The Vagabond recently pulled up an article from the Etowah Historical Society library called “Early History of Northeast Alabama,” which contained a section called “A History of Gadsden ” by Charles P. Smith, who was mayor of Gadsden in 1905-1906.
Smith was known as “The Hooter of Owls Hollow” who wrote his reminiscences. He wrote six extremely interesting andRead more »
By Chris McCarthy/Editor
2014 Hokes Bluff High graduate and Purdue University incoming sophomore Isaac Haas is of one of 16 players collegiate players selected by USA Basketball to receive an invitation to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games men’s basketball team training camp. The camp is used to select the 12 players who will represent theRead more »
The Jacksonville State University women’s basketball team has added a local player to the Gamecock program, as former Gadsden State standout Lacey Buchanon recently transferred from Troy.
A 5-3 guard, Buchanon helped the 2014-15 Lady Trojans to a 20-win season. Before playing for Troy, Buchanon spent her first two seasons on the collegiate level at Gadsden State, where sheRead more »
The Southeastern Conference is consistently the best overall collegiate league in several sports. Football receives the most attention - it’s the most popular sport in the country - but the league is also the strongest conference in baseball, softball, gymnastics and golf.
The one sport where the SEC struggles to produce on a national level on a yearly basisRead more »
By Sarrah Peters
Last week the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office hosted the week-long 2015 Student Leadership Academy for 22 incoming high school seniors. The mini-academy is similar to what members of the department have to go through.
The students spent the week immersed in the sheriff’s office, living in campers behind the jail.
The students arrived Sunday, JuneRead more »