Westbrook Christian’s Troy Bearden (right) looks for a pick-off throw as Walter Wellborn’s Mason Screws leads off first base during the Warriors’ doubleheader sweep in the first round of the Class 3A state high school baseball playoffs on Saturday (Apr. 18) in Rainbow City. Westbrook Christian’s Troy Bearden (right) looks for a pick-off throw as Walter Wellborn’s Mason Screws leads off first base during the Warriors’ doubleheader sweep in the first round of the Class 3A state high school baseball playoffs on Saturday (Apr. 18) in Rainbow City.

Warriors sweep Walter Wellborn in first round

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  Westbrook Christian High School head baseball coach Matt Kennedy was a happy camper Saturday (Apr. 18) after his team had completed a two-game sweep over Walter Wellborn in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs in Rainbow City. 

The Warriors (14-15) took the first game, 4-3 and the second game, 16-3. 

“We were

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 Southside High’s Brock Love delivers a pitch during the Panthers doubleheader sweep of Le-Huntsville in the first round of the Class 6A state baseball playoffs on Friday (Apr. 17) at SHS. Southside High’s Brock Love delivers a pitch during the Panthers doubleheader sweep of Le-Huntsville in the first round of the Class 6A state baseball playoffs on Friday (Apr. 17) at SHS.

Panthers plow through Lee-Huntsville in first round

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Southside High somehow managed to squeeze a pair of baseball games in between the rain showers on Friday (Apr. 17), and wound up leaving Lee-Huntsville high and dry.

The No. 8 Panthers (22-9) racked up 24 hits en route to a 14-1, 13-1 doubleheader sweep of the Generals in the first round of the Class 6A

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Etowah High’s Dustin Robison delivers a pitch during the Blue Devils’ doubleheader sweep of Lawrence County in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball playoffs on Saturday (Apr. 18) in Attalla. Etowah High’s Dustin Robison delivers a pitch during the Blue Devils’ doubleheader sweep of Lawrence County in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball playoffs on Saturday (Apr. 18) in Attalla.

Etowah, Gaston advance; Glencoe falls in first round

Etowah defeated Lawrence County, 9-2, 13-3, in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball playoffs on Saturday (Apr. 18) in Attalla.

The fifth ranked Blue Devils (26-9) host No. 6 Russellville in a second round series beginning Friday (Apr. 24). 


Gaston High swept Southeastern, 6-0, 9-2, in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball playoffs

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State Representative Craig Ford speaks about the funding increase for Etowah deputies to get raises, to fund the Etowah Drug Enforcement Unit and to hire a new deputy district attorney, while DEU Commander Rob Savage look on.State Representative Craig Ford speaks about the funding increase for Etowah deputies to get raises, to fund the Etowah Drug Enforcement Unit and to hire a new deputy district attorney, while DEU Commander Rob Savage look on.

Local law enforcement receives more funding

By Sarrah Peters

News Editor


On Monday April 13, local lawmakers announced an increase in funding for local law enforcement during a press conference.

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office will recieve $400,000 to pay for deputy raises. Right now, starting deputies making about $12 an hour. With this raise, the deputies will earn almost $15 an hour. The raise will make

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A big step forward for the lottery and a bipartisan solution to budget crisis

  It isn’t often these days that you see Democrats and Republicans agreeing on major policies. But that’s exactly what began to happen last week.

It is no secret that our General Fund budget is in desperate shape. The proposed budget cuts that were released the other week would gut our government to the point that it could shut down,

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