In & around SEC football

Alabama Week 7 Review The Crimson Tide wasted no time disposing of Tennessee last Saturday (Oct. 15), cruising to a 49-10 victory. Alabama held the Volunteers to only 163 yards of offense while the Tide rolled up nearly 600 yards on the afternoon. Quarterback Jalen Hurts rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns, while Bo
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Area volleyball teams advanced to regional tournaments

Westbrook Christian swept West End, 25-11, 25-20, 25-12 in the Class 2A, Area 11 Tournament championship match on Monday (Oct. 17) in Rainbow City. Both teams advanced to the North Super Regional Tournament in Huntsville beginning on Friday (Oct. 21). The Lady Warriors will face Mars Hill Bible, while the Lady Patriots play Hatton. Glencoe
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Etowah ranked second in Oct. 19 ASWA football poll

Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 8-0 348 2. Hoover 7-1 251 3. Hewitt-Trussville 9-0 240 4. Central-Phenix City 7-1 203 5. Davidson 7-1 169 6. James Clemens 6-2 140 7. Enterprise 8-1 118 8. Spain Park 6-2 83 9. Mountain Brook 6-2 52 10. Lee-Montgomery 6-2 33 Others receiving votes: Bob Jones (6-3)
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Drought emergency advisory issued for Etowah County

Twenty-eight Alabama counties, including Etowah, have been placed under a drought emergency in the latest Alabama Drought Declaration. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Office of Water Resources updated the declaration in accordance with the Alabama Drought Planning and Response Act of 2014. The declaration is based on a review of current and
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Area football players recognized

Seven local players, including three from Gadsden City, were nominated for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight for the week of Oct. 14. Hokes Bluff freshman halfback Darrian Meads rushed 21 times for 207 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles beat Anniston 35-6 to clinch their first playoff spot since 2007. Coosa
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Jenkins, Barge set career marks in JSU win over Austin Peay

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Jacksonville State met Austin Peay in the teams’ annual Ohio Valley Conference struggle last Saturday (Oct. 15) and the game turned out to be just that. The Gamecocks (5-1, 2-0) took a 14-7 lead into the half against the winless Governors, but a turnover by Austin Peay in the third quarter
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Titans top Sparkman, secure playoff berth

By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent It was Senior Night at Titan Stadium last Friday (Oct. 14), and Gadsden City rewarded its 21 upperclassmen with a state playoff berth. The Titans (4-5, 4-2) clinched the third spot in Class 7A, Region 4 with a 62-27 thumping of Sparkman (3-5, 2-4) at GCHS. It was the Titans’ third
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Gaston takes down Westbrook, 53-10

By Chris McCarthy/Editor Westbrook Christian notched the first and last points in its Class 3A, Region 6 game against Gaston, but other highlights were few and far between for the home squad last Friday (Oct. 14) in Rainbow City. The Bulldogs erupted for 53 points – including 26 in a 4:32 span in the second
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Conquerors secure first playoff berth in seven years

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Coosa Christian and Gaylesville put it all on the line on Friday (Oct. 14) with a playoff spot at stake. When the smoke cleared, the Conquerors were enjoying the spoils of a hard-fought 21-18 win in Class 1A, Region 6 action in Gadsden. With Coosa (3-6, 3-2) clinging to a 21-18
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Eagles end nine-year playoff drought

By Mary Elizabeth Dial/Staff Correspondent Hokes Bluff High School secured a spot in the state playoffs last Friday, Oct. 14 with a 35-6 win over Class 4A, Region 5 rival Anniston in Hokes Bluff. This will be the Eagles’ first postseason appearance since 2007. “It’s been a tough three or four years here, but we
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Blue Devils cruise past Crossville, will play for region title

Etowah High won its eighth straight game while remaining undefeated in Class 5A, Region 7 play with a 56-21 victory over Crossville last Friday (Oct. 14) in Attalla. The Blue Devils (8-1, 6-0) ran out to a 35-0 lead before entering halftime ahead 49-0. Etowah quarterback Daulton Hyatt tossed three touchdown passes, all in the
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Panthers fall to Cullman, 56-35

Courtesy of Cullman Times Cullman High knew that Southside’s Alaric Williams was going to get his yards last Friday (Oct. 14), and get them Williams did. But the Bearcats had several explosive playmakers of their own and proved that point to the visiting Panthers in the form of a 56-35 Class 6A, Region 6 victory.
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Sardis, Glencoe come up short

Sardis High fell to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in Class 4A, Region 7 with a 44-18 loss to Madison County last Friday (Oct. 14) in Gurley. Madison County (5-3, 4-1) took a 7-0 lead before the Lions pulled within 7-6 on Drew Vaughn’s 12-yard touchdown run at 3:34 of the first quarter. After the Tigers
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Lowe's helps spruce up Gadsden Public Library

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The Gadsden Public Library had some visitors on Friday, October 7. The local Lowe’s Heroes team came to clean up the library grounds and donate items. “We are basically making this more beautiful,” said team leader Josette Clark. The Heroes team had two shifts of about 15 people mulching, weeding, cleaning
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Attalla to hold Heritage Day Festival Saturday

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The City of Attalla is hosting the annual Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Attalla. The downtown Attalla streets will be closed at 4 p.m. on Friday. The event will take place rain or shine. Admission is free. Heritage Day has
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Chick-Fil-A to hold fall festival

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Chick-fil-A, located on 4th Street in Gadsden, will host a Fall Festival on Monday, October 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the lot behind Chick-fil-A. The restaurant is expecting about 300 people to attend the event. The event is free.  The female and male Chick-fil-A cows will attend. Police and
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Lions Club seeks new members

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The Rainbow City Lions Club is currently seeking new members. The nonprofit civic club focuses on eyesight and children’s diabetes prevention and support projects. With only 13 members, the Lions Club is too understaffed to perform eye screenings at local schools, a service they would love to offer again. The Rainbow
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"A Walk Through Time" offers local history lessons

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The annual A Walk Through Time will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Forrest Cemetery located at 700 South 15th Street in Gadsden. The event is free but donations are encouraged. All donations go to the Forrest Cemetery Foundation, which uses the money to
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Project Homeless Connect helps Gadsden's less fortunate

By Mary Elizabeth Dial, Staff Correspondent When most people think of things homeless individuals go without, a few obvious possessions spring to mind: shelter, nutritious food, new clothes. The reality is that homeless individuals are also deprived of little things that are often forgotten: reading glasses, voter registration information and haircuts, just to name a
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Legals for the week of October 14 - 21, 2016

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Dorothy Sue Moffett, a widow, to CITIFINANCIAL CORPORATION, LLC, on February 17, 2004, said mortgage being recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, at Doc. # M-2004-0639; CitiFinancial Servicing, LLC,
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In & around SEC football

By Cole Frederick Alabama Week 6 Review Alabama’s defense forced five Arkansas turnovers en route to a 49-30 road win on Saturday (Oct. 8). Jalen Hurts completed 13 of 17 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while adding two more scores on the ground. Damien Harris carried the ball 13 times for
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Etowah ranked third in Oct. 12 ASWA football poll

Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 7-0 348 2. Hoover 6-1 251 3. Hewitt-Trussville 8-0 240 4. Central-Phenix City 6-1 201 5. Davidson 6-1 171 6. James Clemens 5-2 147 7. Enterprise 7-1 113 8. Lee-Montgomery 6-1 77 9. Spain Park 5-2 57 10. Mountain Brook 5-2 17 Others receiving votes: Vestavia Hills (4-3)
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Area football players recognized

Five local players were nominated for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight for the week of Oct. 7. Southside senior running back Alaric Williams finished with 224 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Panthers to a 42-14 victory over Brewer. Gadsden City senior running back Damon Williams rushed
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Westbrook dominates Asbury

By Mary Elizabeth Dial/Staff Correspondent Westbrook Christian School conquered Asbury High School on Oct. 7 in Rainbow City. What looked like a potential shutout until the third quarter ended in a four-touchdown lead and a win for WCS. The final score for the Class 2A, Region 6 game was 41 – 13. The first quarter
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Sardis drives past DAR

The Sardis Lions moved into fourth place in the Class 4A, Region 7 football standings by outscoring DAR, 41-27 on Friday (Oct. 7) in Grant. It was the first meeting between the schools. The Lions improved to 3-4, 2-2 and will travel to Madison County (4-3, 3-1) this Friday (Oct. 14). Madison County and Madison
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Gamecocks wins OVC opener

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Jacksonville State improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference with a surprisingly hard-fought 40-21 win over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Saturday (Oct. 8) at JSU. The win gave JSU its 18th consecutive victory over OVC opponents. The Gamecocks did have a couple of scares during
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Titans knock off No. 8 Bob Jones

Courtesy of al.com Damon Williams rushed for a season-best 220 yards and two touchdowns as Gadsden City kept its postseason hopes alive with a 46-41 comeback victory over Class 7A No. 8 Bob Jones on Friday (Oct. 7) in Madison. Williams scored on a 3-yard run as Gadsden City (3-5, 3-2 in Region 4) regained
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Bulldogs hold off Ider in region tilt

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Gaston Bulldogs exploded in the second half, putting 35 points on the scoreboard to swat a stubborn bunch of Hornets from Ider, 42-26, at Shinbone Ridge last Friday (Oct. 7). The game was tied 7-7 at intermission when the Dawgs woke up and got offensive with their Class 2A, Region
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West End shoots past Falkville

The performances of Payne Stancil and Andre Little propelled the West End High football team to a 38-22 triumph over Falkville on Friday (Oct. 7) in a Class 2A, Region 7 matchup at FHS. The Patriots (4-4, 2-3) are tied with Tarrant for fourth place in the Region 7 standings. West End owns the head-to-head
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Eagles dispatch Ashville for fourth straight win

By Chris McCarthy/Editor An 0-3 start to the season must now seem like a distant memory to Hokes Bluff. The Eagles scored touchdowns on their first four possessions of the game en route to a 37-6 victory over host Ashville  in Class 4A, Area 5 action last Friday (Oct. 7). The win was the Eagles’
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Etowah cruises past Boaz on homecoming

By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent It was homecoming last Friday (Oct. 7) at Jim Glover Field, as Etowah High defeated Boaz, 51-10, in a Class 5A, Region 7 game in Attalla. With their seventh straight win, the Blue Devils improved to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in region play. The Pirates dropped to 0-7, 0-5. “It was sloppy, but
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Conquerors fall to No. 7 Cedar Bluff

By Grant Benefield/Cherokee County Herald After being sidelined the past three weeks while recovering from an emergency appendectomy, Cedar Bluff senior quarterback Josh Decker was itching to return to the football field. Decker made his return to the Tigers on homecoming against Class 1A, Region 6 rival Coosa Christian last Friday (Oct. 7), and he
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Southside wins, Glencoe loses in region contests

Alaric Williams rushed for 226 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries to lead Southside to a 42-14 victory over Class 6A, Region 7 opponent A.P. Brewer last Friday (Oct. 7) in Somerville. Also for the Panthers (5-2, 2-2), Triston Shaw threw a pair of touchdown passes to Austin Winningham, while Baylon Fry rushed for
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Eura Brown named as 2016 Blue Ribbon School

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Sept. 28 the students and staff of Eura Brown Elementary School and local elected officials crowded into the cafeteria to hear an announcement from United States Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. via YouTube. The elementary school has been awarded the honor of being a 2016 Blue Ribbon School.
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Wise speaks to students for Gadsden Reads program

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Monday, October 3, civil rights author Tim Wise spoke to students and community members in the Gadsden City High School Auditorium. The event was the last of this year’s Gadsden Reads programs. The Gadsden Public Library kicked off the Gadsden Reads program on August 1. The assigned book was Just
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Noccalula Falls to host Halloween Super Bash

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Noccalula Falls Park and Campgrounds will host a Halloween Super Bash tomorrow, October 8 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free for children age 3 and younger. Tickets are $5 for everyone age 4 and older. Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. There
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Dr. Bayer opens new practice in Gadsden

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor There is a new doctor in town. Dr. Steven L. Bayer, M.D. has been providing obstetrics and gynecology care as an Air Force doctor since 1994. Bayer grew up in north Alabama prior to joining the military and says that he is excited to return now and serve the citizens in
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Camp empowers student athletes

By Mary Elizabeth Dial, Staff Correspondent Former Florida State softball star and Glencoe native Danielle Cox Brock returned home to help young softball players pursue their talents to college ball and beyond with the DCB Elite Academy Softball Training Camp. The camp was held on Sunday (Oct. 2) at the Gadsden Sports Complex and was open
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Legals for the week of October 7 - 14, 2016

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms of the mortgage executed on the 8th day of April, 2016, by Courtney Blackwell, as mortgagor, in favor of Mary Catherine Malone, as mortgagee, as recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama in Gadsden, Alabama, at Inst. # 3432495,
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In & around SEC football

By Cole Frederick Alabama Week 5 Review The Crimson Tide had no trouble disposing of Kentucky, 34-6, last Saturday (Oct. 2). Receiver Calvin Ridley hauled in 11 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Joshua Jacobs carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards and another score. It was the third time
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Blue Devils ranked in Oct. 5 ASWA football poll

Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 6-0 357 2. Hoover 5-1 262 3. Hewitt-Trussville 7-0 249 4. Central-Phenix City 5-1 207 5. Lee-Montgomery 6-0 168 6. Davidson 5-1 140 7. James Clemens 4-2 96 8. Bob Jones 5-2 94 9. Mountain Brook 5-1 80 10. Enterprise 6-1 36 Others receiving votes: Spain Park (4-2)
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Area football players recognized

Five local players were nominated for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight for the week of Sept. 30. Etowah senior quarterback Daulton Hyatt passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in the Blue Devils’ 61-41 victory over Arab. Hyatt had TD passes of 20, 15, 40 and 31 yards while completing 17-for-23
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Panthers come up short against Oxford

By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent The atmosphere was strong at Barney Hood Stadium on Friday night (Sept. 30) as Southside lost a close one to No. 4 Oxford, 24-21, in a Class 6A, Region 7 game. The Panthers (4-2, 1-2) started the second half off strong in scoring on their first possession. Southside started the drive
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Etowah outlasts Arab in region tilt

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent “I’m proud of our guys; we’re really banged up but found a way to win tonight.” Such were the words of Etowah High School head football coach Drew Noles following the Blue Devil’s 61-41 victory over the Arabian Knights of Arab High School on Friday (Sept. 30) in Attalla. Senior quarterback
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Titans keep playoff hopes alive on homecoming

By Chris McCarthy/Editor Don’t count the local squad out of the postseason picture just yet. Sparked by big plays on offense, defense and special teams, Gadsden City posted a 40-14 victory over Class 7A, Region 4 rival Buckhorn last Friday (Sept. 30) at the school’s homecoming. The Titans improved to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in
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Westbrook falls in OT to Collinsville

By Cole Frederick/Fort Payne Times-Journal A 10-yard touchdown run by running back Dallas Reed gave the Collinsville Panthers a thrilling 13-7 overtime victory over the Westbrook Christian Warriors last Friday in Class 2A, Region action in Rainbow City. The teams were deadlocked at 7-7 after regulation, and the Warriors received the ball first. The Collinsville
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Sardis slides past WCA

By Huck Treadwell/For Sand Mountain Reporter Sardis punched the ball into the end zone six times in a 38-26 shootout with Class 4A, Region 7 opponent Westminster Christian Academy last Friday (Sept. 30) in Sardis City. Sardis improved to 2-4 overall and 1-2, while Westminster fell to 1-6 overall and 1-3. Halfway through the first
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Cold Springs soaks West End

By James H. Jimenez/For Sand Mountain Reporter You can’t always stop momentum. The West End Patriots learned as much in a region loss to the Cold Springs Eagles by a final score of 26-16 last Friday (Sept. 30) in Walnut Grove. Cold Springs (4-2, 3-0) had won three games in a row coming into Friday
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Eagles, Yellow Jackets, Bulldogs notch wins

Darrian Meads’ 10-yard touchdown in overtime gave Hokes Bluff a 27-24 victory over Class 4A, Region 5 rival Oneonta last Friday (Sept. 30) at HBHS. Meads rushed for 241 yards and four touchdowns on 31 attempts. The Eagles (3-3, 2-1) travel to Ashville this week for another region contest. Glencoe halted a three-game losing streak
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Conquerors fall to Spring Garden

Coosa Christian lost to No. 3 Spring Garden, 56-19, in a Class 1A, Region 6 game last Friday (Sept. 30) at SGHS. After the Conquerors (2-5, 2-1) took a 7-0 lead at 9:16 of the first quarter on Dartavious Britton’s 4-yard touchdown run and Seongsoo Park’s PAT, the Panthers (6-0, 4-0) reeled off 35 straight
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Wills Creek Vineyards to host Farm to Table event

By Wendy Hood, Staff Correspondent The North Alabama Wine Trail will present the first biannual Farm To Table event on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wills Creek Vineyards at the Windmill located at 12661 Duck Springs Road in Attalla. The North Alabama Wine Trail is comprised of six wineries, including Wills Creek
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Gentiva Home Health raises food for Food Pantry

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Gentiva Home Health recently hosted an employee food drive to benefit the Food Pantry at Christ Central Church in Rainbow City. Gentiva Home Health donated the equivalent of 8,500 pounds of food in food and money. Gentiva Home Health holds food drives with its employees every August at all its
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Hokes Bluff City Fest to be held Saturday

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Hokes Bluff will host its annual Hokes Bluff City Fest on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The festival will be held at Hokes Bluff City Park, located at 3301 Alford Bend Road in Hokes Bluff. Best of all, the festival is free to the public. The
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Chick-Fil-A to host love Center fundraiser

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Chick-fil-A will host a Spirit Night on October 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. to benefit The Love Center. To support The Love Center, pick up an orange slip of paper from the shelter. Present the orange slip when you purchase the food and Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage of
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Local breast cancer survivor shares her story

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Lana Calvert went to a routine mammogram last year and received harrowing news. She had a small lump in her breast. Calvert was sent for an ultrasound and then a biopsy before she was officially diagnosed with breast cancer. “I never thought I would have breast cancer,” said Calvert. “It
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Legals for the week of September 30 - October 7, 2016

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Phillip McCoy Wilson, Married and Faye Nell Wilson, Married, to Conseco Finance Corp.-Alabama, on February 26, 2002, said mortgage being recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, at Document #,
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In & around SEC football

By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 4 Review In the span of about two minutes last Saturday (Sept. 24), the Auburn Tigers went from believing they had just lost in heartbreaking fashion to LSU to discovering they had won. LSU quarterback Danny Etling appeared to have thrown a game-winning touchdown pass as time expired, but
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Etowah ranked in Sept. 28 ASWA football poll

Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 5-0 372 2. Hoover 4-1 268 3. Hewitt-Trussville 6-0 256 4. Central-Phenix City 4-1 212 5. Bob Jones 5-1 177 6. Lee-Montgomery 5-0 159 7. Davidson 4-1 108 8. Enterprise 6-0 101 9. James Clemens 3-2 59 10. Mountain Brook 4-1 46 Others receiving votes: Spain Park (3-2)
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Area football players recognized

Three local players were nominated for the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight for the week of Sept. 23. West End junior quarterback Payne Stancil threw four touchdowns passes – all in the first half – in the Patriots’ 27-25 win over Pleasant Valley. Stancil tossed TD passes of 30 and 8 yards to
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Eagles soar past Glencoe, 21-6

By Chris McCarthy/Editor For the first time in 36 months, Hokes Bluff senior football players can say that their final season included a victory over their longtime Etowah County rivals. Sparked by a defense that pitched a shutout over the final 43 minutes and allowed just 45 yards after halftime, the Eagles posted first win
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Blue Devils hold off Fort Payne

By Cole Frederick/Fort Payne Times-Journal Etowah held off a furious second-half comeback attempt by Fort Payne to hold on for a 21-16 victory last Friday (Sept. 23) at FPHS. The Blue Devils’ fourth straight win moved then to 5-1, 3-0 on the season. The Wildcats (0-5) trailed 21-3 at halftime, but the offense started to
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Titans fall short against Park Crossing

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Since both Park Crossing and Gadsden City high schools had put up some impressive totals in their previous games – the Thunderbirds steamrolling Russell County, 65-6 and the Titans smashing Grissom, 60-19 – things were expected to heat up even more when the teams met up this past Friday (Sept. 23)
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Panthers, Warriors, Bulldogs, Patriots win; Conquerors fall short

Southside 40, Fairley (Tenn.) 14 Southside jumped out to a 33-0 lead en route to a 40-14 victory over Fairley (Tenn.) last Friday (Sept. 23) at SHS. For the Panthers, Beau McConnell rushed for two touchdowns, while Baylon Fry ran for one. Triston Shaw threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Kenneth Bothwell and
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The Vagabond - Downtown Gadsden in the old days

In 1884, store displays were quite different from today. While walking down Broad Street the other day, The Vagabond got to thinking of the difference in window displays by the stores of the good old days and the present time. As a matter of fact, there were no window displays in those days. Everything was
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Legals for the week of September 23 - 30, 2016

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that mortgage dated September 10, 2012, in favor of The HomeTown Bank of Alabama, a corporation, and executed by Benson Enterprises, LLC, an Alabama limited liability company, which mortgage is recorded September 12, 2012, in Instrument Number 3373220, in the probate
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Craig Ford - VictoryLand re-opening a victory for democracy

I have always believed that gambling is an issue that should be decided by the voters. And I will never understand why, in the middle of the biggest economic recession our country has seen since the Great Depression, our state leaders chose to put hundreds of people out of work and shut down legally operating
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Pious Bob-Wasting Away As We’re Building Up

We hear St. Paul’s take on life in an uplifting way, even as we age: “So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure,
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Fair VP brings passion for carnivals home

By Mary Elizabeth Dial Staff Correspondent Jim Brooks received his first carnival poster in 1989 as a gift from a friend who had attended the National Hobo Festival. From there his collection grew, fueled by his lifelong love of carnivals and fairs, into a thousand-piece catalogue. Brooks is the vice president of the Etowah County
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Etowah students kick off Super Citizen program

By Sarrah Peters News Editor More than 1500 second, fourth and fifth grade students from 11 Etowah County Schools participated in the Next Great Americans Bus Tour and Super Citizen Program Kickoff last Friday, Sept. 16, in the Southside High School Auditorium. During the kickoff program, Libby Liberty, otherwise known as the Statue of Liberty,
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Gadsden Job Corps holds Peace March

By Sarrah Peters News Editor Gadsden Job Corps Center students and staff were joined by members of the community, including the Gadsden City High School cheerleaders, Gadsden City Councilman Thomas Worthy and more, for a Peace March on Wednesday Sept. 21. The marchers walked from the Gadsden Job Corps Center down Tuscaloosa Avenue to Carver
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County Fair brings fun to town

By Sarrah Peters News Editor The 77th Annual Etowah County Fair opened Tuesday, September 20. The fair will remain open until Saturday, September 24. The fair is being held at the Etowah County Fairgrounds,  located at 31 Griffin Sreet Southeast in Attalla. The fairgrounds are open from 5 to 11 p.m. This year the fair’s
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In & around SEC football

By Cole Frederick Alabama Week 3 Review Ole Miss took a 24-3 lead on Alabama late in the first half last Saturday (Sept. 17), and it appeared as if the Rebels would knock off the Crimson Tide for the third consecutive season. Alabama proceeded to go on a 45-6 run over the next two quarters,
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Blue Devils ranked in Sept. 21 ASWA football poll

Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 4-0 354 2. Hoover 4-1 264 3. Hewitt-Trussville 5-0 249 4. Central-Phenix City 3-1 198 5. Bob Jones 4-1 166 6. Lee-Montgomery 4-0 157 7. Davidson 4-1 100 8. Enterprise 5-0 82 9. James Clemens 2-2 41 10. Mountain Brook 4-1 38 Others receiving votes: Spain Park (3-2)
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JSU edges Coastal Carolina

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent For the second week in a row it appeared to be deja vu all over again for the Jacksonville State football team. The No. 4 rated FCS team in America was going up against a bigger, stronger FBS team last Saturday (Sept. 17), although the final results were a little different.
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Area players recognized by AHSAA

Several local players were nominated for the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight for the week of Sept. 16. Hokes Bluff freshman running back Darrian Meads had 12 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns as Hokes Bluff notched its first win of the year with a 41-0 win over White Plains. Etowah junior
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Coosa Christian special teams step up in win over JCA

By Chris McCarthy/Editor The Coosa Christian special teams unit was indeed just that last Friday (Sept. 16). The Conquerors scored two first-half touchdowns off blocked punts on the way to a 21-7 victory over Jacksonville Christian Academy in a Class 1A, Region 6 game in Gadsden. Coosa (2-3, 2-0) added another score midway through the
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Patriots rally past Tarrant on homecoming

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Tarrant Wildcats and the West End Patriots tangled in an old-fashioned shootout in Walnut Grove last Friday (Sept. 16), with the host Patriots coming away with a 29-27 Class 2A, Region 7 victory. With Tanner holding a six-point lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter, Jordan Malin’s touchdown
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Etowah wins third straight game

Daulton Hyatt’s 36-yard touchdown pass to Andy Noles with 5:14 left in the game gave sixth-ranked Etowah a 24-16 victory over Class 5A, Region 7 opponent Alexandria last Friday (Sept. 16) at AHS. The Blue Devils improved to 4-1 and 2-0, while the Valley Cubs dropped to 1-3 and 0-3. Following a scoreless first, quarter,
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Warriors notch first win of season

By Jason Bowen/Daily Sentinel The Westbrook Christian football team spoiled Section’s Homecoming last Friday (Sept. 16). The visiting Warriors broke open a tight game with three second-quarter touchdowns on the way to a 42-0 Class 2A Region 6 victory. Section (1-4, 1-2) struggled to produce much offensively while the Lion defense struggled to slow down
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Eagles blank White Plains, Yellow Jackets fall to Randolph County

Helped by Darrian Meadds’ 150 rushing yards, Hokes Bluff gained its first win of the season with a 41-0 shutout of Class 4A, Region 5 rival White Plains last Friday (Sept. 16) at WPHS. Meads also scored three touchdowns on his 12 carries. Fisher Simmons scored a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles (1-3, 1-2),
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Big plays lift Sand Rock past Gaston

By Shannon Fagan/Cherokee County Herald Sand Rock junior receiver Carson Carver finished with five catches for 91 yards, including the go-ahead 62-yard touchdown with 9:57 to go in the third quarter, to help the Wildcats earn a 23-7 victory over Class 2A, Region 7 rival Gaston on Friday at Sand Rock. The victory pushed Sand
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Sardis falls to No. 9 North Jackson

By Jason Bowen/The Daily Sentinel The North Jackson High football team used a familiar formula to hand Sardis a Class 4A Region 7 setback on Thursday (Sept. 15) in Stevenson. The No. 9-ranked Chiefs used a strong rushing attack and stingy defense to post a 48-28 victory. North Jackson (3-1, 3-0) ran for 424 yards,
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Gadsden remembers September 11 with memorial

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The Gadsden Beautification Board hosted a September 11 memorial on Sunday at the park on the corners of 4th and Broad streets. About 100 people attended the event, including city officials and emergency responders. Pat Sherman, chairperson of the Gadsden Beautification Board, welcomed everybody to the event. She said that
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Job Corps to host Peace Walk

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The Gadsden Job Corps will host a Peace Walk on Wednesday, September 21 at 10 a.m. The community is welcome to join the students and staff. The Peace Walk will begin at the Gadsden Job Corps at 600 Valley Street and end at Carver Community Center on Tuscaloosa Avenue. Once
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Gadsden home to be auctioned

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor A beautiful Country Club home will be auctioned on September 27 at 6 p.m. Registration starts at 4 p.m. The home is owned by Dr. Homer Spencer, a radiologist. Spencer will be hosting a “Farewell to the House” party during the auction. He has invited friends and neighbors to join
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Titans hang 60 on Grissom, gain first win of season

Courtesy of al.com Gadsden City used a 42-point second quarter to take command and beat Class 7A, Region 4 rival Grissom, 60-19, on Thursday (Sept. 15) in Huntsville. The Titans improved to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the region, while Grissom dropped to 0-5 and 0-3. “I thought we played a much cleaner game tonight
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Craig Ford--Stop wasting tax dollars on unwinnable lawsuits

Our state government has money problems. It’s the reason we keep calling the state legislature back into special legislative sessions year after year to fix problems that should have been fixed during the regular legislative sessions. It’s the reason we have racked up almost a billion dollars in debt. It’s the reason we keep hearing
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Classifieds for the week of September 16 - 23, 2016

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Legal notices for the week of September 16 - 23, 2016

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Eva Durham, a single person, originally in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., on the 18th day of January, 2008, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in
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In & around SEC football

By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 2 Review A week after struggling with consistency on the offensive side of the ball against Clemson, the Auburn offense exploded for over 700 yards in a 51-14 win over Arkansas State. The Tigers’ dynamic rushing attack was led by Kamryn Pettway’s 152 yards on 15 carries, while sophomore
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Etowah ranked in Sept. 14 ASWA football poll

Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 3-0 354 2. Hoover 3-1 256 3. Hewitt-Trussville 4-0 255 4. Central-Phenix City 2-1 183 5. Spain Park 3-1 168 6. Bob Jones 3-1 148 7. Lee-Montgomery 3-0 137 8. Davidson 3-1 49 9. Enterprise 4-0 47 10. James Clemens 1-2 40 Others receiving votes: Mary G. Montgomery
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Marching Southerners win, Gamecocks lose in Baton Rouge

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Jacksonville State/LSU football game played this past Saturday (Sept. 10) in Baton Rouge, La., was surrounded by controversy almost from the start in what eventually became a 34-13 loss for the Gamecocks. The controversy began shortly after the announcement of LSU banning visiting bands from performing at halftime. This ruling
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Area players recognized by AHSAA

A pair of Etowah High athletes were nominated for this week’s Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Football Spotlight. Junior running back Caleb Horton rushed nine times for 95 yards and senior receiver Emil Smith Caught eight passes for 62 yards in the Blue Devils’ 14-7 win over Guntersville on Sept. 9.
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Blue Devils halt Guntersville winning streak

By Chris McCarthy/Editor The Etowah Blue Devils ended two years of frustration last Friday (Sept. 9), and in the process may very well have put themselves in the driver’s seat for the Class 5A, Region 7 title. Facing a seventh-ranked Guntersville squad that had defeated Etowah by one point over the past two seasons on
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Gaston holds back Collinsville in region tilt

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Collinsville Panthers found themselves in double trouble this past Friday (Sept. 9) at Shinbone Ridge. The trouble came in the form of J.D. Pope and his twin brother D.J. as Gaston High held on for a 41-38 victory in Class 2A, Region 6 action at GHS. D.J. rushed for106 yards
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Lions notch first win of season

By Huck Treadwell/For Sand Mountain Reporter Sardis ended a three-game losing streak with a 26-0 shutout over Geraldine last Friday (Sept. 9) at SHS. The win ended a two-year losing streak to the Bulldogs. The Lions (1-3, 0-2) scored on their first play from scrimmage. After the Lions took over at their own 26-yard line,
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