Lady Jackets keep Hokes Bluff at bay

December 3, 2019 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Anna Beth Giles (4) drives to the basket as Hokes Bluff’s Bailee Latronico (21) looks on during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 67-60 victory in girls high school basketball on Monday (Dec. 2) at GHS. (Courtesy of Gary Wells) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor After leading by double digits for three quarters, Glencoe weathered a
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Area football players named to all-region team

December 2, 2019 chris
Several local players recently were named to the Class 2A, All-Region 6 football team for the 2019 season. Westbrook Christian had four players make the team in junior offensive lineman Hall Boulware, senior kicker Will Edwards (pictured above), senior defensive lineman Derek Graham and senior receiver Joe Tucker. Three West End players were selected –
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In & around SEC football - Week 14 previews

November 27, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 13 Review Alabama obliterated Western Carolina, 66-3, last week. The Crimson Tide now has an upcoming matchup with Auburn that could determine their postseason fate. Mac Jones was nearly perfect against the Catamounts in his second career start. He threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, including two to
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Veteran local basketball coach lands at West End

November 27, 2019 chris
Photo: West End boys basketball coach Richard Hollingsworth instructs his players during the Patriots’ game against Ashville on Nov. 22. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Richard Hollingsworth has brought his brand of winning basketball to Altoona and Walnut Grove. The long-time Westbrook Christian and Coosa Christian coach accepted the West End High School boys basketball
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Ashville softball standout signs with Central Alabama

November 27, 2019 chris
Photo: Ashville High School senior Chloe Wills signed a softball scholarship with Central Alabama Community College on Nov. 20. Pictured, sitting, from left: mom Christy, Chloe, dad Bubba. Standing, from left: AHS softball coach Kristen Seals, CACC softball coach Greg Shivers, AHS assistant softball coach Shea Monroe. (Submitted photo) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Chloe Wills will
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Titan baseball duo to play at Southern Union

November 27, 2019 chris
Photo: Gadsden City High seniors Austin Brewer and J.J. Gray signed baseball scholarships with Southern Union Community College on Nov. 22. Pictured, sitting, from left: Austin’s dad Heath, Austin’s sister Grace, Austin’s mom Geri, Austin, J.J., J.J.’s dad Jason, J.J.’s mom Janice, J.J.’s brother Chase. Standing from left: GCHS assistant baseball coach Ricky Ray Clayton,
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Glencoe's Giles scores 1,000th career point

November 27, 2019 chris
Photo by Gary Wells Glencoe High senior Anna Beth Giles poses with head coach Jaimie Barkley after Giles scored her 1,000th career point in basketball during the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 48-25 win over Cherokee County on Nov. 22.    
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Local Toys for Tots program finds new home

November 27, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor The Toys for Tots program in Etowah County was nearly canceled this year, but thanks to a local church and some new volunteers the program is now aiming to help even more children this year. “They were not going to do Toys for Tots this year,” said Ruth Moffet. “They
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Reindeer Run to benefit Humane Society

November 27, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor The Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center will hold its 9th Annual Reindeer Run on December 14. The 5K will begin in front of Blackstone Pub and Eatery located at 525 Broad Street in downtown Gadsden. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the race will start at 8:30 a.m.
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Merry Christmas Red Punch, Ada Lee’s Russian Tea, Santa’s Whiskers and Festive Corn Chip Crunch

November 27, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell May joy fill your heart, May peace touch your soul, May love fill your life this Christmas and Always Christmas Blessings to you and yours. Every year, as soon as the last bite of cranberry sauce and the final morsel of Thanksgiving turkey has been devoured, neighborhoods begin to look like fantasy
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The Vagabond: The South’s first J.C. Penny

November 27, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover The Vagabond recently was walking at the northwest corner of Broad and Third streets in downtown Gadsden. He noticed lettering on the store window that said it was the store was Meeks Building, built in 1879. The Vagabond was puzzled, as the style and materials of the building was not of that
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Inspiration from God’s Word - A Psalm of Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford As soon as you read the above title, your mind might have immediately gone to Psalm 100. Consisting of only five verses, this short psalm, is often referred to as the “Psalm of Thanksgiving.” When I think of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season we currently are experiencing, I think of a
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - His “Will” Be Done

November 27, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:19-29 NRSV). We
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part II

November 27, 2019 chris
By John Larkins One cannot read the Old Testament without great sorrow and shame for the insulting treatment God suffered as He conducted the training and inspiration to found, protect and instruct the Church He thought necessary to begin to restore mankind’s eligibility for eternal salvation (we must note that the gates of heaven were
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Singing students, grateful seniors and a rainout for the ages

November 27, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The Scott household’s weekend plans were rained out but we could not have enjoyed our time any more than we did, since it was spent with family. The event came with live entertainment. Both of our children, our son’s wife and all four of our grandchildren spent all day Saturday with us. 
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Keep Smiling... A woman’s view of football

November 27, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston Well, it’s almost time for the Iron Bowl, the most exciting game for all football fans who live and breathe the game. I will tell you right away that my husband is an Alabama fan. I come from a long line of Alabama fans, and I am experienced with the excitement of
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Legals for 11/29 - 12/5/2019

November 27, 2019 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 Donal Neal Cline And Wife Debbie Cline to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Home Point Financial Corporation, its successors and
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Annual CommUnity Thanksgiving offers free holiday meal to locals

November 22, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor For the 21st year, CommUnity Thanksgiving will offer a free holiday meal to anyone on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 at The Venue at Coosa Landing in Gadsden. The Thanksgiving feast starts at 10 a.m. and will be open until 2 p.m. The event has a pick-up option and deliveries
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Hardin Center offers holiday exhibits

November 22, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor The Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts has been hosting the annual Festival of Trees for 29 years. “The Festival of Trees was an exhibit idea when the center opened 29 years ago to involve the local schools and engage them for field trips,” said Hardin Center Executive Director
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In & around SEC football - Week 13 previews

November 22, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 12 Review Alabama breezed past Mississippi State, 38-7, last week but the win was certainly not the headline in Starkville. The Crimson Tide lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season after he dislocated his hip late in the first half on a sack. The injury ended his season and
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

November 22, 2019 chris
Baked Ham, Mary Virginia’s Dressing, Corn Casserole and Mother’s Pecan Pie Happy Thanksgiving! “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” – Colossians 3:17 Baked Ham Put fresh ham (never been cooked or sliced) in a paper bag (go
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Pious Bob - Being Pleasing to Christ

November 22, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:1-17 NRSV). St. Paul was concerned that false apostles were distorting the gospel story. He warned the Galatians about things
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Local players, coaches participate in FCA Basketball Media Day

November 22, 2019 chris
Photo: Members of the Coosa Christian varsity girls basketball team participated in the FCA Media Day last Sunday (Nov. 17) at First United Methodist Church of Gadsden. Pictured, sitting, from left: India Brown, Kaylee Hasley, Emily Snow. Standing: head coach Jayme Hollingsworth. (Chris McC artsy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A number of local high school basketball
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Inspiration from God’s Word - To love, to show, to remember

November 22, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford As we enter the holiday season, the Thanksgiving holiday has become my favorite of them all. Not only is this is a season to give thanks and to reflect upon all that we have to be grateful for, but it is also a time, more so than any other time in the
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Line dancing, holiday tee shirts and replacing the coffee maker

November 22, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe was closed on Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, so I sat at home and ate all day. I couldn’t wait to get to work, and I was so glad to be back at the following day on Tuesday. I get things done at work,
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Legals for 11/22 - 11/28/2019

November 21, 2019 chris
__________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Joseph Brandon George and wife, Amy George, to Alabama Teachers Credit Union on the 25th day of April, 2014, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3401944, in the Office of the Judge of
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Westbrook falls to North Sand Mountain in second round

November 18, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Karmichael Cattling runs past a pair of North Sand Mountain defenders during the Warriors’ 35-13 loss in the second round of the Class 2A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 15) in Higdon. (Jason Bowen/Jackson County Sentinel) By Jason Bowen, Jackson County Sentinel North Sand Mountain advanced to the state football quarterfinals for
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Young heart attack survivor inspired to advocate for heart health, research

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Traci Gunter was only 23 when her life changed forever. On Wednesday, April 24, Gunter was driving through traffic, headed to work. While stopped at a red light, she started to sweat profusely. “I was thinking, ‘What in the world?’” said Gunter. “It was just so hot. So, I pulled my
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RAM invites churches to volunteer meeting

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Earlier this year, Remote Area Medical (RAM), a nonprofit organization from Knoxville, Tenn., announced that it would be coming to Gadsden next year to provide a free health clinic to locals on March 27-29, 2020, at Gadsden City High School. The clinic will offer free, high-quality dental, vision and general medical
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St. James School honors veterans

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Monday, November 11, St. James Catholic School held a program honoring veterans in honor of Veterans Day. After Principal Michele Adams welcomed everyone and Deacon Fred Williams gave the Benediction, students presented the cross and American flag. Eighth grader Jesse Domingo presented the cross and seventh grader Will Morgan presented
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