Marion County Stampede

Horsing around in Hamilton

Children enjoy the Marion County Stampede that took place just a few months ago. Gann aims to get youth interested in horse competitions.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — After the massive success of the Marion County Stampede just a few months ago, county resident Jamie Gann plans to bring more horse events on a more regular basis to the youth and other residents of Marion County.
During a regular meeting held on Monday, July 18, at the commission office in Hamilton, Gann suggested that the county lease him property located just off of Highway 43 South.

Inaugural Marion County Stampede a massive success

Hamilton held its first ever Marion County Stampede rodeo event this past weekend, drawing crowds from Marion County and surrounding areas to watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in various events.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — The Marion county Stampede on I-22 and Hamilton’s first Cowboy Day were huge successes this weekend, drawing big crowds from all over and outside of Marion County to enjoy Hamilton’s first inaugural rodeo event.
The event took place on Friday night, May 6 and Saturday night, May 7, at the field near the Tombigbee Electrical Co-op property with a special Cowboy Day held on Saturday morning in downtown Hamilton before the second day of the rodeo.

Marion County Stampede nears

Matt McCracken addresses the Marion County Commission, asking for sponsorship for the upcoming Marion County Stampede in Hamilton.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — The inaugural Marion County Stampede is nearly here and event coordinator Matt McCracken is rallying support and sponsorship for the event that will take place in Hamilton.
McCracken addressed the Marion County Commission to ask for sponsorship during a regular meeting held on Monday, April 18, at the commission office in Hamilton.