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

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Charlie Rose




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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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Dennis “Blue” Harbor




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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

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