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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - Breanna’s 16th birthday wish
22 April 2022
By Rosie Preston The following words seem lame as I try to explain a parent’s love. Parent sets many goals for their tiny newborn baby while believing...
The Vagabond - Local bootleg clean-ups in the 1920s
22 April 2022
By Danny Crownover Back in April of 1924, the mayors of Gadsden, Alabama City and Attalla issued proclamations for a clean-up week under the direction...
God’s word revealed - Defying God is not in our best interests
22 April 2022
By John Larkins The headline in an article in the Wednesday, April 20, edition of a local newspaper commiserated with several physicians concerning a growing...
From God’s word - Broaden our vision, Lord
22 April 2022
By Toni Ford Have you ever read something and realize you might not know all there is to that particular subject, and yet you know deep in your soul that...
God’s love is unlike any other
22 April 2022
By Vicki Scott The Easter season has been celebrated, and I ‘m still in awe of all the blessings bestowed upon us that rippled from the glorious day our...
Lemonade Pie and Chicken Meal-in-One
22 April 2022
By Andy Bedwell You know those trays the waiters bring around at the end of a good meal with a slice of triple chocolate mousse, a slice of a lemon tart...
The Vagabond – Springs in Gadsden
15 April 2022
By Danny Crownover Two springs are located in Gadsden at Third Street and Tuscaloosa Avenue (also known as Ewing Avenue) that are of historical interest,...
From God’s word - The Resurrection is for every day
15 April 2022
By Toni Ford I would imagine that millions of people will gather this Sunday, April 17, to attend an Easter service, celebrating the resurrection of our...
God’s word revealed - St. Peter tells it like it is
15 April 2022
By John Larkins This important question is simply and clearly answered in scripture. Jesus died for all humans, not mattering when they lived or will live....
Yai Yai’s lap and a hot pink mess
15 April 2022
By Vicki Scott Watching softball is one of my favorite things, especially when I’m related to one of the players, which in last Friday’s case was our oldest...
Lettuce and Pea Salad, Cornbread Skillet Casserole and Quick and Easy Banana Pudding
15 April 2022
By Andy Bedwell I grew up around women who recognized that there was no greater art form on earth than a lovingly prepared meal. As a matter of fact, there...
The Vagabond - Underground city discovered under Falls!
01 April 2022
By Danny Crownover  A sprawling subterranean city was recently uncovered in Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden. The discovery was announced by archaeologists...
Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - Gas stations and guardian angels
01 April 2022
By Rosie Preston Many years ago, I had a sitting job with a lady who had been diagnosed with dementia. I stayed with her and her husband every day from...

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