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Strong storms were predicted, but Marshall County dodged those Tuesday night. Instead, it was a heavy, heavy rain in most places.

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This year’s Arab Christmas parade is on the second Thursday of December, rather than the usual first Thursday. That’s because the first Thursday was on Dec. 1, and organizers thought that was a little early and too close to Thanksgiving.

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Natalie Bunch’s attorney William Webster provided a copy to the Gleam of the original notice of termination provided to her by Supt. Jason Barnett on September 21.

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The Guntersville City School Board voted unanimously this week to uphold Superintendent Jason Barnett’s recommendation to terminate Guntersville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Natalie Bunch. Mrs. Bunch plans to file an appeal.

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One counterpoint made in the hearing against Guntersville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Natalie Bunch was that she had been previously attacked by the student who later engaged in unusual behavior in her classroom, including licking her toes during rug time.

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The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers is seeking nominations for the annual Marshall Medical Healthcare Hero Awards. The purpose of these awards is to honor those who epitomize the word "hero" in the delivery of healthcare in our community.

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The Guntersville City Council named Brian Walls the new city fire chief this week following the retirement of Brian Waldrop. It lacked one day being 6 years to the day since he was named deputy chief and Waldrop was named fire chief.

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A very popular holiday fixture on Brindlee Mountain, the Gilliland Family Light Show, will not take place this year. 

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Full-ride scholarships are rare for track athletes, Coach Chris Bashaw said. But Guntersville High’s Jadyn Bonds signed exactly that last week.

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The Middle School Lady Lions have started off the 2022-2023 season with a strong 5-2 record. The Lady Lions defeated DAR this past Monday 28-19. Zoey Persle led the Lady Lions in scoring with 15 points and Maci Tedder added six points.

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After a nearly 24-year career with the Guntersville Fire Department, Chief Brian Waldrop served his last day on Thursday, November 17.

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A two-vehicle crash at that occurred at approximately 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, has claimed the lives of two Arab men, the State Troopers, Coroner Cody Nugent and Georgia Mountain Fire Chief Roger Ditto announced.

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Free Community Thanksgiving Meal Nov. 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. to be picked up at Guntersville First Methodist, 539 Gunter Ave. Deadline to order is Tuesday, Nov. 22. Order meals online at www.guntersvillethanksgiving.com or by calling (256) 582-2001. Meals can be picked up or deliv…

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The City of Guntersville will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. That means there will be changes to the garbage schedule.

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The City School Board has negotiated $4 million off the price of building the new Guntersville High School. That brings the price down to $53,418,587.

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Jimmy Spencer was formally sentenced to death in a Marshall County Court on Monday, November 14. Spencer was found guilty of seven counts of capital murder last month for brutally killing Martha Reliford, Marie Kitchens Martin and Colton Lee in the Mill Village area of Guntersville in July of 2018.

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Marshall County Tourism and Sports President Katy Norton presented an annual report for her organization at Monday’s Guntersville City Council meeting.

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Best friends Connor McGowan and Jonathan Pfeiffer, both of Guntersville, conquered the Pinhoti 100 Endurance Race this past weekend.

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Guntersville City Council members were at the Conner’s Island Soccer Complex last week to announce a $100,000 grant from the Alabama Mountains Rivers Valleys Resource Conservation and Development (AMRV RC&D) Council.

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The flu rate in Alabama is on the rise according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, and it can be confusing to know how to handle the flu and those pesky respiratory symptoms. Following these helpful guidelines, should help you decide the best plan of care.

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Marshall County Schools transitioned into remote learning this week in an abundance of caution during a flu outbreak.

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Marshall County Christmas Coalition is accepting donations of new toys thru December 12. Donation boxes are located at the following locations:

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Guntersville Ladies Civitan Club is happy…no thrilled…to announce the return of one of its signature events, the annual Holiday Tour of Homes. The pandemic made that project impossible the past two years.

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The Whole Backstage Community Theatre will present “Laugh at the Lake” for one night only, Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. Stand-up comedians will entertain with quick-witted acts on the WBS mainstage for a casual and amusing evening.

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The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is starting to feel the blow from the state's new Constitutional Carry Law, even though it doesn't go into effect until January 1st, 2023.

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The longest serving judge in Marshall County is mostly known for his work in the courtroom. But Judge Tim Riley’s expansive career began in the military. From enlisting in the U.S. Navy, to spending three years on a submarine, to working as a JAG officer and in the National Guard Special For…

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In a community where many things set us apart, all differences are aside as young and old are uniting for one thing, the healing of Steve Guthrie, Assistant Chief Deputy at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.

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The Semper Fi Community Task Force will have its 15th annual Heroes Week starting Monday, honoring 19 injured soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen, and first responders. We recognize the sacrifice these feterans and first responders have made for our freedom and protection and provide them a “…

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Katherine Alexis Borasky of Union Grove, the daughter of Andrew J. Borasky, was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during a ceremony held earlier this fall

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Guntersville Lake HydroFest was recognized in Seattle as Race Site of the Year for 2022 during the H1 Unlimited end-of-season banquet. This makes the fourth year in a row that the HydroFest committee has taken home this prestigious award.

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Flu season has swept across the county early this year, leaving many parents wondering what's being done to keep their students safe.

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A two-vehicle crash at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, has claimed the life of an Arab man, the state troopers announced.

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Increasing your survivability in the event of an active shooter will be the topic of a meeting to be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Martling Friendship Center. Everyone is invited. The class will last about 1-1/2 hours.

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People around Guntersville have known for years the exceptional job that Val Jones does as the art instructor at Guntersville High and Guntersville Middle.

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Cliff and Nella Stone of 5604 Spring Creek Drive have been given the Guntersville Tree Commission’s residential beautification award.

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The City Council approved a $36.7 million general fund budget to guide city spending in the coming year. One of the major points made was that Councilman Larry Wilson wants planning to take place for a new Fire Station 3 to serve the area north of the river.

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Have you ever wondered what a day in the LRC  or learning resource center is like...What do they do when they are at work or school?

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Marcel and Cindy Doumerc, owners of Ringold Plaza, hosted an open house on Thursday, October 20, to showcase recent renovations made to the building and to highlight the commercial space that is still available for rent. The event also commemorated the 81st anniversary of the historic buildi…

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Marshall County PALS - People Against a Littered State - has a very strong, active chapter. And they have a number of community partners who help them in their work. 

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Reading “coaches” who support and help guide teachers on best practices in reading have been a part of the elementary environment for many years. Math coaches could soon be coming.