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Fields of blooming wildflowers bring to mind thoughts of springtime and sunshine; however, the process of growing wildflowers begins now. In order to create a flowing backyard meadow, fall is the time to begin the planting process.

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My family has always been conscientious about family gatherings, especially during holidays. And of course, one of our favorite holidays is Christmas, a day that we pay homage to the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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When we entered the month of August, there were questions to be answered on several fronts – work, school, health, etc. As serious as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, there was still one question on so many minds around Marshall County: Will we play football?

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Duke is this week’s highlight from the Marshall County Animal Control Shelter. He is a big, muscular boy who will need someone strong enough to continue his leash training.

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Crisp, cool mornings and long shadows signal that fall has truly set in. With a transition into cooler weather comes a transition with the vibrant colors of fall leaves. Often it seems as if this change happened over night. This phenomenon strikes the question, what triggers this transition …

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COVID-19 complications in Guntersville City Schools has prompted the Guntersville Rec Center to postpone the start of basketball season.

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530,000 Alabamians have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) calls this disease “a serious health condition which can result in limb amputation, the need for dialysis or even death.” To bring awareness and…

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He was appointed to fill the late R.E. Martin’s term almost 2 years ago, but Rickey Watson hit the ground running as the District 2 Commissioner and made the job his own.

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Livingston Chapel 

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Halloween is just around the corner! While many are looking forward to trick-or-treating, costumes and, of course, candy, it’s important to remember a healthy diet.

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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.