Sardis rallies past Hokes Bluff in county tournament semifinals

January 17, 2020 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Caleb McGinnis (left) attempts a jump shot as Sardis’ Jacob Hopper defends during the Lions’ 45-32 win in the Etowah County Schools Tournament semifinals last Thursday (Jan. 16) at Southside. (Courtesy of Gary Wells) ardis rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to post a 45-32 win over Hokes Bluff in the Etowah
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Williams’ big game helps Southside move to county tournament finals

January 17, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside’s Ziniah Hardy (13) drives to the basket as Hokes Bluff’s Jayden Presley (33) and Madi Wolfe defend during the Lady Panthers’ 43-39 victory in the Etowah County Schools Girls basketball tournament semifinals last Thursday (Jan. 16) at Southside. (Courtesy of Gary Wells)  Maci Williams finished with a double-double of 19 points and 12
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Southside’s Brown leads off all-county volleyball

January 17, 2020 chris
Southside High senior Bliss Brown was recognized as the MVP of the 2019 All-Etowah County Schools volleyball team during the Etowah County Schools Basketball Tournament last Wednesday (Jan. 15) at Southside High School. Brown (pictured above) finished the year with 1,266 assists, 115 kills, 114 digs, 49 aces and five blocks while helping Southside post
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Commission chairman Washington shares vision for local community

January 17, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Chairman Washington smiles for the camera after discussing his hopes and goals for Etowah County. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer On Jan. 7, the Etowah County Commission appointed District 5 Commissioner Jeffrey Washington commission chairman. As the gavel was passed to Washington, a new opportunity arose for the 2020 chairman to better
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Gadsden’s Spencer Williams appointed to new Alabama Power position

January 17, 2020 chris
Alabama Power recently named Gadsden native and Rainbow City resident Spencer Williams as the company’s Community Relations Manager. Williams will be responsible for external affairs and community development over Gadsden and Etowah County, effective immediately. Williams, who was born and raised in Gadsden and returned to the area in 2004, has deep roots in the
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McGuffey Healthcare honors retiring nurse

January 17, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer McGuffey Healthcare & Rehab First honored its longest-serving employee Jan. 10, dedicating a reception to a woman whose compassion and devotion affected countless lives for 54 years. After more than five decades of service, Jewell Dean Garrett entered retirement with recognition and the assurance that as she cared for people,
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Lookout Mountain Goat Ranch Originals debuts in downtown Attalla

January 17, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Attalla mayor Larry Means (center, holding scissors), Attalla city officials and local business owners join Lookout Mountain Goat Ranch Originals owner Kelly Farley (red jacket) with her goat, Yoga, in support of the art studio and boutique’s grand opening. Photo courtesy of Attalla Information and Development Center Director Debby Carden. By Katie Bohannon,
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part VIII

January 17, 2020 chris
By John Larkins We have progressed along The Way to the beginning of The Acts of the Apostles, about 33 A.D. Jesus Christ paid the price for human’s sin against God in Paradise. He has risen and delivered the stunning orders to His new Church. This event usually is called the Great Commission. The stage
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Inspiration from God’s Word - God’s image maker

January 17, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford This week’s devotion is actually one I saw written by Sylvia Gunter with “The Father’s Business.” Sylvia is an incredible woman of God and has written several books and Bible study curriculum. You can read more about Sylvia and her ministry at www.thefathersbusiness.com. I love Genesis 1:27 and personally believe it is
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - An Ancient Thirst

January 17, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’ ‘Now he said this about the spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there
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Bending but not breaking a New Year's resolution

January 17, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Eight days is about how long this year’s New Year’s resolution lasted, so I think I did pretty well. I decided I was going to refrain from sweets, and I successfully avoided cookies and cream ice cream during one of our seniors’ birthday celebration at George Wallace Senior Center, as well as
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy, Spoon Rolls and Orange Cake

January 17, 2020 chris
I love cookbooks! My love for cookbooks and recipes began many, many years ago. I know that my best memories of growing up were the wonderful smells that came from my mother’s kitchen. She could put a pie together as easy as most people could make a sandwich. I do not like recipes that are
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In & around SEC basketball - Week 2 review

January 16, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 2 Review Nate Oats earned the first marquee win during his tenure at Alabama as his team handed Auburn its first loss of the season on Jan. 15. The Crimson Tide pulled away for an 83-64 victory over the Tigers, who were 15-0 entering the matchup. Kira Lewis scored
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Gadsden City, Hokes Bluff, Glencoe girls ranked in Jan. 16 ASWA basketball poll

January 16, 2020 chris
GIRLS Class 7A 1. Hoover 2. Spain Park 3. Foley 4. McGill-Toolen Catholic 5. Theodore 6. Austin 7. Gadsden City 8. Vestavia Hills 9. Hewitt-Trussville 10. Auburn Class 6A 1. Hazel Green 2. Athens 3. Lee-Huntsville 4. Carver-Birmingham 5. Opelika 6. Dothan 7. Eufaula 8. McAdory 9. Mae Jemison 10. Homewood Class 5A 1. Charles
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Panthers power past West End in county tournament semifinals

January 16, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside’s Chris Lengyel (left) drives the lane as West End’s Jeremiah Roberson defends during the Panthers’ 71-34 victory over West End in the Etowah County Schools Basketball Tournament semifinals on Jan. 15 at Southside. (Courtesy of Gary Wells)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor When Southside’s sharpshooters are on target, the Panthers are tough to beat, particularly
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Lady Yellow Jackets set to defend county title

January 16, 2020 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Abby Viice goes in for a layup during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 67-27 victory over West End in the Etowah County Schools Basketball Tournament semifinals last Wednesday (Jan. 15) at Southside. (Courtesy of Gary Wells)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Glencoe breezed into the girls finals of the Etowah County Schools Basketball Tournament, posting
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Southside volleyball standout signs with Gadsden State

January 16, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High School senior Bliss Brown signed a volleyball scholarship with Gadsden State on Jan 8. Pictured, sitting, from left: Bliss’ mom Claudette, Bliss, Bliss’ dad Veryl, Gadsden State volleyball coach Connie Clark. Standing, from left: SHS principal Julie Tucker, SHS assistant volleyball coach Michael Jaggers, SHS head volleyball coach Courtney Brothers, SHS athletic
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Legals for 1/17/2020 - 1/23/2020

January 16, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by Perry Andrew Wain ,And Wife, Britney Wain to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Village Capital & Investment, LLC, its successors
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All-Etowah County Schools cross country teams announced

January 15, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Gary Wells The 2019 All-Etowah County Schools cross country team was announced at the Etowah County Schools Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Southside High School. Selected to the girls’ team were Camryn Davis (pictured above), Lanora Hill, Alexis Valentine, Zoie Menk, Peyton Abernathy and Anna Parker from Southside; Katie
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Hokes Bluff advances to county semifinals

January 15, 2020 chris
Photo courtesy of Alex Chaney Hokes Bluff defeated Gaston, 55-47, in the opening round of the Etowah County Schools boys basketball tournament last Tuesday (Jan. 14) at Southside. Jordan Presley led the Eagles with 23 points, followed by Ashton Gulledge with 12. Will Bagley scored 19 points for the Bulldogs, while Nick Lewis (pictured above)
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Lady Eagles fly past Gaston in county tournament

January 15, 2020 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Jayden Presley (33) drives past Gaston’s Alexis Underwood during the Lady Eagles’ 59-29 win in the opening round of the Etowah County Schools girls basketball tournament last Tuesday (Jan. 14) at Southside. (Courtesy of Alex Chaney) Four Hokes Bluff players scored in double figures in the Lady Eagles’ 59-29 win over Gaston
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West End edges Glencoe in county opening round

January 15, 2020 chris
Photo by Alex Chaney West End edged Glencoe, 56-55, in the opening round of the Etowah County Schools Tournament in boys basketball on Monday, Jan. 13, at Southside. Jeremiah Roberson (pictured above) led the Patriots with 16 points, followed by Gavin Knue with 12 points, Eli Pearce with nine and Isaiah Roberson with eight. Daniel
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Parker's free throw sends West End past Sardis

January 15, 2020 chris
Photo by Alex Chaney Madison Parker’s free throw after the end of regulation gave West End a 45-44 victory over Sardis in the opening round of the Etowah County Schools Tournament in girls basketball on Monday, Jan. 13, at Southside. Parker (Pictured above) led the Lady Patriots with 17 points, while Kayley Dobbins added 14.
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Westbrook withstands Coosa rally attempt

January 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Grayson Wright (23) looks to move past Coosa Christian’s Eli Cameron during the Warriors’ 60-39 victory in boys basketball last Monday (Jan. 13) in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Westbrook Christian boys basketball team learned the risk of shifting into cruise control earlier this week. Leading Coosa Christian
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Coosa girls conqueror Westbrook

January 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s McKayla Bean (32) droves to the basket as Coosa Christian’s Kailah East. (34) defends during Coosa’s 71-40 victory in girls basketball on Monday, Jan. 13, in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publsiher/Editor Senior center India Brown finished with a triple doubled to help Coosa Christian post a 71-40 victory over
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Gadsden State faculty, staff and supporters gather for Allen Hall ribbon cutting

January 10, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Gadsden State Community College faculty, staff and supporters celebrate Allen Hall’s completed renovations with a ribbon cutting to commemorate the event on Jan. 7. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer   The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County hosted a ribbon cutting for Gadsden State Community College’s Allen Hall on the Wallace Drive
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Gadsden Regional welcomes first baby born in Etowah County in New Year

January 10, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, the first baby born in Etowah County, Kiyane, sleeps in the arms of her mother, Tiyane, while members of her delivery team, Dr. Lindsay Frederick of Women’s Health Partners (right) and labor and delivery nurse Sonia Ashley (left) celebrate the baby’s arrival with New Year’s gifts and a door hanger to commemorate
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Local veterans honor retiring VA counselor

January 10, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, VA social worker Tom Johnson receives a plaque from the Monday Group commemorating his time working with  veterans.  By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer In the Gadsden Veterans Affairs Clinic located at 206 Rescia Ave, a sign reads “where courage meets compassion.” For those who served the United States military, one man met
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Tigers for Tomorrow encourages recycling with volunteer community event

January 10, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, a bear on Tigers for Tomorrow’s preserve takes a bite out of one of the unicorns made from recycled wrapping and tissue paper while visitors watch. Photo courtesy of Tigers for Tomorrow.  By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer On Jan. 4, Tigers for Tomorrow welcomed visitors of all ages for “Claws, Paws and Unicorns,”
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Finding a solution for a retired husband with too much energy

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott As I have mentioned in a previous article, my husband Alan took the buyout at Goodyear. His last day of work was Dec. 20, 2019, and he was a little more excited than I was. So far, Alan has followed me everywhere except for my job at George Wallace Senior Center in
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