Southside rallies past Corner, moves to second round

April 23, 2019 chris
Southside High’s Andrew Dunston catches a relay throw just before a Corner baserunner arrives at third base during the Panthers’ 5-4 victory in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball playoff last Saturday (Apr. 20) at SHS. By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning with the season
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Dutton brothers step up in Westbrook sweep over Vincent

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Andrew Dutton (7) receives congratulations from his brother Samuel after the former’s hit a home run during the Warriors’ sweep of Vincent in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs last Monday (Apr. 22) in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Bulldog Brothers made short work of
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Eagles kick off state playoffs with first round sweep

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Koby Addison (14) is congratulated by head coach Mike Robertson after Addison’s three-run home run during the Eagles’ sweep of Cleburne County in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs on Monday (April 22) at Hokes Bluff. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Class 4A No. 1 Hokes Bluff baseball’s
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Blue Devils shut out Jasper in deciding third game

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Will Hotalen (14) slides into second base as Jasper’s Pacey Gillott looks on during the teams’ Class 5A first round baseball series this past week in Jasper. (Courtesy of Daily Mountain Eagle) By Jonathan Bentley/Daily Mountain Eagle Etowah High’s Logan Lafollette came within one strike of a no-hitter as the Blue Devils
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Russellville sweeps Sardis in Class 5A first round

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Russellville’s William Rogers (left) collides with Sardis’ first baseman Chase Williams in the third inning of Game 1 of the teams’ Class 5A first-round playoff series on Monday, Apr. 22. (Matt McKean/Florence Times-Daily) Courtesy of Florence Tines-Daily Russellville looked ready as ever for another postseason push on Monday (Apr. 22), sweeping Sardis 5-2 and 20-3
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Etowah splits playoff doubleheader at Jasper

April 22, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy By Jonathan Bentley/Daily Mountain Eagle Jasper and Etowah combined for just five runs in two games on Saturday (Apr. 20), with each picking up a win in a pair of pitcher’s duels in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball playoffs at Jasper. The No. 7 Blue
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Gadsden City clinches playoff berth, will face No. 1 Bob Jones

April 22, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the first time in five years, the Gadsden City High School baseball team will participate in the postseason. The Titans’ 14-13 come from behind victory over Class 7A, Area 7 rival Sparkman on Apr. 19 in Gadsden clinched second place in the area and a berth in the state playoffs. The
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Legals for the week of 4/19 to 4/25

April 22, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the terms of that mortgage executed on April 30, 2007 by Richard Bartlett and wife Rebecca Bartlett, to EvaBank, which said mortgage is recorded in Book Instrument No. 3271102, Page 5 in the Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama, and default continuing, and by virtue of
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Historical Marker placed to mark Civil Rights activist’s local death site

April 19, 2019 chris
By Madison Cannon, Staff Correspondent This past Sunday (Apr. 14), a life was remembered for being ahead of his time and mourned for being forgotten for so many years. The Keener Community along with the Keener Baptist Church held a ceremony for Mr. William L. Moore, a U.S. postman who made the decision to march from
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Hokes Bluff triplets all graduate with honors and scholarships

April 19, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor A set of triplets is graduating all three receiving academic honors and impressive extracurricular achievements from Hokes Bluff High School this spring. David Vest is graduating fifth in his class with a full scholarship to attend the University of Alabama in the fall, where he hopes to pursue a business degree.
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Southside student earns perfect ACT score

April 19, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Southside junior Kyler Smith recently received a perfect 36 score on the ACT. Smith said that the score did not come as a big surprise because he had scored a 35 last time. He is graduating fifth in his class and is applying to University of Alabama-Huntsville and the Massachusetts Institute
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People of Etowah - Glen Williams

April 19, 2019 chris
Name: Glen Williams Where were you born and raised? “I was born and raised in Etowah County and Hokes Bluff.” What is your occupation? “Marketing, advertising and now real estate.” Tell us about your family and pets. “My wife of 27 year, Felicia, is a cosmetologist. My son Jason has one child named Lana. My
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 19, 2019 chris
Apple Snicker Salad, Squash Casserole and Easy White Cake Rejoice! He will reign forever and ever! May the joy of Easter reign in your heart forever, Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Easter! Let’s do some quick and easy dishes for Easter! Apple Snicker Salad 6-8 Granny Smith apples, cut into chunks (peeled or not)
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Inspiration from God’s Word - What are the motives of our heart?

April 19, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford Chapter 4 of the Book of Jonah reveals Jonah’s sins as well as the intentions and thoughts of his heart. We are reminded in 1 Samuel 16:7 that God looks at our hearts and weighs the motives of our heart. The root of every problem is the problem in the heart, and
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Pious Bob - Good Stones, No Wry Stones

April 19, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “So, teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” (Psalm 90 NRSV). We have all considered just how short our lives are on this earth – but usually not until we become old or have some life-threatening situation. This prayer of Moses puts us in our place.
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I am blessed, I am blessed, I am blessed!

April 19, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott With the threat of severe weather, Cove Creek Baptist and other local churches cancelled morning church services this past Sunday. Incidentally, Lake Martin Baptist Church, where my mother attends, cancelled services as well. It is always better to err on the side of safety, but I missed morning worship miserably. Spending time
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The Vagabond - Largest circus in U.S. visited Gadsden in 1899

April 19, 2019 chris
The Ringling Brothers Circus made its first appearance in Gadsden on Nov. 8, 1899. Ringling Brothers was a rival of the Barnum & Bailey show and equally as large and imposing. The two big outfits were later combined later and still bears the name of Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. The show grounds were
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston

April 19, 2019 chris
A short piece by Carl Sagan… What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the
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In & around SEC baseball - Week 6 previews

April 19, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 5 Review The Tigers dropped two of three games in a road series at Texas A&M in a battle of ranked teams. Auburn lost the series opener, 4-0, as ace pitcher Tanner Burns lost his first start of the season. Burns only gave up five hits and three earned
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Holes Bluff, Southside, Etowah, Westbrook ranked in final ASWA baseball poll

April 19, 2019 chris
Released April 18 Baseball Class 7A 1. Bob Jones 2. Oak Mountain 3. Vestavia Hills 4. McGill-Toolen Catholic 5. Hoover 6. Hewitt-Trussville 7. Auburn 8. Prattville 9. Central-Phenix City 10. Huntsville Class 6A 1. Russell County 2. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 3. Hazel Green 4. Spanish Fort 5. Saraland 6. Faith Academy 7. Cullman 8. Hueytown 9. Oxford
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Shane Chappell provides steady hand for Southside baseball program

April 19, 2019 chris
Photo: Southside High head baseball coach Shane Chappell (pictured, second from left) has a word with Jacob Little (22) and Mason McGlaughn (24) during a game earlier this season.  By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent The Southside baseball team is in the process of one of the best single-season turnarounds in the state of Alabama in any
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Coosa Christian hires Rod Cates as football coach

April 19, 2019 chris
Photo: Rod Cates, who was recently hired as Coosa Christian head football coach, gathers with his family following a Coosa football game last year. Pictured, from left: daughter Caitlin, Rod Cates, son Caleb, son Cade, wife Rachael. By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A new coach will roam the sidelines on Wills Creek Road this fall. Coosa Christian
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Lady Jackets bang out 15 hits in area win

April 19, 2019 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Chloe Jones swings a pitch during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 15-1 win over Hanceville last Tuesday (Apr. 16) at GHS. (Gary Wells)  By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Glencoe High softball team certainly appears ready for the upcoming AHSAA state playoffs. The Lady Yellow Jackets banged out 17 hits – including three by
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Southside boys win tennis sectionals

April 19, 2019 chris
Photo: The Southside boys tennis team won the Class 4A/5A, Section 6 Tournament last Monday (Arp. 15) in Boaz. Pictured, from left: head coach Zack Blume, Noah Hefner, Ben Deike, Hayden Davis, Dylan Winningham, Colton Dugger, Hudson Hopper, Micah Prickett, Jackson Opdycke, Mason Prickett, Zach Lockridge, assistant coach Beth Russell. The Southside boys tennis team
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Southside sweeps county track and field meet

April 17, 2019 chris
Photo: The Southside High girls and boys track and field team members gather for a photo after winning the Etowah County Schools Meet on Apr. 10 at Gadsden City High School. By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Southside girls and boys track and field teams swept the Etowah County Schools Meet on April 10 at Gadsden City
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Blue Devils rake in the hardware at GCHS Meet No. 3

April 16, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Etowah High boys and girls track and field teams combined for 10 first-place medals at the Gadsden City Track and Field Meet No. 3 on Apr. 11 at GCHS. NyNy Davis and Jaci Jo Mayo both won three gold medals for the Blue Devils. Davis won in the boys 100-meter and 200-meter
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Fourth-ranked Southside shuts out Anniston

April 16, 2019 chris
Photo by Chris McCarthy/Messenger Isaac Franklin (pictured above) scored four goals and Gideon Garcia added two as Class 4A/5A No. 4 Southside shut out Anniston, 9-0, in boys soccer on Monday (Apr. 15) at SHS. Also for the Panthers (12-1-1), Koen De Hullu and Michael Daughtery each had a goal and an assist, Josh Perez
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Barrie Center holds Pinwheel Ceremony

April 12, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On April 8, the James M. Barrie Center for Children held its annual Pinwheel Ceremony during which staff presented the center’s annual report to the community. The Barrie Center works collaboratively with law enforcement to investigate instances of child abuse. The staff provides forensic interviews, evaluations and therapy for children who
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Proposed bill to dissolve Sports Complex Authority faces criticism

April 12, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Monday, April 9, the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority held a meeting inviting legislators and the community to weigh in on a proposed bill that will dissolve the authority. In addition to authority members, the Etowah County Tourism Board, members of the Rainbow City Council, members of the Etowah
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Gadsden City School Board election held

April 12, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On April 9, the Gadsden City School Board election was held, electing several new councilmen and electing several board members that had previously been appointed. On Tuesday, January 22, Gadsden voters decided to take the city’s school board from appointed members to elected members. The Gadsden City Council certified incumbent Z’Andre
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