2020 Girlfriend Gala goes virtual

July 2, 2020

Pictured above, 2020 Girlfriend Gala Chair Courtney Linam addresses event details on Facebook. Photo courtesy of the Girlfriend Gala. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor United Way’s annual Girlfriend Gala hosted its first virtual fundraiser on June 25. Despite the fact that Gadsden women could not experience the event in person, organizers ensured that the night

Iconic Glencoe pharmacy hosts grand reopening

July 2, 2020

Pictured above from left to right is technician Wendy Curvin, technician Betty Phillips, pharmacist and owner Bob Neal, technician Paulette Chandler, pharmacist and owner Ronnie Smith, cashier Brady Lockmiller, technician Carla Harrell (technician). Seated: Pharmacist and owner Amanda Divine welcomes residents to Alaco Pharmacy’s grand reopening. Photo courtesy of Gary Wells.  By Katie Bohannon, News

Emma Samson monument fate still to be determined

July 2, 2020

By Katie Bohannon, News Editor As cities remove confederate memorials nationwide, opinions on Gadsden’s Emma Samson monument remain a topic of fervent discussion. At the Gadsden City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting and pre-council meeting on June 30, city officials debated the fate of the downtown statue (pictured at right). Though the Public Safety Committee

Gadsden State president announces retirement

July 2, 2020

Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender recently announced her retirement. Lavender attended Gadsden State, where she pursued and achieved an Associates degree in nursing before obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Jacksonville State University. Lavender furthered her education with both a Master’s degree and doctorate in nursing from the University of

Attalla acquires 200k grant for feed mill

June 26, 2020

Photo: Pictured above, Attalla Mayor Larry Means (third from right) joins Gov. Kay Ivey (second from right) and along with other state and local officials at the Koch Feed Mill groundbreaking in Attalla in November 2019. (Photo courtesy of Business Facilities Magazine) By Katie Bohannon, News Editor In November of 2019, the City of Attalla