Pictured above is the Southside City Hall. Southside was ranked the third safest city in Alabama.Pictured above is the Southside City Hall. Southside was ranked the third safest city in Alabama.

Four Etowah cities make top 30 safest in Alabama

SafeWise.com released its 30 Safest Cities in Alabama Report last week, honoring 30 cities from 18 Alabama Counties.

Four of the safest 30 cities in Alabama are located in Etowah County. Rainbow City was ranked 28, with an average of 2.9 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens and an average of 25.23 property crimes per 1,000 citizens. Glencoe was

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Late County Commissioner Tidmore remembered

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor


Etowah County District 2 Commissioner Kenny Tidmore passed away  Saturday, February 21 at a Birmingham hospital.

Tidmore will be remembered by his fellow commissioners for his hard work and compassion. 

The first time District 3 County Commissioner Larry Payne met Tidmore was while Tidmore was behind the counter of the Noccalula Village Chevron that he owned.

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Miss Gadsden State, Savannah Wash, poses with the school’s mascot, Swoop. Wash will perform at the Top 10 Talent show on March 3.Miss Gadsden State, Savannah Wash, poses with the school’s mascot, Swoop. Wash will perform at the Top 10 Talent show on March 3.

GSCC to host talent show March 3

Gadsden State Community College Student Activities will host the show of “Top 10 Talents” on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wallace Fine Arts Center Auditorium in Gadsden. 

Ten student acts will compete for prizes of $200 first place, $150 second place, and $100 for third place. 

Solo vocalists performing include: Rachel Berry of Hokes Bluff, Cianna

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UPS announces safe Alabama drivers

UPS recently announced 21 elite drivers from Alabama are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. 

  UPS drivers, Larry Steele of Altoona, Timothy Kisor of Gadsden and Jeffrey Johnson of Rainbow City were recently inducted into UPS’s prestigious Circle of

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GSCC announces 4th annual Etowah career fair

The Gadsden State Community College Career Transitions program will host the 4th Annual Etowah County Career Fair March 6 at the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center. More than 1,000 juniors, from participating high schools around the county, are expected to attend.  The program, which houses the college’s career coaches, has chosen as the fair’s theme: Explore.Overcome.Achieve.

The Gadsden State

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