Southside, Glencoe girls ranked in Jan. 10 ASWA basketball poll

January 11, 2019 chris
GIRLS Class 7A 1. Hoover 2. McGill-Toolen 3. Sparkman 4. Austin 5. Spain Park 6. Davidson 7. Grissom 8. Hewitt-Trussville 9. Auburn 10. Foley Class 6A 1. Hazel Green 2. Eufaula 3. Hartselle 4. Blount 5. Huffman 6. Opelika 7. McAdory 8. Dothan 9. Cullman 10. Carver-Montgomery Class 5A 1. Ramsay 2. Charles Henderson 3.
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Veteran receives high school diploma at 92

January 11, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor On Christmas Day, Calvin Rollins received a present he never thought he would get. At age 92, Rollins received his high school diploma from Randolph County High School. His daughter Ann Rollins Bryant had arranged the diploma. Bryant had hoped to have Randolph County Superintendent John Jacobs travel to Gadsden to
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Gadsden loses local trailblazer Ed Whatley

January 11, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor Ed Whatley passed away Sunday, January 6 at age 75, but his legacy as an advocate of local hiking trails remains. In August 2014, Noccalula Falls Park held a ribbon cutting for an expansion of the Black Creek Trail system. Whatley was an advocate for the trail system and worked tirelessly
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People of Etowah - Tiffany Ballou-Glover

January 11, 2019 chris
Name: Tiffany Ballou-Glover Where were you born and raised? “I was born and raised in Gadsden.” What is your occupation? “I am a 6th grade language and reading teacher at Litchfield Middle School. I have taught for 25 years.” What made you decide to work in your field? “I have always wanted to be a
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Chicken Stew, Baked Potato Salad and Luscious Lemon Layers

January 11, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell No fancy restaurant could have possibly offered up food as delicious as what we had. This is what I often think of when I eat in most places. At our family Decoration Day in May every year, we would always meet at the cemetery for a brief sermon and sing wonderful old
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Using the Right Stuff

January 11, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “The work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done.” (1 Corinthians 2:14 – 3:15 NRSV). The foundation has been laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ. Paul
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Inspiration from God’s Word: Restoration - who needs it?

January 11, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford I love the story of the lost sheep in Luke 15: 1-7, maybe because I can relate so easily to this story. Like sheep, we have a tendency to go astray and get lost because of our own foolishness. This is why sheep need a shepherd so that the shepherd can find
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Saylor Rhea showed me my age...

January 11, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott A while back my husband and I had the honor of watching our first grandchild, Saylor Rhea. We were so excited and had made all kinds of plans. I was inspired by a sweet lady at church who does “Nana Camp” every summer with her grandkids. Our first day consisted of going
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Legals for the week of 1/11/19 to 1/17/19

January 10, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF ALABAMA, COUNTY OF ETOWAH   Default having been made in payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage given by Elizabeth Malone an unmarried woman, to Jimmie C. Moragne and wife, Karen Moragne, dated December 5, 2014, recorded as Instrument Number:3411824, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama. The undersigned,
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Points off turnovers helps push Etowah past Southside

January 9, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah’s DeRickey Wright (left) drives against Southside’s Tommy Simmons during the Blue Devils’ 71-44 win in boys basketball last Tuesday (Jan. 8) in Attalla. (Courtesy of Ragan White Photography) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Southside paid the price for too many mistakes against county neighbor and Class 5A, Area 11 rival Etowah last Tuesday (Jan. 8). Blue
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Legals for the week of 1/4/19 - 1/10/19

January 7, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Jimmy Lynn Leftwich, Jr., a married man, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for GMFS LLC, on July 25, 2014, said mortgage being recorded in the Office of the Judge
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School report cards show statewide improvement

January 4, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor The Alabama Department of Education recently released its Alabama State Report Card for 2017 – 2018. The State Report Card assigns letter grades for each school system and each individual school. The report analyzes federal and state data in several areas, including but not limited to academic achievement, academic growth, graduation
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Riverview kicks off new CPR training program

January 4, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters/News Editor On Thursday, January 3, Riverview Regional Medical Center kicked off its implementation of the American Heart Association’s new Resuscitation Quality Improvement program. In the past, medical professionals were required to renew their CPR certification every two years, but recent surveys show that two years is too long to go without using
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Apple Salad, Turnip Green Casserole, Another Chicken Casserole and Hershey Bell Cookies

January 4, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell Let’s begin the New Year with some quick, easy and good recipes. Apple Salad 1 (16 oz.) can drained pineapple 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 5 large apples 1/2 stick margarine Cool Whip Pecans Cook pineapple, sugar and flour until it thickens. Add margarine when taken off heat. Put into refrigerator
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People of Etowah - Sam Bone

January 4, 2019 chris
Name: Sam Bone Where were you born and raised? “I was born in Pensacola, Florida, but was raised in Gadsden since I moved to Gadsden in third grade.” What is your occupation? “Attorney.” What made you decide to work in your field? “Grew up wanting to be like my dad.” Tell us about your family
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Finding Light in the Darkest Places

January 4, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Therefore I urge you to take some food, for it will help you survive; for none of you will lose a hair from your heads.” (Acts 27:27-44 NRSV). A centurion and some soldiers were taking Paul to Italy to appeal his case before the emperor. Paul had warned the sailors in
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Christmas was indeed merry; let’s bring on the new year!

January 4, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Hopefully everyone had a Merry Christmas this year. I was blessed with much more than I deserved. This article is my first one typed on my very own laptop! My darling husband must have gotten tired of me “borrowing” his computer on my trips to my moms for typing. My beautiful daughter
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The beginnings of a new year

January 4, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford There is something special about new beginnings. I love the thought of starting afresh and anew, making new goals and having fresh vision for the year ahead. I saw a quote posted on social media this past week by a man named Brad Paisley, which read, “Tomorrow is the first blank page
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In & around SEC football - bowl recap

January 3, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Eleven of the 14 schools from the SEC made bowl games, the most of any league in the country. The conference currently is 6-5 in bowl games this postseason, and Alabama has an opportunity to improve that record to 7-5 with a win over Clemson in the national title game on
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Former GCHS cager to participate in benefit game for local Boys and Girls Club

January 3, 2019 chris
The Boys & Girls Club of Gadsden/Etowah will host the BGC Basketball Classic this Saturday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Gadsden City High School gymnasium. The game features the Talladega College men’s team against Carver College of Atlanta, Ga. Former Boys and Girls Club of Gadsden/Etowah County member and 2018 Gadsden City High
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ASWA Back, Lineman of the Year finalists include pair of local gridders

January 2, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Two area high school football players were among 56 finalists for the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Back/Lineman of the Year awards for the 2018 football season. Etowah senior defensive end Jamin Graham is a finalist for Class 5A Lineman, while Hokes Bluff junior running back Darrian Meads (pictured above) is a finalist
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Gadsden City holds off Etowah for Christmas tournament title

January 2, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah’s Jamin Graham follows through on a slam dunk as Coosa Christian’s Dartavious Britton (1) and Mikel Mooneyham look on during the recent Greater Gadsden Area Christmas Classic at Gadsden City High School. (Gary Wells) By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent The championship game of the Greater Gadsden Area Christmas Classic lived up to its advance
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Cardinals named to ACCC honor roll

January 2, 2019 chris
Pictured is Gadsden State sophomore Morgan Blalock (right) during a basketball game last season. Thirty Gadsden State student-athletes were named to 2018 Alabama Community College Conference Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll. Recognized were Andrew Bennett, Sloan Gartman, Stephen Walker, Alex Ivey and Justin Blake in men’s tennis; Morgan Blalock, Dalayia Crawford, Brooklyn Dutton, Morgan Frazier, Kaylan
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Imagination Place to hold Countdown to Noon

December 28, 2018 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor New Year’s Eve is nearly here, and many stay up late to celebrate the beginning of a new year. However, those with young children may be conflicted about whether or not the kids should remain awake to experience the late-night celebration or if they will doze off before midnight hits.
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RBC Coin Club donates to Gadsden Public Library

December 28, 2018 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor On December 11, the Gadsden Public Library received a check for $1,000 from the Rainbow City Coin Club. “It was a wonderful surprise and also at the perfect time of year,” said Gadsden Public Library Director Craig Scott. “We certainly live in a giving community, and the Rainbow City Coin
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Time has been on my side...

December 28, 2018 chris
By Vicki Scott Since Christmas sneaked up on me, my brothers volunteered to stay with my mom while I finish up shopping and preparing for our traditional Christmas dinner. I have been a free woman since Wednesday, Dec. 19. I can’t believe I am writing this, but in that short time, I have missed my
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Tomato-Chili Soup, Cabbage Soup and German Chocolate Cupcakes

December 28, 2018 chris
By Andy Bedwell Tomato-Chili Soup 2 quarts canned tomatoes (I used fresh frozen) 1 can Rotel tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped 1 can chili beans 1 can pinto beans 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon sugar Mix all ingredients
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Inspiration from God’s Word: God is our Redeemer

December 28, 2018 chris
By Toni Ford Throughout the 43rd and 44th chapters of the Book of Isaiah, there is an emphasis on “God the Redeemer.” The word translated “redeem” or “Redeemer” is the Hebrew word for “a kinsman redeemer,” a near relative who could free family members and their property from bondage by paying their debts for them.
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People of Etowah - Doris Jackson

December 28, 2018 chris
Name: Doris Jackson Where were you born and raised? “I was born in Gadsden and have lived in Attalla all my life. I would not want to live anywhere else. I think our county is one of the most beautiful places. I love the small town closeness and the friendly atmosphere among the communities. It
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The Vagabond - Charles K. Crossfield

December 28, 2018 chris
By Danny Crownover The Vagabond remembers getting ice cream at Crossfield’s during his youth.  At that time, the ice cream was known all over town and continued to be known for many years. Here is the story of the Crossfields in Gadsden: One of the most useful citizens Gadsden ever had was Charles K. Crossfield,
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