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With the world turned upside down, and I am more or less self-quarantined, I tend to rely more and more on comfort zones to pass the time of day/week/month.

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At the head of Ledbetter Hollow called the narrows, lies a farm that has seen many harrows. The farm was small, not a lot of cultivation, but it remains in the Key relation.

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Fall is a two-fold mood for me. The beautiful colors spark my energy and happiness. But the rain and wind comes and the beautiful colors flutter to the ground. The process makes me sad and introspective.

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People all across the country will observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. During this week, people take the time to raise awareness about drugs, including the proper use and disposal of prescription drugs. By …

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With fall here, the radiant autumn colors of chrysanthemums for sale begin to line the entrances of grocery stores across Alabama. Chrysanthemums, better known as “mums,” are a signature fall flower in the south.

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Mornings can be a busy time for many people. Whether it’s preparing for work, getting kids ready for school or merely trying to jump-start the day, breakfast is an important tool to get things going on the right foot.

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Breast cancer is a frightening subject: A battle between the disease and the treatment, and I am the battlefield. For me, fighting metastatic triple-negative breast cancer for 7 years has been exhausting.

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COVID-19 has upended our economy and educational system and made high-speed internet more indispensable than ever for all Alabamians. We have an urgent need – and with it, a generational opportunity – to fully wire our state’s rural areas where one-quarter of residents still don’t have broad…

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(Editor’s Note: Jesse Culp’s Corner was a long running column in the Advertiser-Gleam in the 1980s and 90s. This one comes from October of 1999. October is always observed as Co-op Month by the various rural utility co-ops.)

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As eager as I was to tackle my first-ever story assignments for The Gleam, I never could have imagined the imprint they would leave on me personally. The stories I wrote for this edition’s Women in Business section left me with a fresh dose of inspiration and a clear understanding that these…

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The City of Guntersville Public Works Department collects three types of residential solid waste: garbage, yard waste/rubbish, and recyclables.

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In early June 2020, an article was published by myself, Fire Marshal Buddy Pettry, outlining new requirements for clearing large tracts in the City of Guntersville. The new requirement outlined that a burn permit would not be issued for a large tract of land and the debris would have to be h…

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With their vivacious blooms and array of colors, herbaceous perennials are a garden favorite and a common sight in Alabama.

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These Snead State students from Marshall County made either the President's List (all A's) or the Dean's List (all A's & B's) for the summer term:

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Sand Mountain Bee Keepers to hold free one-day class on Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civitan Pavilion. For more info, call Bob Cole, 256-894-4449.

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Although we lived on East Clinton Street in Huntsville, my dad, Leo Hill, was an avid outdoorsman. He took advantage of nature as often as he could. Each year, for several years, he would go to the northwest to hunt pheasants, and fish for large lake trout in the cold mountain lakes. However…

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After a nearly six-month break, which I have heard affectionately referred to as “the longest spring break ever,” our children are finally back in school! Hallelujah!

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(This is Part 2 of the story of James Sheffield and Thomas Eubanks of Guntersville going off to war together during the Civil War. At the conclusion of Part 1, Sheffield had been badly injured and Eubanks killed in the Chickamauga campaign. Sheffield had served as "the lone escort" to bring …

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My children gave me a very special gift for my birthday. I just turned 81 and they took me for a birthday dinner at Bama Bucks and surprised me with a present that I had wanted for a long time. They presented me with a Gene Autry poster that I had tried to acquire for several years.

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On June 5, 1861, the small river town of Guntersville, Ala, was in the process of sending local troops off to the Civil War. The mood was festive and there was optimism the conflict would be of short duration and swift victory would be achieved.

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As I have gotten older, I have become acquainted with some activities that plague my generation. One that I consider a demon invention is compression hose or support stockings as they call them.

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Pollination is one of the most common concerns when planting spring and early summer gardens. Oftentimes people forget about pollinators as the season heats up and the garden withers. So, just how can gardeners take better care of pollinators through the summer months?

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Our Greatest Generation is leaving us quickly, a generation whose perseverance through the great depression, and family sacrifices during World War II, preserved for us the freedoms that we now enjoy.

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Loyce Winton's twin sister, Joyce Hobbs of Altamont, Tennessee, has lost a grandson, who was born dead. All the family and friends, who live in various areas are saddened. 

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A baby shower was held for the granddaughter of Faye Cryar, Emma Vaughan, at the Rotary Cabin on Sunday, July 12. There was a good attendance with lots of gifts. 

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It was December 20th of 1954. My first cousin, Griffin, was visiting me from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He would come down during Christmas vacation each year for a couple of weeks. We would spend the two weeks hunting, fishing, hiking and cave exploring. Although first cousins, most people tho…

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July is national hot dog month. They sure go along with summer activities. They’re tasty, great for grills and backyard cooks....and they’re cheap.