Scott’s Prediction Round-up

The elephant in the room is that my prediction for a Brilliant Tiger road victory in Hackleburg has left me with my foot in my mouth.
It was the game I was least sure about in my predictions, and I’m not surprised I got it wrong. The Hackleburg Panthers protected their home turf at Ray Family Stadium on Friday night, disappointing the Tigers 26-6. They improve their record in the historic, in-county series to 35-31 over Brilliant, answering back to the Tigers’ 21-0 shut-out last year.

Trump comes to Alabama

Former President Donald Trump paid a visit to the Heart of Dixie last week.  Obviously, this is Trump country.
Alabama was one of Trump’s best states in the 2020 Election.  He got an amazing 65% of the vote in our state. If the turnout for his August 21 rally in rural Cullman County is any indication, he would get that same margin of victory this year if the election were held again.  Many of those in attendance were insistent that Trump won last year’s presidential contest and that it was stolen from him.

The Creamery and Marketplace now open

A new addition to Hamilton’s downtown district has opened. The Creamery and Marketplace opened on Wednesday, Aug. 18, and the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion. The new business serves rolled ice cream and has retail space for vendors to sell an assortment of products. Shown at the occasion are (front row, from left) Cheri Hayes, Ashley Watson, Miriah Willis, Caleb Willis, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, owners Tonya and Danny Willis, Hamilton Councilman Scott Tyra, Nicki Harbor, councilman Wade Williams, (back row, same order) Melinda Weaver, Candace Ingram, Heather Hollingsworth Knight, David Hall and John Boyett. [Scott Johnson/staff]

Hamilton by way of steel-tipped dart

Hamilton new-comers Jim and Micki Hewey are pictured in front of their home after moving to Marion County from the State of Washington this year. [Louis mellini/staff]

Staff Writer

HAMILTON - Moving to a small, rural area like Hamilton from a big city is not entirely unheard of, but perhaps the most odd story to date may very well be that of Jim and Micki Hewey.
The Heweys made their way to Hamilton by way of a steel-tip dart and a map of the State of Alabama.
Micki Lloyd-Hewey, 63, was born and raised in Bremerton, Wash. and her husband, Jim, was born in Potsdam, N.Y. and served as a U.S. Marine  and retired in 2002 in Silverdale, Wash.

OP-ED: Winfield doctors support Mule Day cancelation

Physicians at Winfield Internal Medicine submitted the following joint letter to the Journal Record:

Winfield city leaders have recently made a very difficult decision to cancel Mule Day for 2021 due to the dramatic worsening of the COVID pandemic.  Cancelling Mule Day has a negative impact on all the local businesses many of whom rely on the event for a large part of their yearly income.

We understand the economic impact of this cancellation.  Even so, we would like to openly voice our support of this difficult decision.