50 years ago, these stories ran in The Advertiser-Gleam on Saturday, May 17, 1971:
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.
To an artistic person, just about anything can double as a canvas on which something can be painted. For Kelly Casey, that blank canvas just so happened to be the side of a hay barn on her family land in Grant.
The Guntersville High School Crimson Guard is in full-swing again for their 2021-2022 season! With 24 seniors graduating and departing from the marching band this month, the remaining group is gifted with brand new leadership in most sections of the band, specifically auxiliary and drum majors.
The remains of a Marshall County sailor who went missing in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, have been positively identified, the government announced this week.
This week, The Advertiser Gleam spotlights Sandy Mann, an artist and decorator who has now turned her attention to a vacation rental business on Lake Guntersville. It is worth noting that Sandy loves to fish.
Several first responder agencies around Marshall County are set to receive several pieces of life saving equipment thanks to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES).
When COVID hit the 2020 school year, it was the weekend right before Wildcat Week. Classes had been practicing their skits, the girls had been practicing for powder puff football and each class president had their rosters set for Olympics. But it would never happen.
This week, the Advertiser-Gleam profiles Mandy Broadhurst, a former educator who now serves as the Guntersville Public Library director. As you might imagine, she loves books. But you may find out some other things you didn't know about Broadhurst right here:
Grayson Gladden, the young man who stands to go to college at Auburn University with the passage of a new disabled veterans scholarship bill, is a remarkable person. He is the son of John and Janna Gladden.
When Gov. Kay Ivey ended the state mask mandate last week, she encouraged all Alabamians to continue to wear masks in public and to continue social distancing. She encouraged everyone to follow guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control regarding COVID-19.
Recently a group of hospital volunteers gathered in Marshall North cafeteria, looking like a gaggle of flamingos in their bright pink smocks. They caught the attention of most everyone in the area - not just because they were laughing ladies dressed alike but also as symbols of a return to n…
Marshall County RSVP is proud to announce that our own Rebecca Whitaker has been named Artist of the Month by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Three of Whitaker’s paintings, Sunflower Bee, Button Fox, and Star Spangled were accepted for the MSAA 2021 Art Showcase. Becky has a f…
Shepherd’s Cove Hospice will honor its support system during National Volunteer Week, April 19-23, with a celebration in the SCH Community Room. Volunteers may drop-in during a time that is convenient to them on the following days:
It is a rare thing of great beauty – a no hitter in baseball. Now Guntersville senior left-handed pitcher Collin Gentle can claim one in his final year of high school baseball. And against an area opponent no less.
A bill working its way through the Alabama legislature could deregulate fishing for catfish and people like Eric Edwards, who was present for his son's catch of a 98-pound catfish last week, say it could ruin the sport of trophy catfishing if it passes.
Carmella (Ella) Amelia Lillo was born into an Italian immigrant family in Providence, Rhode Island, where she grew up during the Depression. How did she end up in Alabama?
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, …
A hog at Jordan’s livery stable holds the record for high diving. Last Sunday afternoon this particular porker mounted the wooden curbing of the stable well and shot headfirst into the depths below, a distance of seventy-five feet. A stable boy descended into the well and rescued his swinesh…
There are no doubt some home gardeners out there who are a bit frustrated with all the rain we had in March. The long-term rainfall average for the month of March in our area is between 5 and 6 inches and we tallied between 10 and 12 for the month this time.
They’d been working for months and the Guntersville High School Performing Arts Department pulled off a strong performance Friday and Saturday night with “Give My Regards To Broadway.”
In recent days, the large oak trees at the Marshall County Courthouse were brought down by storms with high winds. Planted in 1919, the lovely old trees were roughly 100 years old. The rumor mill and social media news gave reports that the trees were 200-250 years old.
Bob Blankenship had worked in sales and as a contractor on the Arsenal and held various other jobs throughout his working life. But his last stop was working as a manager in a multimedia group that created video, audio and multimedia productions. It was a terrific experience for Bob as he le…
Klarissa Lupton began her dream business last year at just 18-years-old, selling homemade cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods out of her trademark 1970s-style camper.
Tyler Black, 27, of Swearengin near Grant has owned his own business, Black’s Tree Service, for about 6 years, starting it as a side gig and then turning it into his full-time job.
Starting a small business can be a challenge. There are a lot of questions to answer, you face a lot challenges, and of course there are a lot of new businesses that fail.