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If you’ve traveled the Warrenton Causeway in the last week, you may have noticed an unusual looking boat sitting just off the Arab Water intake near the bridge.

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The Marshall County Christmas Coalition would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers that helped during the September sign-ups this year.

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“The Stories of Christmas” is the theme of this year’s Arab Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. It’s actually a countywide theme and is part of Alabama’s bicentennial celebration.

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A brief overview was given last Monday night by representatives of Fisher & Arnold, the engineering firm hired by Arab Electric Cooperative to design a new substation on the project.

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He was recently sitting on the porch of his new home in Huntsville but missing the place where he grew up on Brindlee Mountain when he realized the pine trees and country air were now replaced with pot holes in the pavement.

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Kamille McKinney. Aniah Blanchard. Sloan Harmon.

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The Arab Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent came to an end Monday night with the unanimous approval of Dr. Johnny C. Berry III to the position.

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The handprints of hope were all over the gym Saturday night at Liberty Church’s 10th annual Celebrate Recovery fundraising banquet (held at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church).

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There could be a change in the way grade point averages are figured, following the first reading of an amendment to Arab City Schools’ class ranking policy during the recent Arab Board of Education meeting.

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The Arab Education Foundation awarded FIRST grants worth nearly $10,000 to Arab City Schools’ teachers at last week’s Arab Chamber of Commerce Early Morning Coffee.

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The Arab City Council is expected to have a final draft of a revision to the city’s alcohol ordinance that will allow alcohol to be served/sold at various city-owned properties and at banquet venues.

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It’s not a big secret that most people who choose to move to Arab, many because of a job in Huntsville, do so because of the school system. That makes selecting a new superintendent all the more important for the Arab City Board of Education.

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At the Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s annual volunteer recognition brunch, seven local RSVP volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, including one from Arab.

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Christmastime in Arab officially kicks off at 6 p.m. next Friday night with the opening of Christmas in the Park. More than 2 million Christmas lights will illuminate the park every night through New Year’s Eve.

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As Randy Webster continues to recover in a Birmingham hospital from a savage beating during a home invasion in Union Hill, his neighbor is posting a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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During WWII, many families in Arab reluctantly – but proudly – sent family members off to war. Women cried as husbands, brothers and sons waved farewell.

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Sara Franco Tapia, 32, has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of her two young children in Baileyton Oct. 12.

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Woody Trimble of Jackson Thornton & Co., P.C. presented the Arab Electric Cooperative audit at the AEC board meeting Monday night.

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John Robert Bardin, the man shot by Arab Police a few weeks ago, was released from Huntsville Hospital Friday and taken to Marshall County Jail. Also Friday, the two Arab police officers involved in the shooting returned to work.

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The Arab Board of Education prepared 14 questions for the five superintendent candidates. They will be answered in writing, followed by follow-up questions at public meetings (please see other story).

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Interview times were set and questions were selected for the top five candidates for superintendent of Arab City Schools during a work session of the board of education last Friday.

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The second 10-percent increase of a five-year plan will go into effect on the November billing cycle for customers of Arab Sewer Department. Those bills will be due in December.

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Arab Economic Development Coordinator Melissa Cook informed the city council Monday that if the city plans to apply for up to $250,000 from the new “Rebuild Alabama Act” grant program through ALDOT, preparations need to begin as soon as possible.

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Arab’s Alcohol License Review Committee plans to formally present a resolution to the city council in the coming weeks to expand allowing the use of alcoholic beverages in the city for “special events” and “tastings,” as well as at “banquet establishments.”

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A Grassy couple whose mobile home burned Tuesday were arrested by Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies for cursing and threatening firefighters on the scene.

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A 2-month-old baby is in Children’s Hospital in Birmingham with a fractured skull and broken bones – allegedly at the hands of his father. The baby’s mother was arrested, too.

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The fiscal year 2019/2020 budget recently adopted by the Marshall County Commission includes a merit raise for county employees. The 4-percent raise usually costs the county about $50,000 annually.

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Before there was an Arab Ambulance Service or Samaritan Ambulance Service, there was Jonathon and Dwight – Medlock and Hayes, that is.

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A former Marshall County Circuit Clerk bookkeeper from Union Grove who pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of “theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds,” had her sentencing date continued.