Marion County Courthouse

Courthouse keeping mask mandate

HAMILTON - The Marion County Courthouse officially ended its mask mandate at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, for all except the second and third of the building.
The courthouse, following the lead of the state mask mandate order made by Gov. Kay Ivey, was set to end the need for masks in the entire courthouse, but 25th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Daryl Burt has made the decision to extend the mask mandate until the end of Friday, May 14.

Officials reopen courthouse


Marion County Commission Chairman Keith Nichols (center) announced that the Marion County Courthouse will reopen on Monday, May 18, during a meeting on Monday, May 11, at the commission office in Hamilton. Also shown are commissioners Dale Holt (left) and Kenneth Cochran. [LOUIS MELLINI/STAFF]

Commission buys Bedford Industrial Park land for new jail

By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

Revenue, probate offices hit by cyber attack

HAMILTON - Hackers have compromised a server used by both the Marion County Revenue Commissioner’s Officer and the Marion County Probate Judge’s Office, suspending some services and access to electronic records.
Marion County Probate Judge Paige Vick told the Journal Record ransomware attacked the server on Monday, March 2, the day before the primary election (March 3).
Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.