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Larry Means, Mayor of Attalla, recently visited the Gadsden City Schools Parent Teacher Resource Center. Means was excited about the availability of resources for students. During his visit, Means received a “prescription education packet” made for his granddaughter, who attends an elementary school in the district.
Any student enrolled in a Gadsden City School is eligible for these services. Parents orRead more »
By Sarrah Peters
Over 30 competitive and recreational teams participated in Etowah Gadsden Habitat for Humanity’s Dragon Boat Race Festival fundraiser on Aug. 16.
In the competitive division, Crossfit Rabid Red won first place with a time of 1:03.229. In second, the Athletic Club placed with a time of 1:04.798. In third, Brute/NEO had a time of 1:05.448.
Although the scores were closeRead more »
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor
Ronnie Watkins Ford hosted Drive 4 Ur School on Aug. 16.
The fundraiser offered $20 to schools for each person that test drove a car, regardless of whether or not they bought the new cars.
Two schools participated in the fundraiser. Rivals Hokes Bluff High and Glencoe High both encouraged participants to test drive a car for their school.
GlencoeRead more »
City of Glencoe council member Danny Wagnon recently earned the professional designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official.
In order to achieve this high honor, a municipal official must first complete 40 credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities to receive the designation of Certified Municipal Official. The individual then must complete an additional 40Read more »
Riverview Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular team performed Etowah County’s first-ever Abiomed Impella 2.5 procedure on Wednesday, Aug. 13th. Dr. B. J. Patel, a Cardiologist at Riverview Regional Medical Staff, performed the procedure. This new technology is aimed at providing fast, effective relief for critically ill patients suffering from heart attack and heart failure.
The Abiomed Impella 2.5, the world’sRead more »
By Sarrah Peters/New Editor
Principal Delsia Easley of W. E. Striplin Elementary recently participated in the ALS ice water challenge to raise awareness.
In addition, the school collected over $150 for the cause.
After she had the water pored on her by Coach Walker, Easley challenged other principals in the Gadsden City Schools, the superintendent of the school system, Ed Miller, and theRead more »
MANNA is a non-profit company that provides a daily meal, Monday through Friday, to people who are disabled or otherwise unable to cook for themselves. They provide this service to the greater Gadsden region.
On a daily basis, MANNA delivers 225 meals. Many of these are specially prepared for specific dietary needs, such as diabetic, low sodium or pureed.
The meals costRead more »
The Gadsden State Community College Continuing Education Department will offer classes this fall with high school students in mind as well as lifelong learners.
By taking advantage of the ACT Prep, high school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to prepare before the final 2014 ACT Test date of December 13 and meet the mid-December scholarship deadlines for many 4-yearRead more »
The Gadsden State Community College Student Government Association is sponsoring several blood drives during the fall semester in conjunction with the American Red Cross.
The mobile unit will be at the Valley Street Campus Tuesday, September 16.
The second drive will be held Wednesday, September 24 at Beck Field House on the Wallace Drive Campus.
In October, drives will be held at theRead more »
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor
A ribbon cutting for a new trail system at Noccalula Falls campgrounds took place on August 12.
The new trails added 4.9 miles of trail. With the pre-existing Black Creek trail, there are now 6.6 miles of trails.
The City of Gadsden decided to open the new trails after the success of the Black Creek trail, which was openedRead more »
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor
Last weekend, shoppers flooded Lookout Mountain Parkway for the 27th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale, despite the rain.
The sale was first started in 1987 to demonstrate the usefulness and beauty of back roads and attract visitors to less known areas.
The plan worked, attracting thousands of people from all over.
The yard sale originated in Fentress County, Tenn. Now,Read more »
Gadsden State Community College’s Aquaculture Department hosted a unique workshop August 6-8 on the Wallace Drive Campus - the first hands-on workshop for Zebrafish training.
The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) co-sponsored the impressive workshop through Gadsden State’s Zebrafish Husbandry Education Program, which was developed in 2012, through the collaboration and partnership of the UAB Animal Resource Program along with manyRead more »
Two years ago, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company made a commitment to hire 1,000 United States military veterans over a three-year period. Recently, the company announced that it surpassed that goal more than a year early and has pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans.
“The response to Goodyear’s military hiring initiative - both from veterans and the public, hasRead more »
The annual American Red Cross-Talladega Superspeedway “Laps for Life” blood drive returns to Talladega Superspeedway on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 12 - 6 p.m. in the Fox Sports1 Dome at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. All presenting donors will be taken on a high speed ride around NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track in Talladega Superspeedway’s official pace car.
Not only willRead more »
With school starting in school systems throughout Alabama, motorists are cautioned to be especially careful as they travel along Alabama’s streets and roads as school buses will again be on the road loading and unloading students across the state of Alabama.
According to the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Pupil Transportation Section, the most dangerous part of a schoolRead more »
The Alabama Business Charitable (ABC) Trust Fund has awarded Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) grants totaling more than $55,000 to seven organizations across the state, which includes Hand In paw, Birmingham; Safehouse of Shelby County, Pelham; Etowah County Community Services, Gadsden; East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy, Anniston; United Way of Etowah County, Gadsden; ARC of Alabama, Montgomery; and JosephRead more »
Approximately 40 local youngsters participated in the 2014 Youth Enrichment Program of Attalla.
Sponsored by State Rep. Craig Ford, the program’s first field trip was a trip to the state capitol in Montgomery, where the youths met Gov. Robert Bentley. The group also visited the Rosa Parks Museum.
As a reward for staying involved with the program, in July youths 12 yearsRead more »
Alabama Power Foundation and Eastern Division Area Manager Steve Hildebrant awarded a Good Roots grant for $1000 to Etowah County Schools Superintendent Dr. Alan Cosby, Southside High School principal Dr. Marguerite Early, Etowah County Career Tech Center Director Mark Stancil, and Southside High School teacher Eric West on Tuesday, July 8.
West, a Southside High School agriscience teacher, applied for theRead more »
Gadsden soon will have fresh, hand-picked at the peak of freshness, air-grown produce at its fingertips.
Air-grown meaning premium produce grown aeroponically through air pods which use zero soil. Aeroponic growing uses a recirculating system with no pollution, ahead of organic growing which fertilizes the plants using just oxygen – no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides.
LeeAnn’s Greens, with a mission to useRead more »
Sarrah Peters/Staff Writer
Mike Goodson, a Gadsden author, will release his new book “Images of America, Gadsden” on August 18. The book features over 200 vintage photographs of Gadsden people, places and things. The historical book features mostly the baby boomers era, which is the period after World War II during the 50s and 60s, but also contains some photos fromRead more »