1. Main Street Marion and the City of Marion was awarded Innovate Alabama grants in the amounts of $125,000 and $100,000 respectively as two of 52 selected applicants in the state who each received a share of a total of $9.3M for innovation-related projects.
  2. On October 10th, the Perry County Extension Office held a Be Weather Wise Seminar on the campus of Lincoln School, Marion, AL as a part the West Perry Quilters Association enrichment training. Several of the quilters took part in this informative training.   Katrina Easley, County Extension Coordinator, presented on types of severe weather events and how to prepare for severe weather hazards.

  1. Perry County native and Auburn University student Hardy McMillian received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and the Perry County Farmers Federation. McMillian was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation scholarship reception on Sept. 25 at Lazenby Farms in Auburn. McMillian is a freshman studying wildlife enterprise management. From left to right are Federation President Jimmy Parnell, McMillian, Federation District 8 Director Tommy Martin and Federation Southwest Area Vice President Jake Harper.
  2. Marion Military Institute (MMI) Foundation announced its Perry County Farmers Federation Scholarship recipients for the 2023-24 academic year:  Darreon Brooks. Cadet Brooks, a Marion resident, and graduate of Francis Marion High School is a college freshman enrolled in MMI’s Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program. Jalen Williams. Cadet Williams of Uniontown, an R.C. Hatch High School graduate, is a sophomore enrolled in MMI’s civilian Leadership Education Program.
  3. Chairman Albert Turner of Perry County announced that the county was awarded a Preservation of Alabama’s Significant Sites (PASS) Grant from the Alabama Historical Building Commission. The grant will provide funds for the repairs of the eaves and cornices of the Perry County Courthouse, which is a part of the County’s preservation project. This is the result of the dedication of Perry County’s grant writer Carla Stallman of Grants Management who successfully applied for the grant.