Lady Panthers shut out Mortimer Jordan in first round

April 26, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Southside scored five goals in the second half to breeze past Mortimer Jordan, 6-0, in the first round of the Class 4A/5A girls state soccer playoffs on Thursday (Apr. 24) at SHS. The Lady Panthers (18-2) host Westbrook Christian in a second-round match on Tuesday, April 30. Caroline Prince
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 26, 2019 chris
Lemonade Pie and Chicken Meal-in-One You know those trays the waiters bring around at the end of a good meal with a slice of triple chocolate mousse, a slice of a lemon tart sprinkled with grated lemon zest (this would always be my pick) and a mocha torte with toffee drizzled over the top are?
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston

April 26, 2019 chris
The following piece is an example of the creative writing of my the granddaughter Breanna, who pictured with me this week. She will be 13 on April 26. I think she’s written several good poems for her class at Episcopal Day School. An Ode to Mocha “My lovely, feisty cat, Mocha, you are a loved
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Pious Bob - The Leap for Jesus

April 26, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Prayer and Jesus: Two great resources

April 26, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford If you know much about Paul in the Bible, you know that he never doubted his calling, which was to share the Gospel of Jesus to both Jews and Gentiles. Paul did this with an incredible boldness and never wavered in his calling, regardless of the persecution and trials he faced. In
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Easter Sunday at the Scotts and a compliment at the Waffle House

April 26, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Easter is very humbling to me as I think about what Jesus endured on the cross because of His love for us. I can’t imagine how his mother and those people around that time who loved Him might have felt, watching helplessly and losing someone who loved them so much. In His
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In & around SEC baseball - Week 7 previews

April 25, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 6 Review The friendly confines of Plainsman Park helped guide Auburn to a series win over Ole Miss last weekend. The Tigers won the series finale at 6-5 in 10 innings after a walk-off single from Conor Davis. Davis was also the hero in Friday’s 7-4 victory over the
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Westbrook’s P.J. Wells signs with JSU

April 25, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian senior P.J. Wells signed a football scholarship with Jacksonville State University on April 17. Pictured, from left: mom Tara Clark, P.J., house mom Jamie Kilgo, house dad Slade Kilgo. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor P.J. Wells is taking his gridiron talents from Rainbow City to Gamecock country. The Westbrook Christian senior wide
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Kimberley joins Gadsden law firm

April 24, 2019 chris
Former Circuit Court Judge David Kimberley (pictured above) recently joined Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, a Gadsden-based law firm known for its personal injury and consumer litigation work in Alabama and across the country. Prior to winning his seat on the bench in 2006, Kimberley practiced law for more than 20 years with the Cusimano firm.
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Etowah’s Irvin wins state tennis title

April 24, 2019 chris
Photo: The Etowah High girl’s tennis team gathers for a photo after finishing fifth at the Class 4A-5A state tournament last Tuesday (Apr. 23) in Mobile. Pictured, from left: head coach Drew Noles, Erianna Irvin, Megan Higgins, Jordyn Walker, Lauren Johnson, Abrianna Irvin, Jada Douglas, Jacie Huff, Kimberly Johnson, assistant coach Erika Pinson. Helped by
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Glencoe falls to Hanceville in deciding third game

April 24, 2019 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Nolan Fairley delivers a pitch during the Yellow Jackets’ 18-6 loss to Hanceville in the first round of the Class 3A state baseball playoff last Tuesday (Apr. 23). (Gary Wells) By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The Glencoe High baseball program’s first postseason appearance in several years came to an end last Tuesday (Apr.
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Southside rallies past Corner, moves to second round

April 23, 2019 chris
Southside High’s Andrew Dunston catches a relay throw just before a Corner baserunner arrives at third base during the Panthers’ 5-4 victory in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball playoff last Saturday (Apr. 20) at SHS. By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning with the season
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Dutton brothers step up in Westbrook sweep over Vincent

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Andrew Dutton (7) receives congratulations from his brother Samuel after the former’s hit a home run during the Warriors’ sweep of Vincent in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs last Monday (Apr. 22) in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Bulldog Brothers made short work of
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Eagles kick off state playoffs with first round sweep

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Koby Addison (14) is congratulated by head coach Mike Robertson after Addison’s three-run home run during the Eagles’ sweep of Cleburne County in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs on Monday (April 22) at Hokes Bluff. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Class 4A No. 1 Hokes Bluff baseball’s
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Blue Devils shut out Jasper in deciding third game

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Will Hotalen (14) slides into second base as Jasper’s Pacey Gillott looks on during the teams’ Class 5A first round baseball series this past week in Jasper. (Courtesy of Daily Mountain Eagle) By Jonathan Bentley/Daily Mountain Eagle Etowah High’s Logan Lafollette came within one strike of a no-hitter as the Blue Devils
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Russellville sweeps Sardis in Class 5A first round

April 23, 2019 chris
Photo: Russellville’s William Rogers (left) collides with Sardis’ first baseman Chase Williams in the third inning of Game 1 of the teams’ Class 5A first-round playoff series on Monday, Apr. 22. (Matt McKean/Florence Times-Daily) Courtesy of Florence Tines-Daily Russellville looked ready as ever for another postseason push on Monday (Apr. 22), sweeping Sardis 5-2 and 20-3
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Gadsden City clinches playoff berth, will face No. 1 Bob Jones

April 22, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the first time in five years, the Gadsden City High School baseball team will participate in the postseason. The Titans’ 14-13 come from behind victory over Class 7A, Area 7 rival Sparkman on Apr. 19 in Gadsden clinched second place in the area and a berth in the state playoffs. The
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Legals for the week of 4/19 to 4/25

April 22, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the terms of that mortgage executed on April 30, 2007 by Richard Bartlett and wife Rebecca Bartlett, to EvaBank, which said mortgage is recorded in Book Instrument No. 3271102, Page 5 in the Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama, and default continuing, and by virtue of
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Historical Marker placed to mark Civil Rights activist’s local death site

April 19, 2019 chris
By Madison Cannon, Staff Correspondent This past Sunday (Apr. 14), a life was remembered for being ahead of his time and mourned for being forgotten for so many years. The Keener Community along with the Keener Baptist Church held a ceremony for Mr. William L. Moore, a U.S. postman who made the decision to march from
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Hokes Bluff triplets all graduate with honors and scholarships

April 19, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor A set of triplets is graduating all three receiving academic honors and impressive extracurricular achievements from Hokes Bluff High School this spring. David Vest is graduating fifth in his class with a full scholarship to attend the University of Alabama in the fall, where he hopes to pursue a business degree.
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Southside student earns perfect ACT score

April 19, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Southside junior Kyler Smith recently received a perfect 36 score on the ACT. Smith said that the score did not come as a big surprise because he had scored a 35 last time. He is graduating fifth in his class and is applying to University of Alabama-Huntsville and the Massachusetts Institute
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People of Etowah - Glen Williams

April 19, 2019 chris
Name: Glen Williams Where were you born and raised? “I was born and raised in Etowah County and Hokes Bluff.” What is your occupation? “Marketing, advertising and now real estate.” Tell us about your family and pets. “My wife of 27 year, Felicia, is a cosmetologist. My son Jason has one child named Lana. My
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 19, 2019 chris
Apple Snicker Salad, Squash Casserole and Easy White Cake Rejoice! He will reign forever and ever! May the joy of Easter reign in your heart forever, Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Easter! Let’s do some quick and easy dishes for Easter! Apple Snicker Salad 6-8 Granny Smith apples, cut into chunks (peeled or not)
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Inspiration from God’s Word - What are the motives of our heart?

April 19, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford Chapter 4 of the Book of Jonah reveals Jonah’s sins as well as the intentions and thoughts of his heart. We are reminded in 1 Samuel 16:7 that God looks at our hearts and weighs the motives of our heart. The root of every problem is the problem in the heart, and
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Pious Bob - Good Stones, No Wry Stones

April 19, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “So, teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” (Psalm 90 NRSV). We have all considered just how short our lives are on this earth – but usually not until we become old or have some life-threatening situation. This prayer of Moses puts us in our place.
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I am blessed, I am blessed, I am blessed!

April 19, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott With the threat of severe weather, Cove Creek Baptist and other local churches cancelled morning church services this past Sunday. Incidentally, Lake Martin Baptist Church, where my mother attends, cancelled services as well. It is always better to err on the side of safety, but I missed morning worship miserably. Spending time
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The Vagabond - Largest circus in U.S. visited Gadsden in 1899

April 19, 2019 chris
The Ringling Brothers Circus made its first appearance in Gadsden on Nov. 8, 1899. Ringling Brothers was a rival of the Barnum & Bailey show and equally as large and imposing. The two big outfits were later combined later and still bears the name of Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. The show grounds were
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston

April 19, 2019 chris
A short piece by Carl Sagan… What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the
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In & around SEC baseball - Week 6 previews

April 19, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 5 Review The Tigers dropped two of three games in a road series at Texas A&M in a battle of ranked teams. Auburn lost the series opener, 4-0, as ace pitcher Tanner Burns lost his first start of the season. Burns only gave up five hits and three earned
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Holes Bluff, Southside, Etowah, Westbrook ranked in final ASWA baseball poll

April 19, 2019 chris
Released April 18 Baseball Class 7A 1. Bob Jones 2. Oak Mountain 3. Vestavia Hills 4. McGill-Toolen Catholic 5. Hoover 6. Hewitt-Trussville 7. Auburn 8. Prattville 9. Central-Phenix City 10. Huntsville Class 6A 1. Russell County 2. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 3. Hazel Green 4. Spanish Fort 5. Saraland 6. Faith Academy 7. Cullman 8. Hueytown 9. Oxford
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