Ashville girls win third straight cross country meet

October 7, 2019 chris
Photo: The Ashville High girls and boys cross country teams finished first and second, respectively, in the Class 1A-4A division at the Lake Guntersville Invitational 5K last Saturday (Oct. 5). Pictured, kneeling, from left: Meghan McCarthy, Emma Drinkard, Grace Staples, Taylor Knight, Emma Thompson, Kathleen McCarthy, Callie Stewart. Standing, from left: coach Michele Rogers, Walker
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Southside runners finish in top 10 at Jesse Owens Classic

October 7, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy A pair of Southside High runners finished in the top 10 and a Westbrook Christian runner made the top 25 last Saturday (Oct. 5) at the Jesse Owens Classic 5K at Indian Mounds Park in Oakville. Ryan Maudsley (pictured above) came in second out of 530 runners in the
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Davis, Wofford power Panthers to first win of 2019

October 7, 2019 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Darryamce Wofford (left) is pursued by Douglas’ Alex Smalley during the Panthers’ 42-7 homecoming victory last Friday (Oct. 4). (Blake Habyan) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Southside jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 42-7 homecoming victory over Class 5A, Region 6 rival Douglas last
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Hokes Bluff grounds out Ashville in region action

October 7, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Austin Elder (55) and Darrian Meads (left) converge on Ashville quarterback Dylan Harris during the Eagles’ 35-14 Class 4A Region 6 victory on Oct. 4 at Ashville. (Alex Chaney) Hokes Bluff amassed 535 total yards, including 340 on the ground, on the way to a 35-14 victory over Class 4A Region 6
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Ranburne spoils Westbrook's homecoming

October 6, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Karmichael Cattling looks for running room during the Warriors’ 33-13 loss to Ranburne on Oct. 4 in Rainbow City. (Colin Edwards) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor After racing out to a 4-0 start this year, Westbrook Christian has hit a mid-season speed bump. A week after suffering a 35-point loss to Class 2A, Region
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Lions fall to Alexandria in double OT

October 6, 2019 chris
By Taylor Beck/Sand Mountain Reporter Head coach Gene Hill and the Sardis Lions gave Class 5A, No. 10 Alexandria all it could handle last Friday (Oct. 4), but fell short of pulling what would have been a historic upset. It took two overtime periods for the visiting Valley Cubs to escape its Class 5A, Region
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Gadsden City falls to James Clemens

October 4, 2019 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s C.J. Miller runs into a pair of James Clemens defenders during the Titans’ 62-7 loss in high school football on Thursday, Oct. 3, in Madison. (Bob Gathany/Preps@AL.com) By Daniel Boyette/al.com Chase Starling scored three rushing touchdowns in a 62-7 rout of visiting Gadsden City last Thursday (Oct. 3) in Madison. Starling finished
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In & around SEC football - Week 6 previews

October 3, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 5 Review Less than seven minutes into Auburn’s matchup with Mississippi State last Saturday, the Tigers led 21-0. The Bulldogs never came within 15 points for the remainder of the game. Auburn led 42-9 at the half before taking the foot off the gas and winning 56-23. It was
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Legals for 10/4 - 10/10/2019

October 2, 2019 chris
___________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Tonya Lynn Golden and Phillip Alan Golden to WinSouth Credit Union on the 14th day of November, 2012, said mortgage being recorded as Instrument Number 3376850 in the Office of the Judge of
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Etowah ranked fourth in Oct. 2 ASWA football poll

October 2, 2019 chris
Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. Thompson 5-0 286 2. McGill-Toolen 5-0 229 3. Central-Phenix City 5-1 203 4. Hoover 4-1 181 5. Mountain Brook 5-0 136 6. Theodore 5-0 116 7. Lee-Montgomery 6-0 113 8. Austin 5-0 78 9. Sparkman 5-0 41 10. Hewitt-Trussville 4-2 18 Others receiving votes: Vestavia Hills (4-1) 10, James
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Local football players recognized by AHSAA

October 2, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Darrian Meads scores one of his four rushing touchdowns during the Eagles’ 35-6 victory over Glencoe in high school football last Saturday (Sept. 28) at GHS. (Alex Chaney)  A pair of area football players were recognized in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight for the week of Sept. 27. Hokes
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Area runners medal at Scottsboro, Cold Springs

September 30, 2019 chris
Photo: The Ashville High School girls cross country team gathers for a photo after winning the Scottsboro Invitational 5K in the Class 1A-4A division last Saturday (Sept. 28). Pictured, from left: Callie Stewart, Kathleen McCarthy, Emma Drinkard, Meghan McCarthy, Taylor Knight, Grace Staples, Molly Northam. (Courtesy of Becky Staples) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Several area high
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Meads scores four first-half TDs in Eagles’ win over Glencoe

September 30, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Trent Dooley (15) attempts to bring down Glencoe’s Justin Dove during the Eagles’ 35-6 victory in high school football last Saturday (Sept. 28) at GHS. (Alex Chaney) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A 16-hour delay and near triple digit temperatures could not prevent Hokes Bluff from winning its fourth straight game against its ancient
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Etowah overcomes weather, Fort Payne to remain undefeated

September 30, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Brady Troup (left) hands off to Ethan Foster during the Blue Devils’ 26-20 victory over Fort Payne last Friday (Sept. 27) in Attalla. (Travis Greene) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Class 5A No. 4 Etowah battled through weather, injuries and a late Fort Payne rally to remain unbeaten on the year with a
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West End ends skid with win over Ragland

September 30, 2019 chris
File photo by Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter By Gary Hanner/St. Clair Times West End entered its game against Ragland last Friday (Sept. 27) 0-4 on the season while having given up 245 points. The Patriots, however, flexed their muscles in the first half in gaining 226 total yards and building a 34-0 lead. By
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Sardis gets past Geraldine, 19-14

September 30, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Gary Wells By Daniel Taylor/Sand Mountain Reporter It was a wet homecoming night for Geraldine, which lost to Sardis, 19-14, on Friday (Sept. 27) at GHS. The visiting Lions fell behind 7-0 early in the second quarter when Geraldine’s D.J. Graham intercepted the ball and ran it 35 yards to the
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GMA celebrates Bicentennial exhibit’s arrival

September 27, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor During downtown Gadsden’s First Friday event on October 4, the Gadsden Museum of Art will be the happening place to be. The museum is welcoming the Alabama Bicentennial traveling exhibit titled “Making Alabama.” The exhibit was created through a partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Alabama State Bicentennial Commission
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The Factory to host Flip and Flutter event

September 27, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor On September 29, The Factory will hold Flip and Flutter from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will benefit children and families affected by childhood cancer. All of the funds raised will go to Smile-A-Mile, a non-profit that helps children with childhood cancer in Alabama by holding camps for affected
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U.S. Hwy. 411 Yard Sale to be held next week

September 27, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor In 2002, Colonel Parker Ray Tinsley, inspired by the success of World’s Longest Yard Sale and the U.S. 11 Antique Alley Sale, started the U.S. 411 Yard Sale, in part to bring people to the area. “We want to bring folks in to see our beautiful lakes, rivers, parks, mountains
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The Best Breakfast Casserole, Peach Bread and Carol Collin’s White Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

September 27, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell I have always enjoyed a brunch, both as a hostess and a guest. One reason I particularly enjoy having a brunch is that you can serve almost any food you prefer, from an egg and cheese dish to a tenderloin. When I begin thinking about which of my favorite dishes I usually
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The Vagabond - Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley in Gadsden

September 27, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover The Vagabond recently started researching a historic building located at 408 Broad Street for owner Michelle Head. This 1885 building was occupied by Cottle Drugs in 1901. It was found that Cottle Drugs was actually involved in getting the famous William Frederick Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, and Annie Oakley to Gadsden. In
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Choosing our perspective

September 27, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford There is a story of a little boy who was overheard talking to himself as he strode through his backyard, baseball cap in place and toting ball and bat. “I’m the greatest baseball player in the world,” he said proudly. The boy then tossed the ball in the air, swung and missed.
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Nowhere to Hide

September 27, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to
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Lawmakers must work together to save Gadsden Goodyear plant

September 27, 2019 chris
By Craig Ford There is a lot that has been said lately – both online and in the media – about the future of the Gadsden Goodyear plant. The families that rely on that plant for their jobs, insurance and retirement benefits are understandably very worried about the possibility of buyouts and what that means
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A creepy glass bridge, a first-time selfie and resisting a sales pitch

September 27, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott My husband Alan and I escaped life this past weekend by running away to Sevierville in Tennessee. I am not a fan of the busy life of big cities, but we have enjoyed Sevierville before, and it became our destination plan. When some of the George Wallace Senior Center ladies’ memories of
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Keep Smiling... Memories of Noccalula Falls

September 27, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston I hold many dear memories of Noccalula Falls, the first being that I grew up on Lay Springs Road in Gadsden, about two miles from the falls. When I was barely able to walk, my dad and I would follow Black Creek until we reached the falls. It was quite a walk
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Legals for 9/27 - 10/03/2019

September 27, 2019 chris
Etowah County Probate Notice to: Jennifer Payne Rainwater and Rachel Payne Case Number: S-10640 A Petition for Letter of Administration for David Allen Payne shall be heard on 30th day of October, 2019, at 10:00 AM in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama. Scott W. Hassell Judge of Probate Richard
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In & around SEC football - Week 5 previews

September 27, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 4 Review Auburn scored on a 57-yard touchdown run from Anthony Schwartz on the fifth play from scrimmage and never looked back en route to a 28-20 road win over Texas A&M last Saturday (Sept. 21). The Tigers led 14-3 at the half and built an 18-point lead at
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Legals 9/27 - 10/03/19

September 26, 2019 chris
Etowah County Probate Notice to: Jennifer Payne Rainwater and Rachel Payne Case Number: S-10640 A Petition for Letter of Administration for David Allen Payne shall be heard on 30th day of October, 2019, at 10:00 AM in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama. Scott W. Hassell Judge of Probate
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Blue Devils ranked fourth in Sept. 25 ASWA football poll

September 25, 2019 chris
Class 7A Rank Record Points 1. Thompson 5-0 286 2. McGill-Toolen 4-0 225 3. Central-Phenix City 4-1 206 4. Hoover 4-1 181 5. Mountain Brook 5-0 145 6. Theodore 5-0 116 7. Lee-Montgomery 5-0 105 8. Austin 5-0 79 9. Sparkman 4-0 34 10. Hewitt-Trussville 3-2 14 Others receiving votes: Vestavia Hills (3-1) 12, James
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