Westbrook falls to North Sand Mountain in second round

November 18, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Karmichael Cattling runs past a pair of North Sand Mountain defenders during the Warriors’ 35-13 loss in the second round of the Class 2A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 15) in Higdon. (Jason Bowen/Jackson County Sentinel) By Jason Bowen, Jackson County Sentinel North Sand Mountain advanced to the state football quarterfinals for
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Young heart attack survivor inspired to advocate for heart health, research

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Traci Gunter was only 23 when her life changed forever. On Wednesday, April 24, Gunter was driving through traffic, headed to work. While stopped at a red light, she started to sweat profusely. “I was thinking, ‘What in the world?’” said Gunter. “It was just so hot. So, I pulled my
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RAM invites churches to volunteer meeting

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Earlier this year, Remote Area Medical (RAM), a nonprofit organization from Knoxville, Tenn., announced that it would be coming to Gadsden next year to provide a free health clinic to locals on March 27-29, 2020, at Gadsden City High School. The clinic will offer free, high-quality dental, vision and general medical
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St. James School honors veterans

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Monday, November 11, St. James Catholic School held a program honoring veterans in honor of Veterans Day. After Principal Michele Adams welcomed everyone and Deacon Fred Williams gave the Benediction, students presented the cross and American flag. Eighth grader Jesse Domingo presented the cross and seventh grader Will Morgan presented
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The Vagabond - The old Pulltight community

November 15, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover There has always been gambling in Gadsden and probably always will be, as long as human nature remains what it is. The first prohibition law forced upon Gadsden and Etowah County by a legislative act and without vote of the people was back in 1882. Some of the results that followed included
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

November 15, 2019 chris
Cafeteria Macaroni and Cheese, Nancy Wood’s Corn Pudding and Vanilla Wafer Cake Once my family has decided what entrée we will have for Thanksgiving, the next step is figuring out what goes along with it. These are some of my favorites. Cafeteria Macaroni and Cheese 1 pound elbow macaroni noodles 4 eggs (4-ounces) heavy cream
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Pious Bob - Accepting and Using Our Condition

November 15, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “This is my rule in all the churches…Let each of you remain in the condition in which you were called. Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. Even if you can gain your freedom, make use of your present condition now more than ever. You were
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Inspiration from God’s Word - A tribute to Carlie

November 15, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford This past week, I had the honor of speaking at a celebration of life service for one of our students. Carlie passed away last week in a tragic car accident, which was a shock to us all. She was a beautiful young lady, and although she was only on this earth a
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part 1

November 15, 2019 chris
By John Larkins God’s inerrant word, in our biblical account, begins by revealing Him, our God, as the creator of the universe, of the human and all other species, as sole loving maker. He holds it as paramount that He, as our creator, rightfully expects and demands, our obedience. Adam and Eve, our ultimate parents,
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A shout-out to all the students at Coosa Christian School

November 15, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Last week I wrote about our veterans program at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe and was praising God for all the teamwork involved in making it a complete success. I neglected to mention the letters written by students at Coosa Christian School. They were amazing. I did not exclude the
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston: An open letter to my mother

November 15, 2019 chris
Dearest mother, How the time has flown, yet each year has brought joy, love, pain, and yes, even rejection. I’ve learned to live with all of it during my lifetime. But yesterday as I visited with you, I was so happy to see your sweet face. It had been almost four weeks since I’d been
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In & around SEC football - Week 12 previews

November 14, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 11 Review A handful of first half errors put Alabama in a 33-13 hole at halftime against LSU last week, and a valiant second half effort came up just short in a 46-41 home loss. A red zone turnover on the opening possession of the game and an interception
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Legals for 11/15 - 11/21/2019

November 14, 2019 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 Gerald W. Elrod An Unmarried Man to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns
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Eagles come up short in 4A first round

November 13, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Jalen Robinson (8) catches a touchdown pass in front of Northside’s Wes Maluda during the Eagles’ 35-21 loss in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 8) in Northport. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Hokes Bluff’s football season came to an end on Nov. 8
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Lady Cardinals to hold pep rally, fundraiser

November 11, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy The Gadsden State volleyball team will be recognized at a community pep rally and dinner sponsored by The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County and hosted by Back Forty Beer Company. The Lady Cardinals won the National Junior College Athletic Association Gulf Atlantic District A/B Volleyball Championship on Nov.
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Local runners medal at state 5K meet

November 11, 2019 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Katie Giles finished sixth in the Class 3A girls state cross country meet last Saturday (Nov. 9) in Oakville. (submitted photo) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Several area runners turned in medal-winning performances at the AHSAA cross country meet last Saturday (Nov. 9) at Indian Mounds Education Center in Oakville. The top 15 finishers in
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No. 4 seed Westbrook pulls off upset in first round

November 11, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Gary Wells By Eddie Edwards/Sports Correspondent Westbrook Christian won its first postseason game since 2010 with a 25-22 victory over Aliceville in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs on Nov. 8 at Aliceville. The Warriors (8-3) travel to Higdon this Friday, Nov. 15, to face North Sand
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Etowah's season ends in first round

November 11, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Tae Wright (7) tackles Center Point’s Jayson Jones during the Blue Devils’ 42-13 loss in the first round of the Class 5A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 8) in Attalla. (Travis Green) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the first time in four years, Etowah will not participate in the second round of
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In & around SEC football - Week 11 previews

November 8, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 10 Review Auburn did not play a home game in the month of October, so the Tigers expected to return home to play in front of a raucous crowd last week at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Instead, the crowd was anything but, and AU snuck away with a 20-14 win over
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Legals for 11/8 - 11/14/2019

November 7, 2019 chris
__________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed on October 11, 2004 by James N. George and Belinda C. George, Husband and Wife as joint tenants with right of survivorship, originally in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for HomeQuest
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Etowah ranked fifth in final ASWA football poll

November 6, 2019 chris
Released Nov. 6 Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. McGill-Toolen 10-0 261 2. Central-Phenix City 9-1 220 3. Thompson 8-1; 176 4. James Clemens 8-2 151 5. Hoover 8-2 150 6. Prattville 8-2 100 7. Mountain Brook 8-2 96 8. Vestavia Hills 7-3 53 9. Theodore 8-2 48 10. Auburn 7-3 33 Others receiving votes:
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Gadsden State captures NJCAA district volleyball championship

November 4, 2019 chris
Photo: The Gadsden State volleyball team gathers around the tournament bracket after winning the NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District championship last Sunday (Nov. 3) in Boaz. Pictured, kneeling, on left: Shelby Bates. Kneeling on right: Joanie Lang. Middle row, from left: Madelyn Massey, Jaylyn Freeman, Grace Nolen, Brooke Murphy, Gracie West, Leighanna Tralongo. Back row, from
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Southside runners sweep sectional meet

November 4, 2019 chris
Photo courtesy of Toni Bishop By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Southside High boys and boys cross country teams finished in first place at the Class 5A, Section 2 Meet at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park on Nov. 1. The Panthers had four runners finish in the top 15, led by Ryan Maudsley first-place time of 17:00.05. Mason Williamson
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Ashville runners win second straight section title

November 4, 2019 chris
Photo by Chris McCarthy By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Ashville High girls cross country team had three runners place in the top 10 and four more in the top 25 on the way to a first-place finish at the Class 4A Section 3 Meet on Nov. 1 at Fairview. It was the second straight section championship
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Lady Jackets qualify for state 5K meet

November 4, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Glencoe High girls cross country team finished third at the Class 3A, Section 2 Meet at Auburn on Nov. 1 The Lady Yellow Jackets qualified for the AHSAA state meet this Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center in Danville. Katie Giles
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Westbrook boys win cross country sectional

November 4, 2019 chris
Submitted photo By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Helped by four top 10 showings, the Westbrook Christian boys cross country team won the Class 1A/2A, Section 4 Meet on Nov. 1 at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park. The Warriors qualified for the AHSAA state meet this Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center in Danville. “I was very
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Noles runs for four TDs in Westbrook win over Sand Rock

November 4, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Colin Edwards Will Noles finished with 216 offensive yards and rushed for four touchdowns as Westbrook Christian ended the regular season with a 38-18 victory over Sand Rock last Friday (Nov. 1). Noles rushed for 101 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries and was 8 for 13 in passing for
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Ashville beats Vincent in Bulldogs’ season finale

November 4, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Courtesy of al.com Ashville has suffered through 14 straight losing seasons and Vincent hasn’t had a winning season since 2013, but both coaches found reasons to be optimistic about the future of their teams after Ashville earned 41-14 victory last Friday (Nov. 1) at Vincent. Class 4A Ashville (2-8)
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Eagle veterans step up in win over Sardis

November 3, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Ashton Gulledge (2) attempts a pass during the Eagles’ 35-12 win over Sardis on Nov. 1. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Hokes Bluff relied on a pair of four-year starters for a 35-12 win over Sardis on senior night at Mike Robertson Stadium in Hokes Bluff on Friday (Nov. 1). Running
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West End hangs 49 on Glencoe in season finale

November 3, 2019 chris
Photo: West End’s Isaiah Roberson (25) runs for a first down as Glencoe’s Hunter Hanners (4) pursues during the 49-0 shutout win over Glencoe on Nov. 1. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor West End wore out the scoreboard in Walnut Grove last Friday (Nov. 1), as the Patriots finished off the 2019 season with
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