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Gadsden City Council addresses rendering plant

December 3, 2020

Pictured above, local residents opposed to the rendering plant gather outside Gadsden City Hall during the Gadsden City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 1. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor The possibility of a Pilgrim’s Pride rendering plant located on Gadsden Airport Authority property roused much discussion Tuesday at the Gadsden City Council meeting. Following a

Etowah County peer helpers partner with local nonprofit

December 3, 2020

Pictured above, Gaston High School students Kobe Harris, Randi Morgan, Ke’Sean Williams, Cailey White, Joseph Lockridge and Courtney Kidd participate in Etowah County School System’s Pajama Day that benefitted Sleep in Heavenly Peace on Giving Tuesday, December 1. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Knighten McGriff. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Students and educators throughout Etowah County

Locals: “Heck, no” to proposed rendering plant

December 2, 2020

Photo: Pictured is a map of local communities surrounding a proposed chicken rendering plant to be located off Steele Station Road on the Gadsden/Rainbow City border. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor If the general consensus at a public meeting last Monday (Nov. 30) was any indication, the construction of a chicken rendering plant on the

Blue Devils stopped short in semifinals

November 30, 2020

Photo: Etowah’s Omareon Finch (19) blocks Gordo’s Benn Capps as NyNy Davis gains yardage during the Blue Devils’ 21-14 loss in the Class 4A state football semifinals on Nov. 27 in Attalla. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Etowah’s hopes of playing for a state football championship for the first time since 1999 ended last Friday

Local entrepreneur keeps entertainment rolling for community with new venture

November 25, 2020

Pictured above left, The Alley owner Bethanne Mashburn (center) welcomes Christie Knowles (left) and Lesa Osborn (right) for a special VIP Night at the venue inside the Gadsden Mall.  By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Bethanne Mashburn is on a roll. After months of excitement and effort, her highly-anticipated entertainment venue will welcome visitors to explore the