The dark side of Interstate 22

While I-22 has connected Hamilton to Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta and other areas, it has also increased the crime rate in Hamilton.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
Interstate 22’s completion in 2016 represented the start of a new era in Marion County with the promise and hope of bringing new business and industry to the area.
A dark side, however, has been rearing its ugly head as crime has loomed over the county with Hamilton being very close to now being the midway point between Memphis, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga.

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