Marion County Emergency Management Agency

Terrell: ‘I’m concerned about where we’re headed’

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By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

HAMILTON - Marion County Emergency Management Agency Director Eric Terrell spoke to the Journal Record on Friday, Aug. 13, expressing great concern about the effectiveness of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m very concerned about where we’re headed. We had a quiet summer, but a month or so ago, we started seeing that things were not trending in the right direction,” said Terrell.

‘Stop the rumors’


Marion County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Eric Terrell.

HAMILTON - Rumors and hear-say are just more issues to handle for officials in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marion County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Eric Terrell urged numerous county and industry officials on Wednesday, March 25, to stomp out misinformation the best they can.

Marion Co. dodges storm damage

HAMILTON - Marion County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Jimmy Mills told the Journal Record that the storm that took place on Monday, Dec. 16, did not do any damage in the Marion County area, which Mill stated was a blessing.

“We didn’t have any damage, 9-1-1 had a report of some lines down on Highway 43 North, but that ended up being a false report,” said Mills.
“I haven’t heard of any power outages or trees down, no limbs down—nothing. We were blessed because it (the storm) went north and south of us.”

Trump signs disaster declaration for Marion Co.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and has ordered federal assistance to northern Alabama counties, including Marion County.
Trump signed the declaration on Wednesday, April 17, which will result in state and local recovery efforts to receive federal supplements to aid areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from Feb. 19-March 20.

Former Gu-Win mayor, wife die in plane crash

BLUE SPRINGS, MISS. -  Three are dead after a plane crashed in Union County, Miss., over the weekend.
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards identified the deceased as co-pilot Tommy Hue Nix, his wife, Merline Roberts, and co-pilot Jarrod Holloway.
The Guin City Hall office confirmed that Tommy and Merline Nix resided in the Fayette County portion of Guin. Holloway was a resident of Booneville, Miss., according to Edwards.