Dr. Roger Alan, DDS and staff celebrate 15 years in Gadsden at a ceremonial open house on Wednesday, July 16.Dr. Roger Alan, DDS and staff celebrate 15 years in Gadsden at a ceremonial open house on Wednesday, July 16.

Dr. Alan celebrates 15 years in Gadsden

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

Dr. Roger Alan, DDS and staff celebrated its 15-year anniversary on Wednesday, July 16, with an open house and refreshments. 

Alan has been serving the Gadsden area since he began practicing prosthodontics in 1999, when he opened his South 4th Street location. 

There, he serves as a full-service dental clinic offering prosthodontics and regular dental work.

As a prosthodontist, Alan

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Pictured above,Them Dirty Roses perform during a hazy night at Southside City Fest on Saturday, July 19. Pictured above,Them Dirty Roses perform during a hazy night at Southside City Fest on Saturday, July 19.

Southside’s Them Dirty Roses blossom in Music City

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

“Every Rose has its Thorn.”

Them Dirty Roses, however, don’t seem a thorn in Nashville’s side, as they’re taking Music City, USA by storm with their unmistakable southern down home rock and roll sound. 

Southside musicians James Ford, Frank Ford, Ben Crain and Andrew Davis make up a rock band unique to the Coosa Valley, as each of their

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American Family Care plans on December opening at ground-breaking ceremony

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on a sunny Thursday, July 17 by the Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce for American Family Care, a new family medical care clinic expected to open in Gadsden Dec. 2014. 

The clinic’s location will be at 366 E. Meighan Blvd in the Walmart Shopping center. 

The clinic is being built just in time for Meighan’s

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John S. Jones Elementary School Summer program students see and feel honeycombs during a “Bee a good reader” honeybee program on Thursday, July 17.John S. Jones Elementary School Summer program students see and feel honeycombs during a “Bee a good reader” honeybee program on Thursday, July 17.

John S. Jones Summer Program students learn Bee 101

John S. Jones Elementary School Summer Program got a lesson in bees on Thursday, July 17 in Attalla during an exciting 2nd annual Bee Awareness Day as part of the “Bee a good reader” program. 

Children going into kindergarten through kids entering 8th grade attended the program.  John Jones Elementary School Summer Program Director Janet Page said the program has 100

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Alabama Power announces Alabama Good Roots Grant recipients

The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded 38 Good Roots grants totaling more than $33,000 to help communities across Alabama plant trees.

In partnership with the Alabama Forestry Association and the Alabama Urban Forestry Association, the foundation provides Good Roots grants to cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to purchase trees. Good Roots helps beautify and strengthen communities with tree-planting projects that benefit

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