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City entering NaviRetail contract

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

HAMILTON - City officials are aiming at retail development in the city with a new contract with a Memphis, Tenn.-based consulting firm.
Hamilton City Councilors voted unanimously on Monday, Aug. 16, to enter into a one-year contract with NaviRetail group to promote retail development in the city.
Page told the Journal Record that Pontotoc, Miss., native and NaviRetail CEO Casey Kidd and Blake Spencer of Tupelo met with the city last month to propose a partnership.

Hamilton Council Watkins hired as new water operator

By Louis Mellini Staff Writer HAMILTON - New water plant operator Jeff Watkins is set to begin work in the City of Hamilton after an official vote by the Hamilton City Council to hire him on Monday, Aug. 2, at Hamilton City Hall. Watkins will replace David Peoples, who officially retired on Sunday, Aug. 1. Mayor Bob Page stated he is glad to have Watkins come to the City of Hamilton to take the position at the Hamilton Water Department.

Talmadge questions fairness of city dumping

HAMILTON - Haleyville attorney Cole Christopher and Jake Talmadge of Talmadge Septic Service addressed the Hamilton City Council on Monday, July 19, at Hamilton City Hall.
Last April, Jake received notice that the waste water plant wouldn’t be receiving any septic waste from any third party, but a few months ago, Jake drove by and noticed that one entity was allowed to dispose waste there,” said Christopher.
“We just want some clarity, are third-party bidders allowed to bring their waste up there and dispose of it, or is it open just for one person?”

Hamilton council salutes Irvin, Logan

Logan

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

HAMILTON - The Hamilton City Council took time during its Tuesday, July 6, meeting to honor two influential Hamilton men.
“In the past 10 days, Hamilton has experienced the loss of two men who helped the city in so many ways we can’t even number them
The mayor said this includes former Hamilton Mayor, state representative and manufactured housing mogul Steve Logan and former councilman and Star Printing owner Bobby Joe Irvin.

Animal service non-profit seeking city’s backing

Concept art of a proposed animal shelter facility which would be built in the Pikeville area.

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

HAMILTON - City officials will weigh whether or not to partner with a startup non-profit for animal control services.
Hoof or Paw non-profit founder Calen Weston spoke with the Hamilton City Council during a work session on Tuesday, June 1, to discuss her organization’s push to answer Marion County’s animal control predicament. Weston attended the meeting accompanied by Hamilton resident Felicia Aycock, who has been helping the organization fundraise.

 

Wholesale water rates could be hiked as much as $1

Hamilton Water Superintendent Rodney Williams discusses possible wholesale rate increases during a May 11 meeting. [Scott Johnson/staff]

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

HAMILTON - City officials will be considering a possible wholesale water rate increase as a recent production audit has shown the city to be selling water to other local water systems at a loss.
The Hamilton City Council met in a work session on Tuesday, May 11, with Hamilton Water Superintendent Rodney Williams, who discussed his department’s finances and pricing.

COVID surge during beginning of year reached near-crisis levels


North Mississippi Health Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeremy Blanchard speaks to the Hamilton City Council on April 5.

HAMILTON - Local health care administrators briefed city officials on how North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) navigated the COVID-19 pandemic.
NMHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeremy Blanchard was present at the Hamilton City Council’s Monday, April 5, meeting along with North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC)-Hamilton Administrator Robert Trimm to discuss the state of the local hospital.
The NMHS system is based in Tupelo, Miss., and consists of seven hospitals across northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama, 43 clinics and about 7,000 employees.