Southside's Anglea, Glencoe’s Giles take top spots at county cross country meet

October 23, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Will Anglea raises his finger as he crosses the finish line to the Etowah County Schools boys cross country meet on Oct. 22 in Glencoe. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Different season, same result for the Southside High cross country program on Oct. 22 in Glencoe. For the third year in a
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Dancing wherever we may be

October 23, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.” (Psalm 30 NRSV). David wrote this psalm at the time of
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God’s Word revealed for us - Rejoice, there is a Way!

October 23, 2020 chris
By John Larkins When we heed Jesus’s many warnings as to the possibilities that our choices may justifiably lead us to Hell, it is absolutely necessary to keep our wits about us to remember that the Redeemer provided a WAY to salvation! Indeed, it is a terrible sin to believe or say that the choices
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Inspiration from God’s Word - God is our deliverer

October 23, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford The very last psalms King David wrote are recorded in 2 Samuel 22 and 23. There are at least 73 of the psalms in the Book of Psalms assigned to David, but his last two are found in 2 Samuel. One psalm is written as an offering of thanks to the Lord
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Lemon Lush, Grated Apple Pie and Country Apple Dessert

October 23, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Do you want to start a conversation? Read a cookbook in public. That’s what happens to me all of the time. I always have a cookbook with me. “What are you cooking?” the young lady who sat beside me asked as she peeped over my shoulder. “Just checking out a recipe I
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Of fire pits and the 23rd Psalm

October 23, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott There is something about building a fire in a fire pit as the weather cools down outside. I’m one of those rare birds that loves cold weather, and fire pits is one of the reasons why. I sit there by Fred, a plastic skeleton who sits in my spot on the two-person
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The Vagabond – An early developer of Etowah County

October 23, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover One of the most interesting of the old timers who contributed much to the early development of Gadsden and Attalla was Rufus B. Rhea. He was born in the Cherokee Nation near Attalla on August 26, 1832 and died on Jan. 4, 1908. Rhea operated a fine and prosperous farm near what
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GPL employee acquires $9,000 grant for greehouse, seed lending library

October 23, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Rachel Cole’s incredible journey at the Gadsden Public Library began in March of 2017 at the front circulation desk. Working as a library clerk, she dealt with a variety of people on a daily basis, helping patrons check books in-and-out and discover reads based upon their interests. When the teen coordinator
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Noccalula Falls welcomes seventh annual Pow Wow

October 23, 2020 chris
Pictured above, Niki and Everett Romine participate in the seventh annual pow wow at Noccalula Falls on Saturday, October 17. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor The Turtle Island Native American Association hosted its seventh annual pow wow at Noccalula Falls on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, welcoming the public to participate in an engaging
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Rainbow City Hod Rod Club brings car show to Oak Landing in Attalla

October 23, 2020 chris
Pictured above, Oak Landing Assisted Living residents Ralph and E.C. enjoy the car show organized by the Rainbow City Hot Rod Club on Saturday, October 17. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor The Rainbow City Hot Rod Club partnered with Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla on Saturday, October 17 to bring joy and excitement to residents
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In & around SEC football - Week 5 previews and predictions

October 23, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspodent Alabama Week 4 Recap A dominant second half propelled Alabama to a 41-24 victory over Georgia in a battle between a pair of top 3 teams last Saturday (Oct. 17) in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide trailed 24-17 late in the first half before Will Reichard connected on a 52-yard field goal
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Legals for 10/23/2020 - 10/29/2020

October 22, 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 Mary Lou Hamrick Wife James W Hamrick Husband  to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for GMAC Mortgage, LLC dba Ditech.com, its
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Local players recognized by AHSAA

October 21, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Several area football players were recognized in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight for Week 8. Southside senior Carnel Davis (pictured above) rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on 26 attempts as the Panthers clinched a state playoff berth with a 38-14 victory over Scottsboro. Ashville
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Blue Devils ranked No. 6 in ASWA football poll

October 21, 2020 chris
Released October 21 Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. Thompson 9-0 276 2. Hoover 9-0 204 3. Auburn 8-0 187 4. Hewitt-Trussville 7-2 154 5. Theodore 7-1 133 6. Daphne 7-1 104 7. Central-Phenix City 6-3 98 8. Austin 7-1 79 9. Fairhope 5-2 41 10. James Clemens 7-2 29 Others receiving votes: Prattville (5-3)
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Glencoe runner wins fifth 5K of season

October 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Katie Giles nears the finish line of the Wildcat Fall Classic 5K last Saturday (Oct. 17) at White Plains. Giles took first place in the girls Class 1A-3A race. By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Two local runners took first place and several others posted top 10 finishes at three recent 5K events. At the
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Area teams fall short in volleyball subregionals

October 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Ashville’s Ashlee Eastis (left) pushes the ball over the net as Rogers’ Kennedi Clark (25) and Harley Tucker (2) defend during the Lady Bulldogs’ 20-25, 13-25, 20-25 loss in the Class 4A subregional volleyball playoffs on Oct. 17 at AHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) Several local high school volleyball teams competed in the subregional playoffs on
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Westbrook, Southside notch big region wins

October 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Caiden Wyatt tackles Cleveland’s Da’quarrius Phillips during the Warriors’ 3-0 victory in high school football on Oct. 23 in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) Westbrook Christian 3, Cleveland 0 Layton Crawford’s 24-yard field goal at 10:36 of the fourth quarter gave Westbrook Christian a 3-0 victory over Class 2A, Region 6 rival Cleveland
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Titans' Orr to play in Alabama/Mississippi All-Star football game

October 19, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Gadsden City High School senior Rod Orr was recently selected to the Alabama roster for the 34th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic football game on Saturday, December 12, at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. A 6’8, 297-pound offensive tackle, Orr (pictured above) committed to Florida State last month.  
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Legals for 10/16/2020 - 10/22/2020

October 16, 2020 chris
________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Marcus Chad Talley and wife, Mary Margaret Talley, to Alabama Teachers Credit Union on the 31st day of March, 2014, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3400212 in the Office of the Judge
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Sardis cancels remainder of football season

October 16, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy In a press release issued on Friday, October 16, Sardis High School Principal Wendy Gibbs announced that the varsity football’s final three games of the 2020 season have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. “The administration of Sardis High School and the Superintendent of Etowah Schools, in coordination with
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Kathy Murphy hired as GSCC president

October 16, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker named Dr. Kathy L. Murphy President of Gadsden State Community College earlier this week. Murphy, who was appointed after a months-long search by a presidential committee, will begin her appointment on January 1, 2021. “Dr. Murphy is a visionary educator with a proven
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Alabama Power Foundation donates grant to United Way of Etowah County

October 16, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured from left, Alabama Power Eastern Division Vice President Terry Smiley, United Way 211/First Call for Help Program Director Ruth Moffatt, United Way 2020 Board of Directors Vice President of Community Building Jackie Edmondson, Alabama Power Eastern Division Business Office Manager Tony Smith and Alabama Power Community Relations Manager Spencer Williams gather for a
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Downtown Attalla hosts first ever fall festival

October 16, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, News Editor While the third week in October typically brings Attalla Heritage Day to the gateway to northeast Alabama, COVID-19 brought the popular festival to a screeching halt. Although the beloved annual event will not take place this year, the City Council developed an alternative solution to make up for the loss. On
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Gadsden Goodwill opens new store in Rainbow City

October 16, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Alabama Goodwill CEO David Wells (center, holding scissors) celebrates with newly elected Rainbow City Mayor Joe Taylor (right, red shirt), Goodwill board members and the Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County ambassadors at the grand opening of Goodwill in Rainbow City on Oct. 15. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Gadsden’s Goodwill celebrated its
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Brunswick Stew, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, White Chicken Chili and Andy's Everyday Southern Cornbread

October 16, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Let’s warm up the season with some tried-and-true favorite soup recipes from some of our supporters. They showcase a wide range of flavors and textures. We guarantee you that they will make your dinner delightful. Brunswick Stew 1 3.5 pound Pork Butt 1 4-pound whole chicken 3 gallons water 2 cups diced
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A not-so-distant fire tower

October 16, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Every day, at least one of our seniors at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe ask when the center will open back up. We do not know. I will tell you what we do know. We miss fellowship with our seniors, and we are on the edge of sanity as we
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The Vagabond – Hogs and cows once wandered downtown

October 16, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Back when it was a small village, Gadsden had a few citizens protesting against the idea of allowing stock, particularly hogs and cows, to roam the streets at will, and those complaints became vociferous enough to attract the attention of local authorities. There was no serious attempt to remedy the situation until
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - “Lasterday” doesn’t seem so far away

October 16, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Our current Alabama weather is a reminder of once again dealing with climate change. I don’t intend on bragging or saying I’m smarter than anyone else, but I noticed many years ago that the summer season was lasting longer. When I was in grammar school, I wore a sweater each morning. Going
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In & around SEC football - Week 4 previews and predictions

October 15, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Staff Correspondent Alabama Week 3 Recap Alabama outlasted Ole Miss, 63-48, last Saturday in the highest-scoring regulation game in SEC history, and both offenses were stupendous. The Crimson Tide finished with 723 yards of offense, including 417 through the air from Mac Jones and 206 on the ground from Najee Harris. Harris scored
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Casting on the Coosa - A Brown loaner and a bass for Brother Butch

October 15, 2020 chris
By Marty Dixon/Staff Correspondent This week’s latest pathetic attempt at writing is off the cuff. I have had no ideas this week so I’m writing about anything that comes to mind. I enjoyed all the responses and ideas generated from last week’s column. I’m not sure where or how to attack that issue, but it
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