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Marshall County leaders report clean state audit for third year in a row

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- For the third year in a row, Marshall County leaders received some good news that shows residents their tax dollars are put to good use.

Marshall County just had its state audit returned, and in what county leaders call a milestone, it is clean for the third year in a row.

"I think that this just shows the people of Marshall County that we are very transparent with the county money up here, that we have good procedures in place,  and we're following procedure," said Commission Chairman James Hutcheson.

Hutcehson says this string of clean audits is a first for the county. "This isn't just a reflection of this office, it's a reflection of engineering, all of the district shops. This audit covers all of that."

That spells out good news for taxpayers. "I just hope taxpayers realize that we're doing the best we can with the money we have available, and we're very transparent with how we spend our money," Hutcheson added.

Hutcheson says the audit shows taxpayers the county is spending the money wisely and where county officials say they're using the funds.