Tigers for Tomorrow requests Emergency Winter Fund donations

December 31, 2019 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Kahn, a tiger at the preserve, looks off into the distance as his photo is taken. Photo courtesy of www.tigersfortomorrow.org. For over 20 years, Tigers for Tomorrow educated guests about a humane relationship with animals and the environment humans and animals share. When predatory animals are discarded, unable to work or earn
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Downtown Gadsden Inc., reflects on 2019 success

December 31, 2019 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Gadsden locals and visitors explore shops, restaurants and vendors as the sun sets on downtown Gadsden’s First Friday of the month. As a new decade begins, Downtown Gadsden, Inc. wants to take time to look back at 2019 and review all the successes downtown Gadsden achieved in 2019. New businesses, along with renovations
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Titans cruise past Southside into tournament finals

December 30, 2019 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s Trey Woods goes in for a layup as Southside’s Chris Lengyel (left) looks on during the Titans’ 52-38 victory in the Greater Gadsden Area Christmas Tournament semifinals on Dec. 27 at GCHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Madison Cannon/Sports Correspondent Gadsden City defeated Southside, 52-28, in the semifinals of the Greater Gadsden Area Christmas
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Etowah tops Westbrook in tournament semifinals

December 30, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Brady Troup goes in for a layup during the Blue Devils’ 52-45 victory over Westbrook Christian in the Greater Gadsden Area Christmas Tournament semifinals on Dec. 27 at GCHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Madison Cannon/Sports Correspondent Respective fast-break layups by Ollie Finch and Ethan Foster late in the fourth quarter secured Etowah’s 52-45
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Etowah skates by Eagles in tournament opener

December 30, 2019 chris
Photo by Chris McCarthy By Madison Cannon/Sports Correspondent In a clash of defensive-minded teams, No. 3 seed Etowah emerged with a 54-42 win over No. 6 Hokes Bluff in the semifinals of the Greater Gadsden Area Christmas Classic on Dec. 26 at GCHS. Hokes Bluff claimed the game early on with a 10-7 lead at
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - The wonder of family can be a holiday blessing

December 26, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine Family is a huge part of our lives on this Earth. We need to contemplate its importance to us. We must not forget the blessings that family can bring to us. Here are some thoughts for us to ponder as we live out our lives. Depending on the status of our
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Inspiration from God's Word - Where do I go from here?

December 26, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford This might be a bit different from my usual articles, so hang in there with me if you will. After reading the gospel accounts on the birth of Jesus, my mind and thoughts began to shift to, “What happened after the birth of Jesus, and how should my own thoughts and focus
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God's Word revealed for us - The Way, Part VI

December 26, 2019 chris
By John Larkins The glorious, most loving time enshrined in the celebration of The Way is in the joyous season of Christmas. The name of Christ is hidden in this title. Sadly, Satan, who hates Christ, has infected many confused Christians. We praise Santa Clause – who is named after one of Christ’s saints –
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The Megan Kelley Dream Center welcomes community families for Christmas Party

December 26, 2019 chris
Photo: Standing from left, Breakaway Ministries board member David Surratt, founder Eddie Nichols, board members Tommie Goggans, Jett Parker and Cheryl Cornutt welcome children and their familes to The Megan Kelley Dream Center.  By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Breakaway Ministries hosted its second annual Inner-City Christmas Party at The Megan Kelley Dream Center, located at
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Gadsden Public Library director answers family question

December 26, 2019 chris
By Craig Scott “Dad, where do we come from?” That question was asked by my son Alexander in 2008, not long after I started my job at the Gadsden Public Library.  I’m glad Alex was curious enough, because it started us on a great adventure, now almost 13 years in the making. I told Alex
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Alan Smith named Gadsden State Dean of Workforce Development

December 26, 2019 chris
Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender recently announced that Alan Smith has accepted the position of the dean of Workforce Development. He replaces Tim Green, who retired in October after 33 years of service. Smith has an accomplished record in education and business beginning with his own training as a student at Etowah
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Legals for 12/27/19 - 01/02/2020

December 26, 2019 chris
________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by mortgage executed by Anthony Mince and Janet Mince to Joyce F. Johnson dated March 2, 2006 and filed for record in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3241932; the
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In & around SEC football - Bowl Previews II

December 24, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman  North Carolina vs. Temple (+5). Expectations were low for Mack Brown’s first season back in Chapel Hill, but his Tar Heels exceeded them and finished 6-6. Brown had a very successful tenure during his first stint at North Carolina and parlayed that
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Area gridders named to ASWA all-state football team

December 24, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthyPublisher/Editor Sixteen area student-athletes recently received statewide recognition for their standout production during the 2019 high school football season. The Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State football team featured four local players on the first team, five on the second team and six on the honorable mention list. Making the cut at first team
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Titans’ Wright, Merrick sign football scholarships

December 24, 2019 chris
Photo: Gadsden City High School seniors DeRickey Wright and Allen Merrick signed college football scholarships on Dec. 18 at the GCHS library. Pictured, sitting, from left: Christina Henderson, Wright, Merrick, Joame Cooper, Catrina Merrick, Iriall Merrick. Standing, from left: GCHS athletic director Todd Lamberth, GCHS head football coach Ali Smith. By Chris McCarthyPublisher/Editor A pair
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Sardis’ Hopper signs with South Alabama

December 24, 2019 chris
Photo: Sardis High School senior Jacob Hopper signed a football scholarship with the University of South Alabama on Dec. 19 at the SHS gym. Pictured, sitting, from left: Jacob’s dad Jody, Jacob, Jacob’s mom Tabatha. Standing, from left: SHS assistant football coach Clay Wright, SHS assistant football coach Ty Harris, SHS assistant football coach Matt
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Attalla Elementary School fair fosters youth business owners

December 20, 2019 chris
Photo: Angela and Dylan Rakestraw (left) smile for a photo with Jacob and Jennifer Fitts (right) at Attalla Elementary’s Young Entrepreneur Fair. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Attalla Elementary School hosted its first ever Young Entrepreneur Fair Monday, Dec. 16, with great success. Fifth-grade students operated their own businesses, selling products to their peers and
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Gadsden's Iva Nelson named Municipal City Clerk of the Year

December 20, 2019 chris
By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Iva Nelson never thought much about local government until 1984, when she found herself working for the city of Gadsden in the clerk’s office. What began as a better job opportunity resulted in decades of dedication that earned recognition. Nearly 36 years later, the Alabama Association of Municipal Clerks awarded
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McGuffey Healthcare remembers residents during the holidays

December 20, 2019 chris
By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer McGuffey Healthcare in Gadsden raised awareness to a pertinent issue affecting Alabama this holiday season. For most people, the holidays conjure up images of family, friends, food and fellowship. However, for some nursing home residents, the holidays bring challenges. Nursing home residents often experience loneliness and depression during the holiday
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Rainbow City Coin Club donates $4,500 to local charities

December 20, 2019 chris
Photo: The Rainbow City Coin Club held a meeting on Nov. 17 at Rainbow City Hall. Pictured, sitting, from left: Secretary Ellen Daniel, Billie Jennings, President Bill Daniel. Standing, from left: club treasurer Howard Jennings, Ronnie Watkins, board chairman Blaine Smith. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer The Rainbow City Coin Club hosted their final meeting of
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Operation Santa Paws now underway at Gadsden Petco

December 20, 2019 chris
Local animal advocate Christi Brown is demonstrating the power of grassroots conversation, dedication and kindness this holiday season. During a time when receiving gifts sparks excitement, Brown inspires others to give. Earlier this fall, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s Traci Pondick asked for Brown’s help promoting their Angel Tree that featured a record number of
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God's Word revealed for us - The Way, Part V

December 20, 2019 chris
By John Larkins The journey on The Way has now spanned about 2,000 years and will traverse another 2,000 years to be here in Gadsden. Our title can apply to several realities. It is applied to the earliest glimpse of people and places locating God’s method, His Church, the people, some born, some not. The
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In & around SEC football - bowl previews and predictions, part I

December 20, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Friday, Dec. 20  Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Buffalo vs. Charlotte (+6.5). Charlotte is making its first trip to a bowl game in school history, and the 49ers have had their best season since joining the FBS. Buffalo is back in a bowl game despite losing quarterback Tyree Jackson to the NFL, but
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Inspiration from God's Word - Mary, the Highly Favored One

December 20, 2019 chris
During this Christmas season, one of my favorite things to do is take time and read and reflect on the birth of Jesus. I love to read about the story of His birth, as well as all the events that took place before and after His birth. Each year as I am reading, the Lord
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Glencoe, Hokes Bluff girls, Westbrook boys ranked in Dec. 19 ASWA basketball poll

December 20, 2019 chris
GIRLS Class 7A 1. Hoover 2. McGill-Toolen Catholic 3. Spain Park 4. Theodore 5. Hewitt-Trussville 6. Auburn 7. Sparkman 8. Foley 9. Austin 10. Vestavia Hills Class 6A 1. Hazel Green 2. Eufaula 3. Athens 4. Lee-Huntsville 5. Carver-Birmingham 6. Opelika 7. Mae Jemison 8. McAdory 9. Carver-Montgomery 10. Homewood Class 5A 1. Charles Henderson
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - The Responsibility of Knowledge and Confidence

December 20, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up…Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that ‘no idol in the world really exists,’ and that ‘there is no God but one’…So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed. But when you thus sin
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God's Word revealed for us - The Way, Part IV

December 20, 2019 chris
By John Larkins Humans must either decide on some basis or source of what we hold to be the truth. Generally, this is a confusing and painful process, but does not have to be so. We begin by interacting with our parents and accepting their authority or disobeying and experience negative consequences. Often, the relationships
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Inspiration from God's Word - For unto us a savior is born

December 20, 2019 chris
During this Christmas season, I am reminded of Isaiah 9:6-7. This Scripture is one of the greatest prophesies ever foretold and serves as a great reminder for the true meaning of Christmas. Isaiah 9:6 proclaims not only the birth of Jesus (“a child is born”) but also His deity (“a son is given”). In these
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Accepting His Love and Sharing It

December 20, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,’ he also adds, ‘I will remember their sins
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Legals for 12/20 - 12/26/2019

December 20, 2019 chris
________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Wendy C Stephens, a married woman and husband, Shane R. Stephens, f/k/a Wendy Jo Carroll Hardy, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for COLONIAL BANK, N.A., on August 30,
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