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These Marshall County students were among 358 to make either the dean's list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president's list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's) at the University of Alabama over the summer: 

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Two local students are among 156 University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experiences with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA's Cooperative Education Program for Fall 2021.

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It used to be that the City School Board’s 5-year capital projects plan required by the state was little more than a “wish list.” There was no money to do projects without saving up, often for years.

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Several Marshall County students were among nearly 500 graduating at Jacksonville State University's Summer 2021 commencement on August 6. The new grads are:

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(Guntersville Supt. Jason Barnett sent this letter to parents this week. It is reprinted here in hopes of getting his message to a wider audience.)

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House of Covenant Ministries of Grant has opened their Faith Covenant Academy. The academy is a branch of House of Covenant Ministries out of Huntsville Alabama.

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Guntersville Middle School had something of a spike in COVID-19 cases this week, with a number of 6th graders out. Not all of them had COVID. Some of them were out as a precautionary measure or because they were near someone who had COVID.

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Marshall County Schools Supt. Cindy Wigley sent this message out to parents of students at Brindlee and Asbury last week:

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Dr. Cindy Wigley has received the Marbury Award, a special award given to the top superintendent in the state in the area of technology.

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Virginia Haygood and Laine Reese have been friends since they were in the fourth grade together at Cherokee Elementary. Today, they are team teachers at the same school in the same grade, bringing their longtime friendship full circle.

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While the proposed property tax to fund a new Guntersville High School was nixed by a vote of the citizens back in May, it appears the City Council and the School Board will go forward with the project without the need for new revenues.

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The following teachers make up the history department at Asbury School. One of them, John Caleb Benefield, left the corporate world because he wanted to make a difference as a teacher.

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Alabama's acclaimed Pre-K program is giving children all over Marshall County a leg up for when they start "real school" in kindergarten. Leading the program at Guntersville Elementary are:

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The second grade teachers at Guntersville Elementary love their students and building relationships with them. Here's a little about those teachers:

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Today's kindergarten is just about like yesterday's first grade. Students learn an awful lot in their beginning year of school, with many coming out knowing how to read by the end of the year. 

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1st grade just might be the most important grade in all of education. It's where the rubber meets the road in making sure kids can read and introducing them to key math concepts. 

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The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Katelyn M. Dunnaway of Guntersville had been selected for membership.

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With almost two decades of experience in education, as a teacher and coach; Brian Sauls has been named principal at Douglas High School.

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The assistant principal and athletic director at Guntersville High last year, Darren James has been named interim principal of the school. 

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Guntersville City Council members were meeting individually and in small groups with city school superintendent Jason Barnett this week. 

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Emilea Thrasher of Guntersville has been named to the Dean's List at the University of the South for the Spring 2021 term.

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Suzanna “Joy” Traynor, a recent graduate of Brindlee Mountain High School, has received a Marshall County 4-H scholarship. 

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Wallace State Community College congratulates these Marshall County students who were named to the President's List or Dean's List for the Spring 2021 semester. 

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Two Marshall County students were honored during spring commencement for completing the Honors Program at Jacksonville State University. They were:

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The Guntersville school system is in the middle of a big sports lighting project, replacing the old lights with new energy-efficient LED lighting. But there was some question about whether they would be able to replace the lights on the highest poles in the middle of Chorba-Lee Stadium befor…

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A local college student was one of 100 who earned a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.