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The terms can be confusing, but they come up whenever there is severe weather.

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After asking George Harwell, operations specialist of Marshall County EMA, to explain the dangers of lightning he simply stated, "When thunder roars, go indoors." 

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Ernestine Martin’s granddaughter and great granddaughter, Angela and Brynne Kelly, visited her from Opp, Alabama. They also visited Angela’s dad and his wife, Larry and Cathy Martin. Ernestine was real excited that Angela and Brynne attended church with her. Angela is a school teacher and Br…

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Yvonne Denise Eaton, age 55, of Albertville passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at her residence.

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This week, local Marshall County eighth graders gathered to face off in Marshall County’s Junior High Basketball Tournament. Due to the severe weather this past weekend that directly affected the community, DAR was jam packed with the boys’ and girls’ teams from the Marshall County community…

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There will be a Community Clean-up on Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service. If interested in helping, please meet at Williamson-Harris Park at 10:30 a.m.

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DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Ruth and Philip Owen on Sunday, January 19, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Broken Arrow Farms, 399 Broken Arrow Drive, Scottsboro, Alabama. No gifts please.

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A tree fell on Lisa Hancock’s law office on Taylor Street during Saturday’s storm. You couldn’t see it from the road. It was on the back part of the office.

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Charlie Morrow, who lives in the Camp Neyati area of Guntersville and bass fishes just about every day, was out on the lake awhile back when he noticed a commotion on the water a ways down from him.

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Mary Jeannette Jewett Gibson died Saturday, January 4, 2020, in Taylorsville, Utah, at the age of 83. Mary was born on April 24, 1936, in Los Angeles, Calif., the daughter of Fred Jewett and Mary Elizabeth Shields.

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An OSHA investigation into the death of Gabriel “Seth” Brutley will focus on the lift Brutley was using at the time of his fall, according to published reports.

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The Guntersville High football team recently held its banquet to celebrate the achievements of the past season. Special awards were handed out to 5 Wildcats:

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Marshall County Democrats will welcome U.S. Congressional candidate Rick Neighbors to the neighborhood on Tuesday, February 4, when he speaks at their monthly club meeting. The club will also hold a silent auction to benefit the 2020 Ken Burns Memorial Scholarships awarded in April that same…

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Melody Riley, her 2 children and their 2 dogs are facing a very uncertain future after their home burned in a fire on January 8.

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Nearly 600 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Jacksonville State University as part of Fall 2019 commencement. Local raduates included:

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The DAR Patriots split with the Madison County Tigers in Grant last Friday. The Lady Patriots lost a close one 51-48 while the DAR boys coasted to a 73-51 win.

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Alice Miller, 86, of Boaz, and Chadrick Jarael Watkins, 26, of Decatur, collided on Highway 431 near Old Alabama Highway 79 and Rock Store Road.

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Marshall Medical Centers wants the people of Marshall County to have a healthy start to 2020 by participating in this year’s Scale Back Alabama program!

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Chapel On Main has resumed meeting following a break over the holidays.

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The Snead State Community Choir will begin rehearsals Thursday, January 16, for its spring program entitled “A Choral Travelogue to Africa.”

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OVERTURNED. This truck overturned near the intersection of Highway 431 and Highway 79-S Monday. No one was injured, but it did block the road for a time. “It ended up not even being considered a wreck,” Police Chief Jim Peterson said. “It was a load shift as the truck came started its turn.”…

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So, I made a few resolutions for 2020 and this time maybe I will keep them for at least a few months. Having someone to do them with and knowing I will be writing about them for a monthly update may help as well.

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Martha Riley Spencer, age 91, died peacefully at home on January 11, 2020, surrounded by family while listening to the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” She has lived with her daughter, Pat Nunn, for the last seven years in Guntersville.

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TV forecasters said short, spin-up type tornadoes were possible with Saturday’ storm and that appears to be exactly the kind that got Brindlee Mountain Primary School.

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TATER FINDS A HOME. Tater, a wayward but friendly pot-bellied pig that showed up at Gilbert & Baugh Ford, has a new home. A couple heard about the pig and that no one had claimed it. They went to the dealership, loaded Tater up and took him to their farm. “We were glad someone got him,” …

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The DAR varsity boys defeated the North Jackson Chiefs 65-50 in Class 4A Area 14 play last Tuesday in Grant. Both teams are 1-1 in area play. The DAR Lady Patriots suffered a tough loss by the score of 46-31 to drop to 0-2 in area play while North Jackson improved to 2-0.

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Fishing is not really good because of the recent rains, but it is still okay, local bait shops report.