City of Guin

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.