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Revenue Commissioner Vaughan sworn in

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor

Linda Barrett-Vaughan was sworn into office as revenue commissioner for her second term Tuesday, September 29. The ceremony was held in the Etowah County Courthouse and was followed by a reception. Etowah County Commissioner Carolyn Parker presided over the ceremony.

Several elected officials attended the event, including Etowah County Commissioners Tim Choate

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Attalla to host Heritage Festival

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor

Attalla is hosting the annual Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Attalla. 

The event will take place rain or shine. Admission is free.

Heritage Day has been held for 28 years and draws big crowds.

“We usually have, if the weather is pretty, 12 to 14,000

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By Mike GoodsonBy Mike Goodson

Landmark local barbershop closing its doors

By Mike Goodson

Staff Correspondent

On Sept. 29, Etowah County lost a landmark that had its beginnings in the county’s early history.

The Barber Shop on Hwy. 77 in Southside closed its doors for the final time on Sept. 29, allowing Judy Richardson to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.

In a much simpler time, the countryside of America was covered with small

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Chick-fil-A to host Fall Festival

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor

Chick-fil-A, located on 4th Street in Gadsden, will host a Fall Festival on Monday, October 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the lot behind Chick-fil-A.

Last year, 300 people attended the event.

This year there are many activities for children. The Sand Mountain Corn Maze is bringing a cow train ride. There will also be

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Craig Ford - Bentley got his tax increases but still closing parks and DMV offices

As if $86 million in new taxes and an $80 million raid on public education weren’t bad enough, Gov. Robert Bentley now has announced that he will close more than 30 drivers license offices, as well as some state parks and National Guard armories.

The governor has spent this entire year trying to convince legislators and the people of Alabama

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