Helen Ligon smiles during her 100th birthday celebration with friends and family on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Cherry Creek Retirement Village in Attalla. She turned 100 the next day. Helen Ligon smiles during her 100th birthday celebration with friends and family on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Cherry Creek Retirement Village in Attalla. She turned 100 the next day.

Two locals celebrate memorable birthdays

 By Sarrah Peters

News Editor

Two Etowah County residents celebrated birthdays last week, but they weren’t your average birthdays. 

Helen Ligon turned 100 on Monday, Nov. 24, and J.T Wallace turned 102 the same week.

While growing up, Ligon walked to and from the one-room school in “rain, snow or shine.” The building did not even

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Consumers prepare for Black Friday sales

 Jacqueline Chandler

Messenger Correspondent


It’s that time of year again when thousands of consumers take to the streets looking for bargains on their holiday purchases. Black Friday was considered the single most profitable shopping day of the year, however now sales begin early and end later, making this an even more profitable time for retail giants. 

The extension of sales also

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Consumers prepare for Black Friday sales

 Jacqueline Chandler

Messenger Correspondent

It’s that time of year again when thousands of consumers take to the streets looking for bargains on their holiday purchases. Black Friday was considered the single most profitable shopping day of the year, however now sales begin early and end later, making this an even more profitable time for retail giants. 

The extension of sales also

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Coosa River has new flow schedule

River flows have been returned to a 20-mile section of the Coosa River as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) hydro re-licensing process on the river.

A flow schedule was developed and implemented by engineers and biologists at Alabama Power, along with state and federal biologists, as a result of FERC license renewal negotiations with Alabama Power

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The Woman’s Club to host Holiday Tour of Homes

The Woman’s Club of Gadsden’s 48th annual Holiday Tour of Homes is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  December 7.

Several homes across Etowah County are on this year’s tour, which reaches from Hokes Bluff to Country Club to downtown Gadsden. The tour also includes stops at the Gadsden Museum of Art, the Gunn Ballenger House and the

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