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A singing and dinner on the grounds that has been taking place at a church in Marshall County for close to 150 years has been canceled for the first time ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its fear.

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The mysterious lights that caught the attention of two local families the week of July 4th have now been explained. 

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Josh Swords, a former University of Alabama football player and the son of Guntersville’s Jim Swords, talked to Sports Illustrated about his recent battle with COVID-19.

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Motorists who use Browns Valley Road – better known locally by the slang term Suck Egg Road – will likely want to take another route if they can on Monday.

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Jonathan Gandy has been getting the Advertiser-Gleam since 1998, when he first went to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.

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Mayoral candidate Wes Long released a video on social media this week showing a concept for the levee that would include paving it, adding a boardwalk along a portion, along with decorative lighting and space for food trucks and the like for events.

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A Facebook petition is asking for support in relocating the Confederate memorial at the branch Courthouse in Albertville to either a museum or cemetery.

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A three vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Rayburn Avenue and Henry Street. There was no driver for any of the vehicles at the time the accident occurred, according to the Guntersville Police report. According to the accident report, vehicle 1 was parked in a parking lot. The owner w…

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken a toll on humans but on animals as well, as in, finding them forever homes. 

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The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is working the case of a decomposing body that was found near Grant on Wednesday.

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With the summer heat beaming down at close to 91 degrees by mid-Wednesday afternoon, everyone was looking for a way to beat the heat and thanks to the Guntersville Band Boosters, the Guntersville Crimson Guard  and Crimson Belles were able to do just that.

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A massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, was all over the international news this week. The blast killed at least 135 people and injured another 5,000, according to reports.

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Shepherd's Cove Hospice will be holding their third annual Summer Soiree later this month but this year, it has a bit of a twist.

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CASA of Marshall County and The Child Advocacy Center will hold the 9th Annual Corks & Chefs benefit this year at a brand new location.

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The Grant sidewalk project should be finished by the end of the month, according to Joe Kykendall, the foreman for contractor Powe Contracting.

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Jean Ann Moon, who is retiring after 28 years as director of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), gave her final annual report to the Guntersville City Council recently.

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Catherine "Kitty" Cornelius-Roberts is looking for some old football footage of her late husband Robert "Bob" R. Roberts, a member of the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame.

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Local State Farm agent Lynn Holifield just donated $500 worth of Chick Fil A gift cards to the Guntersville Police Department. 

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Directly in front of the Advertiser-Gleam office on Taylor Street, some work is being done in the parking lot of the former Citizens Bank location. Progress Rail is fixing it up for their employees. 

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This will be the last column I write for the Advertiser-Gleam as a full-time reporter. I would like to thank each and every one of our readers for reading the Gleam and for some encouraging words throughout my time here. 

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From the beginning when Monica and Joel Todd of Guntersville first started learning about Project Lifesaver, they knew it was something special but little did they know the impact it would have on their lives.

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The Guntersville Fire Department was dispatched Tuesday, July 21, about 1:30 p.m. to a truck fire near the Highway Department north of the river.

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Guntersville Lions “Get Your Roar On” new Member Growth began loudly with eleven new members and before the “newbies” had time to change their minds, we combined new member training with new officer training recently at Camp Jackson Scout Reservation in Scottsboro.

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As Hannah Jimmerson of Boaz prepares assignments for her physics students, she recalls being in their shoes. She sees herself sitting in the classroom every time she walks in, and she remembers being full of some of the same questions, excitement and anxiety each time she reads their emails.

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Loyce Winton's twin sister, Joyce Hobbs of Altamont, Tennessee, has lost a grandson, who was born dead. All the family and friends, who live in various areas are saddened. 

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This is the senior menu for the week of August 3 through August 7. The Senior Centers are not open, but curbside meals are being delivered as well as as Meals on Wheels. The meals are served at the Senior Centers in Guntersville, Grant, Martling, Douglas, Albertville, Arab and Boaz.

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Mary Bewley and Eddie Hinote were happily married on August 14, 1970, at Avondale Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Margaret Jones of 2305 Section Line Road is having an ongoing problem with people tearing up her flowers and she said her home has even been broken into and items stolen.

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Coming into the world on July 20 at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Oaklee Rayne Slaton looks on the outside to be perfect but on the inside, she is fighting a battle.

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Pam Just has been named the new executive director for the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates (CAJA) of Marshall County, the CAJA board of directors announced this week.

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The following people were booked at the city jail on various charges. Please remember that a person is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law:

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Ben Haase, a 2004 graduate of Albertville High School, who has spent the last two years teaching abroad, will now make his way home and teach Environmental Science and Human Anatomy & Physiology for 10th - 12th grades at Arab High School. 

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John and Martha McClendon have been married for 45 years and have faced many things together in their marriage but nothing quite like this.

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The Guntersville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 1308 Starnes Street Tuesday afternoon.  Engine 1 and 2 along with Rescue 4 responded to the emergency call, along with staff personnel Chief Brian Waldrop, Deputy Chief Brian Walls, and Fire Marshal Buddy Pettry. 

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As they qualified to run for office, the city candidates also filed campaign finance reports detailing where the money to run their campaigns is coming from. We checked with the probate office for those records last week and got these early reports:

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The highlight of the recent Marshall County Animal Control shelter adoption event was the adoption of the shelter's longest resident, Max, who had been there since February.  

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The Council on Aging asked the County Commission for approval to purchase computers using $2,174 from the Equipment Replacement Fund and an additional $1,162 from the General Fund balance.

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FirstBank Mortgage has awarded $58,000 to families as part of the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program. In total, 58 families received $1,000 scholarships across Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

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Buddy Taylor, the Martling farmer and Advertiser-Gleam rain reporter, had a good outcome on his heart procedure this week.