Sarrah Peters/News Editor
Kerry Criswell, a Marine Corps veteran, has opened a snow cone store at Noccolula Falls Park. Rainbow Tropical Sno held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 11.
Criswell spent 15 years in the Marine Corps. He started his military career young. At only 17, he was in Beirut, Lebanon witnessing the bombing of the barracks that killed almost 250Read more »
By Jacqueline Chandler/Messenger Correspondent
The Attalla Fall Festival was held on Sept. 17 at Carnes Recreation Center. Hosted by the Council on Aging and the Attalla Senior Program, the annual event draws hundreds of seniors for entertainment, free information health screenings and more. This year’s theme was about farmers, so seniors showed up in overalls, straw hats and cowboy boots. TicketsRead more »
The Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO) will frame House #46 in a one-day blitz build for Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity on Friday, September 26 beginning at 7 a.m. The four-bedroom, two-bath house is located at 300 Summit Avenue and is the future home of Robert and Jessica McArthur and their five children.
The floor system was completed last week by theRead more »
Gadsden City High School recently announced its sixth year of Advanced Placement (AP) results, indicating a 121 percent increase in the number of students participating in AP Math, Science and English courses and a 25 percent increase in the qualifying scores on the AP exams.
Driving the increases in student achievement is the implementation of the ALSDE/A+ College Ready AP Program,Read more »
Two Etowah County residents were among 50 recipients of the 2014 Alfa Foundation scholarship. Each recipient received $1,000 in the program’s inaugural year.
The scholarship recipients are Colin Edwards of Rainbow City, a graduate of Westbrook Christian School and freshman at Troy University studying education; and Tiffany Stevens of Boaz, a graduate of West End High School and junior at AthensRead more »