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Southside's Anglea, Glencoe’s Giles take top spots at county cross country meet

October 23, 2020

Photo: Southside High’s Will Anglea raises his finger as he crosses the finish line to the Etowah County Schools boys cross country meet on Oct. 22 in Glencoe. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Different season, same result for the Southside High cross country program on Oct. 22 in Glencoe. For the third year in a

GPL employee acquires $9,000 grant for greehouse, seed lending library

October 23, 2020

By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Rachel Cole’s incredible journey at the Gadsden Public Library began in March of 2017 at the front circulation desk. Working as a library clerk, she dealt with a variety of people on a daily basis, helping patrons check books in-and-out and discover reads based upon their interests. When the teen coordinator

Noccalula Falls welcomes seventh annual Pow Wow

October 23, 2020

Pictured above, Niki and Everett Romine participate in the seventh annual pow wow at Noccalula Falls on Saturday, October 17. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor The Turtle Island Native American Association hosted its seventh annual pow wow at Noccalula Falls on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, welcoming the public to participate in an engaging

Rainbow City Hod Rod Club brings car show to Oak Landing in Attalla

October 23, 2020

Pictured above, Oak Landing Assisted Living residents Ralph and E.C. enjoy the car show organized by the Rainbow City Hot Rod Club on Saturday, October 17. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor The Rainbow City Hot Rod Club partnered with Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla on Saturday, October 17 to bring joy and excitement to residents

Sardis cancels remainder of football season

October 16, 2020

Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy In a press release issued on Friday, October 16, Sardis High School Principal Wendy Gibbs announced that the varsity football’s final three games of the 2020 season have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. “The administration of Sardis High School and the Superintendent of Etowah Schools, in coordination with