The City of Albertville is taking the following precautionary methods in light of the COVID-19 situation: Spring recreation sports will be delayed until June 1st. Sand Mountain Park staff will be available to answer any questions for membership, program sport participants, and coaches via 256-891-8240, and will remain open to the public, for now, at the Armory. Albertville Public Library and Albertville Senior Center will be closed through at least April 30th. Per Alabama Supreme Court, Albertville Municipal Court will be cancelled March 17th through April 30th. Please contact the Magistrate's Office for your updated court date at 256-891-8291. The Magistrate's office will be closed to the public, but will take payments and handle business through their drive-up window. The Magistrate's lobby will only remain open for warrants. City Hall, at this time, will remain open to the public during normal business hours. Please contact us at 256-891-8200 with any questions or concerns. If you need help with food assistance or "of need" resources available to you as a resident of Marshall County, please call 2-1-1 by phone to be connected to a trained professional that can assist your needs through United Way of Marshall County. All residents of Albertville are urged to practice social distancing by keeping at least a six foot distance from others, not gathering in groups of 10 or more for non-work related gatherings, or any non-work related gatherings that cannot maintain a six foot distance as they are currently prohibited by Governor Kay Ivey in the State of Alabama. 

City Attorney Bio

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Jimmy F. Carnes is the City Attorney for Albertville and has represented it for 23 years. Born in Albertville, he graduated from Albertville High School, the University of Alabama, and the University of Alabama Law School.  Between undergraduate school and law school, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany with the 1st Armored and 4th Armored Divisions.  He has practiced law for 40 years and was a partner with his father T.J. Carnes for many years. In addition to municipal law, his practice centers on probate, real estate, and general civil matters.  He served as the Marshall County Attorney for several years and presently represents the Boaz Housing Authority. His brother Ed Carnes is the Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit. He is a member of the Museum Board, the Museum Foundation, long-time Commander of the local American Legion Post, Secretary/Treasurer of the Marshall County Bar Association (and former President), and former President of the Albertville Historical Society, Sand Mountain Civitans and Albertville Library Board.   His wife Sharon and he are both 4th Degree Black Belts in Yoshukai Karate and spend several hours training each week.  They also enjoy traveling and taking care of their animals – dogs and cats.


Jimmy F. Carnes
104 N. Emmett Street
Albertville, AL 35950