Marshall County, AL

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Asbury SRO awarded for going above call of duty

Hester Hollis, School Resource Officer for Asbury High School, keeps his school safe every day just by being there. Tuesday he was honored by The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers (TAASRO) with their coveted Above and Beyond Award for his work to increase safety at his rural school. “I...
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He’s commander of Alabama VFW

A Marshall County man is now serving as the state VFW commander for all of Alabama. He is Scott Gedling. He lives in Arab, but has been involved in veterans affairs all over Marshall County. He also does a lot of private work in the Guntersville and Grant area as he builds custom decks and boathouses.
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Bray running for district atty.

Jennifer Bray, 32, knew she wanted to be an attorney since she was at least 12 years old. There really never was anything else she wanted to do. While growing up, her mother told her she would be a good attorney because, as she put it, she would argue with a brick wall.
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Courthouse windows to be replaced

A large section of windows is set to be replaced at the Marshall County Courthouse in the next two to three weeks. The windows located in the ground floor lobby and in the area of Neena’s Courthouse Grille will be completely replaced after the Marshall County Commission approved the project during its Wednesday meeting.
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Shelter at license office approved

Anyone who has driven down Blount Avenue on a weekday morning has probably noticed a long line outside of the drivers license building. Those who wait in line, sometimes for hours, are subject to the elements as there is not a covering or shelter. That’s about to change as the Marshall County Commission just approved the purchase of a new shelter, which will be installed on the left side of the building.
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Jail body scanner finds triple murder suspect Jimmy Spencer’s hidden shank

A man scheduled to stand trial next year for three Marshall County murders arrived this week from state prison with a weapon he brought from there, authorities say. Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims told WAAY that Jimmy O’Neal Spencer had a concealed shank discovered by a body scanner when he arrived from state prison. Spencer was in Guntersville yesterday for a hearing, where a judge ruled his murder trial will begin Jan. 10, 2022.
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Sheriff says Guntersville triple murder suspect found with shank

MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WAFF) - The Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims says a Guntersville man accused of three gruesome murders in 2018 was found with a shank while he was being transferred Wednesday morning. Jimmy Spencer is charged with four counts of murder, along with three additional charges of capital...
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Marshall County Courthouse gets security camera upgrade

The Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville is beefing up its surveillance capacity after a recent bomb threat exposed some holes in the building's security. On Wednesday, the County Commission approved $49,695.71 from the Courthouse and Jail Fund for security camera improvements that will include upgrading old cameras and adding more new ones to cover dead spots discovered following the bomb threat on April 8.
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Would-be cop killer receives 25-year sentence

A man convicted of trying to murder an Albertville Police Officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday. A jury found Shadrack Alcime guilty of attempted murder of an Albertville police officer in April. Alcime was originally charged with shooting at APD Officer Bobby Bannister in February 2019...
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Marshall County Commission waits on architect renderings for new animal shelter

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Concerned citizens and animal advocates have been pushing for improvements at the Marshall County Animal Shelter. Earlier this year, WAFF 48 showed viewers the dark kennels, falling insulation and lack of temperature control in the building. County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said county leaders are just a few weeks away from reviewing a renovation design from an architect.

After long wait, Arab's Drew Guess takes his rightful place among county's best athletes

Turns out, the wait was worth it for former Arab standout athlete Drew Guess. Guess, who was a three-time MVP for the Knights football team (2001-03) found out in late 2019 that he would be inducted into the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame the following year. But the COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head in early 2020, and the induction ceremony was postponed twice. It was first delayed from June 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020. Then last July, it was postponed until June 5, 2021.