‘Welcome to Hamilton’ mural approved

Shown is artist Missy Miles’ mural presentation board, which she recently shared with the Hamilton City Council. Miles will start work soon on the mural, to be located on the side of A Tiny Mustard Seed in Hamilton. Miles based her design on business owner Savannah Smith’s desire to have a “positive, welcoming and timeless” message for the mural.
HAMILTON — Local master muralist and artist Missy Miles of “Miles of Murals” has been approved by the Hamilton City Council to begin work on her 123rd mural.

Hamilton chamber serves up awards for Dinner on First

Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce President Ethan Mattingly, right, presents Hamilton Police Chief Jordan Carter with the “Citizen of the Year” award during “Dinner on First. >
HAMILTON — The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Dinner on First” awards banquet on April 18 on First Avenue in downtown Hamilton.

Lady Aggies’ have spectacular 2024 season

The award winning Lady Aggies are, back row from left, Ella Rose Bartlett, Bristol Evans, Gracie Sanderson, Meg Wiginton, Kyra Casey, Maya Jones, Anne Wiginton and Taylor Biggerstaff; front row, Bella Gilstrap, Myia Sizemore, Jordan Parker, Sarah Grace Harbor and Jane Wiginton
HAMILTON — The Hamilton Lady Aggies Track & Field team may not have been able to grab a state championship title for their team, but they are still a team of champions.

Lawmakers secure $3 million for Marion County Lake

Like having patience with fishing pays off, officials are asking the public to have patience for upgrades to be made to the Marion County Lake that will greatly increase the useability, enjoyableness and longevity of the natural attraction.
HAMILTON — The Marion County Lake will soon be the site of more than $3 million in structural improvements after more than two years of negotiations directed by Rep. Tracy Estes (R-Winfield) and Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman).

Local winter guard group wins gold

Pictured with their gold medals for winning the 2024 Independent Regional A Championship are Ethos Independent Winter Guard members (front row, from left) Bailey Romine, 13; Kailyn Sullivan, 17; Keirstynne Smith, 15; and coach Kim Lolley, and (back row, from left) coach Eric Zills, Conner Zills, 15; Ryleigh Gallardo, 16; Sydney Spaulding, 15; Braydan Williams, 18; and coach and director Brandon Owens.
HAMILTON — The color guard group “Ethos Independent Winter Guard,” based in Hamilton, recently received a gold medal at the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Championship on Saturday, April 6, in Bowling Green, Ky.

Marion County Stampede nears

Shown are two flag bearers during the Marion County Stampede in 2023.

The Third Annual Marion County Stampede takes place this weekend on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at the Hamilton Industrial Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Muttin’ Bustin’ begins at 6:30 p.m. (register by 6:15) and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, with all proceeds to benefit the Hamilton Aggie Football Booster Club. Children three and under are admitted free. Professional rodeo riders from all over the country will appear at this fun family fundraising event. Merchandise and food vendors will be onsite.