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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Gadsden City High School students participate in the YMCA’s annual Youth in Government Municipal Day on Tuesday, April 21. The students presented and debated new city ordinances as if they were members of the city council and other city officials.Gadsden City High School students participate in the YMCA’s annual Youth in Government Municipal Day on Tuesday, April 21. The students presented and debated new city ordinances as if they were members of the city council and other city officials.

Teen takeover: Gadsden City High students run city hall for a day

Messenger Staff Reports

About a dozen Gadsden City High School students participated in the Coosa Valley YMCA’s annual Youth in Government Municipal Day this past Tuesday (Apr. 21). Students served as members of the city council and other city officials and presented and debated new city ordinances. 

“It was really informative,” said interim city attorney and GCHS senior Harsh

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Larry Means, Janet Gregerson and Peter Gregerson (pictured, from left) were honored at the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Great American Values Dinner on Tuesday (Apr. 21) in Gadsden.Larry Means, Janet Gregerson and Peter Gregerson (pictured, from left) were honored at the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Great American Values Dinner on Tuesday (Apr. 21) in Gadsden.

Boy Scouts honor four locals

By Mike Goodson/Messenger Correspondent

The Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday (Apr. 21) honored four local residents for their contributions to scouting in the Etowah County area at the organization’s annual Great American Values Dinner at the Gadsden Museum of Art. 

Receiving the “Heart of the Eagle Award” were Peter Gregerson, Janet Gregerson, Larry

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Art of Beer to be held May 16

  The inaugural Art of Beer craft beer sampling festival will be held May 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 210 At the Tracks in historic downtown Gadsden. The event is being presented by the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Back Forty Beer Company and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism and proceeds from the event will support the

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