Richard Hagedorn demonstrates a deadlift at Gold’s Gym in Rainbow City.Richard Hagedorn demonstrates a deadlift at Gold’s Gym in Rainbow City.

Two local athletes to be nationally honored

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor

Richard Hagedorn and Bobby “House” Driskill can often be found in the back room at Gold’s gym training for powerlifting competitions. They go to train three of four days a week, while working different muscles.

The two have been training together since 1994, when they met. They have participated in many competitions together. Now, their practice and hard

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A well-loved instuctor at GSCC, Billy “Rip” Reagan spent his life sharing his love of music with students and faculty.A well-loved instuctor at GSCC, Billy “Rip” Reagan spent his life sharing his love of music with students and faculty.

Local legend Rip Reagan passes away

By Kay Smith-Foster

Gadsden State Community College extends its sincerest condolences to family and friends of Billy E. “Rip” Reagan. He began his tenure at Gadsden State in 1986 and worked as a full-time band director and music instructor from 1986 until his retirement in 1996. Reagan remained part-time band director at Gadsden State until February 2014.

“Our Gadsden State family is

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Attalla Parks and Rec to host Trunk or Treat on Halloween

By Jacqueline Chandler/Messenger Correspondent

The City of Attalla Parks and Recreation Department will host its second annual Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 -7p.m. at the Carnes Community Center gymnasium. The first year the event drew over 400 youths from surrounding communities. This number is expected to rise this year.

Vendors from local businesses will set up tables free of

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GSCC students built this experiment to test immiscible fluid in a microgravity environment. It is being launched to the International Space Station for further testing.GSCC students built this experiment to test immiscible fluid in a microgravity environment. It is being launched to the International Space Station for further testing.

GSCC to launch project into space

October 27 will be a monumental date that many Gadsden State students will remember forever.  The project that several instructors and three teams of engineering students have poured their heart, time and energy into will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) via an Orbital 3 rocket.  

“Electronic engineering technology instructor, Audrey Webb, has been the anchor for all of

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Gadsden declares Extra Mile Day

Mayors across the United States are recognizing a growing movement that is dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations to “go the extra mile” in service and volunteerism. On November 1, 500 mayors are expected to declare “Extra Mile Day.”

Gadsden and Mayor Sherman Guyton join the list.

Extra Mile Day celebrates individuals and organizations that have chosen to create positive change in

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