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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell - Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
02 February 2023
By Andy Bedwell 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...
Blame it on the book mode
02 February 2023
By Vicki Scott My friend LaShanne Baker has been asking what was wrong with me over the past three weeks. She and my husband Alan are good at noticing...
From God’s word - Shifting our focus from fear to faith
02 February 2023
By Toni Ford Fear is a natural response to the many challenges we face. It is also undoubtedly one of the greatest strategies or weapons the enemy uses...
Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - What’s in a number?
02 February 2023
By Rosie Preston I’m a senior citizen with white hair who is often seen in public wearing baggy pants with shirts that do not match. I sometimes have been...
The Vagabond - History of the Old Sears building property
02 February 2023
The Sears Department Store opened in early 1947 in a $400,000 building in downtown Gadsden. Thousands of people passed through its doors on opening day. The...
Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell - Southern cornbread
19 January 2023
When I think of hospitality in the South, I think of a good Southern meal with a delicious wedge of cornbread. This week, I want to share with you my three...
Golden jackets and hummingbirds
19 January 2023
By Vicki Scott One of our seniors here in Reeltown had to go assisted living care after her husband passed away. Knowing this sweet lady, it was probably...
From God’s word - Tidbits of wisdom from Book of Hebrews
19 January 2023
By Toni Ford I came up with the title of this article because it is how I would describe the last Chapter of Hebrews. When reading this section of the...
The Vagabond - The unusual passing of Bob Barton
19 January 2023
By Danny Crownover Not many folks in this area are aware of the story of the death of Bob Barton, a noted restaurant keeper and blind tiger operator in...
Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell - Breakfast foods
12 January 2023
By Andy Bedwell Let’s begin this year with one of my favorite food combinations for breakfast. Whether you feel like making it ahead and sleeping in or...
Hard 75 back on the table
12 January 2023
By Vicki Scott January marks the start of another year of writing articles for The Messenger. It is an honor to have written this long for this newspaper,...
From God’s word - The view from our watchtowers
12 January 2023
By Toni Ford I’ve been reading through the Old Testament prophets recently. Although these books are usually only one to five chapters long, I have found...
Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - Lest ye be judged
12 January 2023
By Rosie Preston There is a new movie out about Elvis Presley that has been approved by his family. Apparently, the amount of money the film has already...

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