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Gov. Kay Ivey's statewide mask mandate ended at 5 p.m. Friday. Businesses and other organizations were still evolving their plan for how they intended to address the situation late this week.

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These are the allocations that cities in Marshall County are slated to receive from the American Rescue Act, the coronavirus relief bill most recently passed by Congress:

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They weren’t at all sure they were going to get to have it this year due to the pandemic, but the Marshall County Tech School Fashion Show is a go.

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This is the senior menu for April 12-16. 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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Wyatt Pettry of Guntersville was awarded a $1,000 WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship. Pettry, a WoodmenLife member, submitted an application highlighting his high school grades, activities and volunteerism, as well as an essay on patriotism.

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The Guntersville Tree Commission, Marshall County PALS, Guntersville Horticultural Department and the Guntersville Lions Club were all represented for an Arbor Day celebration this past Tuesday.

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April is the month for Alabama PALS’ “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” Spring Clean-up all across the State of Alabama.

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Gov. Kay Ivey announced her office was awarding grants totaling $127,722 to help six law enforcement agencies in northeast Alabama purchase new or update existing equipment.

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March was another good month for construction in Guntersville, with the City Building Official’s office issuing $13,597,878 worth of building permits.

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A total of eight projects will be completed thanks to $600,000 worth of grant money coming to Marshall County.

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Marguerite Rollins is the new director at Marshall County DHR, succeeding Marcia Parker. She’s actually been in that position for a couple months now. But the DHR staff has been largely working remotely due to the pandemic.

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Guntersville’s Frank McLaughlin is working in Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s office in Washington D.C. and he’s excited about his new role.

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Woke up this morning to a blue bird day, fish are biting, I heard other fishermen say. Hooked up my boat to my Toyota truck, headed to the lake to try my luck.

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a man’s death early this week after he was found on the side of the road near Asbury.

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There are no doubt some home gardeners out there who are a bit frustrated with all the rain we had in March. The long-term rainfall average for the month of March in our area is between 5 and 6 inches and we tallied between 10 and 12 for the month this time.

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They’d been working for months and the Guntersville High School Performing Arts Department pulled off a strong performance Friday and Saturday night with “Give My Regards To Broadway.”

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Fifty residents of the Lakeview Community in Guntersville received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this past weekend at a clinic organized by local Democrats.

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Gov. Kay Ivey's mask mandate requiring masks in public places is scheduled to end Friday. But it will be a mixed bag in the local community, with some organizations continuing masking requirements even though the mandate has ended. 

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In recent days, the large oak trees at the Marshall County Courthouse were brought down by storms with high winds. Planted in 1919, the lovely old trees were roughly 100 years old. The rumor mill and social media news gave reports that the trees were 200-250 years old.

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This is the senior menu for April 5-9. 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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Sen. Richard Shelby announced this week that 21 Alabama airports were receiving more than $11.2 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.

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A pop-up thunderstorm Saturday afternoon knocked down trees, limbs, power poles and caused hundreds to lose electricity. The storm also brought trees down onto the mobile home of Robert Young, who lives on Rescue Road, a little more than a mile west of Allens Crossroads.

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The folks in the know aren’t at liberty yet to disclose the name of a large new industry coming to Arab and expected to open in early 2022.

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Tourism is ramping up in Marshall County, quite possibly to levels never seen before. And the new Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheatre (SMPA) is a big reason.

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The City School Board is asking the voters of Guntersville to approve a new 7.5 mil tax to fund construction of a new Guntersville High School. The election is May 11, with absentee voting going on now.

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Brandon Mote, a senior at Kate Duncan Smith DAR High School, will be continuing a long-standing family tradition: A tradition of serving his country and defending the nation.

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After one long year of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Guntersville Electric Board has finally reopened its front lobby to the public as of Thursday, April 1. Electric Board manager Jason Kirkland was happy to announce this news, noting how the lobby has remained empty sinc…

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Several road and bridge issues had Marshall County District 3 crews working late Thursday night and into Friday morning following the day’s storms.

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To say it has been a wet month would be an understatement considering Marshall County has received nearly five more inches of rain than the long-term March average of 5.3 inches.

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Strong winds and rain blew through Marshall County early Sunday morning and caused lots of damage all over Guntersville.

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A single-vehicle crash at approximately 7:20 p.m. Saturday, March 27, has claimed the life of an Albertville man. Francisco Javier Vazquez Mendoza, 36, was fatally injured when the 2007 Toyota 4Runner he was operating left the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, the Alabama state t…

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What is it about Palm Sunday and severe weather in Alabama? There have been tons of bad storms on that particular day over the years.

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Bob Blankenship had worked in sales and as a contractor on the Arsenal and held various other jobs throughout his working life. But his last stop was working as a manager in a multimedia group that created video, audio and multimedia productions. It was a terrific experience for Bob as he le…

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When the giant oaks blew down in front of the Courthouse Sunday, one of the first questions people asked was “How old do you think they were?”

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The Guntersville City School Board met in a special called session Monday morning to approve a $24,500 geotechnical study of the Guntersville High School site where a proposed new high school will be built. 

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To say that Marshall County has had a lot of rain lately is a complete understatement! Many places around the county have actually had more than double the usual 5.7 inches that falls in March. 

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David Kennamer – who’d been very healthy until he got COVID and died last January 21 –was a member of a Guntersville men’s golfing group that played every week.

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This is the senior menu for March 29-April 2. 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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Klarissa Lupton began her dream business last year at just 18-years-old, selling homemade cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods out of her trademark 1970s-style camper.

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I am always inspired by people who want to start their own business. It’s not something I have ever had the desire to do myself. Or at least not until I hear someone’s story about how they took an idea, skill or passion and turned it into a beloved, honest-to-goodness money-making business.

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The Guntersville High School musical theatre department will present its spring musical, “Give My Regards To Broadway,” next Friday and Saturday night. Admission is $5 at the door.

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All four Marshall County Commissioners talked about issues on roadways stemming from the heavy rains last week during the Commission meeting on Wednesday.