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The Aerospace States Association is an organization of state lieutenant governors, governor appointed delegates, state legislators, territorial and tribal government representatives and associate members from aerospace businesses, organizations, and academia. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth chai…

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The state's latest unemployment figures were released last Friday and Marshall County’s jobless rate dropped to an unheard of 2 percent.

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The board of directors of the Marshall County Economic Development Council and the Marshall County Manufacturers Association paid tribute to local manufacturing businesses at its 24th Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner on May 13.

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Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is a well-known business around these parts. Often thought of as merely a scrapyard tucked away on many acres of Marshall County land, Progress Rail is much more than that.

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, whose operations include a large chicken processing plant in Guntersville, reported companywide net sales of $3.27 billion for the first quarter of 2021. They had net income of $100.2 million. 

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Louis Coronato, the hot dog man whose stand has been on the corner of Gunter and 69 for the last year or more, is set up in a new location.

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Wilks Tire & Battery, which previously had a store in Guntersville, is returning with a brand-new facility.

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Ace Aeronautics, the aircraft refurbishing firm at the Guntersville Airport, issued this statement concerning its ongoing lease negotiations with the City of Guntersville:

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BancorpSouth Bank has received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to complete its proposed mergers with National United Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of National United, and with FNS Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: FNSB), the parent company of FNB Bank.

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Ad4! Group, a local advertising and marketing agency founded by Guntersville native Felicia Sparks, this week announce the addition of Hollie Beaver as partner. Hollie has been a part of the Ad4! Group team for four years as the director of content but will now rise to the level of partner t…

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Shelves are stocked in preparation for the much-anticipated opening today (Wednesday) of the new Food City on U.S. Highway 431 in Albertville. The 54,000+ square foot supermarket marks the retailer's first location in Alabama.

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Local manufacturer Kappler recently introduced a new protective suit designed for law enforcement officers who might encounter deadly hazardous materials during a response situation. Named DuraChem 500, the suit provides what is called CBRN protection, which stands for chemical, biological, …

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The folks in the know aren’t at liberty yet to disclose the name of a large new industry coming to Arab and expected to open in early 2022.

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A familiar name and face from years past is back in the wine and spirits business in Guntersville after a long break.

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I am always inspired by people who want to start their own business. It’s not something I have ever had the desire to do myself. Or at least not until I hear someone’s story about how they took an idea, skill or passion and turned it into a beloved, honest-to-goodness money-making business.

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Jacob Hollingsworth started his career in graphic design at age 17, thanks to a misunderstanding and a fake-it-till-you-make-it approach. Now, at 30, he owns Hollingsworth Shirt Co., a local shop that specializes in screen printing, graphic design and embroidery.

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Leon Kennamer – known mostly simply as Leon – was one of Guntersville’s young businessmen of the past who had a renown career. His fame as a photographer actually extended far beyond the local area.

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Businesses cater to consumers' every whim. As the world has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses play vital roles in daily life, and many effectively cater to their clients even when their facilities are closed to the public.

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Opening a small business can be an exciting time in the life of an entrepreneur. Part of that excitement no doubt stems from the financial risks associated with opening a new business. Keeping that business growing and thriving takes effort, but the results can be rewarding.

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al.com, the statewide news website, just did a feature on Jessica Hanners and her Homecoming Café at South Sauty. Reporter Bob Carlton declared the out-of-the-way eatery “worth the trip, by car or boat.”

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The Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them at these upcoming ribbon cuttings for new businesses:

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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 new face, along with lots of familiar faces, can be found at the new Guntersville Chevrolet dealership on top of the mountain right off of Highway 431.

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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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The ceremonial groundbreaking for the City Harbor was Feb. 5 and Patrick Lawler wasted no time going right to work building the new development.

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Anytime someone wants access to an airfield from a piece of property outside the airport boundaries, they must have what is commonly called a “through the fence” agreement.

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A new retail space is always a welcome addition to any town, especially when it holds a good story and a whole lot of heart.

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Crazy Cazboy’s, which opened a location in Guntersville last year, is expanding into Texas, according to an article in al.com last week. 

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TC Chassay describes herself as a “serial entrepreneur” and has owned several businesses over the years. But she feels like she has really found her calling with her latest venture. She is a professional organizer, helping people eliminate clutter from their lives, including both homes and w…

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After many years as a Northtown fixture, Swords Jewelers is out of business. Owner James Swords has dealt with many health issues over the last several months.

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COVID-19 is not canceling the annual Guntersville Christmas Bird Count. Organizer Linda Reynolds said it will take place the day after Christmas as usual with 8 counting parties going out.

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NEW BUSINESS. The Spot Nutrition celebrated its grand opening at 11893 Hwy 431, Suite E on December 2. At the ribbon cutting were, from left, front, Morri Yancy, Deborah Cornelius, Andres Gaspar, Reyna Gaspar, Mayor Leigh Dollar, Carina Martinez, Allan Galindo and Savana Estes; back, Chrysta…

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A group of friends have come together to bring Guntersville a winery featuring fruit wines that are not made with grapes. With its official slogan, “Think Beyond the Grape,” the Harbor View Winery officially opened its doors last Saturday.

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Charter Communications, Inc. announced it has opened a new Spectrum Store in Guntersville. The Spectrum store can handle i adding or managing Spectrum internet, TV, mobile or voice services, the company said in a statement. 

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Dr. Justin Kendall, an optometrist at EyeCare Associates in Albertville, loved the Guntersville area so much he moved here to begin a new chapter of his life.

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Pilgrims, which has a large poultry processing plant in Guntersville's East Lake area, recently announced that it would be investing $690,000 in the Guntersville community.

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United Way is currently doing its United Way of Marshall County Small Business Blitz, to raise funds for the 2020-2021 campaign.