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This is the senior menu for Jan. 25-29. The Senior Centers are not open, but curbside meals are being delivered as well 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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In addition to those listed earlier, Johnna Britt of Guntersville is also a new graduate of Jacksonville State University.

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Marshall County COVID-19 deaths recently passed 100, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health dashboard.

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The Guntersville City Building Official’s office issued 16 building permits for $8,141,076 worth of work in December. Much of that value – $7.2 million – was derived from the new Lakeshore Senior Living assisted living facility being built behind Crawmama’s.

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During the Douglas City Council meeting Monday night, all members of the Council were in favor of replacing and ordering new American flags for City Hall and the Police Department.

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There was a little snafu at the Marshall County Health Department early in the week and some people who were not quite 75 ended up getting COVID-19 vaccine. 

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A two-car wreck sent both drivers to the hospital Monday afternoon at the intersection of Patterson Street and Gunter Avenue.

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The gleaming white exterior of the Guntersville post office in Northtown looks just like it did in its heyday when people went there daily to mail packages and letters and check their post office boxes.

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The Georgia Mountain Volunteer Fire Department along with Union Grove and Four-C had a busy Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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During last Wednesday’s Marshall County Commission meeting, the issue of hiring a code enforcement officer was talked about at length.

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The Marshall County students made the President's List and Dean's List at Jacksonville State University for the fall 2020 semester. The President's List denotes students who made All A's, the Dean's List students who made all A's & B's.

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Two Marshall County students have been selected as ambassadors at Jacksonville State University. 

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2020 was a good year for construction in Guntersville, according to data from the City Building Official’s office.

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Residents living around Bishop Mountain Road near Grant are about to enjoy a luxury not often thought about in today’s world – water provided by utilities.

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Ella Lambert Smith of Albertville died December 26, 2020. She was 68.

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If you love singing, but don’t want to risk getting together in person with a group to do it, the Snead State Community Choir might have just what you are looking for.

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The Marshall County Coroner’s office has had a two-bay morgue cooler for the past 15 years. An increased number of deaths related to COVID-19 and murders forced officials to find alternatives, including a mobile morgue and now a larger cooler. 

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A brand-new senior living center is coming to Guntersville and will be located directly behind Crawmama’s and Head Shapers.

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The Alabama COVID-19 vaccine scheduling hotline continues to receive a massive call volume, including more than 1.1 million calls in the first day of being open to the public, according to the Arab Tribune.

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The Whole Backstage theatre in Guntersville, with season sponsor Sonny Lewis, will present “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley in mid-February. 

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The new Caring Heart thrift store will be opening on January 30 in downtown Arab in the old King's Building. Store hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The address is 165 North Main Street, Arab.

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Waterfront Volunteer Fire Department just added a new vehicle to its fleet, which is sure to help with firefighting efforts.

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Recycling pickup in the City of Guntersville will be a day late next week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday.

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This is the senior menu for Jan. 18-22. The Senior Centers are not open, but curbside meals are being delivered as well 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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Amanda Sellnow is leaving the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce after 13 years of service. Friday was her last day. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 18, and most government offices will close that day. Here’s the outlook:

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Barbara and Whitney Snow – the mother-daughter historians and authors who have been much in the news lately with a string of book publications – have been fighting COVID-19 for the last few weeks. And it has been a rough go.

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The Marshall County Commission approved the extension of COVID-19 sick leave for county employees through the month of March.

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Even though the pandemic is still ongoing, 2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). In addition to fishing tournaments, there are a lot of athletic contests on the schedule thanks to the new Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheatre.

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The school nurses in the Schools of Guntersville have all received their COVID-19 vaccinations. They are considered front line health workers, so they were eligible to get vaccinated in the first round. 

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The Marshall County Revenue Commissioner’s Office is warning the public of a potential scam with someone calling taxpayers pretending to be that office.

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COVID-19, also sometimes referred to as coronavirus, was without a doubt THE news story of 2020, in Marshall County and around the globe. 

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James Aubrey Cameron, 38, of Horton passed away January 5, 2021.

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While experiencing the cold winter weather, one of the many things people look forward to are the luscious spring gardens. It is never too early to start planning. Now is the time for gardeners to begin prepping their gardens for the spring growing season.

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Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that ADPH will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for people 75 years or older, first responders, including law enforcement and firefighters, statewide by appointment only effective January 18. Appointments at locat…

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The Marshall County Health Department is offering COVID vaccinations a couple days a week, but so far the only people eligible to receive it are the 1A group (medical professionals and first responders) and people age 75 and up. The vaccinations have just been opened to the older age group.