Guin

New water filters installed

Crews work to install one of four new water filters at the Guin water treatment plant on Monday, June 6. The new filters will filter out harmful chemicals like PFAS.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — New water filters were installed at the Guin water treatment plant on Monday, June 6. The new granulated articular carbon filters are designed to filter out harmful chemicals, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl.
Four new filters were installed at the plant, located on Highway 43 just beside the 3M plant.

Board removes mayor as superintendent

The Guin Water Works and Sewer Board removes Mayor Phil Segraves as superintendent. Shown above are the treatment plant and the business office.

By Luke Brantley Staff Writer

GUIN — The Guin Water Works and Sewer Board has removed Mayor Phil Segraves as superintendent of the water board, after the mayor’s position was hired as superintendent in 1957. The board also had to address the fact that the pay for the superintendent position has been part of the mayor’s salary ever since.

During a water and sewer board meeting on Sept. 28, 2021, then-board member Trent Junkin made a motion to remove mayor Phil Segraves from the board as a representative for the city council.

Two church arsons suspected near Guin


The New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Beaverton is shown here on Thursday, April 25 after state and local authorties began an investigation into an attempted arson at the church.

GUIN - Two attempted arsons took place at churches near Guin last week, according to information released by Guin Police Chief Doug Webb.
Webb confirmed on Thursday, April 25, that attempted arsons had taken place at the two churches, but investigators have not determined exactly when they took place.
The Real Chapel CME Church south of Guin suffered what Webb called “minimal” fire damage. “There are scorch marks on the door. Nothing burned down,” Webb said.