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Fire Damages Parkway Dental Office

March 1, 2014
A fire caused heavy damage to the rear of an Arab dental office Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the Save On Dental Care office at 1178 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway around 10:30 a.m. The fire, which may have started from a space heater in a storage area at the rear of the building, caused heavy damage to the rear third of the building. The rest of the building suffered smoke and water damage.

The dental practice is owned by Dr. Jonathan Denton of Decatur. The building is owned by Dr. Sonny Barker of Arab. The office was closed at the time of the fire and no one was injured during the incident. Arab Fire Department, Four C Volunteer Fire Department, and Samaritan Ambulance Service responded to the blaze. Fire officials said that a preliminary investigation indicate the fire may have been caused by a space heater.

Poke Salat Festival Plans Underway

February 28, 2014
The Arab Downtown Association is seeking vendors, entertainers and local authors for the 30th Annual Poke Salat Festival, which will be held on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17th.

Vendors include artists, crafters, civic groups, school groups, non-profit groups, bake sales, businesses, church groups and more. Booths may be for selling, fundraising or distributing informaion about your group or business. All food vendor spaces have been filled, but the association is accepting names for a waiting list if an opening occurs.

The association is also seeking acoustical performers, small bands, individual singers, street corner performers, clowns, dancer groups and theatrical groups to be part of our entertainment.

Local authors are invited to be part of a fun book signing event. Email for more information.

Applications may be downloaded at or have one sent to you by calling 256-586-0345. Most downtown merchants have applications available in their shops.

Poke Salat officials are excited about this year's festival which is scheduled to include artisan demonstrations, more interactive areas, a hula hoop contest, a pet parade sponsored by the volunteers of the Arab Animal Shelter and the B Team Angels, a kid's zone including balloon animals and puppet shows, and more entertainment with several staging areas throughout Downtown. Vendors will display 8:00-500 both days, entertainment and music until 10 p.m. with headliner concerts both nights.

RSVP Learning Opportunities

March 1, 2014
RSVP will be offering the following opportunities this March. Please come by the RSVP office to sign up. For more information, call RSVP, 256-571-7734.

· Early Maps of Marshall County - Beaul Hunkapillar, a land surveyor, has walked over a large portion of Marshall County. He is a descendant of families who were in the area prior to the Indian removal. He will show his collection of early maps of Marshall County and discuss land treaties that ceded Indian lands to the federal government. March 4, 10am, free, must register.

· How to Take a Better Picture - Elizabeth Fitch will teach the basics of using your digital camera. How to frame, what constitutes a good photo, what to avoid. Not technical. Bring your digital camera to classes, 4 Tues including 2 classes, a photo taking field trip and another class to review trip photos, starting March 4 at 10:30am. Cost $20.
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Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Bust, Four Arrested

February 28, 2014
On Thursday morning, marshall County deputies stopped a vehicle on Fire Tower Road in Grant for a traffic violation. The vehicle had four occupants, one of which was wanted on misdemeanor warrants.

During the traffic investigation, deputies allegedly found drug paraphernalia and meth inside the vehicle, which led to the arrest of all four occupants of the vehicle.

Kenny William Perry, 31, of Grant, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Mischief (warrant) and Theft of Services (warrant)

Jason Heath Saint, 32, of Grant, Kimberlie Sue Whorton, 28, of Gurley, and Britiany Elizabeth Manlove, 23, of Huntsville were also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All four remain this morning in the Marshall County Jail with No Bond.

Upcoming Community Events

Arab City Council Meeting - 1st and 3rd Monday of Each Month

Workshop - 6:00 pm - Regular Meeting - 6:30 pm

Arab City Hall Court Room

Alzheimer Caregiver's Discussion

Alzheimer’s Services of Marshall County hosts a caregiver’s discussion group the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

For information about Alzheimer’s and dementia, phone: 256-279-0053 or visit



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