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New Gadsden State president shares vision for college and local community

January 21, 2021

By Katie Bohannon, News Editor As students and faculty return to Gadsden State Community College’s campuses for the spring semester, they will find themselves becoming acquainted with a soon-to-be familiar face – Gadsden State’s new president, Dr. Kathy Murphy. Following former president Dr. Martha Lavender’s retirement in August, Murphy went to work in January with excitement,

County faces potential lack of reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses

January 20, 2021

By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Counties statewide reside in limbo following the news that COVID-19 expenditures may not be reimbursed. While Etowah County commissioners and local officials await further response from the state, they continue to strive and advocate for a solution. The news resulted from the decision of Alabama Department of Finance Director Kelly

Gadsden State’s PTK chapter organizes community project

January 14, 2021

Pictured from left on back row, PTK members Xun Chen, Gerardo Perez-Rodriguez, Justin Bradley, Alexandra Booker, Maria Petersen, Isaiah Gallardo, Rocio Aragon-Vasquez smile for a photo with their advisors, Rob Dunaway (seated front, left) and Melissa Davis (seated front, right). By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Inspiration and activism flourish in one local student-led project, born on

Etowah County officials reporting record high for 2019-20 fiscal year

January 14, 2021

Chief Financial Officer Kevin Dollar recaps the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget performance report. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Etowah County’s 2019-2020 fiscal year reached record highs, finishing its budget in the black. Chief Financial Officer Kevin Dollar discussed the budget performance report with county commissioners during a recent meeting, noting how the year stood apart from

People of Etowah: Seth Zambrano

January 14, 2021

Where were you born and raised? Born in Gadsden, at Gadsden Regional Hospital. I was raised in Southside. What is your occupation? I am an insurance producer. What made you decide to work in your field? I was in the car business. When me and my wife found out we were pregnant with our son,