God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XIII

February 21, 2020 chris
By John Larkins “Blessed are the undefiled in The Way, who walk in the law of the Lord” – Plasm 119 1-2. The most important choice any human can make is to soberly and respectfully select Jesus Christ’s Church for his or her salvation. This is consistent with the teaching that He himself remains in
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Sheep, The Coin and the Son

February 21, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford In the 15th chapter of Luke, Jesus shares three of His greatest parables ever told. Before He begins, He is approached by the Pharisees and other religious leaders, who are upset with the crowd Jesus is hanging out with. Not only did Jesus welcome the outcasts and teach them, He went a
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Father, can I borrow the keys?

February 21, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So, if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.’” (John 8:33-47 NRSV). Sin
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Chicken Fruit Salad, Beef Chow Mein and Sour Cream Apple Pie

February 21, 2020 chris
When I mentioned to family and friends that I was working my way through hundreds of recipes for my cookbook and what fun I was having, someone would proudly chime in with a comment about their momma’s or aunt’s famous recipes. Some of my recipes may seem dated by today’s measure. A few may even
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It takes a (church) village

February 21, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott During the night service at Cove Creek Baptist Church in Glencoe, Jonathon Mason presented a message from God’s Word and how scripture is taken out of context. He did well in his presentation, and I loved to hear his experiences as a father. Before coming to church, Jonathan’s wife was at work
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In & around SEC basketball - Week 8 previews

February 21, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 7 Review As it turns out, Auburn is not as good without its best player on the floor. Isaac Okoro’s injury has led to two straight Auburn losses at Missouri and at Georgia, and while those losses do not necessarily hurt the Tigers, they don’t need those two defeats
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Legals for 2/21/2020 - 2/27/2020

February 20, 2020 chris
_________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by mortgage executed by Bobby L. Black, Jr. and wife, Jennifer L. Black to Melvin R. Barnes and Joan D. Barnes dated October 23, 2018, and filed for record in the Office of the Judge of Probate of
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Lady Eagles’ season ends in regional semifinals

February 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Maddie Smith (left) protects the ball from Oneonta’s Virginia Ritchie during the Lady Eagles 56-38 loss in the Class 4A Northeast Regional Tournament semifinals last Monday (Feb. 17) at Jacksonville State. (Courtesy of Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent A 20-6 second quarter run propelled Oneonta to a 56-38 victory over Hokes
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Southside come up short in region semifinals

February 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Savannah Nunn (right) drives to the basket as Boaz’s Savannah Wood defends during the Lady Panthers 46-33 loss in the Northeast Regional Tournament semifinals last Saturday (Feb. 15) in Jacksonville. (Courtesy of Gary Wells) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent The Southside High girls basketball team’s season came to an end at Jacksonville State’s
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Lady Titans fall to Hoover in regional finals

February 18, 2020 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s Cianni Rhodes (left) attempts a shot as Hoover’s Madison Adamson defends during Lady Titans’ 70-32 loss to Hoover in the Class 7A Northeast Regional Tournament finals last Tuesday (Feb. 18) at Jacksonville State. (Courtesy of Gary Wells)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Gadsden City High girls basketball team’s 2019-20 season came to an
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Southside, Ashville wrestlers shine at state tournament

February 17, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High junior Carnel Davis won the Class 1A-5A 170-pound state championship at the AHSAA state tournament last weekend in Huntsville. (Courtesy of Sally Staub)  Panthers’ Davis wins title, Finley finishes state runner-up By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor One local high school wrestler won a state championship, another was a state runner-up and several others earned
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Glencoe’s Hipps signs with Pensacola State

February 17, 2020 chris
Photo: Glencoe High School senior Anna Claire Hipps signs a softball scholarship with Pensacola (Fla.) State on Feb. 14 at the GHS library. Pictured, from left: mom Amber, Anna Claire, dad Gary, sister Ella Kate. (Courtesy of Gary Wells) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Without so much as a plate appearance or a play in the outfield,
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Gadsden native inspires readers with 'Victory' dedicated to father

February 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Victory author Colin Edwards (right) stands beside his father Robby (left) as Robby delivers a sermon at church. Photo courtesy of Colin Edwards. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer On Feb. 5, Etowah County native Colin Edwards released his published novel Victory to readers worldwide. A culmination of God’s work in Edwards’ heart as
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Wes Weems hits the silver screen

February 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, local film star Wes Weems smiles with his Oscar in Theater 14 at Gadsden Premiere Cinemas. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Wes Weems fell in love with movies on the back of a firetruck. In 1980, Interplanetary Productions and Osmond Communications joined with director James Goldstone to film Mayday, Kent State, a
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People of Etowah - Kyle Battles

February 14, 2020 chris
Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Gadsden. What is your occupation? I am a dentist/owner at Riverbend Family Dentistry What made you decide to work in your field? Oddly enough, as far back as kindergarten I have always wanted to be a dentist. Tell us about your family and
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GCHS grad earns top award

February 14, 2020 chris
2016 Gadsden City High School graduate and Auburn University senior Laura Minton recently earned the biochemistry award at the 52nd Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference for her research on “The Effect of a ph-Dependent Arginine Switch on Protein-based Cofactor Formation in Catalase-peroxidase (KatG).” College undergraduate students from colleges across the southeast presented their research during
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Tigers for Tomorrow offers Valentine's Day special

February 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Tigers for Tomorrow’s Amala and Creed show that despite their young age, their love for each other is strong. Photo courtesy of Tigers for Tomorrow. Tigers for Tomorrow is setting out to help everyone enjoy Valentine’s Day as never before. In honor of St. Valentine, TFT is offering visitors a buy one, get
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Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston

February 14, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Love is everywhere! If you don’t have it, you want it, long for it and look for it. If you’ve got it, you want to be reminded of it, especially if you are female or a child and it is Valentine’s Day. We are reminded daily about love through different sources. One
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The Vagabond - Nationally known bike racer from Attalla

February 14, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover During October of 1893, Etowah County residents enjoyed some fine bicycle racing at the fairgrounds in East Gadsden. The one-day meet was the beginning for Ben Stowers, who became a nationally known bicycle racer professional. Stowers won the half flying start and the five-mile lap race in the event. Gadsden competitors won
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - His Muddy Valentine

February 14, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “He kept saying, ‘I am the man.’ But they kept asking him, ‘Then how were your eyes opened?’ He answered, ‘The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam and wash.” Then I went and washed and received my sight.’” (John 9:1-17
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XII

February 14, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Jesus said “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law and
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Inspiration from God’s Word - From our head to our heart

February 14, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Over the past few weeks, I have found myself in several conversations with friends and co-workers about the difference between head knowledge and heart truths, what we know in our head verses what is rooted in our hearts. It is often easy to read God’s Word, and listen to teachings about God
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Half-Time Rocky Road Candy, Chocolate Chess Pie and Peggy Roberts' German Chocolate Pound Cake

February 14, 2020 chris
Valentine’s Day is that special time when thoughts of those we care about come to mind. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller Half-Time Rocky Road Candy 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips 1 (11-ounce) package butterscotch
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Deals and Missed Opportunities

February 14, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott We had a cancellation last Friday for one of our van volunteers at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. These volunteers take hot meals to our homebound seniors. It is a job but a blessing and an honor. I recently recruited my darling, precious husband Alan to “volunteer” to take the volunteer’s
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In & around SEC basketball - Week 7 previews

February 13, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 6 Review Bruce Pearl’s team never wants it to be easy, as four of Auburn’s last five games have made their way to overtime. Auburn prevailed in every game, but it’s hard to sustain that good fortune over the course of the year. The Tigers defeated Alaba-ma, 95-91, despite
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Lady Titans advance to regional finals

February 13, 2020 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s Tenise Johnson (0) splits the Oak Mountain’s defense for a basket during the Lady Titans’ 47-38 victory over Oak Mountain in the Class 7A Northeast Regional Tournament basketball semifinals on Thursday (Feb. 13) at JSU. (Courtesy of Gary Wells)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Gadsden City weathered a late Oak Mountain rally to post
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Legals for 2/14/2020 - 2/20/2020

February 13, 2020 chris
_________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by Barbara Jo Dunn A Single Woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Guild Mortgage Company, a California Corporation, its successors
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Lady Panthers slam Springville, earn second straight regional berth

February 12, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Ziniah Hardy drives to the basket during the Lady Panthers’ 49-37 victory over Springville in the Class 5A sub-regional basketball playoffs last Monday (Feb. 10). (Courtesy of Gary Wells)    By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent For the second consecutive season and the second time in school history, the Southside girls basketball team advanced
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Hokes Bluff senior steps up in subregional win

February 11, 2020 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Kristen Shields (20) drives to the basket during the Lady Eagles’ 40-32 victory over Talladega in the Class 4A sub regional girls basketball playoffs last Monday (Feb. 10). (Courtesy of Alex Chaney) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Kristen Shields had no intention of ending her last season of high school basketball on her home court.
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Locals compete at state indoor meet

February 10, 2020 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s Jakari Embry (pictured, center) finished fifth in the Class 7A boys 60-meter hurdles event at the AHSAA state indoor track and field meet on Feb. 7-8 at the Birmingham CrossPlex. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Although no local student-athletes took home a medal, there were several top 10 performances at the AHSAA
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