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This is the senior menu for May 17-21. The meals are served at the Senior Centers in Guntersville, Grant, Martling, Douglas, Albertville, Arab and Boaz.

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A bomb threat scare back in April has prompted the Marshall County Commission into looking at replacing the security cameras in the Courthouse.

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Anyone who has driven down Blount Avenue on a weekday morning has probably noticed a long line outside of the drivers license building.

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For the second time in the last two months, someone from Grant has killed a large rattlesnake. This time it was Michael Green and his friend Corey Edmondson.

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Menardah Elbrenard, 17, of Guntersville died Friday, June 4, 2021, while visiting family in Pennsylvania. Born in Haiti, she was the daughter of the late Menard and Michele Loudwuige of Guntersville.

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Something of “half a story” caused a stir on social media this week. It said “the city of Guntersville has dumped over 1.7 million gallons of sewage into Lake Guntersville” and the non-profit Tennessee Riverkeepers intended to sue over it.

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The Marshall County Revenue Commissioner’s Office is sending out valuation notices to about 80 percent of the property owners in Marshall County. The notices are required even if the tax value of your property only goes up by a dollar, Revenue Commissioner Michael Johnson said.

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The Marshall County Commission and Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims discussed two separate issues involving the new P25 radio system.

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“It’s always nice to get a little pat on the back every once in awhile,” said Mike Stover, Guntersville High Class of 1991. “This was a nice surprise.”

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The Whole Backstage Theatre in Guntersville, with season sponsor Sonny Lewis, will open its summer production of “Bye Bye Birdie”, on Friday, June 11. “Bye Bye Birdie” is directed by Diane DuBoise, John Davis Rollings and Wesley H. Rorex with choreography by Kennedy Pickard.

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Colby Wigley, who has degrees in diesel mechanics and has been working at the county bus shop, has been named the new Marshall County Schools transportation supervisor.

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Deputies Sonny Greer and Darrell “Peanut” Wilson have retired. Greer had 26 years of service with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Wilson 28 years.

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After his collegiate career as a cross country runner ended, Brindlee Mountain teacher and coach Evan Lemons was looking for a new sport to compete in.

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The Marshall County Health Department inspected these food establishments and gave them these scores during the month of May. They are listed from lowest to highest:

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The Boston Marathon is perhaps the most prestigious race in the world of running. Distance runners from around the world aspire to one day run it. It is the oldest marathon in the world, dating back to 1897. 

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Unique Dunston of the group Reclaiming Our Time and Greg Hundley of Guntersville offered a solution Monday for the beleaguered Confederate monument located on the grounds of the branch Courthouse in Albertville.

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America's Boating Club of North Alabama will conduct its boating safety class at Lake Guntersville Yacht Club, 498 Yacht Club Road this Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to 5.

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Lots of people made the trip to Guntersville for the Memorial Day Weekend last week. It was the first true holiday celebrated in big numbers nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020.

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Monday is observed as Jefferson Davis birthday and most state and county offices will be closed, including the Marshall County Courthouse.

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When they passed rules on short-term rentals such as those made through Airbnb and VRBO, the Guntersville City Council had hoped it had effectively dealt with the problems such rentals were causing in various neighborhoods.

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The Anchor Clubs at both Guntersville High and Guntersville Middle just learned of some high honors they'd earned. 

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Marshall County along with every other county in the United States is getting another financial boost from the federal government to help with the coronavirus recovery effort.

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State Sen. Clay Scofield was present at TVA’s Aquatic Plant Management Media Update last week to see the influential and  invasive aquatic life of Lake Guntersville first-hand. He also explained a bill he got through the legislature could benefit solutions to issues on and within the water.

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While TVA’s control of lake weeds can be a very beneficial action to the lake in several ways including recreation and boating access, the fishermen of Lake Guntersville extremely value this aquatic life.

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Marshall Medical Centers announced a new partnership with Mayo Medical Laboratories, which gives the hospital system access to Mayo Clinic’s more than 3,000 laboratory tests in every subspecialty of medicine.

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The Advertiser-Gleam's story of a car that rolled off a steep bank into a pond last summer at Gunter's Landing won a prize in the Alabama Press Association's annual media awards contest. 

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As beautiful as aquatic plants within the Lake Guntersville reservoir can be visually, it occasionally proves to be the opposite in the eyes of recreation, fishing, and the lake itself.

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The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is offering vouchers to allow seniors to acquire free produce at local Farmers Markets, according to the Extension service. 

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The recycling pickup schedule will be off just by a day in the City of Guntersville next week due to the Memorial Day holiday Monday. 

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A two-vehicle crash at approximately 7:35 p.m. Friday, May 21, has claimed the life of a Woodville man, ALEA state troopers said.