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Lewis Stewart is home from the hospital but still is not well. His wife Kate said he is in the bed most of the time. Their son Stanley and his wife Jennifer came from Hazel Green and spent the day.

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Summer Feeding

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Not many people can take their blood line back to the Cherokee Indian Nation and a tribal chief. However, Roland Matthews of Grant can do it.

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Livingston Chapel 

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The Bailey family of this community and surrounding areas had a reunion recently at Buck’s Pocket. The eldest member of the survivors, Edward Bailey, aged 87, lives near there so he requested they have it there. They have a pavilion and picnic area. The members of the family that I know are …

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Danny and Dana Jordan have another grandson who had a birthday. Wilder Rigsby was 1 year old on May 13th. He celebrated by taking his 1st few steps. Wilder is the son of Lindsay and Matt Rigsby. He has an older brother, Finn, who is 3 years old.

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Billy and Donna Beard have much to celebrate. Their daughter Ana-Lee Murphy has received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Her husband, Roman Murphy, received a B.S. degree in management of information systems from the College of Business at the University. T…

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St. Minor 

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Connie Gamble Randles, 67, of the Kelly Chapel Community, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, at her residence.

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Deborah Moore’s grandson Jay Barnes had a birthday on April 30. He was 13 years old and is the son of Ann Marie and John Barnes of Grant.

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Henryville United Methodist Church of Claysville is having an indoor yard sale on May 11 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Maggie Valley

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New Bank Manager 

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Frances Wrenn attended her grandson Alex Wrenn’s tennis tournament at Boaz recently. It was so hot that her neck got sunburned. The only shade she could find was behind a power pole. Alex’s team did not win.

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If you are looking for a different place to host your party or event, Jamie Guffey of the Swearengin Community on Grant Mountain has the perfect place for you. Jamie’s venue is called Dove Creek Farm Wedding & Event Venue.

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Music Festival

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The Marshall County Drug Task Force announced these cases made in conjunction with other departments over the last couple of weeks or so:

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Joy and Rodger Horton’s son, Jeff Taylor of East Peoria, Illinois, is having a lot of trouble with his eyes. Their other son Rodger Horton Jr.’s eye is better. He has lost the sight in his other eye. Their son, Matthew, Gail and Conner Horton, who live near them, came to eat a meal with them…

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Bakers Chapel Road had a tree down last Wednesday, which hampered traffic for a short while. The county removed it in a hurry. One of my health care workers was delayed temporarily.

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Opal “Ellowayne” Dingler of Albertville died March 29, 2021, at her residence. She was 90.

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Perry Leaming Jr., 91, of Albertville, formerly of Guntersville, died Monday, March 29, 2021.

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Tourism is ramping up in Marshall County, quite possibly to levels never seen before. And the new Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheatre (SMPA) is a big reason.

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 Members of the Gunter Mountain Chapter, NSDAR, attended the 123rd State Conference of the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held March 12-14 in Auburn, Ala.

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Folks in my neighborhood are thankful to North Alabama Co-op for keeping our electricity working during last week’s storms. Also, we appreciate our TV companies keeping our TVs operating. We couldn’t go outside unless it was necessary or we might have washed down the river. I thought we migh…

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About Tombstone

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Joy and Rodger Horton are back in their house after a fire. They haven’t gotten everything in place yet, but they are working on it.

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Frances Wrenn brought me a sandwich after she babysat all morning with her great-grandson, Emmett, 2-year-old son of Rachel Hess. His mother put him in a movie to watch. When it was over, Frances wanted him to watch another, but she wasn’t sure how to do it. Emmett solved the problem. He wal…

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Judy D. Sims’ granddaughter Kelsey Bell and her family have vacationed for a few days in the Smokey Mountains. The in-laws went along also.

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Joy Horton had a bad infection. Her doctor sent her home with medication and she is recovering. Joy and Rodger Horton are having repairs done on their house after a fire did damage. They are adjusting.

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Nancy Franks of Grant celebrated her 81st birthday. Her family took her out to dinner to celebrate. Her daughter-in-law Shannon Franks made her a beautiful carrot cake.

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Chris Cornelius, brother of mechanic Eddie Cornelius, has recovered from COVID-19. He is back in Barfield Health Care, where he was, before being sent to a hospital in Tuscaloosa.

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Rodger & Joy Horton of Burroughs Drive had a house fire on Monday the 8th. It caught in the attic, supposedly some electrical wiring. There was some water damage and some fire damage. They are blessed that they are safe and they didn’t lose the house.