November 17, 2021

Marshall County commission approves purchase of new surveillance system

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – A bomb threat at the Marshall County courthouse in Guntersville has prompted some security changes.

The county commissioners have approved a new surveillance system at their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning.

“You recall about two months ago, we had a bomb threat here in the courthouse. After we evacuated the courthouse and did a sweep, of course it turned up negative,” explained Commission Chairman James Hutcheson.

News 19 was there as law enforcement searched the courthouse high and low for a suspicious package.

The threat came in the form of a note saying a bomb was somewhere inside.

The one note causing lasting ripple effects changing courthouse security.

“We went around and we did a survey of the courthouse as far as the camera…

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