Hamilton

Hamilton man celebrates century of life

Shown is James G. Minor, who will turn 100 years old on July 4.

By Jamie Gianopulos
Courtesy of the
Veterans Care
Coordination
HAMILTON — Hamilton-born James Minor was no stranger to hard work.
As the son of a sharecropper, he grew up in Alabama very poor but learned from his father the value of hard work. The family worked extremely hard year-round, which was necessary for survival. Minor was always very mechanically inclined. He could work on any motor, troubleshoot any issues and quickly fix them, keeping necessary equipment always running.

Hamilton City Schools?

Shown voting in favor of a feasibility study for the creation of a Hamilton city school district are (from left) council member Wade Williams, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page and councilmen Ross Reed and Scott Tyra. [Scott Johnson/staff]

HAMILTON - City leaders in Marion County’s largest municipality have commissioned a study to determine if it can establish its own city school system.
The Hamilton City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Monday, June 7, to contract Dr. John Myrick of the Alabaster School City School District to conduct a feasibility study of Hamilton schools withdrawing from the Marion County School System.

Hamilton wants you

Hamilton wants your help to take the city back from the litter bugs.
The city’s newly established anti-littering committee is already set to make some waves with its first sponsored clean-up event, which will mobilize volunteers on Saturday, June 19.
“This will be the first of what we hope will be many official cleanup efforts that will focus on specific areas of Hamilton to pick up the litter,” said Hamilton City Councilman Scott Tyra, who heads up the anti-litter board.

The Arts are Alive at HMS and HHS!

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Despite dealing with the challenges of COVID 19, the arts are thriving at Hamilton Middle School and Hamilton High School! Both schools are grantee schools that received Arts Education Initiative Grants from the Alabama State Department of Education.
The schools are in their second grantee cycle and have been awarded the grant again for the 2021-2022 school year. Both schools are currently offering Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Essentials of Acting, and Musical Theater.

Tombigbee receives five-year tax pass

HAMILTON - FreedomFiber will get a local boost in its journey to expand high-speed broadband internet service to northwest Alabama.
During a meeting on Monday, Dec. 7, the Hamilton City Council voted unanimously to provide Tombigbee Communications with a five-year abatement on its local three-cent sales-and-use tax in order to assist the company in its large-scale broadband intuitive.

“Pick’n and grin’n” on Christmas nights

For 30 years, every Christmas night in Hamilton would be filled with the twangs of bluegrass music.
The holiday tradition formed around the musical legacy of the Jackson family, which has produced a heritage of pickers, songwriters and, yes, buck dancers, too.
From their home near downtown Hamilton, Estes, 95, and Ercelle, 92, Jackson reminisced on Christmases past with their son, David.

Revis pleads guilty to murder

Double Springs - Christopher Dewayne Revis, 42, Hamilton, will serve life in prison for the murder of Jerry Stidham in 2004.
According to court documents, Revis pled guilty to murder in 25th Judicial Circuit Court on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Double Springs.
Since 2006, Revis has been on Death Row after a jury found him guilty of Capital Murder in connection with the case.
Revis’ plea of the lesser charge of murder will incur a life sentence instead of the death penalty.