Business Spotlight: At Home With Steph and Leslie, Realty Plus, Inc.

September 18, 2020 chris
Realtors Steph Brown and Leslie Hopper created At Home to better serve individuals and families in the community looking to buy or sale their homes. Give brief background information about yourself. Where were you born and raised? Steph: I was raised in Alabama and gra-duated from Arab High School.  I have been married for 25
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Etowah County Sheriff’s Office employees honored for service

September 18, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton (pictured at far left) stands with award recipients at the employee banquet on Friday, September 11. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor On the 19th anniversary of September 11, the Etowah County Sheriff’s office held a banquet for local first responders to honor their unwavering dedication and commitment to
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Local artist makes his mark on The Alley

September 18, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, artist Tanner Dixon (left) and his wife Kaitlyn collaborate on murals at The Venue. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor As the excitement of the Gadsden Mall’s latest entertainment venue brews, one local artist is doing his part to contribute to the venture’s success. Gadsden graffiti artist Tanner Dixon makes his mark on The
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Raising Awareness: The Millicans share Lydia’s story

September 18, 2020 chris
Pictured above, Joey (standing left), Ashley (standing center), Lydia (standing right) and Mollie Millican (sitting left) smile for a family photo. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor As September recognizes the families worldwide who battle childhood cancer with their children, one Etowah County family represents a victorious testimony of the importance of togetherness and the power of
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Improvisation and Adaptation 101

September 18, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This never-ending summer is rough on a hot flashy woman like me. I’ve thought about how nice it would be to vacation where ice castles are. After some research, I found that it might be something to only dream about right now. After missing our family get-together last year for Christmas due
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Sloppy Joes, Beefy Corn Chip Skillet and Apple Pecan Cobbler

September 18, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Fall is the season for comfort food, and I can hardly wait to try some new recipes. Let’s climb out of our recipe rut with a few of my favorites. Sloppy Joes 2 pounds ground chuck 1 large onion, chopped ½ cup bell pepper, chopped ½ cup brown sugar 2 cups ketchup
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Legals for 9/18/2020 - 9/24/2020

September 17, 2020 chris
________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Louie T. Rosson and wife, Glenda L. Rosson, to Family Savings Federal Credit Union on the November 11, 2010, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3341584, Mortgage Records, Office of the Judge of
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Etowah ranked in latest ASWA high school football poll

September 16, 2020 chris
Released September 16 Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. Thompson 4-0 269 2. Hewitt-Trussville 4-0 211 3. Hoover 4-0 184 4. Auburn 4-0 161 5. Austin 4-0 140 6. Central-Phenix City 2-2 103 7. Prattville 3-1; 65 8. Fairhope; 3-1; 43 9. Oak Mountain; 4-0; 41 10. Daphne; 3-1; 25 Others receiving votes: Theodore (3-1)
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Area gridders recognized by AHSAA

September 15, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Several local football players were recognized in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight for Week 2. Etowah’s Trent Davis rushed for 224 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 39-22 Class 5A, Region 7 victory over Fultondale. Davis scored on runs of 55, 10, 4 and
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Local runners medal at Oakville 5K

September 15, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Two local runners medaled and several other posted top 25 finishes at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational 5K last Saturday (Sept. 12) at Oakville. Southside’s Camryn Davis (pictured above) was runner-up in the large school girls division out of 154 participants, clocking with a time of 21:15.64. For the Southside
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Westbrook, Etowah post impressive wins

September 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Ryan Scott (1) catches a touchdown pass in front of Southeastern’s Austin Arriaga during the Warriors’ 24-14 victory in high school football on September 11 in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) Will Noles finished with 142 total yards and four touchdowns in Westbrook Christian’s 24-14 win over Class 2A, Region 6 rival Southeastern.
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Human Relations Advisory Committee formed to discuss local social issues

September 11, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Gadsden City Council members Deverick Williams and Jason Wilson joined together for a press conference on Tuesday, September 8 to discuss a committee that has been in the works for months. Williams and Wilson announced the formation of the Human Relations Advisory Committee (HRAC) to facilitate equitable opportunities in all aspects
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Business Spotlight: Tradebank

September 11, 2020 chris
Founded in 1987, Tradebank International is an international barter exchange company headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. One of the largest barter exchanges in the world, Tradebank represents thousands of business owners and professionals with regional offices across the U.S. and Canada. How did Tradebank establish in Gadsden? Tradebank was in Gadsden, but there wasn’t a local
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Project SEARCH gives opportunities to young adults throughout Etowah County

September 11, 2020 chris
Pictured above, Project SEARCH interns receive Smart Work Ethics certification. Pictured from left on back row: Andrew Davis, David Hodges, Kris McCormick. Pictured from left to right on middle row: Shelieyah Moore and Lily Ann Chesnut Front: Kristionna Hunter. Photo courtesy of Project SEARCH. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor For years, the non-profit organization Etowah County
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Pearce-less Patriots fall to Cleveland

September 11, 2020 chris
Photo: West End’s Rocko Sainsbury (left) hands off to Isaiah Roberson during the Patriots’ 44-13 loss to Cleveland on Sept. 10 in Walnut Grove. (Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter)  By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter West End trailed 14-7 and was driving in Cleveland territory on Thursday night when quarterback, Eli Pearce suffered a right
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Raising Awareness: Echo Byers shares daughter Reginae’s inspiring story

September 11, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Reginae (left) smiles with her sister Jaliyah (center) and her mother Echo (right). By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Reginae Marbury is a name that evokes one powerful word to mind: inspiration. As September serves as a time of reflection and raising awareness for childhood cancer, Reginae’s mother remembers a life unburdened by illness,
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Lemon Lush, Grated Apple Pie and Country Apple Dessert

September 11, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Do you want to start a conversation? Read a cook-book 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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My mom is NOT out for the count

September 11, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott I’ve missed the many blessings I’d been taking for granted. Our church at Cove Creek Baptist announced plans to start Sunday School back. Regular school started back recently but not regularly. There have been changes to accommodate all the safety concerns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, death rates among seniors
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - The coronavirus affected my family

September 11, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston In dedicating this article to the thousands of American citizens suffering from the coronavirus, I must say that I now understand their hopelessness. It had been only a few minutes when the call came from my mom’s nursing home. Allow me to return to March of this year when the nursing home
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The Vagabond – 1960 Boy Scout Fair

September 11, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Back in 1961, The Vagabond was just six years old. It seems that his father had to go to East Gadsden for errands. Coming back, Little Vagabond noticed a boy scout fair along First Street. Tents and stations were lined up all the way from the amphitheater to the old armory next
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God’s Word revealed for us - What have you chosen so far?

September 11, 2020 chris
By John Larkins God has given us the freedom to decide our eternal fate, be it heaven with Him and His Father or damnation in Satan’s realm. Surely you are aware of the consequences for your soul. Now, it is possible that you reject the whole concept of first, a God who creates the universe
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Turning trials in triumph

September 11, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever wondered what Jesus’ life was like while growing up as a child? I often think about this and wonder if Jesus had siblings – how many brothers and sisters and what they thought of Jesus. In Matthew 13; 55-56 we see that Jesus did have both brothers and sisters.
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Preparing for His visitation

September 11, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, ‘If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts
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Casting on the Coosa: A damaging wake and a New Testament serpent

September 11, 2020 chris
By Marty Dixon/Staff Correspondent It’s been a long week of fishing, with little rewards. I did not get any on Friday, but I cooked some crappie for my mom and dad. I broke out the fish fryer and deep-fried some crappie that Jonathon Nix provided for us. Brother Butch, who is the principal at West End
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Legals for 9/11/2020 - 9/17/2020

September 11, 2020 chris
________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Louie T. Rosson and wife, Glenda L. Rosson, to Family Savings Federal Credit Union on the November 11, 2010, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3341584, Mortgage Records, Office of the Judge of
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Blue Devils ranked in latest ASWA football poll

September 9, 2020 chris
Released September 9 Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. Thompson 3-0 266 2. Hewitt-Trussville 3-0 214 3. Hoover 3-0 182 4. Auburn 3-0 165 5. Austin 3-0 131 6. James Clemens 2-1 97 7. Daphne 3-0 81 8. Central-Phenix City 1-2 66 9. Prattville 2-1 32 10. Fairhope 2-1 30 Others receiving votes: Oak Mountain
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Local gridders recognized by AHSAA

September 9, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Southside-Gadsden’s Carnel Davis rushed for 215 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries as the Panthers rallied from a 11-point second half deficit to defeat Pell City, 22-17. Quarterback Michael Rich completed 9-of-20 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown, while Aulden Battles caught four passes for 133 yards
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Glencoe runner wins second 5K of season

September 8, 2020 chris
Photo by Chris McCarthy/Messenger By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Glencoe High sophomore Katie Giles (pictured above) won her second cross country event of the season at the Red Raider Invitational at Pleasant Valley High School last Saturday (Sept. 5). Giles’ winning time of 20:34.43 was 57 seconds faster than runner-up Taylor Knight of Ashville. The Glencoe girls
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Southside, Etowah, Hokes Bluff, Glencoe, Westbrook post wins; Titans, Conquerors, Lions, Patriots, Bulldogs come up short

September 8, 2020 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Eli Huff (right) runs back a kickoff as Levi Long (34) provides blocking during the Yellow Jackets’ 28-20 win over Weaver last Friday (Sept. 4) at Wilson-Darnell Field. (Courtesy of Gary Wells) Carnel Davis rushed for 215 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries as Southside rallied from a 11-point second half
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Nesquik Chocolate Ice Cream, Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Another Chocolate Ice Cream, Fruit Ice Cream, Orange Sherbet, Butterfinger Ice Cream, Marie Robinson's Vanilla Ice Cream and Mother's Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

September 4, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Let’s cool off on hot days with some more homemade ice cream recipes! Nesquik Chocolate Ice Cream 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups Nesquik 1 large can Pet evaporated milk Finish filling can with regular milk Andy’s Note: In this recipe, Carol uses the Nestle’s Nesquik (no sugar added). This is delicious!
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