Soloing at Sixteen: Macon Harris earns driver license, student pilot certificate in one day

Sixteen year old Macon Harris takes off on his first solo flight Nov. 16. He is piloting a Piper Cherokee.
HAMILTON — Hamilton High School sophomore Macon Harris got two licenses on his birthday—one for driving a car, and the other for flying a plane.

Walk of Trees a city, chamber success

Teamwork makes light work for the Hamilton Street Department’s (from left) Gus Morrow, Brett Holcomb, Shawn Holloway and Tracy Lee.
HAMILTON — The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce expected some participation in their inaugural “Walk of Trees” event. What they didn’t expect was to fill all 100 slots available for the project in just three days.

Old grocery store fire

Hamilton fire fighters open windows to help vent the smoke from the fire as it rises from the east end of the building
HAMILTON — Hamilton firefighters and police responded to a fire in the unoccupied building on Highway 278 / Bexar Avenue East across from the Hamilton Housing Authority on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The building was formerly known as Ray Grocery.

Marion County police receive new helmets and shields

Marion County officials pose with new helmets and shields. From left are County Investigator Kevin Bryant, Assistant EMA Director Blake Farley, Sheriff Kevin Williams, Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson, Brilliant Police Chief Eddie Bryant, Winfield Assistant Chief Gary Hamlett, Hackleburg Police Chief Kenny Hallmark, Guin Police Chief Daryl Spencer, Hamilton Police Lieutenant Scotty Chandler and Hamilton Police Chief Jordan Carter.
HAMILTON — The sheriff’s department and police departments throughout Marion County now have new protective equipment for every officer.

Hamilton thanks organizations helping during water crisis

Pictured are three trailers full of water cases delivered to Hamilton during the August water crisis.
HAMILTON — The City of Hamilton signed a resolution thanking three entities who delivered aid to the city during the water crisis which took place in August. Just two months ago, Hamilton faced a dangerous water situation when silt contaminated the Buttahatchee River due to a broken dam.