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Laura Braswell, a mother of two, marketing coordinator for a dental practice, and Guntersville transplant has launched an etiquette training program for children in grades 3-8. She calls it the “the Lakeside Social Club.”

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County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said that his two main areas of focus for this year are the animal shelter and the jail.

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Shelly Fleisher, the administrator the Marshall County Commission, explained exactly what the county’s General Fund is. The General Fund is received from different areas such as the revenue commission and the state.

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Jonica’s Bakery celebrated its one year anniversary of being in business in Guntersville. Owner Jonica Thompson said Guntersville has been a blessing. 

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Nevaeh & Co. has opened on Gunter Ave. just two doors down from Errol Allen Park. Owner Mindy Anthony envisioned a place to find goods from multiple vendors in a boutique setting. Her main goal was to provide quality products at affordable prices.

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Guntersville attorney Wes Long has been working with the anglers who make up the new Major League Fishing Anglers Association. He said the group has decided to make its headquarters in Guntersville. The actual Major League Fishing organization is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Finlay Plaza at 1473 Sunset Drive is getting a new Dollar Tree store. It’s scheduled to open Thursday, June 27, and will have 9,800 square feet, company spokesman Kayleigh M. Painter said.

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The Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated business and tourism around Marshall County on Friday, May 10. National tourism week was the same week that the breakfast took place.

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The City Council enlarged the footprint of Patrick Lawler’s development of the City Harbor awhile back to include the old grain silos there. Lawler said this week those silos will likely end up holding a brew pub, possibly with a stage for outdoor entertainment.

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The Fred’s chain is closing 159 of its “underperforming” stores, including the one in Guntersville, according to USA Today. The stores are expected to be closed by the end of May.

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Teresa Hunter, a longtime nurse and nurse practitioner, is going to work with Dr. Mary Holley in her gynecology practice in Guntersville. Hunter will begin accepting new patients May 1.

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The Wildcat Café has been open for business for several weeks now. The owner is David Harden. His children help him run the business.

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Torey Whitaker of Whitaker Towing has owned cranes off an on through the years. He acquired a crane once again a few weeks ago and is back in the business.

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Husband and wife Mark Mills and Brenda Owens plan to start offering lake tours and charters on a 36-foot pontoon boat in April. They’re calling their business “Lake and River Fun.”

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Guntersville has another national chain. The Guntersville location of Starbucks coffee shop opened Friday.

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Guntersville’s Ace Aeronautics, LLC announced this week that it had been awarded fleet expansion to the direct commercial sale contract with The Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Defense, as of February 1, 2019.

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THE HARBOR LAYOUT. We had some artists’ renderings in the paper the other day showing how the City Harbor might like once Patrick Lawler’s company finishes the development there. This is a different view, a schematic showing the layout of the proposed development. Most of the development wil…

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Dale Benton started his career as a car salesman, worked his way up to manager and in 2010 bought his first dealership, the Nissan store in Oxford.

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Aspen Dental had its grand opening on December 27. Dr. Tara Cochran, the associate dentist, and Greg Chapparosa, the office manager, are excited about Aspen Dental coming to Guntersville and offering services to citizens in and around the county.

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Project SEARCH interns have worked hard during their rotations at Marshall Medical Centers this year – including learning CPR, banking and etiquette – and it has paid off. One intern has been hired by the hospital and three others landed jobs in other companies.