Guntersville, AL Education

Mrs. Manners visits G'ville Elem.

The Guntersville Elementary School PTO hosted their last Enrichment Program of the semester on Wednesday, this time focusing on holiday etiquette with “Mrs. Manners” herself. Laura Braswell -- or “Mrs. Manners” to GES students -- visited pre-K through second grades this week, teaching them simple social graces that might be...
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Albertville School Board to vote on school calendar

Albertville City Schools staff recently voted for one of two options for the calendar for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The two calendar options were drafted by a committee made up of nearly 30 teachers, non-certified staff members, administrators and other employees. “Every school was represented,” Superintendent Boyd English said...
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Snead State Invites Community to December Events

Snead State Community College invites the community to campus for a couple of events being held in December. The first is a special Open House and Ribbon Cutting for the newly renovated McCain Student Center. The community will have an opportunity to walk through the McCain Student Center during the...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Fort Payne falls to Gadsden City

Malik Turner paced Fort Payne with 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in a 61-52 loss to Gadsden City at Fort Payne High School on Tuesday night. Nolan Fowler scored nine points, Alan Harcrow added eight points and Eli Kirby had eight points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (6-3).

City School Bd. – New principal didn't work out

The Guntersville City School Board approved hiring Holly Pond principal Steve Miller as the new principal at Guntersville High School at their regular monthly meeting Monday night. He seemed enthusiastic and ready to go and talked about the strong traditions at Guntersville and how he was looking forward to leading the high school as a new school is built around it.

These updates happening in schools

Guntersville Schools maintenance director Jeff Mims gave this "facilities update" for the Board at its meeting this week:. • Gym floor sand and refinish scheduled for Christmas break. • New playground edging was installed in several areas. GHS. • Sports Lighting. Light studies were done by Sentry Lighting for photo...

Lions start fast in area-opening win over Pisgah

The Section varsity boys basketball team followed a familiar recipe to earn an area-opening victory over a rival. The Lions used harassing defense to force turnovers that led to easy points and a big early lead on the way to an 80-45 Class 2A Area 15 victory at Pisgah Tuesday night.

Arab basketball: Knights win Holly Pond Tournament

After Lincoln County defeated Guntersville 54-48 in the Holly Pond Tournament last Tuesday night, the Knights went into Wednesday’s championship game knowing they faced a significant challenge. Arab answered the Falcons’ full-court pressure with hustle and a lot of determination. But it certainly wasn’t easy in a 76-64 win. The...
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Defense leads Albertville hoops to sweep of rival Guntersville

For both Albertville coaches ahead of Monday night’s game against rival Guntersville the goal was simple: Limit the pair of Guntersville stars on both teams, or at least make the supporting cast beat them. The Aggies saw that plan play out to perfection, sweeping a pair of defensive battles in...

DAR boys go 2-1 in tourney

The DAR varsity boys went 2-1 in the 2021 Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Shootout held at Geraldine High School last week. The Patriots led 18-17 after the opening quarter and extended the lead to 51-40 at the half following a huge 2nd quarter. DAR built a 17 point lead in the 3rd before Sylvania trimmed it down to 67-59 going to the 4th. Lathan Miles scored 21 points to lead the Patriots followed by Noah Edmonds with 16 and Trey Bolt with 10.

Gadsden State students Earn More AAMA Scholarships Than Any Other Alabama College

Gadsden State students earn more AAMA scholarships than any other Alabama college. Gadsden, Ala. — Gadsden State Community College has more recipients of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association Scholarship than any other institution in the Alabama Community College System. “We are so proud to have 16 students at Gadsden State...

December Education Briefs from Gadsden State

Gadsden, Ala. – Gadsden State Community College’s Continuing Education Program is offering ACT Prep Courses covering four core subjects – English, reading, math and science. Classes will meet at the Cardinal Tutoring Center located in the Inzer Student Engagement Center on the Wallace Drive Campus. Evening sessions will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6-9 with a different core subject taught each evening. Registration cost is $99 for all four hours of instruction or $30 per evening class. Once a student registers, a confirmation email will be sent containing instructions and items needed for the class. To register for any of the Continuing Education classes, visit For more information, please call Pam Clough at 256-549-8462 or email

Arab basketball: Lady Knights beat Brewer, John Paul II

Sometimes you get a win any way you can. That’s what happened with the Arab varsity girls basketball team in the Hartselle Tournament last Tuesday. The Lady Knights defeated rival Brewer 32-28. “We played as ugly a first half as we could possibly play,” said coach Brad Kitchens. The good...

Arab Jr. High basketball: 8th graders win at West Point

Three Arab Junior High basketball teams traveled to Cullman on Monday to play West Point after a long Thanksgiving week break, but only the eighth grade boys were able to prevail. The seventh grade girls did not play. • 8TH GRADE BOYS. Arab 36, West Point 30. Arab seemed to...