City gifted towering Christmas tree

City employees unloaded a 25-foot tree into the bay of the Hamilton Fire Department. Shown are (from left) Hamilton Parks and Recreation employee Brian Wiginton, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, parks and recreation director Tim Kerr, parks and rec employees Heath Atkinson and Brian Gilstrap and firefighters Matthew Real and Bryant Rye.

HAMILTON - A large donation is making it Christmas time in July for the City of Hamilton.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Page has announced that Brookwood Village shopping mall in Mountain Brook has gifted its iconic 25-foot Christmas tree to the city.
City employees, equipped with a truck provided by Kith Kitchens of Haleyville, delivered the massive  commercial tree to the Hamilton Fire Department on Friday, July 26.

Hamilton named No. 1 Alabama relocation destination

The City of Hamilton is living up to its official slogan: “Small Town Living at its Best.”
Relocation website and blog Move Buddha ranked Hamilton as the most popular Alabama town to relocate to in 2019.
“Large cities like Montgomery and Birmingham may have a lot of allure, but they also come with a fairly hefty cost of living,” wrote Move Buddha media specialist Tyler Wood. “People are beginning to see the benefits of living in smaller and mid-sized cities.”

Hamilton junior crowned ‘Outstanding Teen’

Hamilton High School junior Hannah Gentz, 16, was crowned Miss Northeast Alabama’s Outstanding Teen on Sunday, July 15, at Southside High School, securing her third title as “Outstanding Teen.” Gentz (center) is shown with Amy Cummings (left) and Jarrod Landers, both co-directors of the Miss Northeast Alabama's Outstanding Teen Pageant.

HAMILTON - Hamilton High School junior Hannah Gentz has won another title and a chance to compete in the Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant in March.

Homeowners hopeful tree will survive

Hamilton residents Don and Ann Cozad are optimistic that a shade tree in their front yard will survive after it fell victim to two lightning strikes in just four days.

HAMILTON - A Hamilton couple is hopeful that their front-lawn shade tree will survive after it was hit by lighting twice in one week.
Don and Anne Cozad, who reside on 1st Street Southeast in Hamilton, told the local newspaper that a Pin Oak tree in front of their residence is a two-time victim of late-June severe weather.