By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

SEC Championship Game recap 

Alabama won its 24th SEC championship last Saturday (Dec. 6) with a 42-13 victory over Missouri in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide has now won five conference titles since the league began playing a championship game in 1992, second only to Flo-rida’s seven championships. 

Alabama led Saturday’s contest from start to finish. After an impressive opening

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Classifieds for the week of Dec. 12 - Dec. 18, 2014


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Legal notices for the week of Dec. 12 - Dec. 18, 2014



Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated July 5, 2011, executed by Adam Mark Cash and Lana Brooke Cash, husband and wife, to Taylor Mortgage Inc., which mortgage was recorded on July 6, 2011, in Instrument No. 3351963, of the mortgage records in the

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Messenger Community Calendar for December

Every year, RSVP hosts a Senior Angel Tree to help senior citizens in Etowah County who would not have a very Merry Christmas without help. Our angels come from the Salvation Army, Etowah Baptist Mission Center and the Etowah County Department of Human Resources. These agencies handle the food and essentials for all of their clients, but for senior citizens,

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By Danny By Danny "The Vagabond" Crownover

The 1784 Indian Massacre in Rainbow City Part one

Through the years, many people have asked The Vagabond about how the late Jerry Jones, who was the former Etowah County Tax Assessor, first became interested in genealogy and history.

When Jerry was eight years, old he went with his family to Old Harmony Cemetery in what is now Rainbow City. The purpose of the visit was to clean the graves

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