Gaston High’s Gabe Crain delivers a pitch during the Bulldogs’ 7-6 loss to Cleveland in the second round of the Class 2A state baseball playoffs on Friday (Apr. 24) at GHS. Gaston High’s Gabe Crain delivers a pitch during the Bulldogs’ 7-6 loss to Cleveland in the second round of the Class 2A state baseball playoffs on Friday (Apr. 24) at GHS.

Bulldogs swept in second round

Cleveland High swept Gaston in the second round of the Class 2A state baseball playoffs on Friday (Apr. 24) at GHS.

The Panthers took the first game by a score of 7-6, followed by a 6-4 victory in Game 2.

In the opener, the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning courtesy of respective

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Southside High’s Greyson Daugherty slides into second base with a steal during the Panthers’ 10-0 win over Fort Payne on Friday (Apr. 24) in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs at SHS.Southside High’s Greyson Daugherty slides into second base with a steal during the Panthers’ 10-0 win over Fort Payne on Friday (Apr. 24) in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs at SHS.

Southside sweeps Fort Payne, moves to quarterfinals

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

Class 6A, No. 8 Southside advanced to the high school state baseball playoff quarterfinals with wins of 10-0 and 7-1 over Fort Payne on Friday (Apr. 24) at SHS. Southside head coach Blake Bone was happy with his team’s effort, especially the starting pitching. 

“We held the Ft. Payne hits to a minimum and defended

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Dylan Duncan and the Etowah High baseball team lost to Russellville in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs on Friday (Apr. 24) in Attalla. Dylan Duncan and the Etowah High baseball team lost to Russellville in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs on Friday (Apr. 24) in Attalla.

Blue Devils fall to Russellville in second round

By Stan Veitch/Sports Correspondent

As the top of the seventh inning was about to start in the nightcap of Etowah High’s 1-0 loss to Russellville on Friday (Apr. 24), several Blue Devils fans yelled, “It’s not over.”

Their wish got as far as third base, but it soon was over to the tune of 1-0 in favor

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Etowah County Commissioners Joey Statum and Tim Choate recently donated funds to the Southside School Resource officers for the purchase of Officer Body Cameras. Etowah County Commissioners Joey Statum and Tim Choate recently donated funds to the Southside School Resource officers for the purchase of Officer Body Cameras.

Mobile homes being checked for license decals

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor

Belinda Childress, Etowah County’s new chief license inspector, wants to remind citizens of a law that requires mobile homes to have decals that show they are licensed, similar to car or boat tags.

The law is not new, but when Childress and Deputy License Inspector Glenda Boatwright began enforcing the law, they realized that many

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Local Chamber president awarded U.S. Regent Scholarship

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, recently announced that Heather Brothers New, President of The Chamber, Gadsden/Etowah County, has been awarded a Regent Scholarship. 

Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background. 

“Regent scholarships

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