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People of Etowah - Jackie McNutt

December 21, 2018

Name: Jackie McNutt Where were you born and raised? “I was born and raised in Gadsden.” What is your occupation?  “I am the owner of J&M Body Shop.” What made you decide to work in your field? “I have always liked to work on cars.” Tell us about your family and pets. “I am married to

Longtime Probate Judge Junkins retires

December 17, 2018

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Monday, Dec. 10, a retirement ceremony was held for Probate Judge Bobby Junkins at the Etowah County Courthouse. Attendees visited with Junkins, while enjoying photos from Junkins’ life and finger foods. Junkins’ last day will be January 14, when his newly elected replacement Scott Hassell will officially take office. Junkins’

Local students attend annual Water Festival

December 17, 2018

By Kaitlin Fleming, Staff Correspondent Gadsden State Community College hosted the 18th annual Water Festival on Friday, Dec. 7. An estimated 1,400 fourth graders from across Etowah County attended the educational event ran by volunteers from local high schools. The high school students lead the fourth graders around the George Wallace Campus of Gadsden State and

Mistletoe Market perfect for Christmas shopping

December 11, 2018

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor Mistletoe Market is back for its second year with more venders and longer hours. The market will be held Friday, December 7 from 3  to 7 p.m. at the 5th Street Market located at 439 Locust Street, coinciding with the First Friday celebration in downtown Gadsden and Gadsden’s tree-lighting ceremony. “We

Humane Society to host Reindeer Run fundraiser

December 11, 2018

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor The Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center is getting festive for the holiday season. The Humane Society is hosting the 8th Annual Reindeer Run on Saturday, December 15. “This is one of the local race events where participants are encouraged to run or walk with their pets,” said Humane Society