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New celebrates chamber accomplishments

Laura Ann Brown Tipps /Staff Correspondent

Heather New, Gadsden Chamber of Commerce President, recently completed her second year of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management professional certification program.

Now past the halfway point of the four-year program, New said she has been able to create relationships and networks among chambers across the nation, as well as other associations that deal with

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Pictured above, Jane Bugg stands in front of the books she compiled for over 20 years of the United Methodist Women.Pictured above, Jane Bugg stands in front of the books she compiled for over 20 years of the United Methodist Women.

100 years of UMC Women’s History compiled

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

The compiling of the past 128 years of the history of United Methodist Women of Gadsden First United Methodist Church has been in the works for over 20 years. A homecoming lunch and blessing over all of Jane Bugg’s work took place on Tuesday, July 15.

Bugg was president of United Methodist Women of Gadsden First United Methodist

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National group gives AAA scholarship plan failing grade

By Mike Cason/al.com

A national group that promotes tax-credit funded private school scholarships gives the scholarship plan under the Alabama Accountability Act a grade of F. 

In a recently released report, The Center for Education Reform rated Alabama’s law weakest among 14 states that it said have such programs.

The report from the center, which supports school choice and charter schools, did not

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4th Street Chick-fil-A customers dressed in full cow attire pose with the “Eat Mor Chikin” cow on Chick-fil-A’s 10th annual Cow Appreciation Day.4th Street Chick-fil-A customers dressed in full cow attire pose with the “Eat Mor Chikin” cow on Chick-fil-A’s 10th annual Cow Appreciation Day.

Chick-fil-A celebrates annual Cow Day

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

Gadsden Chick-fil-A customers were “udderly” adorable on Friday, July 11 as the “home of the chicken sandwich” celebrated its 10th annual Cow Appreciation Day nationwide.

Cow Appreciation Day recognizes the “Eat Mor Chikin” cow by giving free food to anyone who comes into the store dressed like a cow on appreciation day each July.

Gadsden’s 4th Street Chick-fil-A restaurant

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The Hitters at their first practice on July 7.The Hitters at their first practice on July 7.

Local ballclub prepares players for future on and off the field

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

The newly formed Hitters baseball team is preparing about 25 players, ranging from ages 4 to 7 and 13 to 16,  for success through baseball. 

Part of East Gadsden Baseball League, the Hitters’ goal is to involve kids in baseball to prepare them for a better future through teambuilding, educating and giving them options for their

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