NEO hosts annual symposium

August 8, 2019 chris
Photo: Dr. Adam Shaw with Northeast Orthopedics Sports Clinic and Physical Therapy (pictured at far left) conducts a seminar during the annual NEO Coaches Symposium on Aug. 2 at Southside High School. (Kaitlin Fleming/Messenger) By Kaitlin Fleming/Staff Writer In a few short weeks, the local football season will be in full swing, and with that
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Legal Notices for 8/9/19 - 8/15/19

August 8, 2019 chris
AUCTION NOTICE Pursuant to the provision of Alabama Abandoned Motor Vehicles Act: Section 32-13-4 Code of Alabama 1975, notice is hereby given to the owners, lienholders and other interested parties that the following described vehicles were taken into custody by Stephen Higdon dba Higdon Transmission to wit: 2011 Infiniti QX56 Vin: JN8AZ2NE4B9001813 will be sold
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Local teams ranked in ASWA preseason football poll

August 5, 2019 chris
Listed below is the Alabama Sports Writers Association preseason high school football rankings with first-place votes, last year’s record and total poll points. Class 7A 1. Central-Phenix City (26), 14-0, 312 2. Hoover, 9-4, 227 3. McGill-Toolen, 9-3, 201 4. Thompson, 11-2, 183 5. Hewitt-Trussville, 8-4, 165 6. Auburn, 10-2, 98 7. Mountain Brook, 9-3,
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GPL hosts magical Harry Potter Birthday

August 2, 2019 chris
Caption: At the Gadsden Public Library’s annual Harry Potter Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, July 31, children were able to build their own potions necklaces using water, food dye, oil and glitter. By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Wednesday, July 31, people of all ages had a magical day at the Gadsden Public Library during its annual Harry
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Habitat’s Dragon Boat Festival to be held

August 2, 2019 chris
Eight years ago, Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity introduced the community to dragon boat racing with its Dragon Boat Festival. This year the festival will be held on August 17. The opening ceremony will be at 8:45 a.m. and races begin at 9 a.m. Dragon Boat racing originated in China over 2,300 years ago. A worldwide
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Boys & Girls Club hosts fundraiser

August 2, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor The Boys and Girls Clubs of Gadsden/Etowah County received a financial shot in the arm on July 25. The Etowah County Football Preview Show at the Mort Glosser Amphitheatre raised money for club programs. According to Boys and Girls Club Director Sonquez Williams, the money raised will be used to support
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Rainbow City builds new road, improving school traffic flow

August 2, 2019 chris
Rainbow City is pleased to announce the building of a road in its city limits to greatly enhance the flow of school traffic on Lumley Road for Rainbow Middle and John Jones Elementary Schools. The new road, which will cut through the property recently acquired by Rainbow City from the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex
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People of Etowah - Kristi Kent

August 2, 2019 chris
Name: Kristi Kent Where were you born and raised? “Gadsden. I have lived here all of my life.” What is your occupation? “Well, I just recently decided to make a career change in my life. I worked for over 20 years in Home Health and Hospice and recently decided to go into Real Estate and
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

August 2, 2019 chris
Corn Casserole, Tomato Broccoli Casserole and Chocolate Pudding I have decided that I have an appetite for the South and all of its Southern food. When my garden begins to produce, my mind immediately craves a casserole of sunny, yellow squash topped with cheese, ripe red tomatoes, pearly ears of corn and Mexican cornbread with
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Pious Bob - The Body of Christ is the Bread of Heaven

August 2, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Paul’s prayer for spiritual wisdom

August 2, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford It has been an interesting week as I have been faced with multiple situations where I have realized and recognized my need for the Lord and His wisdom more than ever before. As I began to pray and ask the Lord for wisdom and insight, He led me to Ephesians 1: 15-23.
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Anticipation, a patient husband and a book with my name on it

August 2, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Today is the day my package of copies of my book are scheduled to arrive. As I sit at my front window facing the mailbox, I can see everyone who drives by. I checked my order online at least three times a day since July 15, and this morning the package left
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston

August 2, 2019 chris
How to choose a daycare In today’s world, it is a rare event when a parent stays home with children rather than work outside the home. The one question people ask is if daycare affects a child’s behavior and development. Well, it all depends on the quality of care. After spending 15 years either working at,
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Weekly Notices for 7/26 - 8/1/2019

August 2, 2019 chris
NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION   Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle (s) on 9/6/2019.   2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G1ZD5E78BF379756 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA VIN: 2G1WU58R279199317 2005 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE VIN: 4A3AC74H55E004055 1997 BUICK SYYLARK VIN: 1G4NJ52M2VC432977   TOMMY TOW’S 3403 FORREST AVENUE GADSDEN ,AL
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Weekly Notices 7/19 - 7/25/2019

August 2, 2019 chris
NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION   Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle (s) on 8/30/19.   2014 FORD ESCAPE VIN: 1FMCU9GX1EUE54178 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY VIN: 4T1BG22K31U781990 1998 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO VIN: 3VWBA61E4WM812228 2003 HONDA CIVIC VIN: 1HGEM22583L015686   THACKER TOWING 927 5TH AVENUE NW ATTALLA,
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Legal Notices 8/2 - 8/8/2019

August 2, 2019 chris
NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION   Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle (s) on 9/6/2019.   2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G1ZD5E78BF379756 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA VIN: 2G1WU58R279199317 2005 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE VIN: 4A3AC74H55E004055 1997 BUICK SYYLARK VIN: 1G4NJ52M2VC432977   TOMMY TOW’S 3403 FORREST AVENUE GADSDEN ,AL
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In & around SEC football - East Division Preview

August 2, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Florida Coach: Dan Mullen, second season at Florida, 79-47 overall 2018 record: 10-3 There aren’t many coaches in college football better than Dan Mullen at maximizing talent and exceeding expectations. Mullen consistently overachieved at Mississippi State, and his first Florida team won 10 games when it was projected to win seven.
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Grass likes what he sees so far out of 2019 Gamecocks

August 2, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Photo: 2019 Westbrook Christian graduate P.J. Wells might see playing time as a freshman at JSU this fall. (Alex Chaney)  It’s 28 days and counting until the Jacksonville State football team begins its defense of a fifth straight Ohio Valley Conference championship. At the team’s 2019 Media Day last Tuesday (July 30)
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Douglas hires former Etowah DC  as head football coach

August 2, 2019 chris
Photo: Former Etowah High assistant football coach Jamison Wadley (pictured at center) recently was hired as head coach at Douglas. Pictured with Wadley is DHS Principal Patrick Smith (left) and at Marshall County Schools AD Alan Garner. (Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter) By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter Jamison Wadley is a man of faith
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Local soccer festival set for Saturday

July 31, 2019 chris
  The Alabama Heat FC and Alabama Rush will host the Clash on the Coosa Soccer Festival this Saturday, Aug. 3 at Murphree Stadium in Gadsden. Admission is $5. The game schedule is as follows: 8:15 a.m., Ala. Rush 06 Premier vs. CFA Rome 07 Classic; 9: 45 a.m., Ala. Rush 09 Black vs. CFA
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Legal Notices 7/26 - 8/1/19

July 26, 2019 chris
____________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Carrie Rebecca Wilson and Willie J. Wilson, wife and husband, to Family Savings Federal Credit Union on the October 11, 2007, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3281222, Mortgage Records, Office of
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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on house 55

July 26, 2019 chris
By Kaitlin Fleming Staff Correspondent Quenyana White, her sons David and Da’lon, as well as friends, family and sponsors for Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the nonprofit organization’s 55th house on Tuesday, July 23. Steve Scharfenberg, the president of Habitat for Humanity, said that ground breaking ceremonies for these homes are always celebrations. “It’s
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Travelers to journey 690 miles for sale

July 26, 2019 chris
By Kaitlin Fleming Staff Correspondent The annual World’s Longest Yardsale will start in Gadsden at Noccalula Falls Park on August 1 and end in Hudson, Michigan on August 4. The 690-mile-long bargain hunt began 32 years ago, and since the beginning of the event, travelers and hagglers have been hitting the road in search of
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People of Etowah - Deborah Steward

July 26, 2019 chris
Name: “Deborah Steward” Where were you born and raised? “I was born in Harlingen, Texas, but my family moved to Gadsden when I was still an infant.” What is your occupation? “I am a Title Insurance Agent/Closing Agent with Elite Title Services, Inc. in Rainbow City. We close real estate transactions for Etowah and surrounding
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Baked Pimento Cheese, Lemon Blossom Muffins and Butterscotch Cake

July 26, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell When I mentioned to my friends and family that I was working my way through my cookbook and what fun I was having, someone would proudly chime in with a comment about their momma’s, aunt’s or grandmother’s recipe being included. This was just music to my ears and definitely to my heart.
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The Vagabond: Remembering Stam’s Candy Shop

July 26, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover Years ago, The Vagabond grew up with a friend in the local school system. We both went to Striplin Elementary School, Disque Junior High School and Gadsden High School. The friend’s name was John Stam. As a young teenager, John had a job as a local newspaper carrier and often was seen
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Grace of God

July 26, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford In the ninth chapter of Acts, we read about Saul’s conversion story. Saul, whose name was later changed to Paul, was blinded by a light on his way to Damascus, where he was going to arrest believers and bring them back to Jerusalem. Acts 9:3-4, 6 tells us, “As he was approaching
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Bingo Day, a family emergency and extended wait on the phone

July 26, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott We are at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe on a Wednesday Bingo Day. Excitement is in the air. The phone rings and Pat answers it. The caller on the other end wants to speak to her husband.  Pat does not see him from where she is, so she puts the caller
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Seeking the Light that Produces Fruit

July 26, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the
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Keep Smiling... More household tips

July 26, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston Last week I shared some tips about using Dawn dish detergent and vinegar to save money and time. Maybe you will find some of the following tips useful. The first tip is a great way to trap fruit flies. I know they seem to come to my house each summer, and I
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