Guin

Memorial service honors tornado victims


Meteorologist James Spann was the keynote speaker during the memorial service. Shown from left are Guin City Clerk Rebeca Markham, Spann, Guin Mayor Phil Segraves and Guin Assistant City Clerk Lorie Mayo.
GUIN — Scars have been on the hearts of many Guin residents for 50 years. Those scars were left by one of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded in history, as it came down on the city on April 3, 1974. Since then, the town has overcome the destruction and built the city back, though the loss of life is still felt, especially by the families of the 25 who perished in the tornado. These 25 were honored during a memorial service Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Guin First Baptist Church, a handful of hours from the minute the tornado struck 50 years prior

Guin discusses library’s future - Losing public status could be catastrophic for city, school says library director


The Marion County High School Community Library would lose many of its books and technological resources if it loses its public library status
GUIN — The Guin City Council met with members of the library board in a work session on Monday, Nov. 20, to discuss several concerns regarding the Marion County High School Elaine Junkin Community Library.

Student-led art features in Guin mural


Master muralist Missy Miles (left) and gifted art student Gracious Webb stand before the “Greetings from Guin” mural, which Webb illustrated and Miles painted.
GUIN — As you travel along U.S. Highway 43 in Guin from east going west, a remarkable sight meets your eyes. Displayed on the side of the Guin Post Office is a strikingly beautiful and colorful mural spelling out the name of the city. As you continue driving, you might see three other murals in the city, all painted by artist and master mural painter Missy Miles.