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This is the senior menu for March 8-12. The Senior Centers are not open, but curbside meals are being delivered as well as Meals on Wheels. The meals are served at the Senior Centers in Guntersville, Grant, Martling, Douglas, Albertville, Arab and Boaz.

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Guntersville Fire and Rescue along with Georgia Mountain Volunteer Fire responded to a fairly serious crash on Warrenton Road Tuesday.

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People in the greater Hustleville area will need to make different driving plans on March 9 as a portion of Martling Road is set to close.

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New BBQ Place

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n March when we start to get out in short sleeves, our minds turn to all the fun activities we can plan on the lake. Mountain Valley Arts Council is exhibiting area artists’ visions of fun “On The Lake.” Come see if they captured your favorite activities.

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The City Building Official’s office issued building permits valued at over $3 million during the month of February. These were the permits, with the owner listed first, the type of work, the address, the contractor and the value:

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The Town of Grant is planning to add a 1/6 of a mile walking trail at its new downtown park across from Town Hall. 

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In anticipation of enjoying summer vegetables, gardeners often plant too early, causing the plants to struggle. In Alabama the often-warmer temperatures in late winter and spring can fool gardeners into planting too soon.

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An estimated 452 of about 2,000 homeowners in Guntersville would be exempt if the 7.5 mill school property tax were to pass on May 11.

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The Marshall County Economic Development Council has rolled out a new 5-year plan for recruiting, growing and retaining industry in Marshall County. It’s called “Advancing Marshall County – One Vision, One Voice.”

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Victory Baptist Church chicken and grocery giveaway Wednesday, March 10, 4:30 p.m. Church parking lot, 1644 O'Brig Avenue. 

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The Marshall County Democrats contend that County School Board elections are not being conducted properly, that a measure passed 6 years ago is supposed to mean single district voting for Board members.

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GAP, the Marshall County Guardianship Program, will be having a training session open to anyone who is a guardian of an adult in Marshall County or anyone who is interested in becoming a much-needed volunteer guardian.

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Congressman Robert Aderholt announced the start of the 2021 Art Competition for high school students across the 4th District. The awards ceremony will take place on April 6 at the A.W. Todd Centre in Russellville. Students in the 9-12th grade, whether they attend a public school, private sch…

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Guntersville voters will go to the polls on May 11 to decide if they want a 7.5 mill property tax to fund construction of a new Guntersville High School. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to set the special election.

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Victory Baptist Church in Guntersville will give away 10 pound bags of chicken, a box of groceries and a big bag of potato chips to people Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the church parking lot at 1644 O’Brig. It’s open to anyone who could use the groceries.

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The Whole Backstage theatre in Guntersville, with season sponsor Sonny Lewis, is excited to announce auditions for the upcoming summer production of “Bye Bye Birdie!”

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Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville (R) will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by long-serving Sen. Richard Shelby. 

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The Marshall County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been updated and is available for final review by the public and all stakeholders to include the county, cities, towns, school districts, utility providers, local industry, hospitals, health care facilities and all other interested parties…

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Sylvia Williams of Columbus City, who passed last month at the age of 75, was a tireless volunteer in the schools. 

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help to find who is responsible for several burglaries at a Guntersville church, according to WAFF-48.

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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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The following people were booked on these charges at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Please remember that a charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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Resin Art Workshop by Gay Rutherford - Mountain Valley Arts Council. Limit of 10 participants, $45 in advance. Saturday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at MVAC Gallery, 440 Gunter Avenue. Call 256-571-7199 for reservations. No walk-ins.

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The following people were booked on these charges at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Please remember that a charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The arrests were by sheriff’s deputies unless otherwise noted.

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A 15-member board of directors oversees RSVP, setting the policies and agenda of the organization. Board members are appointed by every town in the county. 

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The Union Grove, 4-C and Georgia Mountain Volunteer Fire Departments had some good training the other day.

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As of the beginning of March, the Warrenton and Beech Creek boat ramps are no longer the responsibility of the Marshall County Commission.

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Like just about all organizations, RSVP has had to suspend most of its activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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We celebrate the homecoming of one of God's children, Sis. Annie Threatt, who was born on April 28, 1947, in Guntersville to the late Curtis Sr. and Sarah Faulks.

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans John Rayburn Camp will hold Flag Day Saturday from 8 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. at County Park No. 1 north of the river bridge. The public is invited and a free hot dog lunch will be served.

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I’ve seen it time, and time, and time again the last few weeks—“Crape Murder.” In Extension, this phrase refers to extreme topping of crapemyrtle trees. It’s extremely unsightly.

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The Mountain Valley Arts Council has installed a new exhibit of art by area artists in Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth’s suite of offices in Montgomery. Legislators and other visitors from all over come through and are introduced to the art of Marshall County. The artists selected are:

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Mrs. Elna Jane Lamb Guffey passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at her home in Grant surrounded by her loving family. She was 82.

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This is the senior menu for March 1-5. The Senior Centers are not open, but curbside meals are being delivered as well as Meals on Wheels. The meals are served at the Senior Centers in Guntersville, Grant, Martling, Douglas, Albertville, Arab and Boaz.

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It’s not an uncommon sight to be driving through Guntersville and notice an osprey nest resting high atop a power line pole.

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It started with a motorist speeding through the DAR School zone just as school was letting out. It ended with that same motorist fleeing Grant Police Chief Ted Thompson on foot and ending up running straight off a 60-70 foot bluff.

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If you happened to drive along Highway 431 between Guntersville and the Madison County line last weekend, you saw an amazing thing.

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Provided the City Council approves it Monday night, the city's voters will go to the polls on May 11 to decide if they want a new 7.5 mill property tax to build a new Guntersville High School.

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For anyone who’s planning on visiting the Powell gas station on Highway 431 in Claysville, be prepared to possibly see something a tad unusual.

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God’s Feral Felines – the Marshall County cat rescue organization – is offering its Spring Spay-a-Thon during the month of March.