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Back to School

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First of all, I need to make a correction to last Wednesday's news. I wrote of James Walker's death. I had his address as Clark Drive and it is Clark Street. I also wrote that he and his wife were married 68 years and they were married 58 years. I apologize to his sweet wife Sonja and the family.

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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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A car hydroplaned during heaving rain just before 10 p.m. Wednesday evening and ended up submerged in the lake at Honeycomb. 

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Bill Cornelius's house is up for sale. Bill died in November of 2019, so his son Wes of Fayetteville, Tennessee, now owns the house. Mr. Cornelius was my neighbor on Marina Road. 

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Marshall County Schools will be holding their graduation ceremonies this week. Asbury will be graduating on July 23, Douglas July 24, DAR July 27, and Brindlee Mountain July 28. 

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The following people were booked on charges at the Marshall County Jail. Please remember that a charge is a mere accusation of a crime. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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The following people were booked on charges at the Marshall County Jail. Please remember that a charge is a mere accusation of a crime. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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The following have qualified and are incumbents for the upcoming town election at Grant, according to town clerk Phillip Goodson:

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There was no rain to speak of so far really this week, but last week we had some in the area. It has been hot though. 

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Jermaine Hampton works for Huhtamaki full-time; however, he has run his business Hampton's Lawn Care and Pressure Washing Service on the side for the last 15 years.

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The Grant Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Grant Mayor Larry Walker have decided to cancel the Grant Mile Plus Yard Sale for 2020. The 2021 Grant Mile Plus Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday September 25, 2021. 

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Dr. Barbara Anthony was born in 1939 and raised in Guntersville. She went on to become a professor at Alabama A&M University after receiving her doctorate from the University of Alabama. She describes in detail her experiences with the race factor.

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Leon and Nancy McCoy’s great-grandson and great granddaughter Forrest and Arvella came to visit and swim in their pool.

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Running After All

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County school superintendent Cindy Wigley told the County School Board this week that she had spoken with the architect about the work to be done at Brindlee Mountain Primary School. She said it has not proceeded yet because of claims that Progress Rail is closed. 

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Here's a perspective of a mother who is raising a young black teenage son in these trying times. Rita Stewart-Hampton was born and raised in Guntersville, but now lives in Alabaster, Ala.

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It was all sunshine and heat around the county Monday morning. The rain over the weekend was a welcome friend to those with gardens, but some were having to wait on their ground to dry up so they could mow. 

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Having all the negative in the news about the police, Sandy Hardin decided it was time to do something positive for a change. She wanted to get a group of community members to pray over the officers and staff at police agencies around the county. 

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Over the past week there has been an increase of 311 positive tests for coronavirus in Marshall County. We are still at only 9 deaths in Marshall County. 

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Loyce Winton and her twin sister Joyce Hobbs of Altamont, Tennessee, had their 85th birthdays on June 17. Loyce's family all came to help her celebrate except her grandson Dusty Graves, who lives in Arkansas. He called Loyce. Loyce's daughter, Donna Graves, her husband Mike and Loyce's son, …

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On Friday, June 26,  a homeowner on Old Oneonta Road was notified by her security cameras that a subject was trying to break into her home, assistant chief deputy Steve Guthrie said.

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We have a great feel-good story for you this week, but before we tell you all about it, we want to let you know that Pritchett, our very lovable boy, is still here at the Marshall County Animal Control shelter in Albertville.  

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Livingston Chapel 

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Deborah Moore celebrated her birthday on June 18. She is not telling her age.

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As we continue our conversations about race, many don't really understand what it's like to live in a society where you are constantly judged solely based on the color of your skin. Brian Vaughn, affectionately known as BV, has lived in Guntersville all of his life and is sharing his experiences.

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Administrative assistant April Henry had some powerful words during the debate on where Brindlee Mountain Primary should be rebuilt. Here is what she said during her speech: 

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The Marshall County School Board meet on Thursday, June 18. The meeting was called the day before around 3 p.m., but Superintendent Cindy Wigley stated in the previous meeting that some of the future board meetings might be called quick due to staff changes. 

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There is a lot going on in District 4 with road work and water line work. District 4 Commissioner Joey Baker said they are working on adding larger water lines and paving as well. 

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Doris Bevill is slowly getting over COVID-19. She is one of The Advertiser-Gleam's rain reporters and told us last week that she had the virus. 

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Bucks Pocket State Park reopened the campgrounds and an ORV (off-road vehicle) trail on June 16. This was a project that took over 2 years of planning, developing and dedication from the staff. 

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Frances Wrenn’s granddaughter Annessa Wrenn married Logan Hamilton on Saturday, April 13. The wedding took place at Grant Church of Christ at 6 o’clock. Annessa is the daughter of Daniel and Telah Wrenn and her other grandmother is Thelma Simmons.

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Frances Wrenn had a tick to bite her on her back and dig in. She had it removed by a doctor. 

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Patriots Mask Program

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This week's rain report did not go as expected. The rainfall amounts are pretty normal, but one of the Gleam's  dear rain reporter has COVID.

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District 1 Commissioner Ronny Shumate said they are planning to start road work for Browns Valley Road, also known by the local name Suck Egg Road, in the upcoming weeks. 

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As we continue the conversation about race, Unique Morgan Dunston has shared her experience organizing the recent march held in Albertville and the upcoming march in Guntersville.

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It looks a little different than off-season workouts of years past, but football returned to Guntersville High School this week.

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On Sunday, May 31, the Georgia Mountain Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident with one vehicle on its side, possibly on fire.

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In the wake of recent events, I am compelled to begin the conversation here - in the column that I write each week - the conversation that some don’t want to have.

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South Sauty Volunteer Fire Dept. fireworks show, Saturday, July 4  starting at dusk. The causeway will be closed to parking, but there is plenty of parking in and around the area. Boats welcome.