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Albertville Sand Mountain Reporter (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Albertville, AlabamaSand Mountain >1llstate. You it in goo August 8,2015175 cents online at Higdon insurance group 256-878-8787 main Street music festival Rockin into the night sixth annual main St music festival continues tonight with musical acts exile 38 special the rep i Flor Mckirgan Martin Date la heavy Rains thursday Prapa Ratum for the main Straat Musk festival Stag continued on into tha night. Chack As for a co Plata list of today s Scha Dziad Avants. Of Edify heavy Rains fell on the City of Albertville thursday As volunteers and workers showed up to prepare for the City is sixth annual main Street music festival but Mother nature prevent the festival from continuing on As scheduled. Teams of volunteers worked throughout the Day and on into the night to barricade roads install fewing and Pul up the stage for the festival which started Friday at 4 pm. With various activities to kick off the weekend. According to weather a of today a weather Calls for Zero percent Chance of rain with highs in the mid-908. The weather forecast is Ideal Friday and saturday and its saying 10 percent rain for Friday and no percentage for saturday a said Albertville City councilman Ben the festivities picked up this morning and will continue on throughout the Day with Chicken races magic shows games food and plenty of musical acts of course. Several local musicians will take the stage today. With the nights headlining acts of exile and 38 special performing at 6 30 and 8 respectively. Pop country band exile broke onto the music scene with the hit a kiss you All Over in 1978, but then also went on to produced 11 other no. 1 songs and multiple top 40 singles. 38 special has sold More than 20 million albums and. They cached the charts in the 1980s with Arena Rock pop hits like a hold on loosely a a a rocking into the night and a caught up in local officials said a combination of planned activities scheduled acts and Ideal weather forecasts could make this year one of the Best in the festivals history. A this has certainly grown into a huge event not Only for Albertville but for All of Alabama a said mayor Tracy Honea. A this years entertainment lineup is very Suong and we Are expecting some of the larger we be Honea said the Large influx of people weekend certainly helps to boost the local Economy but it helps the Community build camaraderie As Well. A any time you bring folks in from out of town that can do nothing but help your local Economy a Honea said. A the Small businesses will reap some of the benefits and i t helps bring or Community together As a whole too. A a there a a lot of things going on and when you have different sectors of the Community coming together its just a fun weekend. We be got great sponsors that have made it All Honea also thanked the volunteers who gave up their time to help with the event. A the committee that has put this together has worked really hard and there a Over 300 volunteers that work to put this together and they be just All done a great Job a Honea said. Mcgowan said earlier this week volunteers turned out to receive seems of m Marshall county weather leaves Many without Power microburst knocks out pole causes Power out is to 170 Homes Morgan Marti wednesday night Marshall c county experienced some had weather leaving Many without Power for several hours. Marshall i it aka b electric cooperatives general manager Jim Stewart said there was a lengthy outage on 431 near the Gunters i he Walmart area where three Utility poles were in Ltd ked a town. Stewart speculates this was caused by a i Amburst a microburst is a very Strong downward movement of air out of a thunderstorm. Micri4>urst.s can be wet or dry. And the one in Albertville wednesday night was very wet. Winds with a microburst move in a downward pattern not in a spinning manner As they would with a Tornado. According to a Culeather xxi a microburst is capable of producing damaging straight Linc winds of More than l kit mph which Are similar to that of some Tomado gets but without the tornadoes it it tation. It often has High winds that can Knock Over fully grown Trees. Typically the size is less than three Miles across and the lifespan can Range from a few seconds to several minutes. Stewart said unfortunately around 170 customers had to go without Power for about seven hours while marshal 1-Dckalb employees worked diligently to re sumac it. Albertville assistant police chief Jamie Smith said several Power lines were Down on 431 Norih of the City. A it was nothing Umi Albertville residential bumming catches fire officials believe could be electrical fault Morgan Mart a residential building in Albertville caught on fire at around 9 49. Friday. According to Albertville fire marshal Brad Hix the first unit responded within three minutes of receiving the Call to Woodall Street behind Burger King where firefighters immediately jumped to action. Three engines and one ladder truck were called to the scene to help extinguish the flames. According to Hix the family members were asleep in the Home when the smoke alarms woke them. All of the family members were Able to escape from the Home uninjured however inc family pet did not make it. Preliminary investigation Points to electrical fault As a possible cause of the fire. Hix said an investigation to find the cause of the fire is ongoing. Special to the reporter firt occurred at Woodall Straat Friday morning. 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