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The Marshall County students made the President's List and Dean's List at Jacksonville State University for the fall 2020 semester. The President's List denotes students who made All A's, the Dean's List students who made all A's & B's.

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Two former Marshall County athletes were among several Gadsden State athletes named to  the Alabama Community College Conference Fall 2020 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll by achieving a 3.00 GPA or higher, the school recently announced. 

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These students made the President’s List (All A’s) and the Dean’s List (All A’s & B’s) at Snead State Community College for the fall semester:

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These Marshall County students made the Dean’s List at Huntingdon College for the fall semester:

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The Marshall County School Board approved the budget for fiscal year 2021 during its board meeting on Thursday.

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Maddie Phillips of Guntersville made the dean's list at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, for the fall semester. 

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As the Albertville City Schools superintendent for 11 years, Dr. Ric Ayer led the school system through a successful tax referendum to get funding for a new Albertville High School.

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City School Board president Trey Giles said the City School Board will likely name an interim superintendent this week. A special called School Board meeting was set for Tuesday evening after we had gone to press, apparently for that purpose. 

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The Guntersville City School Board issued this statement concerning the abrupt resignation of Brett Stanton, who had served as the system's superintendent the last 6 years. It was signed by all 5 Board members:

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Schools of Guntersville superintendent Brett Stanton stunned the school system and community Monday afternoon when he announced he was retiring after 6 years of leading the system.

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Guntersville High School students Kailie Stanichowsky, Ely Manganaris, Katelyanis Chico and Grace Williams have been selected to join the Southern Roots Winter Guard.

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Two students from Marshall County have been awarded scholarships to attend Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, for the fall 2021 semester. 

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Two days after announcing a new permanent president for Snead State Community College, Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy Baker visited Snead  to meet with President Joe Whitmore and the Cabinet on Thursday, Nov. 12.

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These students made the honor roll at Brindlee Mountain Elementary School for the first 9-weeks grading period:

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Dr. Eric Mackey, the state superintendent of education, spent an afternoon last week touring sites in Guntersville.

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After 12 years serving on the Marshall County School Board, Terry Kennamer stepped away following the board’s Oct. 29 meeting. Kennamer was the Board president and served in the at-large Board seat. 

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Students at Guntersville’s Cherokee Elementary School got to see some emergency response vehicles up close and personal last Friday.

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Rep. Wes Kitchens of the Marshall County legislative delegation presented a $10,000 check to the Schools of Guntersville at Monday night's City School Board meeting. 

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A trio of Guntersville Middle School faculty members were recognized last week as September’s Staff Members of the Month.

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It's not uncommon for teachers who work together for years to become like family. You can tell teachers have become especially close when they look for opportunities outside of school to enjoy one another's company and fellowship.

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Niche.com, a website that ranks a variety of quality of life type things such as schools neighborhoods, etc. just came out with its grades and rankings for school systems around Alabama.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health changed its guidance for schools this week on contact tracing and who to send home if a student exhibits symptoms that could be associated with the coronavirus.

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Kate Duncan Smith DAR School’s 96th Dedication Day program is scheduled for Friday, October 16, at 10:00 a.m.

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Sen. Clay Scofield presented Community Service Grant awards to Kate Duncan Smith DAR Schools during half time at their home football game on Friday, September 25, the legislative office announced this week. 

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Auburn University student Nathan Cornutt of Marshall County received a $1,750 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and the Marshall County Farmers Federation. The Boaz native is a senior studying crop and soil sciences (production).

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It won't be a full 5 days a week of face-to-face instruction as is typically done in school. But Guntersville High School traditional students are moving to a more normal school schedule starting Oct. 12. 

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Guntersville High has been on a hybrid schedule with half the student body going Monday and Tuesday and half Thursday and Friday with Wednesday as a virtual or remote learning day for all.

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Ariel Smale of Guntersville graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University at the conclusion of the spring semester.

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The University of Alabama awarded some 1,345 degrees during its summer commencement July 31 - Aug. 2.

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If Grant has ever had a public pumpkin patch, we’ve never heard about it. But they’ve got one this year.

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The hybrid schedule at Guntersville High School, which involves face-to-face instruction 2 days a week and 3 days of online instruction, due to COVID-19 was originally scheduled to expire on September 18.

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A Snead State Community College alumna was selected for the University of Alabama’s Blackburn Institute, an organization that focuses on student involvement in improving the campus and the state.