.

We skillfully resource our Fellowship.

I request all who are Christians to please, fervently pray for God’s favor and His help as we serve Him with pure hearts and noble purpose. If any may be interested in more information call me, Johnny Mays @ (209) 479-2757 or email me @ johnnymays@gmail.com

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November 17, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Proposed Vacating of Three Road in Hamilton

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HAMILTON – The City of Hamilton will hold a public hearing at the beginning of the scheduled October 15th City Council meeting at 6:00 pm to hold discussion of potential closure of three streets located within the city limits.

Due to the potential of a large crowd the city has elected to hold the October 15th meeting at the old City Hall which is now the new Hamilton Police Department Courtroom.

Listed below are the following roads with a corresponding map:

Unnamed alley running north off Oak Ridge Drive between County Highway 42 and Old Ivie Trail.

( Unknown private property owner – Petitioner )

1st Avenue NE between Highway 43 North to 1st Street NE.

( Hamilton United Methodist Church – Petitioner )

3rd Avenue South between 1st Street SW and 2nd Street SW.

( First Baptist Church – Petitioner )

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September 25, 2018 at 1:47 AM

A Day Honoring Entertainer Pat Buttram – October 13, 2018

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F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E

CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

EMAIL: info@northalabama.org


A Day Honoring Entertainer Pat Buttram

Annual Pat Buttram Day is set for October 13 in Addison, Ala.

Decatur, Ala. – In Addison, Ala., the second Saturday in October is dedicated to one of America’s best-known comic entertainers, Pat Buttram. Best remembered for his role as Mr. Haney on the long-running television series “Green Acres,” Buttram is honored in his hometown of Addison with a day of free family fun, old-fashioned contests, a parade and live music. The 2018 Pat Buttram Day is set for October 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Civitan Club, Pat Buttram Day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Addison Community Center and Park located on Highway 41, just off of Highway 278. From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., everyone is invited to all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 per person. At 9 a.m., a parade will make its way down on Highway 41 North through the downtown area and back to the Addison Community Center and Park. Entertainment gets underway at 10 a.m. in the park and this year’s lineup includes Chimney Branch, a gospel quartet, Elvis and Willie Nelson impersonators and Danny Frazier. Barbecue plates, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available to purchase for those who missed out on the pancakes.

Throughout the day, family members of Buttram will be on hand sharing stories of the famous actor and Buttram’s western films and various shows will be playing in the Community Center. Mayberry tribute artist Kenneth Junkin of Gordo will be on hand entertaining the crowd with his impersonation of the Otis Campbell character from “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Children will be entertained throughout the day with plenty of fun and games including a bubblegum bubble blowing contest, ring toss, hula-hoop contest, a tricycle race, train rides, inflatables and face painting in a carnival-type atmosphere. Other activities include a quilt show, yard sale and buck dancing.

Admission is free and all events are held in the Addison Community Center and Park unless otherwise noted. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Organizers are still accepting vendors. Cost is $25 per space. Proceeds from Pat Buttram Day will be used to funds various projects in the community. For more information, call Festival Chair Shirley Sudduth at 256.747.2779 or 256.620.0180.


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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September 15, 2018 at 7:41 PM

New Jack’s Restaurant breaks ground in Hamilton today!!

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August 23, 2018 at 3:09 PM

2018 Runoff Election Results

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July 17, 2018 at 9:41 PM

Marion County Primary Election Results 06/05/2018

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June 5, 2018 at 11:18 PM

Tues., Nov. 21, 2017 – CBS Fires Charlie Rose for Alleged Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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November 22, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Oct. 31, 2017 – Hamilton, AL Business Owner Shot (WTVA News Link)

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October 31, 2017 at 5:39 PM

News Release – USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program

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Marion County, Ala – The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) authorized the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or is planted specifically for grazing.  The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county.

According to the US Drought Monitor, Marion County was rated as a D3(extreme drought) on July 26, 2016.  D3 intensity in any area of the county at any time during the normal grazing period is eligible to receive assistance in an amount equal to three monthly payments.  Winston County is not eligible for LFP at this time.

We are currently taking applications for the 2016 Livestock Forage Disaster Program.  The information needed for the LFP application is the number of livestock owned 60 days prior to July 28, which would be livestock owned on MAY 28, 2016 .  The cattle livestock needs to be broken out into two separate kinds, 1) beef, adult cows and bulls and 2) beef, non adult, 500 pounds or more.  If you rent any land for grazing, we will need documentation in writing, signed by the landowner, that you rented the land for 2016.  If you have sold any livestock between May 28 and July 26, bring your sales receipts.  Please bring all documentation when you apply for this program.  The deadline for applications is January 30, 2017.  No late file applications will be accepted.

Eligible Livestock includes alpacas, beef cattle, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep or swine that have been or would have been grazing the eligible grazing land or pastureland.  Please call our office for more detailed information (205-921-3103 ext 3).  Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 4:30pm.   We look forward to seeing you!


**deadline for applications is January 30, 2017**

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September 7, 2016 at 12:53 AM

UPDATED – Hamilton City Election Results – 08/23/2016

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1848 Votes Cast

  • Bob Page – 1168 / 63% (W)
  • Wade Williams – 447 / 24%
  • Ray Harper – 233 / 13%


1831 Votes Cast

  • Herb Winsett – 1090 / 60% (W)
  • Greg Ingram – 741 / 40%


1837 Votes Cast

  • Kenneth Cochran – 714 / 39% (Run-Off)
  • Francis Knight – 585 / 32%  (Run-Off)
  • Hugh Holland – 538 / 29%


1814 Votes Cast

  • Bobby Joe Irvin – 1137 / 63% (W)
  • Lynn Mitchell – 677 / 37%


1838 Votes Cast

  • Chris Rich – 866 / 47% – (Run-Off)
  • Gene Sanderson – 797 / 43% – (Run-Off)
  • McDavid Franks – 175 / 10%


1841 Votes Cast

  • Tami Lewis Williams – 741 / 40% (Run-Off)
  • Neil Sellman – 605 / 33% (Run-Off)
  • Watha Williams – 495 / 27%

*Unofficial Results

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August 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM

03/22/2016 – AL. Gov. Bentley Terminates A.L.E.A. Secretary Spencer Collier

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March 22, 2016

Press Release From Gov. Bentley:

MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced the termination of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier effective immediately.

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March 23, 2016 at 9:13 AM


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March 4, 2016

JerryBrownAndBlue-Smithsonian.JPGIt is with heavy hearts the Northwest Alabama Arts Council announces the passing of our beloved Jerry Brown. Jerry passed away late this evening at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi after a brief illness.

“On behalf of the arts council and Jerry Brown Arts Festival, we extend our prayers and sincerest condolences to Jerry’s wife, Sandra, and his entire family,” stated arts council president Tony Williams.  Williams continued, “”Jerry and Sandra Brown expressed a sincere desire for the Jerry Brown Arts Festival to go forward as planned. It will be held in his honor and memory.”

Upon completion of arrangements by the family with the funeral home, memorial service information will be released to the public.  In 1992, the ninth-generation potter was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship and currently has five pieces of pottery on exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded the Alabama Folk Heritage Award to him in 2003. Also in 2003, the Jerry Brown Arts Festival was created in his hometown of Hamilton, Alabama, a juried arts festival which has been recognized as a Top 20 event in the Southeastern United States for six of the last eight years. The festival is attended by several thousand people from 15 to 20 states annually the first weekend in March.

Additionally, Jerry Brown Pottery, in business since 1982, is one of the top destinations for tourists in north Alabama, with people traveling from all across the country to see Jerry, his mule Blue, and the primitive groundhog kiln, in what is believed to be the only operating mule-powered mill in the United States. Brown’s pottery is featured in homes, offices, governmental buildings, exhibition halls, and museums all over the world.

Besides being one of the leading spokespeople for the State of Alabama’s arts and tourism departments, one of Brown’s favorite programs he participated in has been the “Molding Hearts, Hands & Minds” program. This program, created by the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, involves fourth-grade students studying the Alabama History curriculum who are selected each year to come to the pottery shop. With Brown’s assistance, they make their own piece of pottery, which is then displayed at the festival. Children from every school in Marion County have participated in this program over the past decade.


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March 4, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Don’t forget to VOTE TODAY!!

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March 1, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Watch LIVE – Ball Drop in NYC and Music City New Year’s Eve Bash

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Click image below to watch NYC Ball Drop


Click on the image below to watch Nashville’s Bash


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December 31, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Hamilton City Council Meeting 10/19/2015

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06/26/2015 – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sulligent Mayor, J. Scott Boman, Welcomes New Industry!

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 Governor Robert Bentley joined C3, Sulligent Mayor, J. Scott Boman, and a distinguished group of dignitaries to welcome this growing company to Alabama, Lamar County and the C3 Region in NW Alabama. Welcome Max Homes!  Video will post Soon! Pictures http://www.49countynews.net  





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June 26, 2015 at 4:15 PM

03/26/2015 – POSSIBLE SCAM!

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From Hamilton High School:

We have been notified that a company by the name of All Goods LLC is trying to selling football and basketball ads for next year claiming they represent HHS. We do not use outside sources for our fundraising. Our students and booster clubs do all of our fundraising. Please let everyone know that this is not school sanctioned.


Pam Mixon
Assistant Principal
Hamilton High School
211 Aggie Ave.
Hamilton, AL 35570
205-921-2333 (Fax)

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March 26, 2015 at 5:49 PM

02/27/2015 – New Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Could END Small Town Revenue Stream

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February 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM

02/23/2015 – Franklin County, AL Schools Delay Opening Today

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Franklin County, Alabama Schools Delay Opening Today

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February 23, 2015 at 9:27 AM

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