City of Hamilton

School page is back!

Luke Brantley, staff writer at the Journal Record, shows an older school page.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — The Journal Record is excited to announce that, this school year, we will be bringing back our school page!
Each week, one of our schools in Marion County will be featured on a page of the Journal Record with school news and pictures of students and faculty.
This is something that the Journal Record has done in the past, and we are excited to bring the news of what the kids and young adults in the county are doing in our great schools.

Hamilton obtains new ambulance service

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — The City of Hamilton will now be using Northstar Emergency Medical Service and will establish the Marion County EMS ambulance service for the City of Hamilton following the Hamilton City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, at Hamilton City Hall.
The city previously used Regional Paramedical Services for all of their emergency transport needs, but, according to Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, the city was not satisfied with the time it took for ambulance services to respond.


Wal-Mart adds tag scanning cameras

New security cameras at Wal-Mart in Hamilton will scan tag numbers at the entrance and exit to help law enforcement.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — The Hamilton City Council approved entering an agreement with Wal-Mart to purchase two camera systems at the Wal-Mart property.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Page stated that Wal-Mart will purchase one of the camera systems while the city will purchase the other.

Signal light may stay

Wes Spiller from ALDOT discusses the traffic signal during a recent council meeting.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — Hamilton business owners Watha Williams and Darryl Crabtree voiced their concerns about the potential removal of the stop light located on First Avenue Southeast in downtown Hamilton.
In May, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page and the Hamilton City Council voted to take down the stop light on First Avenue Southeast in order to alleviate traffic that builds up on Military Street’s main intersection near the Marion County Courthouse.

Murder in the first degree

James McCracken

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON —Hamilton resident James Ray McCracken was arrested on suspected murder in the first degree charges this weekend on Saturday, July 23, in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, made the arrest on the day of the incident.
McCracken, 77, born in November of 1944, is currently being held in the Marion County Jail in Hamilton on a $500,000 bond.

Business is buzzing

HAMILTON - Five new businesses are preparing to open in the City of Hamilton.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Page updated city officials on economic developments during a Hamilton City Council work session on Wednesday, Oct. 14,
The mayor says an incoming Domino’s Pizza will be located across from the North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton on Military Street South. He said the new pizza franchise is completely renovating the old Encore Rehab building.

New sanitation route beginning Nov. 9

HAMILTON - New garbage pick-up days are set to begin the week of Monday, Nov. 9, for Hamilton garbage service customers.
Hamilton Sanitation Superintendent Mike Johnson discussed the upcoming changes with the Hamilton City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 14, saying that after about month of implementation, the new garbage system is almost ready to launch.
Customers are set to be provided information of the change in their October water bills, which will be mailed today, Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Love’s set to finish December 15

HAMILTON - A franchise company from Birmingham says it plans to open a Domino’s Pizza in Hamilton.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Page told the Journal Record during a phone interview on Thursday, June 25, that he and Hamilton City Attorney Scott Hunt sat down with company officials last month where they shared their plans to locate the restaurant near downtown Hamilton.
The businessmen told Page the company has been considering Hamilton for the past three years and plan to have a store operating by August of this year.