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The Alabama Municipal Journal – the magazine that goes out to city leaders all over the state – has some pretty prominent coverage of Guntersville mayor Leigh Dollar in its March/April edition. It is published by the Alabama League of Municipalities.

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It was a cold day with a lot of water spilling through Guntersville Dam when Mayor Leigh Dollar and her Youth Council toured the facility last week.

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The Marshall County Democratic Executive Committee is holding a candidate recruitment breakfast meeting on Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m. in Albertville at Catfish Cabin, 8524 U.S. Highway 431.

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The Guntersville City Council and the City School Board appear to have reached a compromise in their city sales tax increase talks:

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The state gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Kay Ivey won’t mean a lot of extra road money for Guntersville, about $70,000 per year, according to Mayor Leigh Dollar.

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2019 is not a political year, with no regular elections scheduled this year. But the 2020 election cycle will get an early start later this year.

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Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth of Guntersville has lent his voice to others condemning what he called a “a series of racist and otherwise controversial editorials” published by the Linden Democrat-Reporter newspaper.

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When word came this week that Sheriff Phil Sims' son had been arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property, the question lots of people asked was whether the son had received any special treatment. 

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The Marshall County Democratic Club will talk about trash, safe water, and clean air at their March 5 meeting, Club president Susan McKenney said. The meeting is open to the public.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has named Rick Watson to the office of Marshall County District 2 Commissioner, the office left vacant with the recent passing of longtime Commissioner R.E. Martin.

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The probate judge, sheriff and circuit clerk are the chief election officials in Marshall County. All 3 of those offices are now held by new people.

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The Guntersville City Council has proposed raising the city sales tax from 8 percent to 9 percent. The city would keep the approximately $3 million a year the new tax would generate for at least 5 years.

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Mayor Leigh Dollar will propose an additional one-cent sales tax in Guntersville when the City Council meets Monday night at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

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The Marshall County Democratic Party has a jam-packed agenda planned for their next meeting, said club president Susan McKenney The focus will be on education on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6:00 p.m. at the Guntersville Public Library annex at 1240 O'Brig Avenue.

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Mayor Leigh Dollar this week released artists' renderings of what Patrick Lawler's development at the City Harbor could eventually look like. 

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Former Rep. Ed Henry of Morgan County — whose district includes a portion of Marshall — agreed to plead guilty to charges of a kickback scheme to defraud a federal healthcare program.

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Her voice cracked with emotion and tears almost flowed as new probate judge Andrea LeCroy spoke to a large crowd who gathered to watch her take the oath of office Tuesday.

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Marshall County Democrats elected Susan McKenney of Guntersville to another term as president of the Marshall County Democratic Club. This is McKenney’s third consecutive term since the group’s 2017 reorganization. She also chairs the party’s county executive committee.

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With his daughter Faith holding the Bible, Steve Marshall took the oath of office for a full-term as Alabama's Attorney General on Monday. 

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The Marshall County Democratic Club voted unanimously at its January meeting to rename their annual education scholarship awards in memory of Ken Burns of Asbury. Burns was a long-time educator, community supporter and life-long Democrat. He passed away in late December

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When he was an undergraduate student working on a degree in political science, Marshall County’s Howard Hawk received a prestigious Harry S. Truman Fellowship.

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SAYING GOODBYE TO JUDY. A farewell reception was held for legislative office director Judy Miller (seated) last Friday. She is leaving that position after 30 years to become the new chief of staff for Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth. She is shown with some legislators current and past. Fr…

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall – the former Marshall County District Attorney – has been cleared of violating the Alabama Ethics Law.

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Due to renovations of the Cannon House Office Building, Congressman Robert Aderholt has a new address for constituents who would like to send correspndence to him.

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Judy Miller, the long-time director of the Marshall County Legislative Office, has left that position after 30 years to become chief of staff for newly elected Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth.

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Lieutenant Governor-elect Will Ainsworth announced on Monday, Nov. 12,  that Judy Miller will serve as his chief of staff in the Alabama State House. She has worked for more than thirty years as the executive director of the Marshall County Legislative Office.