In & around SEC football - championship recap

December 6, 2018 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent SEC Championship Recap The script for last Saturday’s SEC championship game between Alaba-ma and Georgia was actually written 11 months ago in the same stadium in Atlanta, Ga. In the national title game from last season, Georgia led Alabama 13-0 at halftime when Tua Tagovailoa replaced Jalen Hurts at quarterback and
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Southside seniors sign college scholarships

December 6, 2018 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A trio of Southside High seniors will put their athletic talents on display in college this coming fall and spring. On Nov. 28, Grace McClellan signed with Louisiana State for soccer, Lauren Hunt (pictured above) with Jacksonville State for softball and Taylor Nails with Wallace State-Hanceville for cross country. McClellan, originally committed
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Lettermen of the USA recognize U.S. military veterans

December 6, 2018 chris
Photo: Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill (pictured, back row, fourth from left) recently recognizes Lettermen of the USA’s Heroes Week in Huntsville with 20 wounded U.S. military veterans from across the country. Each veteran received an autographed college football. Lettermen of the USA presented autographed college footballs to more than 20 deserving wounded
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Legals for the week of 12/7 - 12/13

December 6, 2018 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by mortgage executed by SEAN STEPP to PRICE BUSTER, LLC dated May 13, 2015 and filed for record in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3417711; the undersigned mortgage owner, PRICE BUSTER,
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Lady Panthers edge Glencoe, 55-52

December 5, 2018 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Savannah Nunn (2) blocks the shot attempt of Glencoe’s Ashley Morgan as Macie Williams (54) defends during the Lady Panthers’ 55-52 victory in girls basketball last Tuesday (Dec. 4) at Southside. (Gary Wells) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Southside High girls basketball team built just enough of a late cushion to hold off
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Southside dispatches Yellow Jackets, 51-37

December 5, 2018 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Colton Stone (right) attempts a jump shot as Southside High’s Blake Habyan defends during the Panthers’ 51-37 win in boys basketball last Tuesday (Dec. 4). (Gary Wells)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Southside High boys head basketball coach Chad Holderfield attributed his team’s 51-37 victory over Glencoe last Tuesday (Dec. 4) to a second-half
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Legals for the week of 11/30 - 12/6

December 4, 2018 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated August 17, 2016, executed by Harold G. Smith, an unmarried man, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., which mortgage was recorded on August 30, 2016, in Instrument Number
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In & around SEC football

November 29, 2018 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Iron Bowl Review Alabama utilized a monstrous second half to turn a 17-14 halftime lead into a 52-21 victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl last week-end in Tuscaloosa. UA quarterback Tua Tagovailoa likely secured the Heisman Trophy with his performance as he completed 25-of-32 passes for 324 yards and five
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Lettermen of the USA honors USMC combat veteran

November 29, 2018 chris
Photo: Lettermen of the USA founder and 1983 Southside High School graduate Darryl Fuhrman (left), presents an autographed football to USMC Retired Corporal Terry O’Reilly on Nov. 10 in Huntsville. The Lettermen of the USA presented Retired USMC Corporal, Terry O’Reilly with an autographed University of Notre Dame football on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the
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Gadsden City cagers sweep Clay-Chalkville

November 28, 2018 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s Calvin Williams (right) looks for an open teammate during the Titans’ 48-39 victory over Clay-Chalkville last Tuesday (Nov. 27). (Mike Goodson) By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Gadsden City girls basketball team placed four players in double figures on their way to a 52-39 win over visiting Clay-Chalkville last Tuesday (Nov. 27). Adrianna
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Miscues costly as Hokes Bluff comes up short in Class 4A third round

November 26, 2018 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Jack Busch (71) and Will Clemons (7) zero in on Deshler quarterback Channing Marmann during the Eagles’ 20-14 loss in the Class 4A state football quarterfinals on Nov. 23. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Three costly turnovers spoiled Class 4A No. 3 Hokes Bluff’s chances to reach the state semifinals in
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Blue Devils fall to Central Clay County in Class 5A quarterfinals

November 26, 2018 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s William Cox (34) provides blocking for Trent Davis (3) as Central Clay County’s Michael Garrett (2) pursues during the Blue Devils’35-13 loss in the Class 5A state football quarterfinals last Friday (Nov. 23) in Attalla. (Gary Wells) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The stingy Etowah defense finally met its match last Friday (Nov. 23) in
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In & around SEC football - Week 13 previews

November 21, 2018 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 12 Review For the first time all season, Alabama didn’t lead at halftime last Saturday (Nov. 17). It’s not totally surprising the Crimson Tide’s first half streak came to an end, but it’s astounding that The Citadel was the team that ended said streak. Alabama won the game, 50-17,
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Etowah’s Davis, Hokes Bluff’s Meads recognized by AHSAA

November 20, 2018 chris
A pair of local players were recognized in the AHSAA Prep Football Spotlight for the second round of the state playoffs on Nov. 16. Etowah sophomore cornerback Ny Ny Davis (pictured above) blocked two punts – both of which led to touchdowns – as the Blue Devils remained undefeated with a 24-14 victory over Center
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Hokes Bluff shuts down North Jackson, heads to state quarterfinals

November 19, 2018 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Braydon Hill catches a pass during the Eagles’ 33-13 victory over North Jackson in the second round of the Class 4A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 16) in Stevenson. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent From the opening kickoff, Class 4A No. 3 Hokes Bluff sent a loud, thunderous message to
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Special teams play big role in Etowah win over Center Point

November 19, 2018 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s NyNy Davis (1) blocks a punt by Center Point’s Chris Sykes during the Blue Devils’ 24-14 victory in the second round of the Class 5A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 16) in Birmingham. (Al.com/Butch Dill) By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent A pair of touchdowns by the special teams sparked Etowah High to
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Southside’s season ends at Jasper in second round

November 19, 2018 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Kenneth Bothwell (center) runs into a host of Jasper defenders during the Panthers’ 41-14 loss in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs last Friday (Nov. 16) in Jasper. (Jeff Johnsey/Daily Mountain Eagle) By James Phillips/Daily Mountain Eagle Jasper advanced to the Class 5A state quarterfinals with a 41-14 win
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CommUnity Thanksgiving offers fellowship and food

November 16, 2018 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor This year, CommUnity Thanksgiving, a local Thanksgiving meal that is free to everyone, celebrates its 20th anniversary. This year’s meal will be served at Gadsden’s new facility, The Venue, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. The Thanksgiving feast starts at 10 a.m. and will be open until 2 p.m. The event
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Craig Scott named new Gadsden Public Library Director

November 16, 2018 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor In July of this year, Gadsden Public Library Director Amanda Jackson left the library after 12 years as director. At the Gadsden City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, Mayor Sherman Guyton announced that Craig Scott, appropriately nicknamed ‘Library Guy,’ was the new director of the Gadsden Public Library. “We’re so
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People of Etowah - Lorrie Strickland Davis

November 16, 2018 chris
Name: Lorrie Strickland Davis Where were you born and raised? “I was born right here in Etowah County and spent four years of my youth living in Orlando, Fla. Living in Orlando was a blast, but we eventually came right back here to Rainbow City and I love to call it home.” What is your
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

November 16, 2018 chris
Mother’s Pecan Pies, Mother’s Sweet Potato Pies and Virginia Watts’ Chocolate Pie The South’s best soul food comes from our Southern kitchens! Two of my favorites to bake are cookies (which you all know I love to bake) and pies. My mother loved to bake pies and would always roll out her own dough for
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Inspiration from God’s Word - God’s ‘No’ means a greater ‘Yes’

November 16, 2018 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever received a “no,” or maybe a “no, not now,” response from the Lord concerning a prayer you had been praying for weeks, months or even years? This past week, our family experienced an answer like that. And although that answer at that moment made us sad and full of
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Pious Bob - Dying for the Love of All

November 16, 2018 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for
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In & around SEC football - Week 12 previews

November 16, 2018 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 11 Review The perfect season continues for the Crimson Tide, which relied on its defense for the second straight week in a 24-0 win over Mississippi State. Alabama has now shut out two straight SEC opponents, and both LSU and Mississippi State were ranked when they faced Alabama. Offensively,
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Glencoe’s Cole to play golf at Wallace State

November 16, 2018 chris
Photo: Glencoe High School senior Lauren Cole recently signed a golf scholarship with Wallace State-Hanceville. Cole was a member of the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 2015 Class 3A state championship girls golf team. Pictured, sitting, from left: mom Kim, dad Jeremy, Lauren, sister Madison. Standing, from left: GHS girls golf coach Jason Pierce, Wallace State-Hanceville golf
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Southside’s Nails signs with Wallace-Hanceville for cross country

November 16, 2018 chris
Southside High senior Taylor Nails (pictured, sitting) signed a cross country scholarship with Wallace State-Hanceville on Monday (Nov. 12). In 46 meets dating back to 2013, Nails won seven races, including two Etowah County championships. He made the Class 6A All-State team in 2017 and the Class 5A All-State team this past season after a
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Westbrook's Dutton commits to Birmingham Southern

November 16, 2018 chris
Westbrook Christian junior Andrew Dutton (pictured at left) recently committed to play baseball at Birmingham Southern College. As a middle infielder for the Warriors, Dutton batted .404 with a .505 on base percentage, 11 doubles, 39 RBI and 14 steals this past season as Westbrook won the Class 2A, Area 12 championship and reached the
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Legals for the week of 11/16 - 11/22

November 16, 2018 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by mortgage executed by DIANA JANET MONTES ESPARZA to RAMONA JEAN CHANDLER dated March 23, 2016 and filed for record in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3431552; the undersigned mortgage owner,
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Westbrook falls short against Collinsville in first round

November 13, 2018 chris
Westbrook Christian could not overcome an early double-digit deficit at Collinsville on Nov. 9, falling to the Panthers by a score of 35-21 in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. The Warriors (7-4) found themselves trailing two plays into the game when a 61-yard Kaleb Jones-to-Mason McKinney touchdown pass made it
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Local football players recognized

November 12, 2018 chris
Several local football players were recognized for the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for the first round of the state playoffs on Nov. 9. Southside senior running back Kenneth Bothwell finished with 130 rushing yards and a touchdown on 30 attempts as the Panthers rallied past A.P. Brewer, 15-9. With Southside trailing 9-7 midway through the fourth
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