Former Auburn football player Ernest “Big E” Wallace reacts after being named King of Hearts at the Gadsden Regional 2014 Go Red event. Doug Blackwell, center, and David Ellis look on.Former Auburn football player Ernest “Big E” Wallace reacts after being named King of Hearts at the Gadsden Regional 2014 Go Red event. Doug Blackwell, center, and David Ellis look on.

GRMC to host annual Go Red event

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor


For the 11th year, Gadsden Regional Medical Center will host its annual Go Red event. It will take place at Gadsden Convention Hall on February 10 at 6 p.m. The event raises awareness about heart health, as well as money for the American Heart Association.

Fox 6 news anchor, Janice Rogers will be hosting the event.

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Author Beautiful Philips poses with her character I.C. Little and her book I.C. Little’s Alphabet Adventure.Author Beautiful Philips poses with her character I.C. Little and her book I.C. Little’s Alphabet Adventure.

Downtown Gadsden to host sweet and spicy weekend

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor


On Friday, February 6, the merchants of Downtown Gadsden will be hosting a Chocolate Stroll.  Since it’s the week before Valentine’s Day, stores are going to stay open until 7 p.m. and will be offering special sales and serving chocolate delights. 

The merchants have also put together the “Ultimate Valentine’s Day Basket.”  To register, go to

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Dinosaurs coming to Gadsden

There’s something big  coming to historic downtown Gadsden this February or should we say pre-historic downtown Gadsden? The Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts is pleased to announce Dinosaurs Alive! opening February 8.

Everyone is invited to attend the grand opening reception on February 8 at 1 p.m.  There will be pre-historic punch and triceratops treats as well

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From left, Employee of the Year Tommy Batson, Non-Clinical Manager of the Year Lora Ramsey and Clinical Manager of the Year David Ellis are shown Jan. 20, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.From left, Employee of the Year Tommy Batson, Non-Clinical Manager of the Year Lora Ramsey and Clinical Manager of the Year David Ellis are shown Jan. 20, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

GRMC honors employees of the year

Gadsden Regional honored three of its own recently by naming a trio of employees as Employee of the Year and Clinical and Non-Clinical Managers of the Year.

The Imaging Department’s Tommy Batson was named Employee of the Year. Batson, who is the hospital’s PACS administrator, was named Employee of the Month in October 2013. 

His nomination for Employee of

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Tourism Board announces new Veteran’s Day parade

At their most recent board meeting, the Etowah County Tourism Board voted to work with the Gadsden/Etowah Patriot’s Association to restore the Veteran’s Day parade on November 4, 2015.

“The Patriot’s Association approached us about partnering with them to help with communication, publicity and promotion, and overall administration/production of the parade,” said Hugh Stump III, executive director for the

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