Stallings speaks at Boy Scouts Steak Social

May 10, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor Sports enthusiasts, Boy Scout supporters and locals flocked to 210 at the Tracks in Gadsden on Tuesday, May 7 to enjoy a good meal and more at the Etowah Boy Scouts Steak Social. Attendees enjoyed drinks and food (steak, of course) while they socialized with each other. During the event,
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Adams Elementary celebrates students’ AR success

May 10, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor Oscar Adams Elementary Schools is proud to announce that over the last year, its students have been reading a ton. Even students in kindergarten have been reading books and taking Accelerated Reading (AR) tests. Through the tests taken, a school can track the number of books and words read by
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People of Etowah - Chance Goodwin

May 10, 2019 chris
Name: Chance Goodwin Where were you born and raised? “I was born in Gadsden and raised in Hokes Bluff.” What is your occupation? “Principal of C.A. Donehoo Elementary School and Minister of Saks Church of Christ in Anniston.” What made you decide to work in your field? “From a young age I wanted to be
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Hot Chicken Salad Casserole, Janice Lankford’s Asparagus Casserole and G-R-E-A-T Cookies

May 10, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell I do not know if church homecomings happen outside of the South, but if you get a chance to go to one, go! We always tried to hold these events in the summer at our little Eastside Presbyterian Church in East Gadsden. Our service would focus on the families who had come
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Dropped, crumpled and dirty...we still have value

May 10, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever heard a speaker begin his or her seminar by holding up a $20 bill? Talking in front of 300 students, a speaker recently asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Of course, hands started going up all across the room. He said, “I am going to give this $20
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Bible study, dominoes and God’s purpose for us

May 10, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott My mom has days when she loves where she lives and some days when she does not. Making the decision to move her to assisted living was very difficult and emotional. On her bad days, I wonder if I made the right decision. Then, on her good days, I know that I
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Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston - Thoughts on Mothers Day

May 10, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston Dear readers, Mother’s Day will be celebrated this coming Sunday, and I have bittersweet emotions. I love my dear mother so much. Yet, as I visit her at the nursing home where she has been a resident for several years, my main heart wants more than anything to be able to care
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Loving and Waiting

May 10, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Love the LORD, all you his saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.” (Psalm 31 NRSV). Patience is difficult for us in these times. Everywhere we turn, we are
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In & around SEC baseball - Week 9 previews

May 10, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Editor Auburn and Alabama Week 8 Review For the first time since 2011, Auburn beat Alabama in a series at Plainsman Park. The Tigers won the series finale, 17-7, in an offensive explosion to take the series and improve to 12-12 in the SEC and 29-19 overall. It was a back-and-forth game
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Westbrook sweeps DHCA, heads to 2A state baseball finals

May 10, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Samuel Dutton delivers a pitch during the Warriors’ 11-1 victory over Decatur Heritage in the Class 2A state baseball semifinals on Wednesday, May 8, in Decatur. (Mike Goodson/Messenger) By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent For the first time in six years, Westbrook Christian will compete in the state championship round of the Class 2A
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Late rally keeps Eagles alive in state semifinals

May 10, 2019 chris
By Jacob Cole/Florence Times-Daily Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Koby Addison catches a throw just after Brooks’ Charlie Crowley reaches first base during the teams’ 7-1, 5-4 split in the Class 4A state baseball semifinals on Wednesday (May 8) in Killen. (Matt McKean/Florence Times-Daily) After a dominant game one win for Brooks, a disastrous bottom of the
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Legals for the week of 5/10 to 5/16

May 10, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness described in and secured by that certain mortgage executed by Anthony S. Parker and wife, Melinda R. Parker to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) acting solely as nominee for Lender, MortgageAmerica, Inc., and lenders successors and assigns dated June 12,
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Cole is low medalist as Glencoe wins golf substate tournament

May 8, 2019 chris
Photo: The Glencoe High girls golf team gathers for a photo after winning the Class 1A-3A North sub state tournament last Tuesday (May 7) at Silver Lakes in Glencoe. Pictured, from left: Asia Dennis, Camryn Blackwell, Abby Powell, Lauren Cole.  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the third time in five years, the Glencoe High girls golf
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Westbrook’s Morris earns gold medal at state track and field meet

May 7, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Westbrook Christian earned four medals on the way to a fifth-place finish at the Class 2A boys state track and field meet last weekend in Cullman. Jonah Morris won the Warriors’ lone gold medal, as the senior took the top spot in the boys 3200-meter run with a time
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Panthers come up short in 5A third round

May 7, 2019 chris
Photo: Southside catcher Ryan Martin (right) returns the ball following a called strike during the Panthers’ loss to Springville in the third round of the Class 5A state baseball playoffs on May 3 at Southside. (Gary Wells) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Class 5A No. 4 Southside’s unexpected journey in the state baseball playoffs came to a
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Hokes Bluff brushes aside Fayette County in 4A quarterfinals

May 7, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Alex Chaney Hokes Bluff’s path to the Class 4A state baseball championship series got little bit shorter last week. The top-ranked Eagles dispatched Fayette County, 5-1 and 2-1 in a doubleheader sweep in the quarterfinal round on May 3 in Fayette. Hokes Bluff (25-3) visits Brooks on Wednesday for a best-of-three
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Westbrook sweeps past Red Bay in 2A state quarterfinals 

May 7, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Courtesy of Florence Times-Daily Westbrook Christian scored 25 runs in two games and brothers Samuel and Andrew Dutton limited Red Bay from the mound in an 11-1, 14-1 doubleheader sweep in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A state playoffs on May 2 in Red Bay. The Warriors (21-12) travel
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Blue Devils set state record at 5A track and field meet

May 6, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Ollie Finch, Justin Harris, Alex Howard, NyNy Davis and Deaundrea Williams (pictured, from left) display their first-place gold medals during the Class 5A state track and field meet last Saturday (May 4) in Gulf Shores. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor After finishing runner-up at last year’s Class 5A state track and field
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Legals for the week of 5/3 to 5/9

May 6, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed on November 15, 2002 by Rodney L. Ward and Cynthia B. Ward, Husband and wife, originally in favor of SouthTrust Bank, and recorded in Book 2002 at Page 0005807 on December 17, 2002, in the
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Students participate in Youth in Government Day

May 3, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Tuesday, April 30, the YMCA of the Coosa Valley held its 26th annual Youth in Government Day. Gadsden City High School students were invited to Gadsden City Hall to learn about how government works with an inside look into the process. “The mission of our Youth in Government Day is
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Local Heart Walk to raise funds and awareness

May 3, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Saturday May 4, the 2019 Gadsden Heart Walk will be held at the Gadsden Mall at 8 a.m. The walk starts at 9 a.m. Participants will be walking in the James D. Martin Wildlife Park. The Gadsden Heart Walk is a free event that aims to raise funds for the
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People of Etowah - Tom Banks

May 3, 2019 chris
Name: Tom Banks Where were you born and raised? “Besides college, I’ve spent my entire life in Gadsden.” What is your occupation? “I’m the deputy director of the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, overseeing the Foundation’s programs and projects, including the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Imagination Place Children’s Museum, the Etowah Youth Orchestras, and the
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If Andrew Jones’ tax increase bills are good for Etowah County, why doesn’t he pass them for Cherokee And DeKalb?

May 3, 2019 chris
By Craig Ford Two bills being introduced by our new state senator Andrew Jones (R-Centre) have stirred up a lot of controversy over the past couple of weeks, and for good reason! The first bill Sen. Jones introduced would raise our local gas taxes, as well as other taxes. This would be in addition to the
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

May 3, 2019 chris
Strawberry Tarts, Strawberry Crescent Bars and Strawberry Cookies Strawberries! Strawberries! Strawberries! Why can’t I forget about Norris Farm and those wonderful, sweet strawberries? I promise, this will be my last strawberry recipe for a while. I have received so many wonderful recipes. I know Alabama has some of the best cooks in the world simply
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The Vagabond - Legendary games took place at Ballplay

May 3, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover There was news recently about some Native American writings found in Manitou Cave in Fort Payne. The inscriptions inside the cave are evidence of the Cherokee tribe’s syllabary, which Sequoyah, also known as George Guess, developed using symbols for each sound. Sequoyah’s alphabet was formally adopted as the tribe’s official written language in
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Character of God revealed in Micah

May 3, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever heard of the Book of Micah? Better yet, have you ever read the Book of Micah? Micah was an Old Testament prophet who received visions from God concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. He sought to call the Jews back to faithful worship of Jehovah and sincere obedience to His covenant
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Taking dreams to another level

May 3, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Am I the only one who takes dreams to this level? There are certain dream triggers. I can’t predict them; they happen. One day while working at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, center director Pat Hill ushered me outside to “show me something.” “Something” was a beautiful Roadtrek camper featuring all
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Pious Bob - Let Him Shine

May 3, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself. Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name. Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may
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Legas for the week of 4/26 to 5/2

May 1, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Angela Beth Walker and Jason Mitchell Walker, wife and husband, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for GMFS, LLC, on August 15, 2014, said mortgage being recorded in the Office
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Area athletes qualify for state track and field meets

April 30, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Etowah County will be well-represented at the AHSAA state track and field meets this weekend. Classes 1A through 3A will be held at Cullman High School, while Class 4A through 7A will take place at the Gulf Shores Municipal Sports Complex. Coosa Christian had four athletes
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