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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.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation is set to begin a multi-million dollar project that will repave the north- and south-bound lanes of U.S. 231.

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Hannah Fry, Meredith Forrester or Katelyn King will be crowned the 2019 Arab High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at halftime of the Arab vs. Madison County High School football game. Fry is the daughter of Kevin Fry and Brenda Bufford; Forrester is the daughter of Douglas and Jennifer …

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The Arab City Council passed a $15.3 million budget Monday night, about a half million dollars less than last year’s budget. (Stories on departmental budgets are planned for a future issue of the Tribune.)

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All 67 counties in Alabama currently remain under a Fire Alert, which was originally issued on Sept. 25 by the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC). The small amount of rain received throughout the state in the last few days has not been enough to end drought conditions or wildfire danger.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been predicting the weather and telling of the best times to plant crops since 1792. Published annually in May, the almanac claims an accuracy rate of more than 80 percent.

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Tanya Alexander is the new director at Arab Public Library. She has lived in Arab most of her life and graduated from Arab High School in 1998.

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To kick off the annual Arab Elementary School fun run last week, the students got to throw color on their principal Jessica McCrary, and assistant principal Kevin Connell. Pictured with McCrary is third grader Bella McBrayer.

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Growing up in a family hit hard by cancer built a resolve in one young girl to dedicate her life to nursing patients dealing with the disease. Now that she is fulfilling the dream, she knows her late mother would be proud.

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Carrie Cooper was crowned Brindlee Mountain Homecoming Queen Friday night. The senior is the daughter of Dewayne Cooper. She was crowned by last year’s queen, Madison Reed. Unfortunately, the Lions lost their homecoming game to Susan Moore High School. For more on the game see today’s sports…

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Mayor Bob Joslin told the Arab City Council Monday night the budget for the coming fiscal year could be ready by the next council meeting on Oct. 7.

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One of five seniors will be named Brindlee Mountain High School homecoming queen Friday night. They are: Olivia Glass, Katherine Robles, Carrie Cooper, Faith Beckman and Caitlyn Sanderson.

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Marshall County 4-H agent Kristen Roberson of Arab was elected president of the Alabama Association of Extension 4-H Agents (ALAE4-HA) at its annual conference recently held in Sylacauga.

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As expected the Arab City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2020 budget Thursday, following a required second hearing.

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Arab’s annual Community Fair is Saturday. The free event is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Arab Historic Village at Arab City Park.

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Three public hearings were held at Tuesday’s Arab City Council meeting that included approving an alcohol beverage license, rezoning property on Main Street, and amending the city’s zoning ordinance. 

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The fifth annual Fire on the Mountain Festival is today (Saturday) at Arab City Park. It’ll go from 8 a.m. until about 6 p.m.

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Arab Economic Development Coordinator Melissa Cook told the Arab City Council that a consultant is conducting a motel feasibility study for the city, considered an almost necessary requirement in attracting a new business.

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The Alabama Association of School Boards, which is conducting a search for a new Arab superintendent of education, has launched an on-line survey seeking information from local residents.

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One man is charged with drug trafficking and another with shooting into an occupied dwelling following a brief stand off Thursday afternoon at Brandywine Apartments in Arab.

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The Nina and Pinta are sitting in the Guntersville Harbor waiting to be explored.

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The investiture of U.S. District Judge Liles Burke of Cherokee Ridge took place Thursday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Huntsville. Burke was nominated to the federal bench in 2017 by President Donald Trump. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last October and he took the bench later…

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A Union Grove man was arrested Tuesday in Limestone County for allegedly abusing his girlfriend’s 1-year old daughter.

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there are three board member elections on the ballot for the Arab Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting next Saturday morning at the Arab High School auditorium.

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The Marshall County Commission voted 3-1 Wednesday to impose a $12 fee on vehicle tags to pay for school resource officers in the Marshall County School System.

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They Arab Board of Education on Thursday appointed Patrick Crowder as the interim superintendent of Arab City Schools, effective Aug. 22.

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The man driving the truck that T-boned an Arab family’s vehicle in March, killing Nicki Penn, has been indicted for murder in connection with her death.

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Traffic congestion is always a concern when school begins each year at Arab Primary School. Administrators and PTO volunteers are working to inform parents of the correct procedures.

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For the 16th consecutive year, Arab Elementary School students (and parents) are selling subscriptions to The Arab Tribune as a fundraiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

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Extra Arab police officers will be on duty Wednesday morning – all week really – making sure students get back to school safely and motorists follow traffic laws.