23rd annual Neighbor Day set for June 28-29


The 23rd Annual Neighbor Day in Hackleburg will culminate on Saturday, June 29, with a spectacular fireworks display at 9 p.m. Festivities will begin on Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. and continue Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting all day until the fireworks extravaganza.
HACKLEBURG — The 23rd Annual Neighbor Day in Hackleburg will be celebrated this year on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29.

‘Welcome to Hamilton’ mural approved


Shown is artist Missy Miles’ mural presentation board, which she recently shared with the Hamilton City Council. Miles will start work soon on the mural, to be located on the side of A Tiny Mustard Seed in Hamilton. Miles based her design on business owner Savannah Smith’s desire to have a “positive, welcoming and timeless” message for the mural.
HAMILTON — Local master muralist and artist Missy Miles of “Miles of Murals” has been approved by the Hamilton City Council to begin work on her 123rd mural.

Hamilton chamber serves up awards for Dinner on First


Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce President Ethan Mattingly, right, presents Hamilton Police Chief Jordan Carter with the “Citizen of the Year” award during “Dinner on First. >
HAMILTON — The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Dinner on First” awards banquet on April 18 on First Avenue in downtown Hamilton.

Lawmakers secure $3 million for Marion County Lake


Like having patience with fishing pays off, officials are asking the public to have patience for upgrades to be made to the Marion County Lake that will greatly increase the useability, enjoyableness and longevity of the natural attraction.
HAMILTON — The Marion County Lake will soon be the site of more than $3 million in structural improvements after more than two years of negotiations directed by Rep. Tracy Estes (R-Winfield) and Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman).

Ann Davis retires after 25 years at Brilliant


Brilliant Mayor Perry Franks presents town water clerk Ann Davis with a plaque recognizing her 25 years of service on May 9 at Cedar Landing with Brilliant council members, town employees and other guests in attendance during a retirement celebration held in her honor.
BRILLIANT — Brilliant Town Water Clerk Ann Davis has mixed emotions about her retirement this Friday, May 31.

CoalFest kicks off this weekend in Brilliant


Brilliant’s CoalFest musical lineup will include Area 51 on Friday night, May 24, and The Georgia Thunderbolts and Lee Roy Parnell on Saturday, May 25, along with other local and national acts.
BRILLIANT — The 23rd Annual CoalFest in Brilliant will kick off this Friday, May 24, at 5 p.m. with local legend Lloyd Moses taking the stage first, a feat he continues to accomplish each and every year to the delight of all involved in the festival.