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Trio of deputies face charges after campaign sign damaged
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:07:44 -0700

GRANT, Ala. | Three Marshall County sheriff's deputies are facing charges in connection with the vandalism of a campaign sign for Sheriff Scott Walls' political rival. Al.com reports that a witness reported seeing people stop near her home in the northeast Alabama town of Grant. She told authorities the vehicle's headlights were off, and the suspects damaged a sign in the yard. Authorities say a ...

Marshall County continues to not issue licenses
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:36:52 -0700

In light of this week's Alabama Supreme Court ruling regarding same-sex marriage licenses, Marshall County Probate Judge Tim Mitchell said he would not issue licenses to any couples - same sex or opposite sex.

Severe weather warnings are changing their tune
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:30:04 -0700

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Severe weather season in Alabama is right around the corner, and starting next month, weather warnings in our area will sound a bit different. The National Weather Service is changing the way it issues warnings during severe weather by using impact based warnings. These warnings are more specific and help […]

Work progressing on Double Bridges replacement project
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:29:25 -0700

Construction on the new bridge at the Double Bridges area of the Asbury/Martling Community is expected to start in August, according to Marshall County Engineer Bob Pirando.

Marshall Co. threatened with legal action over marriage licenses
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:59:49 -0700

The county's attorney said Tuesday he's comfortable with the way the probate judge is handling things, because he says it's hard to discriminate if you're not issuing any licenses.

Judge threatened with lawsuit, more
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:59:34 -0700

Marshall County Probate Judge Tim Mitchell has been threatened with a lawsuit over his refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Mitchell received a letter from Ayesha Khan, legal director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State on behalf of a Marshall County same-sex couple.

Marshall County veterans seek more support and resources
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:16:20 -0800

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- According to the University of Alabama, northern Alabama is home to more than 400,000 veterans, many of whom cannot get the resources they need and oftentimes end up homeless. Dwight Jones is a veteran, a father of 4, and currently without a home or job, but he won’t let that get […]

Fugitive of nearly 3 decades arrested in Alabama applying for Social Security Number
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:16:08 -0700

A fugitive from Arizona will be returned to the Grand Canyon State, after 28 years on the run, following his arrest in Alabama this month where he applied for a Social Security card under an assumed identity.

Federal judge in Alabama orders county to wed gay couples
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:35:29 -0700

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The federal judge who overturned Alabama's gay-marriage ban ordered a reluctant county to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, signaling to probate judges across the state that they should do the same.

New county extension agent glad to be home
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:16:46 -0700

Hunter McBrayer is the new urban regional extension agent in the Marshall County Extension Office, located on the ground floor of the county courthouse in Guntersville.