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Construction underway at mega sports complex

May 29, 2020

Photo: Workers from Milam Construction lay the foundations for concession stands and bathrooms at the site of the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex in Rainbow City. Photo courtesy of Milam Construction. By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor and Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer/Photographer After five years and several starts and stops, the state-of-the-art Etowah County Mega Sports Complex

Locals honor fallen soldiers

May 29, 2020

Photo: Pictured above, Petty Officer Edward Moon (left) and Sgt. Frank Godfrey stand at attention as Gadsden City High School band director Steve Reagan plays “Taps” after placing a wreath on a war marker at Ola Lee Mize Patriots Park on Monday, May 25. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer For the past 20 years or

Koch Foods planting feed mill in Attalla

May 29, 2020

Pictured above, construction is well underway on the Koch Foods’ new feed mill and distribution facility off Burgess Road in Attalla. The construction is part of an $80 million dollar expansion of the company’s Etowah County facility. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Katie Bohannon/Staff Writer A $200,000 grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey will help supply infrastructure

Westbrook ace named to North all-star baseball roster

May 28, 2020

Messenger file photo By Chris McCarthy By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Add yet another bullet point to Samuel Dutton’s baseball resume. The Westbrook Christian rising senior recently was named to the 2020 AHSAA North-South All-Star Baseball roster. The all-star game, which normally is held each year in mid-July at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium, was recently cancelled due to

Gadsden City player, coach named to North all-star soccer team

May 28, 2020

Photo courtesy of GCHS By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Gadsden City High School is well represented on the AHSAA North-South All-Star boys soccer team. Rising senior and midfielder Jesse Kantzler (pictured, lower right) was one of 17 players selected to the North roster, while GCHS head coach Samantha Coker (pictured at right) was named a North boys