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The architect is finalizing the drawing for the Marshall County animal shelter, County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said this week.

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This is the senior menu for the week of Dec. 16 through Dec. 20. There is a $1.25 donation per meal. The meals are served in Guntersville, Grant, Martling, Douglas, Albertville, Arab and Boaz senior centers.

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Douglas played Sardis at Sardis on Tuesday night. They won with a score of 61-49. Sardis is an area team.

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The Gunterville City Council recently approved the purchase of a projector for the Whole Backstage. The folks at the Whole Backstage are wasting no time looking for one.

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Marshall County Democrats will hold their annual holiday litter cleanup Saturday, December 21, at 8 a.m. at their sponsored Adopt-A-Mile located between mile markers 299 and 300 on Highway 431 in Guntersville just north of the Tennessee River Bridge.

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(The Sand Mountain Reporter took an in-depth look at the dangers of Highway 431 between Guntersville and Boaz in a series called “The Highway to Hell. This is the second part of their series, reprinted here with permission.)

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Henryville Methodist Church Christmas Eve Community luncheon, Tuesday, Dec. 24. Dine in or carry-out available. Free turkey and dressing meals. For info or to schedule a delivery, call the church at 256-582-2734.

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The Marshall County Commission passed the 2020 county holiday calendar detailing what days the Courthouse and other facilities will be closed in the coming year.

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The Festival of Trees continues, a display of themed Christmas trees decorated by organizations from around the area, continues through Dec. 31.

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is starting to get some more work done. The trailer where the receptionist and dispatch will be moved while they work on renovating the first floor of the sheriff’s office was moved into position this week.

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Mr. Jimmy McClelland, age 72, of Guntersville, formerly of Monette, Arkansas, passed away at Shepherd's Cove Hospice, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

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Local Guntersville small businesses and business leaders met at Gunter's Landing Wednesday for a meeting of the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce to award Clay Irrigation with the “Small Business Award.”

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The sixth annual Holiday Tour of Homes presented by the Guntersville Ladies Civitan Club was held on Friday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 8. I was able to attend the Sunday event with my daughter, who served as my photographer. 

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DAR’s varsity boys and varsity girls faced off at home against Douglas High’s varsity teams. Both sets of teams of these Marshall County schools have had strong seasons thus far, which left the predictions of the games up in the air.

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(Sand Mountain Reporter editor Taylor Beck took an in-depth look at the dangers of Highway 431 in a 6-part series. His work is reprinted here by permission.)

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Friday was a day of celebration for the Guntersville High athletic program as senior Lauren Mark signed a scholarship to play college volleyball at Jacksonville State University next year. 

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You know you're in a lake town when you see the Christmas tree at Guntersville City Hall. 

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We are interested in what you serve at your holiday meal. If you have any recipes you would like to share, contact us though email at news@advertisergleam.com or come by the office located on Taylor Street behind Errol Allan Park.

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Coach Rocky Peek of Marshall Christian School said the varsity boys improved to an 8-1 record and a 3-0 in their conference with 2 big wins over Valley Academy out of Huntsville and Banks Academy out of Birmingham.

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Bakers Chapel Baptist Women met at the church for their monthly missionary meeting on Dec. 3. Those present were Frances Wrenn, Deborah Moore, Rita Graham, Betty Ratchford, Carolyn Cook, Joyce Colkmeir, Violet Heath, Kaye Anderton, and Catherine Cameron.

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The DAR Patriots swept the Douglas Eagles in varsity basketball action last Friday in Grant. The girls pulled away in the 2nd half for a 75-44 win while the boys held on late to prevail 59-57.

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Huntsville police officer Billy Clardy III, who was shot and killed during a drug investigation last Friday, had a tie to Marshall County. His son Brandon Clardy had just accepted an offer from the Albertville Police Department to work as a police officer there.

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Breakfast With Santa, DAR School, Saturday, Dec. 14, sponsored by FCCLA, Breakfast, activities, more. 3 sessions, 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Tickets $15 at the door. For more info, call 256-857-5150 or email clarke@marshallk12.org.

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Larry Dale Hallmark, age 74, of Guntersville, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, at his residence. He had been battling leukemia for over a year.

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Mayor Leigh Dollar has been an avid runner for about 20 years now. She runs 5 miles most mornings before everyone else in town has even gotten up.

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Isaac Winton Hall, 87, of Arab; James Wesley Culbert, 42, of Albertville; and Richard T. Lawson, 72, of Guntersville had an accident on Gunter Avenue near Homer Clayton Drive.

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. There was snow in Errol Allan Park, carriage rides on Gunter Avenue, ice skating at the old post office and a live nativity at the First Methodist Church. Crowds packed downtown Guntersville Saturday afternoon and evening for the annual Night Before Christmas cele…

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A truck driving by Garold Wayne Duckett, 63, of Albertville, struck a car driven by Ruthann H. Walters, 63, of Guntersville, on Gunter Avenue at the intersection of Highway 69 shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday.

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The Guntersville High School swim team took ten swimmers to the state competition in Auburn this past weekend. Both the girls and the boys relay teams swam in relay events. Daisy Baker and Gabe Marsh swam in individual events.

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Many female readers will lament with me on this column. I’m going to have some veins in my legs fixed, and I’m required to wear support stockings for 4 weeks before the procedure. Putting those stockings on is a tortuous exercise!