City of Guin

Electric vehicle charging station open in Guin

From left, State Representative Tracy Estes, Guin Mayor Phil Segraves, Congressman Robert Aderholt and State Senator Greg Reed cut the ribbon in front of a large group of local officials and business leaders to commemorate the grand opening of the Tesla charging stations at the Holiday Inn in Guin.

GUIN — Federal, state and local officials and business owners gathered at the Holiday Inn in Guin at exit 26 off of I-22 to celebrate the official opening of the Tesla electronic vehicle charging stations located in the parking lot beside the hotel.
Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt was present at the event, along with State Senator Greg Reed and State Representative Tracy Estes. Representatives from the Ag commission and ALDOT were also present, along with numerous other elected officials.

Two hundred years of memories

Gilbert Butler turns 100.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — Mr. Gilbert Butler of Guin, turned 100 years old on Friday, Dec. 2. Friends and family gathered in the gym at Guin First Baptist Church to celebrate his birthday.
Butler was born on Dec. 2, 1922, in the Woodville, Ala. area and grew up on a farm halfway between Scottsboro and Huntsville.
“I don’t remember much about the day I was born, but I know I was there,” Butler joked.
Butler was child number five, and had four sisters and three brothers. His parents were Robert Lee and Almira Bottoms Butler.

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Guin

Guin has received a grant of $407,000 to install six electric vehicle charging stations. The exact location is not yet known.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
GUIN — The City of Guin received a grant of $407,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to install six new electric vehicle charging stations possibly at exit 26 on I-22, where the Holiday Inn in Guin is located.
State Representative Tracy Estes (R-Winfield) stated he was informed of the awarding of the grant on Monday, Oct. 31.

Guin awarded grant for new industry site

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — The City of Guin has announced on received a $272,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to help prepare a site for new industry.
According to Guin Mayor Phil Segraves, the new grant will give the city the funds needed to prepare a site for a new industry coming to the city, KJS Forest Products, which will be located at 644 Saw Mill Road.

Guin water board faces operator difficulty

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — The room grew tense during the Guin Water and Sewer Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11 as the board discussed the need for grade IV certified operators for the water treatment plant.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) certifies water treatment plant operators on four levels, or grades, indicating how many hours of study they have completed and if they can pass a test at each level.

Guin set for two days of food music and fun

 GUIN - Guin is set for two days of food, fun and music as the city’s annual MayFest takes place this weekend.
This year’s festival includes a dogshow, a carshow, a lawn tractor pull, live music, food and arts and crafts vendors.
The music begins on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. as the Belles of Franklin, a glamorous female vocal trio based in Franklin, Tenn., takes the stage. After that, an Alabama duo known as The Springs will bring their brand of contemporary pop country to the MayFest stage via Nashville.