Legal Notices for 12/31/2021 – 1/06/2022

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage and security agreement executed by GARY P. BROTHERS and TINA BROTHERS, husband and wife, on the 1st day of December 2005, to VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., as recorded in Doc. #: M-2005-5389 in the office of the Probate Judge of Etowah County, Alabama; VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., as Mortgagee, by reason of such default having declared all of the indebtedness secured by said mortgage and security agreement due and payable and such default continuing, notice is hereby given that, acting under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and security agreement, and as authorized by Section 7-9A-604(a)(2) of the Code of Alabama of 1975 as amended, VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., as Mortgagee, will sell at public outcry, for cash to the highest bidder, in front of the Courthouse door, in the City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on January 13, 2022, the following described real and personal property situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Commencing at an iron pin found at a point purported to be the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 10 South, Range 5 East in Etowah County, Alabama; thence South 88 degrees 28 minutes 23 seconds East 212.50 feet to an iron pin set in Otway Road, the point of beginning for the property herein described; thence along said Otway Road South 88 degrees 28 minutes 23 seconds East 200.00 feet to an iron pin set in said Otway Road; thence leaving said Otway Road South 2 degrees 46 minutes 19 seconds East 304.89 feet to an iron pin set; thence North 88 degrees 28 minutes 23 seconds West 200.00 feet to an iron pin set; thence North 2 degrees 46 minutes 19 seconds West 304.89 feet to the point of beginning containing 1.40 acres more or less.

INCLUDING a security interest in one (1) 2005 Homes of Legend manufactured home, Serial No. 22100110AB;

together with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and all fixtures now attached to and used in connection with the premises herein described.

This property will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis, subject to any easements, encumbrances, and exceptions reflected in the mortgage and those contained in the records of the office of the Judge of Probate of the county where the above-described property is situated.  This property will be sold without warranty or recourse, expressed or implied as to title, use and/or enjoyment and will be sold subject to the right of redemption of all parties entitled thereto.

Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances.  Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process.  An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process.

Said sale will be made subject to any existing Federal Tax Lien, if any, and/or Special Assessments, if any, which might adversely affect the title to the subject property.

Said sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by the above-described mortgage, and the proceeds thereof will be applied as provided by the terms of the said mortgage. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation; contact Margery Oglesby at the phone number shown below prior to attending the sale.

Robin E. Pate

Attorney for Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

ROSEN HARWOOD, P.A.

2200 Jack Warner Pkwy Ste 200

P.O. Box 2727

Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

(205) 344-5000

December 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that mortgage dated April 9, 2014, in favor of The HomeTown Bank of Alabama, a corporation, and executed by James Robert Michael Martin, which mortgage is recorded April 14 ,2014, in Instrument No. 3400524, in the probate records of Etowah County, Alabama, the mortgagee has elected to declare the entire indebtedness secured by said mortgage to be due and payable as provided in said mortgage, and notice is hereby given that pursuant to the law and power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the front doors of the Etowah County Courthouse at Gadsden, Alabama, at the legal hours of sale, on January 14, 2022, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Commence at a ½” capped rebar (LS#21183) marking the NE corner of the SE ¼  of the NW ¼ of Section 25, T-11-S, R-4-E, thence along the north line of said forty S 88 degrees 58’30” W 377.85 feet to a 1/2” capped rebar (LS#21183) also being the point of beginning; thence continuing along said forty line S 88 degrees 58’30”W 319.09 feet to a 1/2” capped rebar (LS#21183); thence N 00 degrees 01’49” W 333.04 feet to a 1/2’” capped rebar (LS#21183) on the southern R/W of Grandview Drive 60’ R/W; thence

along said R/W N 87 degrees 08’44” E 222.39 feet to a capped rebar (LS#21183); thence continuing along said RW a chord bearing and distance N 89 degrees 59’00” E 96.92 feet to a 1/2” capped rebar (LS#21183), thence leaving said R/W S 00 degrees 01’49” E 338.44 feet to the point of beginning. Being a portion of Lot 4, Scenic Hills Estates as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 52.

Less and Except:  Commence at the SE corner of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼  Section 25, Township 11 South, Range 4 East; thence run South 88°58’30” West along the South boundary line a distance of 537.40 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue South 88°58’30” West along the South boundary line a distance of 159.54 feet to a point; thence deflect right 90°59’41” and run North a distance of 333.24 feet to a point of the South right of way line of Grandview Drive; thence deflect 87°10’33” and run Northeasterly along the South right of way line a distance of 159.50 feet to a point; thence deflect right 92°46’20” and leaving said right of way run South a distance of 338.33 feet to the point of beginning. Said tract embracing a portion of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼, also known as a portion of Tract 6, Section 25, Township 11 South, Range 4 East of the Huntsville Meridian, Etowah County, Alabama, containing 1.23 acres, more or less.

Also, Pursuant at Section 7-9A-604(a)(2), Code of Alabama of 1975, as last amended:  One-1999 Waverly Mobile Home, VIN 17L03701.  (ccl/43092)

Said sale is being made for the purpose of applying the proceeds to the debt secured by the mortgage and the expenses of foreclosure.  The auctioneer will give to the purchaser an Auctioneer’s deed subject to ad valorem taxes due October1, 2022, , subject to restrictions shown by instrument recorded in Misc. Book 82, Page 875, Rights of Alabama Power Company shown by deed recorded in Book 1212, Page 825, easement granted to Hopper Telephone Co. as shown by deed recorded in Doc. #D-2004-0074 and in Deed recorded as Doc. #D-2005-3110,  subject to any and all statutory rights of redemption, previous mortgages, if any, all easements, encroachments, unrecorded leases, if any, any rights of way for road, or otherwise, utilities, title to all minerals and all restrictions and covenants of record.

JONES & CAMERON LLC

ATTORNEY AND AUCTIONEER

P. O. BOX 940

GUNTERSVILLE, AL   35976

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that mortgage dated September 5, 2019, in favor of Peoples Independent Bank, a corporation, and executed by Don Fleming, a married man, which mortgage is recorded September 6, 2019, in Instrument Number 3490132, in the probate records of Etowah County, Alabama, the mortgagee has elected to declare the entire indebtedness secured by said mortgage to be due and payable as provided in said mortgage, and notice is hereby given that pursuant to the law and power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the front doors of the Etowah County Courthouse at Gadsden, Alabama, at the legal hours of sale, on January 14, 2022, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama,

to-wit:

The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Etowah, State of

Alabama, and is described as follows: Lot or tract number 50 in the J. T. Noojin

Estate Subdivision, according to the map thereof record in Plat Book C, Pages 44

and 45, in the Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being

partly in Hokes Bluff, Etowah County, Alabama, subject to the rights of the

Alabama Power Company as described in instrument recorded in Book 6-F, Page

411, and Book 640, Page 135, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, less and

except the portion thereof taken by condemnation proceedings for the widening of

U.S. Highway 278, Alabama DOT Project No. NHF-212(13). (ccl/44010)      

Said sale is being made for the purpose of applying the proceeds to the debt secured by the mortgage and the expenses of foreclosure. The auctioneer will give to the purchaser an Auctioneer’s deed subject to ad valorem taxes due October 1, 2021 and October 1, 2022, subject to any and all statutory rights of redemption, previous mortgages, if any, all easements, encroachments, subject to the rights of the Alabama Power Company as described in Instrument recorded in Book 6-F, Page 411, and Book 640, Page 135, less and except the portion thereof taken by condemnation proceedings for the widening of U.S. Highway 278, Alabama DOT Project No. NHF-212(13), unrecorded leases, if any, any rights of way for road, or otherwise, utilities, title to all minerals and all restrictions and covenants of record.

JONES & CAMERON LLC

ATTORNEY AND AUCTIONEER

P. O. BOX 940

GUNTERSVILLE, AL 35976

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Brenda Louise Downing, an unmarried woman, to Family Savings Credit Union on the April 1, 2014, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3400402, Mortgage Records, Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, and the undersigned, by reason of such default, having declared the entire remaining indebtedness secured by said mortgage to be immediately due and payable, and said mortgage subject to foreclosure, and such default continuing, notice is hereby given, that acting under the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned, Dana L. Rice, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash in front of the Courthouse door in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on January 24, 2022, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

A lot or parcel of land described as beginning at a point in the west line of South Sixth Street 70 feet South of the South line of Turrentine Street and running Westerly parallel with the South line of Turrentine Street a distance of 125 feet to a point; thence southerly and parallel with the west line of South Sixth Street a distance of 70 feet to a point; thence easterly and parallel with the south line of Turrentine Street a distance of 125 feet to a point in the west line of South Sixth Street; thence Northerly along the west line of South Sixth Street a distance of 70 feet to the point of beginning, and embracing a portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter in Section Nine (9), Township Twelve (12) South, of Range Six (6) East of Huntsville Meridian, in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

Said sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure.  Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances.  Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process.  An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as part of the foreclosure process.

Family Savings Credit Union

Dana L. Rice, Its Attorney

Turnbach, Warren, Rice, Lloyd, Frederick & Smith, P.C.

P. O. Box 129

Gadsden, Alabama 35902

(256) 543-3664

December 31, 2021, January 7 and 14, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Matthew Lane Kennedy and Brian Daks Kennedy appointed Personal Representative(s) in 11/16/2021 over the Estate of Billy Ray Kennedy Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Kari Monique Clackum was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) in 10/18/2021 Estate of Barbara Ann Clackum, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Luther D. Abel was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) in 11/15/2021 Estate of Betty D. Abel, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Michael B. Bishop was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/02/2021 Estate of Clara Lucille Bevel Bishop, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Leonard Allan Callison was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/09/2021 Estate of Shirley Ann Callison, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Esther Barron Langley and Julie Barron Pollard was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/06/2021 Estate of Clifford Mark Barron, Sr., deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Delmar “Ludie” White was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/09/2021 Estate of Charles Douglas Bowen, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Glenda Marie Wagnon Garigues was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/24/2021 Estate of Jack Allen Wagnon, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Karen D. Rodriquez was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/02/2021 Estate of Wilbur Aaron Swindall, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Kyla Atkins was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/28/2021 Estate of Nesta Hudson, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Shirley H. Teague was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/05/2021 Estate of Emogene D. Hughey, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Sandra Flowers was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/05/2021 Estate of Winona C. Rowan, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Thomas Wayne Wood was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/09/2021 Estate of Heather Paige Stewart, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Felicia Lipscomb Heard and Darryl James Roundtree appointed Personal Representatives on 08/30/2019 Estate of Edward Brownfield, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Beverly Kay Burns appointed Personal Representatives on 11/29/2021 over the Estate of Walter Clyde Burns, Jr. Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Charles Taylor was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/03/2021 Estate of Azalee Taylor, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Beverly Gaye Walker was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/17/2021 Estate of Margaret Walker, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Wanda Belyeu was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/24/2021 Estate of Gladys T. Turner, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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ADMINISTRATRIX’S NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  The Estate of JIMMY D. CUNNINGHAM, deceased

CASE NO: S-11670

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESATE OF JIMMY D. CUNNINGHAM, DECEASED

Letters of Administration on the estate of JIMMY D. CUNNINGHAM, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, TIMOTHY WAYNE CUNNINGHAM, on the 13th of October, 2021, by the Honorable SCOTT W. HASSELL, judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. 

Clint L. Maze

Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

725 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway

Arab, Alabama 35106

December 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

In the Matter of the Estate of:

Nya Ja’Nice Champion, deceased

CASE NO: S-11633

Letters of Administration on the estate of Nya Ja’Nice Champion , Deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on the 23rd day of November 2021, by the Honorable Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. 

Angela Benefield

Personal Representative

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL BROWNING, DECEASED,

CASE NO:  S-11728

Take notice that Letters of Testamentary having been granted to JANNE ROCKLEY, as Personal Representative of the Estate of MICHAEL BROWNING, deceased, on the 18th day of November 2021, by this Court.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or in the same will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Probate Judge

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE OF CREDITORS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA 

In Re: The Estate of Patricia Ann Comer, Deceased

CASE NO: S-11706

TAKE NOTICE that Letters of Administration having been granted to Sara Annette Mayben, as Administrator of the Estate of Patricia Ann Comer, deceased, on the 4th day  of November, 2021, by the Honorable Scott Hassell, Judge of Probate.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law of the same will be barred.

Jason Knowles

Knowles & Sullivan, LLC

Attorney for Petitioner

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-547-7200

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE OF CREDITORS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA 

IN THE ESTATE OF THE ESTATE OF GERALD TRUSLER,

DECEASED

CASE NO: S-11721

TAKE NOTICE that Letters of Administration having been granted to Marlene Trusler, as Administrator of the Estate of Gerald Trusler, deceased, on the 6th day of December, 2021, by the Honorable Scott Hassell, Judge of Probate.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law of the same will be barred.

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE OF CREDITORS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA 

THE ESTATE OF OEIDA ROPER,

DECEASED

CASE NO: S-11727

TAKE NOTICE that Letters Testamentary having been granted to Billy Michael Roper, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Oeida Roper, on the 18th day of November, 2021, by the Honorable Scott Hassell, Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law of the same will be barred.

Jason Knowles

Knowles & Sullivan, LLC

Attorney for Petitioner

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-547-7200

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP AND PETITION FOR LETTERS OF CONSERVATORSHIP

Notice to:  Michael Allen, whose whereabouts are unknown and Justin Allen, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of Debrah Kiley and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of Debrah Kiley was filed by Gadsden Regional Medical Center on the 16th day of December 2021.  A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 1st day of February, 2022, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., in Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL. 35901.

Justin Hayes, Esq.

406 South 3rd Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-546-3640

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE TO THE UNKNOWN OR UNDISCLOSED NEXT OF KIN

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF:  Katherleen Wooten

CASE NUMBER:  S-11782

You will take notice that a Petition filed by Sylvia Holifield, caregiver and Friend, for the disposition of the remains of Katherleen Wooten, who passed from this life and stepped into eternity on the 28th day of December, is set to be heard on the 4th of January, 2002 at 11:00 AM alleging that there are no unknown next of kin to take custody of the remains of the Decedent. 

Please be advised that should you intend to contest this matter or desire to take custody of the remains of the Decedent for proper disposition, you must file a written response within two (2) days of the date of the last publication herein with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, Courthouse, 800 Forrest Ave. Gadsden, Alabama, 35901.

Done this 30th day of December, 2021

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

December 31, 2021

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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice of Completion

City of Gadsden

The City of Gadsden hereby gives Notice of Completion of the City of Gadsden Concrete Work Bid (Bid No. 3438) and the City of Gadsden Drainage Work Bid (Bid No. 3439), both under contract with CB&A Construction, LLC.  This notice will appear for four (4) weeks, once weekly beginning on December 10, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2021.  All claims should be filed with The City of Gadsden, Attn:  Director of Engineering, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL  35901 or by calling (256) 549-4520. 

Director of Engineering, City of Gadsden.

December 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING BY PUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

GADSDEN LAND BANK AUTHORITY,

a Public Corporation,

Plaintiff,

v.

CIVIL ACTION NO.: CV-2021-52

JAMES L. DOUGLAS, JR.; ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA; CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 16 Lakefront Street (16 ½ Lakefront Avenue) and having a legal description of: Lot No. 107, Parcel No. 5, as shown on map of property of Cone Mills Corporation, Dwight Division, recorded in Plat Book F, pages 51-65, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 15-03-06-1-000-111.000, PPIN: 037660; and any and all other unknown heirs, claimants or interested parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described herein,

Defendants. 

TO JAMES L. DOUGLAS;  ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA; CITY OF GADSDEN; and any and all other unknown heirs, claimants or interested parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described herein,

TAKE NOTICE that on July 23, 2021, the Gadsden Land Bank Authority filed the above-styled Complaint and the record reflects recorded notice of a pending quiet title and foreclosure action in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama concerning the rights and/or interests in the following real property:

Lot No. 107, Parcel No. 5, as shown on map of property of Cone Mills Corporation, Dwight Division, recorded in Plat Book F, pages 51-65, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address: 16 Lake Front Street(16 ½ Lakefront Avenue) Gadsden, Alabama 35904

ANY PERSON WITH A PROPERTY INTEREST IN THE ABOVE PROPERTY IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THEY MAY LOSE SUCH INTEREST, IF ANY, AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED QUIET TITLE AND FORECLOSURE ACTION. The final hearing on this quiet title and foreclosure action is hereby set for February 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in Judge William Ogletree’s Courtroom, Etowah County Courthouse, 801 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901. The judgment of the Court may result in title to the property vesting in the Gadsden Land Bank Authority. Any person who proves to the Court’s satisfaction a right to redeem the property pursuant to Alabama Code §§ 40-10-73 (1975) et seq. or Alabama Code §§ 40-10-83 (1975) et seq. may redeem the property pursuant to those statutes within five (5) days after the appropriate Order on Final Hearing is issued. FAILURE TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY AND PRESENT PROOF OF REDEMPTION TO THE CIRCUIT COURT WITHIN THE 5-DAY PERIOD MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION.

The address of the Gadsden Land Bank Authority is City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.  The Gadsden Land Bank Authority may be contacted care of Chamberlain Parker, City of Gadsden, at (256)549-4590.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED by the undersigned Clerk of Court that publication of this notice be made once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Gadsden Messenger, a newspaper of general circulation in Etowah County, Alabama, and that all persons to whom this notice is addressed and any and all persons claiming any title to, interest in, or lien or encumbrance on the above-described land or any part thereof are hereby directed to plead, answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint in this cause before the hearing date or a judgment by default may be rendered against them it being intended that this notice shall be used to perfect service against all parties who cannot be personally served with a copy of the Complaint.

Dated this the 14th day of December, 2021.

Cassandra Johnson,

Circuit Clerk

December 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE MINOR’S NAME

Notice to:  Daniel Tarrance, Whose address is unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Change of a Minor’s Name regarding a female child born to Carrie Gibbs on June 26, 2016, was filed on the 21st day of October 2021.  Further, a Petition for Change of a Minor’s regarding a male child born to Carrie Gibbs on February 9, 2014, was filed on the 21st day of October 2021.  Both Petitions are set to be heard on 2nd day of February 2022 at 10:00 o’clock A.M., in Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

Please be advised that you are required to answer this petition within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice.  Your answer to this petition is to be filed with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

December 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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PUBLICATION NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETITION

NOTICE TO: Unknown father of minor child

ADDRESS: Unknown

You will take notice that Petition for Adoption of the child born to Amy Jane Bedwell was filed on 11/22/2021, and is set to be heard on the 14th day of February 2022 at 3:00 P.M., alleging that the whereabouts of the natural parent of said minor child is unknown and has not been disclosed to the Court.  The minor child’s date of birth is:  February 14, 2017. 

Please be advised that should you intend to contest these adoptions, you must file a written response within thirty (30) days of the date of the last publication herein, with counsel for the petitioner, whose name and address is shown below, and with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, P.O. Box 187, Gadsden, AL. 35902.

This the 13th day of December 2021.

Scott Hassell

Probate Judge

Attorney of the Petitioner:

John D. Floyd, Esquire

808 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

December 17, 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE OF NAME CHANGE ACTION

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CASE NO: S-11717

To the UNKNOWN FATHER of the minor child, G.D.G., you must answer the Petition for Change of Name filed by ERICA BRIANNA WILSON.  You have thirty (30) days from the last date of publication of this notice to file your answer with the court, or thereafter a judgment by default may be rendered against you in Case Number S-11717 now pending in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama.

Scott W. Hassell

Probate Judge

Gregory K. Price

Attorney for the Petitioner

116 W. Alabama Avenue, Suite B

Albertville, Alabama 35950

(256)-891-7979

December 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE

In the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama

Ronald Dallas Kidd, Jr.

v.

Kasi Lovelady Kidd

Case No:  31-DR-2021-9000119.00

Notice to: Kasi Lovelady Kidd

You have been made a Defendant in a lawsuit for a divorce action in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama, filed by Ronald Dallas Kidd, Jr. The divorce action was filed on January 19, 2021 and you have thirty days from that date of the last publication notice to file an Answer. Your response must be filed with the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama 801Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901. The Attorney for Ronald Dallas Kidd, Jr. is Kenneth P. Robertson, 926 Third Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

December 24, 31, 2021 and January 7 and 14, 2022

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT FOR BILL TO QUIET TITLE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

BYNUM JOE F.

BYNUM SANDRA,

Plaintiff,

Case No.: CV-2021-900461.00

VS.

MARSHALL

TERESA  DOBBINS

ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS THE ESTATE OF BARNETT F JACKSON, IN SAID PROPERTIES ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING ANY,

Defendant,

SUIT TO QUIET TITLE by Joe F. Bynum and the Sandra Bynum have been filed in the Circuit Court, Etowah County Case No.: CV-21-900461 styled Joe F. Bynum & Sandra Bynum, vs. Teresa Dobbins Marshall; estate of Barnett F. Jackson and any unknown heirs, and all other persons, firms, and corporations, claiming any present, future, contingent, remember, reversion, or other in in the following said properties. 

Parcel 1: A parcel of land lying in the SW ¼ of the NE1/4 lying N’LY of Clear Creek & S of Randall RD less Rocky Hollow RD ROW in Section 11 T12, R4 E of Etowah County, Alabama, as described in Instrument No.: 3462561, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama and Parcel # 31-17-01-0-000-025.000

Parcel 2: A parcel of land lying in the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 and N1/2 of the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 being in section 28, T12, and R3 of Etowah County, Alabama, as described in Instrument No.: 3462652, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama and Parcel # 31-18-08-28-000-007.005

You are named as a defendant.  You are hereby commanded and directed to file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court an answer to the complaint within 30 days after the last publication of this notice, or a default judgment may be entered against you.

This the 7th day of December, 2021.

Cassandra Johnson,

Circuit Clerk

John D. Floyd, Esquire

FLOYD LAW FIRM, LLC

Attorney for Petitioners

808 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-547-6328

December 17, 24, 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

Relating to Etowah County; to abolish the office of 14 constable.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. In Etowah County, effective at the end of the current term or upon the occurrence of a vacancy for any reason in the office of constable in any election precinct, the office of constable as provided for in Chapter 23 of Title 36, Code of Alabama 1975, is abolished.

Section 2. This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

SPECIAL NOTICE RE LOCAL LAWS

NO SPECIAL, PRIVATE, OR LOCAL LAW CAN BE PASSED, except in reference to fixing the time of holding courts, unless notice of the intention to apply therefor shall have been published, without cost to the State, in the county or counties where the matter or thing to be affected may be situated. The notice must state the substance of the proposed law and be published at least once a week for four consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in such county or counties. Such publication must have been completed prior to the day on which the bill is introduced.

Proof by affidavit (proof of publication) which verifies that notice has been properly published must be exhibited to the House of Representatives and the Senate, and one copy of such proof must be attached to the original copy of the bill which is offered for introduction.

The county or municipality affected by a local law introduced by a legislator must pay for advertising the notice, if the notice is signed by the Legislator, even though the bill is not passed. (Section 11-13-6, Code of Alabama 1975)

LEGISLATIVE SERVICES AGENCY

THIS COPY FOR THE NEWSPAPER:  THIS NOTICE MUST BE PRINTED PRECEDING THE BILL STATE OF ALABAMACOUNTY OF ETOWAH

NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the 2022 Regular Session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made.

December 24, 31, 2021, January 7 and 14, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-288-21

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

Whereas, the Building Official has determined that a structure located at

1610 MAIN STREET in District 5 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number 2 in Block Number 33 in the Gadsden Realty Company’s South Gadsden Addition, according to the map thereof as recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Book of Town Plats “B”, Pages 314 & 315, with all improvements thereon.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to the STATE OF ALABAMA, P.O. BOX 327210, MONTGOMERY, AL, rights of redemption of KEVJACK, LLC, 1610 MAIN STREET, GADSDEN, AL, JAHNA CRANFORD, 1717 APPALACHIAN HWY, GADSDEN, AL.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, as follows:

1. The Council finds that the structure constitutes a nuisance in violation of the City Code and should be abated.

2. The Building Official is authorized to abate the nuisance by removing or repairing said structure and to give notice of this decision in accordance with the City Code.

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at an open public meeting held on December 21, 2021.

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk   

December 31, 2021

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-21-900516-SJS

STATE OF ALABAMA, ex rel: Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$844.00 U.S. Currency

Glock 27 .40 Auto

Serial # FPU202

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Sumnar Robert Brewster

TO ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY CLAIMING AN OWNER’S BONA FIDE INTEREST IN THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED CURRENCY AND FIREARM:

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has filed its complaint in the above-described action seeking condemnation, forfeiture and ultimate disposition of the above described currency and property.  You are hereby notified that you must answer said Complaint by the 21st day of February 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said currency.

DONE this the 14th day of December, 2021

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

December 24, 31, 2021, January 7 and 14, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-21-900513-CDR

STATE OF ALABAMA, ex rel: Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$1,090.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Corey DeJuan Gilley

TO ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY CLAIMING AN OWNER’S BONA FIDE INTEREST IN THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED CURRENCY:

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has filed its complaint in the above-described action seeking condemnation, forfeiture and ultimate disposition of the above described currency.  You are hereby notified that you must answer said Complaint by the 21st day of February 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said currency.

DONE this the 21st day of December, 2021

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

December 31, 2021, January 7, 14 and 21, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-21-900445-CDR

STATE OF ALABAMA, ex rel: Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$2,381.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Sumnar Robert Brewster

TO ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY CLAIMING AN OWNER’S BONA FIDE INTEREST IN THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED CURRENCY:

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has filed its complaint in the above-described action seeking condemnation, forfeiture and ultimate disposition of the above described currency.  You are hereby notified that you must answer said Complaint by the 21st day of February 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said currency.

DONE this the 21st day of December, 2021

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

December 31, 2021, January 7, 14 and 21, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-21-900449-GCD

STATE OF ALABAMA, ex rel: Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$1,257.00 U.S. Currency

Glock 19 9mm

Serial # ACEF312

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Marlando Lushun Higgins

TO ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY CLAIMING AN OWNER’S BONA FIDE INTEREST IN THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED CURRENCY AND FIREARM:

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has filed its complaint in the above-described action seeking condemnation, forfeiture and ultimate disposition of the above described currency and property.  You are hereby notified that you must answer said Complaint by the 21st day of February 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said currency.

DONE this the 21st day of December, 2021

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

December 31, 2021, January 7, 14 and 21, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-21-900373-GCD

STATE OF ALABAMA, ex rel: Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$1,177.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Brian Lakeith Milner

TO ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY CLAIMING AN OWNER’S BONA FIDE INTEREST IN THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED CURRENCY:

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has filed its complaint in the above-described action seeking condemnation, forfeiture and ultimate disposition of the above described currency.  You are hereby notified that you must answer said Complaint by the 21st day of February 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said currency.

DONE this the 21st day of December, 2021

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

December 31, 2021, January 7, 14 and 21, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-21-900514-GCD

STATE OF ALABAMA, ex rel: Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit,

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$1,675.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Demetrious Tavon Harvey

TO ANY PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY CLAIMING AN OWNER’S BONA FIDE INTEREST IN THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED CURRENCY:

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has filed its complaint in the above-described action seeking condemnation, forfeiture and ultimate disposition of the above described currency.  You are hereby notified that you must answer said Complaint by the 21st day of February 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said currency.

DONE this the 21st day of December, 2021

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

December 31, 2021, January 7, 14 and 21, 2022

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

NOTICE OF SEALED BIDS TO BE

RECEIVED

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE CITY OF SOUTHSIDE AT THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED AT 2255 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 77, SOUTHSIDE, ALABAMA 35907, UNTIL 1:00 P.M. JANUARY 20TH, 2022, AND AT THAT TIME PUBLICLY OPENED FOR CONSTRUCTING THE FOLLOWING: CIP:22-001-PAVING OF RIVERFRONT PARKING LOT AND ACCESS ROAD. THE PRINCIPAL ITEMS OF WORK ARE APPROXIMATELY AS FOLLOWS: 1 LS-MOBILIZATION (600A-000), 195 TONS CRUSHED AGGREGATE BASE (301A-012), 11263 SY-BITUMINOUS TREATMENT A (401A-000), 930 TONS – ASPHALT WEARING SURFACE (424A-360), 1550 TONS- ASPHALT BINDER LAYER (424B-651). BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON COMPLETE ORIGINAL PROPOSALS MADE AVAILABLE BY THE OWNER. BID DOCUMENTS (INCLUDING PLANS AND PROPOSALS) ARE AVAILABLE AT SOUTHSIDE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE UPON PAYMENT OF A REFUNDABLE (IF PLANS ARE RETURNED IN REUSABLE CONDITION WITHIN 10 DAYS OF BID OPENING) DEPOSIT OF $50.00. CHECKS SHALL BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF SOUTHSIDE.

CITY OF SOUTHSIDE

CYNTHIA B. OSBORNE,

CITY CLERK,

256-442-9775

December 24, 31, 2021, January 7 and 14, 2022

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NOTICE OFSALE

Notice is here by given that the Contents of the following storage buildings will be Sold by Off campus Storage on January 7, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at 474 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL. 35903.

Farrell Williams #67

Catrena Underwood #99

Stacey Matthews # 7

December 24 and 31, 2021

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LEGAL NOTICE

The following storage units will be auctioned on JANUARY 13, 2022 beginning at 10:00am on the business premises of Southtowne Mini Warehouses.  Southtowne is located at 199 Woodland Drive, off of Steele Station Road in Rainbow City, Alabama.

Jessica Simpson Unit 152

Raven Cruz Unit 183

Mitchell Phillips Unit 393

Jeremiah Estes Unit 619

Rajen Shah Unit 412

Bobby Jenkins Jr. Unit 486

Pinky Prewitt Unit 569 and 618

Vonetta Byers Unit 598

Michael Maxwell Unit 606

Maegan Garrard Unit 614

Jason Wood Unit 623 and RV15

Sherry Brandon Unit 625

Kara Brooks Unit 8-9

Keana Sturkie Unit 13-1

Samantha Spivey Unit 16-2

Lauri Price Unit 28-1B

Kiarra Watson Unit 53-21

Heather Crawford Unit 680

David Kilpatrick Unit 681

Andrew Bone Unit D10 and D16

James Robinson Unit K-12

Southtowne Mini Warehouse

199 Woodland Drive

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

December 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is here by given that the Contents of the following storage buildings will be Sold by Off Campus Storage on January 7, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at 474 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL. 35903.

Jerry McKee # 135

December 31, 2021 and January 7, 2022

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