Legals for 10/28/2022 – 11/03/2022

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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 James K Garmany And Courtney N Garmany Husband And Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns dated October 24, 2019; said mortgage being recorded on October 29, 2019, as Instrument No. 3492680 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama. Said Mortgage was last sold, assigned and transferred to Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC in Instrument 3536239 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama.

The undersigned, Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the main entrance of the Court House in Etowah County, Alabama during the legal hours of sale (between 11am and 4pm), on the 21st day of November, 2022 the following property, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Lot 23, 24 and 25 in Block C of the Sims Addition to Glencoe, in Etowah County, Alabama, which plat is recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Plat Book C, Page 227, being a part of that portion of the Northwest quarter of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 7 East.

Said property is commonly known as 309 Taylor Rd, Glencoe, AL 35905.

Should a conflict arise between the property address and the legal description the legal description will control.

Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, all outstanding liens for public utilities which constitute liens upon the property, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, easements, rights-of-way, zoning ordinances, restrictions, special assessments, covenants, the statutory right of redemption pursuant to Alabama law, and any matters of record including, but not limited to, those superior to said Mortgage first set out above. Said property will be sold on an “as-is” basis without any representation, warranty or recourse against the above-named or the undersigned.  The successful bidder must present certified funds in the amount of the winning bid at the time and place of sale.

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.

The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Mortgage.

LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC

as holder of said mortgage

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC

Two North Twentieth

2 20th Street North, Suite 1000

Birmingham, AL 35203

(800) 275-7171

FT21@mccalla.com

File No. 22-03812AL

www.foreclosurehotline.net

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

By virtue of a Writ of Execution issued out of the State of Alabama, Department of Revenue of Montgomery County, Alabama, and to me directed whereby I am commanded to make the amount of judgment recently obtained against Stanley Hawkins in favor of State of Alabama, Department of Revenue out of the good, chattels, lands and tenements of the said Stanley Hawkins.

I have levied on the following property, to-wit:

H/SBASE YEAR BEG SW COR SEC 29TH N 150TH SE 274 265STH SW 75TH W 227 2152 TO POB RAINBOW CITY 29-12-6 T/S-2011-221 (C/S:31-12-0166) (RED 4-1-15) D-2014 3411316, D-2014-3411319, D-2014 3411320

Property address: 3525 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, Alabama

Tax Parcel ID: 15-09-29-3-000-105.000

Therefore, according to said command, I shall expose for sale at public auction, all the right, title and interest of the above Stanley Hawkins in and to the above-described property, on the 7th day of November, 2022, during the legal hours of sale, at the Courthouse in Etowah County, Alabama. The sale is scheduled for 11:00 A. M.

Jonathon W. Horton Sheriff, Etowah County

October 14, 21 and  28, 2022

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated April 30, 2021, executed by Kevin R. Castleberry, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Quicken Loans, LLC, which mortgage was recorded on May 5, 2021, in Instrument Number 3520338, of the mortgage records in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, which mortgage was, duly transferred and as-signed to Rocket Mortgage, LLC f/k/a Quicken Loans, LLC, notice is hereby given that pursuant to law and the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned will sell at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the Main entrance to the Etowah County Courthouse at Gadsden, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on December 13, 2022, the following described real estate, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Land situated in the County of Etowah in the State of AL

The following described Real Estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Lot Number Four (4), Block Three (3), Leigh Alan Subdivision, according to the Map or Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book “H”, Page 108, Probate Office, Etowah County, lying and being in Southside, Etowah County, Alabama.

By Deed from Robert E. McCary and Theresa L. McCary to Kevin R. Castleberry and R. Berniece Castleberry dated July 27, 2007 and recorded July 31, 2007 in Instrument Number 3276086

This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage as well as expenses of foreclosure. 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 im-plied as to condition, title, use and/or enjoyment and will be sold subject to the right of re-demption 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.

The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certified funds made payable to Stephens Millirons, P.C. at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in certified funds by noon on the second business day following the sale at the law firm of Stephens Millirons, P.C. at 120 Seven Cedars Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35802. Stephens Millirons, P.C. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidders should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due.

Rocket Mortgage, LLC f/k/a Quicken Loans, LLC

Transferee

Robert J. Wermuth/jmm

Stephens Millirons, P.C.

P.O. Box 307

Huntsville, Alabama 35804

Attorney for Mortgagee

October 28, November 4, and 11, 2022

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that  certain real es-tate mortgage executed by Robert A. Jennings, Deborah L. Walker  and Cathy J. Poppell, dated March 31, 2016 and recorded in Instrument No.: 3432468 in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama, and the  Mortgagee, by reason of such default having declared all the indebtedness  secured by said mortgage due and payable and said mortgage subject to  foreclosure, and said default continuing, notice is hereby given that, acting under  the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the Mortgagee will sell at public  outcry, for cash, to the high-est and best bidder in front of the Courthouse door of  the Etowah County Courthouse, during the legal hours of sale on the 18th day of  November, 2022, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County,  Alabama:

Lot Number Twenty-two (22) in Block Thirty-three (33) in Garden  City Residential Subdivision #1 according to map thereof in Plat  Book “C”, pages 408 and 409, Probate Office, and lying in the City  of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, together will all 

improvements located thereon.   

Said sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by  said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The property will be sold  on an “as is, where is” basis, subject to any easements, encumbrances, and  exceptions reflected in the records of the Pro-bate Court. The property will be  sold without warrant, or recourse, express or implied as to title, use and/or  enjoyment, and will be sold subject to the right of redemption of all parties  entitled thereto. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the  property and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the  indebtedness secured by the property. 

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

David C. Livingston

By: David C. Livingston

Attorney for Mortgagee

P.O. Box 1621

Gadsden, AL 35902

(256) 546-9300

October 28, November 4, and 11, 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 executed by Melissa H. Yates, an unmarried woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns), dated the 20th day of January, 2011, which Mortgage was recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3344445; said Mortgage having been transferred and assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns) to Alabama Housing Finance Authority by virtue of that certain Assignment of Mortgage dated April 28, 2021 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3520002; said Mortgage having been transferred and assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns) to Alabama Housing Finance Authority by virtue of that certain Corrective Assignment of Mortgage dated April 28, 2021 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3548474; said Mortgage having been transferred and assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns) to Alabama Housing Finance Authority by virtue of that certain Corrective Assignment of Mortgage dated October 24, 2022 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3548490; said mortgage being modified by virtue of that certain FHA Covid-19 Advance Loan Modification Agreement dated October 29, 2021 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3530423. The undersigned Alabama Housing Finance Authority as Assignee of said Mortgage will, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, sell at auction to the highest bidder for cash before the main entrance of the Etowah County Courthouse in the City of Gadsden, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on December 15, 2022, the real property described in said Mortgage, which said description is hereby referred to and made a part hereof, said property being situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Begin at the southeast corner of Lot 24 in Goodyear Heights Addition #2; thence North and along the East line of said lot 150 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of said lot, 123 feet; thence South, parallel to the East line of said lot, 150 feet to a point in the South line thereof; thence East, along the South line of said lot, 123 feet to the point of beginning; and embracing a portion of Lot Twenty-Four (24) in Goodyear Heights Addition #2, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 189, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

There is also conveyed hereby an easement for ingress and egress, more particularly described as follows:

To reach a point of beginning for the centerline of a 15 ft. Access Drive, commence at the Northwest corner of Lot #25; thence run North 88°18’ East, along the North line thereof, 23.00 feet to a point, which is the point of beginning of the centerline of a 15 ft. access drive described herein; thence from said point of beginning, run along said centerline, with the following bearings and distances: South 00°20’ West, 48.27 feet; South 10°35’ West, 75.68 feet; South 13°07’ West, 117.04 feet; South 57°53’ East, 174.49 feet; South 47°01’ East, 28.86 feet to a point in the North line of the parcel of land described in Deed Record 1338, Page 819, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and being the point of termination of said centerline of 15 ft. access drive, embracing portions of Lots #24 and 25, of Goodyear Heights Addition #2, as recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 189, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama

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. 

This sale is made for the purpose of realizing the mortgage debt, together with all expenses of the sale, including a reasonable attorney’s fee.

SASSER, SEFTON & BROWN, P.C.

Bowdy J. Brown, Esq.   

445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 8050

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Our File No.: 49696-3188

ATTORNEYS FOR ASSIGNEE

ALABAMA HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY ASSIGNEE

October 28, November 4, 11, 2022

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the mortgage

given by Riverhill, Ltd, as Mortgagor, to Franklin National Bank, as Mortgagee, dated December

6, 2001, and recorded as Document M-2001-5437, and thereafter transferred to Robert R. Short by assignment dated August 12, 2021, and recorded as Instrument 3548689, all recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama; and the Mortgagee, 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 Mortgagee 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 the 17th day of November, 2022, the following described property to-wit:

All that part of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 34, Township 11 South, Range 6 East of

Huntsville Meridian, Etowah County, Alabama.

Particularly described as beginning at an iron stake on the North boundary of the

Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 34; said point of true beginning is

further described as being North 89 deg. 41 min. East 522.00 feet from the Northwest

corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 34, Township 11 South,

Range 6 East, thence from the point of true beginning along the North boundary of the

Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 34, North 89 deg. 41 min. East, 647.82

feet to an iron stake on the Northwesterly margin of the Right of way of Ewing Avenue;

thence along the Northwesterly margin of said right of way, South 44 deg. 35 min. 53

sec. West, 250.19 feet to an iron stake at the P.C. of a curve to the right; thence

continuing along the Northwesterly margin of said right of way and around said curve to

the right, having a radius of 1052.60 feet, with a chord bearing and distance of South 55

deg. 00 min. 24 sec. West, 380.39 feet to an iron stake at the P.T. of said curve; thence

continuing along the Northwesterly margin of said right of way, South 65 deg. 25 min.

West, 413.89 feet to the P.C. of a curve to the left; thence continuing along the

Northwesterly margin of said right of way and around said curve to the left, having a

radius of 1678.93 feet, with a chord bearing and distance of South 59 deg. 26 min. 59 sec.

West, 174.76 feet to an iron stake on the easterly margin of a 15.00 foot right of way for

Crest Alley; thence along the Easterly margin of Crest Alley, North 31 deg 41 min. East,

43.56 feet to an iron stake; thence North 00 deg. 15 min. 24 sec. West, 126.00 feet to the

point of true beginning; being situated in Etowah County, Alabama.

Said sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said

mortgage and the proceeds thereof will be applied as provided by the terms of said mortgage.

This the 26th day of October, 2022.

Robert R. Short, Mortgagee

/s/ James C. Inzer, III

Inzer, Haney, McWhorter, Haney & Skelton, LLC

Attorney for Mortgagee

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

John Albert Leslie, Jr. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/16/2022 to the Estate of John Albert Leslie, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Melissa Joyce Shaw was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/16/2022 to the Estate of Wilburn Lee Shaw, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Cynthia Coleman was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/16/2022 over the Estate of Alphia Quinzy, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Cynthia Coleman was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/16/2022 over the Estate of Ninna G. Quinzy, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Crista Watford was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/20/2022 to the Estate of Amos Cecil Usry, Jr., 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Shirley B. Marbut was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/02/2022 to the Estate of Carolyn A. Bobbitt 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Emanuel M. Carstarphen was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/01/2022 over the Estate of Leila Alma Baker 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Amy Bryson Little was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/02/2022 to the Estate of Scott Allen Little 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Andrew Davis Bailey, Esq. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/20/2022 to the Estate of Glenda Faye Watson 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

George Patterson. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/16/2022 to the Estate of Marvin David Patterson, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Charlotte Snipes. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/07/2022 to the Estate of Frances L. Green, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Victoria Hanlon was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/21/2022 to the Estate of Garry Perry, 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

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Jonathan K. Smith was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/29/2022 to the Estate of Kenneth O. Smith, 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Angie Denice Higgins was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/28/2022 to the Estate of Ronald C. Higgins, 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Jennie Lynn Garnett was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/07/2022 to the Estate of Bradford Ray Garnett, 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Jeremy Naylor was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/03/2022 over  the Estate of Stephanie Eugina Naylor, 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Debbie McBay was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/28/2022 over  the Estate of James Marshall Price, Jr., 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Aaron Sarmiento was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/27/2022 over the Estate of Drigelio Sarmiento., 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

William Mann Hungerford, Jr. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/27/2022 to the Estate of Beverly F. Hungerford., 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Ceil McNair Holley was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/26/2022 to the Estate of Hilmon Dewitt Holley, Jr. 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Leronza Harris was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/22/2022 over the Estate of Calvin Harris., 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

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Andrew Davis Bailey, Esq. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/11/2022 to the Estate of Elzy Lee Shiver, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama noti-fies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Delores Gaspar and Pedro Domingo was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/29/2022 over the Estate of Mateo Miguel Mateo, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Billy W. Morgan was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/07/2022 to the Es-tate of Billy Morgan, Jr., 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Stanley Trimm was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/10/2022 over the Estate of Alfred Foster Trimm, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Ruby Thomas Stamps was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/12/2022 to the Estate of Calvin Stamps, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Scott Waldrup was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/13/2022 over the Es-tate of William Allen Waldrup, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama noti-fies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Timothy Paul Pate was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/13/2022 over the Estate of April Cheree Pate, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Mary Burton Diffie was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/14/2022 to the Estate of Winnie M. Beasley, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Neal Maddox was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 10/11/2022 to the Estate of John Ed Alexander, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Raymond Marcus Sims, II was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/29/2022 to the Estate of Raymond Marcus Sims, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Ala-bama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Annette Ammons was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 09/09/2022 to the Estate of Jimmy Lee Braswell, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Ginger Hunter was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 08/16/2022 to the Estate of Shirley Illowene Adkison, 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

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: GARY WAYNE MIZELL,

Case # S-11667

DECEASED

NOTICE OF HEARING

TO: SARAH HIGGINS Whose whereabouts are unknown

Please take notice that a Petition to Probate Will was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 12th day of December, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 12th DAY OF October

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: MARION CALDWELL, DECEASED,

Case # S-12120

TO: LAURA BROOKS AND ANY UNKNOWN HERIS Whose whereabouts are unknown

Please take notice that a Petition to Probate Will was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 5th day of December 2022 at 11:30 a.m. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 17th DAY OF October 2022.

Scott W. Hasswell

JUDGE OF PROBATE

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE

OF DAVID RICKY BOBBITT, DECEASED

CASE NO: 5-12212

To: Michael W. Bobbitt, John Bobbitt,  Shirley Marbutt, Shannon Bobbitt, Charles Bobbitt, and any other next of kin and heirs at law of David Ricky Bobbitt, Deceased.

John Wayne Chapman has filed in this Court an instrument purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of David Ricky Bobbitt, deceased, and rays for admission to Probate of said instrument as the Last Will and Testament of said Decedent.

You are hereby further notified to appear on the day of December 2022, at 10.00, a M., in the Courtroom of Judge Scott Hassell, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama, when said Petition will be Heard and to Contest said Will, should you see fit to do so.

This is the 12th day of October 2022

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate, Etowah County

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

THOMAS GLENN DEWITT,

Deceased

CASE NO. S-12223

TO: Ms. Courtney Michelle Goode

Whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a certain paper in writing, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Glenn Dewitt, deceased, was filed in my office for Probate by Christy Michelle Goode, and that the 14TH day of December, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. was appointed a day and time for hearing thereof, at which time you my appear and contest the same, if you see

proper.

Witness my hand, and dated this 17th of October, in the year of our LORD, 2022.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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NOTICE OF SUMMONS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

JOHN BOBBETT, Plaintiff

Vs.

CASE NO: DR-22-900292

BRITTANY NICOLE TAYLOR, Defendant

TO: Brittany Nicole Taylor

Brittany Nicole Taylor, whose whereabouts is unknown, must answer John Bobbett’s Complaint for Divorce and other relief by November 4, 2022 or thereafter a judgment of default may be rendered against her in Case No. DR-22-900292, Circuit Court of Etowah County.

This the 6th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Clerk, Circuit Court

Etowah County, Alabama

Attorney for John Bobbett

Randy Phillips

750 Forrest Ave

Gadsden, Ala 35901

256-438-5482

October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROBATE OF WILL

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LEE DUKE, Deceased

CASE NO.: S-12121

NOTICE TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ROBERT LEE DUKE, Deceased.

Kimberly Ann Steele having filed her Petition in writing and under oath, praying for an Order of this court admitting to probate an instrument purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of ROBERT LEE DUKE, deceased, notice is hereby given that a hearing on said Petition is set for 11:00 a .m. on the 14he day of December , 2022, in the Probate Court of Etowah County Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901, at which time you may appear and respond to said Petition or file objection thereto.

DONE and ORDERED this 20th day of October 2022

October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE OF CIVIL ACTION TO VOID TAX SALE, REDEEM PROPERTY AND QUIET TITLE

TO REAL PROPERTY

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

H. David Mitchell, Julia Mitchell Wilson Plaintiffs,

V.

Civil Action no. CV-2022-900289.00

George Skala, Ill, A tract of land described as Lot 3 Rhea Canoe Creek #1 as recorded in Plat Book K, page 60, Defendants.

Defendants, George Skala, lll and a tract of land described as Lot 3 Rhea Canoe Creek #1 as recorded in Plat Book K, page 60, are hereby notified that H. David Mitchell and Julia Mitchell Wilson, Plaintiffs, have filed in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama, a complaint to void tax sale, redeem property and quiet title and other relief. The style of said action being identified as CV-2022-900289.00. The above named person, entities and all other persons or entities, known or unknown, are hereby notified that they must file an answer to said complaint in the identified civil action on or before 12/12/2022, or thereafter, a judgment by default may be rendered against them in said CV-2022-900289.

Done this 13 day of October 2022.

Cassandra Johnson,

CLERK OF COURT

Elizabeth P. Haney Attorney for the plaintiffs

Inzer, Haney, McWhorter, Haney & Skelton, LLC

PO Drawer 287

Gadsden, AL 35902

October 21, 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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PUBLICATION NOTICE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: DOROTHY JEAN ROLLER,

Case # I:184

An Incapacitated Person

TO: Any Interested Party

You will please take notice that a Motion to Approve Sale of Real Property of DOROTHY JEAN ROLLER was filed in The Office of the Probate Judge of Etowah County by Jason Knowles, Esq., and that the 7th day of DECEMBER, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. was appointed the day and time for hearing hereof, at which time you may appear and contest the same, if you see proper.

Scott Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

October 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: CLARA THOMAS, DECEASED

CASE NO.:S-12237

You will take notice that a Petition for Disposition of Remains filed by Jacob Millican, Esq. for the disposition of the remains of CLARA THOMAS, who passed from this life and stepped into eternity on the 14th day of October, 2022, is set to be heard on the 2nd day of November 2022, alleging that there are no known 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 of the proper disposition, you must file a written response within two (2) days of the last publication herein with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, Courthouse, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901

DONE THIS THE 26th DAY OF October 2022

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

Jacob Millian, Esq.

827 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

October 28, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: EARNESTINE TURNER, DECEASED

CASE NO.: S-12232

You will take notice that a Petition for Disposition of Remains filed by Gloria Watts and Dantez Robinson of West Gadsden Funeral Home for the disposition of the remains of EARNESTINE TURNER, who passed from this life and stepped into eternity on the 19th day of October, 2022, is set to be heard on the 2nd day of November, 2022, alleging that there are no known 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 of the proper disposition, you must file a written response within two (2) days of the last publication herein with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, Courthouse, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901

DONE THIS THE 26th DAY OF October 2022

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION HEARING

IN RE:  THE ADOPTION PETITION OF WILLIAM KENNETH BURNEY AND TONYA BURNEY

CASE NO:  A-1854

TO:  ALL UNKNOWN FATHERS

WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

You are hereby notified that a Petition for Adoption of a minor child born to Chyane Martin on September 15, 2011, was filed on August 24, 2022.  Please be advised that if you intend to contest the same you must file a written response within thirty (30) days of the last date of publication with the Attorney for Petitioners whose name and address is listed below and with Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama P.O. Box 187, Gadsden, AL. 35902.

Done this the 25th day of October 2022.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

Stephanie Gillilan, Esq.

834 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION HEARING

IN RE:  THE ADOPTION PETITION OF KIMBERLY A . TRAMMELL AND LACEY BLACKWELL TRAMMELL

CASE NO:  A-1758

TO:  TO JUSTIN WHITE AND ANY UNKNOWN FATHER

WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

You are hereby notified that a Petition for Adoption of a minor child born to Haley Ponder on September 29, 2018, was filed on July 15, 2021.  Please be advised that if you intend to contest the same you must file a written response within thirty (30) days of the last date of publication with the Attorney for Petitioners whose name and address is listed below and with Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama P.O. Box 187, Gadsden, AL. 35902.

Done this the 26th day of October 2022.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

Christopher Word, Esq.

PO Box 8241

Gadsden, AL. 35902

October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE OFCONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-900285-WBO

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$3,926.00 U.S. Currency

Marlin 60W .22 Semi-Auto Rifle

Serial# 05171699

Crvena Zastava 70 7.65mm

Semi-Auto Rifle Serial# 329581

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Donny Ray Chambless

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

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 2nd day of December 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 4th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-63-SJS

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$810.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Renardo Jerome Sandridge

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 2nd day of December 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 4th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITUREACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-64-WBO

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$3,916.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Derrick Jamar Britton

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 2nd day of December 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 4th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-67-CDR

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$1,684.00U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Joshua Lajuan Williams

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 16th day of December 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 17th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 21, 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-900324-CDR

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$29,535.00 U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Eric Lindsey, Jr.

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 16th day of December 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 17th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 21, 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-900344-SJS

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

Glock 43 9mm Pistol

Serial # BBZK186

Raven Arms 25 Auto Pistol

Serial # 024354

Ruger 10-22 22 Cal Rifle

Serial # 0006-57284

Remington 870 12 GA Wingmaster

Serial # S834949V

Topper M48 410 Cal Shotgun

Serial # 70893

Mossburg 500 12 GA Shotgun

Serial # K885913

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Christopher Kendel Yarber

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

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 16th  day of December 2022.  Failure to file such answer shall result in your loss of any claimed owner’s or other interest in said property.

DONE this the 17th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 21, 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITUREACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-75-CDR

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$2,788.00 

U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Javonne Jackson

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 19th day of December 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 18th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 21, 28, November4 and 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION-FORFEITURE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: CV-22-91-WBO

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

$1,105.00  U.S. Currency

DEFENDANT

In Re:  Daniel Cornelius Goree

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 19th day of December 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 18th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk

Etowah County, Alabama

October 21, 28, November 4 and 11, 2022

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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-2022-0083

VIRGINIA  BARFIELD, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; CLIFFORD BARFIELD; BOBBY DALE BARFIELD; ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA;  CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 1404 Cansler Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 and having a legal description of: A Lot or Parcel described as beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot Number 1 and from thence run in a Westerly direction and along the North lines of Lots Numbered 1 and 3 a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence in a Southerly direction and parallel with the East line of said Lot Number 3 a distance of 90 feet to a point; thence in an Easterly direction and parallel with the North lines of said Lots Numbered 3 and 1 a distance of 75 feet to a point in the East line of Lot Number 1; thence in a Northerly direction and along the East line of Lot Number 1 a distance of 90 feet to the point of beginning; said description embracing portions of Lots Numbered 1 and 3, in Block Number 11, in the Hill and Cansler Addition to Gadsden, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book “A”, Pages 74 and 75, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 15-03-05-4-000-017.000, PPIN: 37022; 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 VIRGINIA BARFIELD, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; CLIFFORD BARFIELD; BOBBY DALE BARFIELD; 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 September 7, 2022, 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:

A Lot or Parcel described as beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot Number 1 and from thence run in a Westerly direction and along the North lines of Lots Numbered 1 and 3 a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence in a Southerly direction and parallel with the East line of said Lot Number 3 a distance of 90 feet to a point; thence in an Easterly direction and parallel with the North lines of said Lots Numbered 3 and 1 a distance of 75 feet to a point in the East line of Lot Number 1; thence in a Northerly direction and along the East line of Lot Number 1 a distance of 90 feet to the point of beginning; said description embracing portions of Lots Numbered 1 and 3, in Block Number 11, in the Hill and Cansler Addition to Gadsden, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book “A”, Pages 74 and 75, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address:  1404 Cansler Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901

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 November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge George Day’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 11th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Circuit Clerk

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

200 Chestnut Street,

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-543-3664

October 14, 21, and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING BYPUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

GADSDEN LAND BANK AUTHORITY,

a Public Corporation,

Plaintiff,

v.

CIVIL ACTION NO.: CV-2022-0084

MERLENE WADE, if alive whereabouts unknown; if deceased, the heirs, successors and creditors of Merlene Wade; SHEILA WALKER, deceased, her unknown heirs, successors and creditors; APRIL WALKER; MICHAEL WALKER; GLENTON WADE; WANDA BOWEN; DEBORAH BRUCE; ANGELA SUMMERS;  ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA;  CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 1921 Ewing Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901and having a legal description of: Lot Number Eight (8) in McClain Subdivision, according to map or plat thereof, as the same appears of record in Book of Town Plats “C”, Page 241, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, said property being in Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 10-07-26-4-000-017.000, PPIN: 014745; 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 MERLENE WADE, if alive whereabouts unknown; if deceased, the heirs, successors and creditors of Merlene Wade; SHEILA WALKER, deceased, her unknown heirs, successors and creditors; APRIL WALKER; MICHAEL WALKER; GLENTON WADE; WANDA BOWEN; DEBORAH BRUCE; ANGELA SUMMERS;  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 September 7, 2022, 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 Number Eight (8) in McClain Subdivision, according to map or plat thereof, as the same appears of record in Book of Town Plats “C”, Page 241, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, said property being in Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address:  1921 Ewing Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901

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 November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge George Day’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 11th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Circuit Clerk

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

200 Chestnut Street,

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-543-3664

October 14, 21, and 28, 2022

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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-2022-0085

V. DOUGLAS HAMIL; ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA;  CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 413 Wilson Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35904 and having a legal description of: Lot Number Six (6) and the North 25 feet of Lot Number Five (5) in Block Eight (8) in Walnut Park of West Point Second Addition, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “B”, Page 117, in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama , said property lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 16-01-01-4-000-299.000, PPIN: 050513; 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 V. DOUGLAS HAMIL;  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 September 7, 2022, 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 Number Six (6) and the North 25 feet of Lot Number Five (5) in Block Eight (8) in Walnut Park of West Point Second Addition, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “B”, Page 117, in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama , said property lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address:  413 Wilson Street, 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 November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge George Day’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 11th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Circuit Clerk

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

200 Chestnut Street,

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-543-3664

October 14, 21, and 28, 2022

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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-2022-0086

MYRTLE WILLIAMS, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; MARGARET MILINER deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; CLARENCE EDWARD WILLIAMS; INGRID MILINER CHACHA; QUINTICE LANAE GADSON; CHARLES HENRY WILLIAMS; DELVEONTE COLLINS; DERRICK MILINER; DESTANI MILINER; JEFFERSON CAPITAL SYSTEMS, LLC; ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA;  CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 701 Henry Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 and having a legal description of: Lot Eleven (11), Block Thirty-Four (34), Rearrangement of Thornoton Subdivision to City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama as recorded on Pages 334 and 335, in Book of Town Plats (B) in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama , said property lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 15-02-04-2-000-040.000, PPIN: 033191; 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 MYRTLE WILLIAMS, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; MARGARET MILINER deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; CLARENCE EDWARD WILLIAMS; INGRID MILINER CHACHA; QUINTICE LANAE GADSON; CHARLES HENRY WILLIAMS; DELVEONTE COLLINS; DERRICK MILINER; DESTANI MILINER; JEFFERSON CAPITAL SYSTEMS, LLC;  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 September 7, 2022, 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 Eleven (11), Block Thirty-Four (34), Rearrangement of Thornoton Subdivision to City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama as recorded on Pages 334 and 335, in Book of Town Plats (B) in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama , said property lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address:  701 Henry Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901

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 November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge George Day’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 11th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Circuit Clerk

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

200 Chestnut Street,

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-543-3664

October 14, 21, and 28, 2022

_______________

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-2022-0087

STEVEN THOMAS, deceased, his unknown heirs and successors; DELLA THOMAS, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; VIRGIE MCGUIRE, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; LOUISE DAVIS; ILA BYRD CHANDLER; MARTHA JONES; DAVID WEBSTER BAKER; ROBERT JOHNSON BAKER; BENITA BAKER; ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA;  CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 1013 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 and having a legal description of: Lot Number Six (6) in Block Number Two (2), of the Liddell Addition to the City of Gadsden, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama as recorded Plat Book a Page 216, in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, said property lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 15-02-04-2-000-144.000, PPIN: 033305; 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 STEVEN THOMAS, deceased, his unknown heirs and successors; DELLA THOMAS, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; VIRGIE MCGUIRE, deceased, her unknown heirs and successors; LOUISE DAVIS; ILA BYRD CHANDLER; MARTHA JONES; DAVID WEBSTER BAKER; ROBERT JOHNSON BAKER; BENITA BAKER; 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 September 7, 2022, 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 Number Six (6) in Block Number Two (2), of the Liddell Addition to the City of Gadsden, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama as recorded Plat Book a Page 216, in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address:  1013 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901

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 November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge George Day’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 11th day of October 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Circuit Clerk

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

200 Chestnut Street,

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-543-3664

October 14, 21, and 28, 2022    

_______________

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-2022-0103

JAMES W. SWAIN; ROSEMARY G. SWAIN; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A.; ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA;  CITY OF GADSDEN; that parcel of real property located at 808 South 12th Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 and having a legal description of: Begin at the SE corner of Lot #26, Block #20; thence run in a Northerly direction along the East line thereof a distance of 61.5 feet to a point; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 90°00’ and run in a Westerly direction paral-lel with the south line of said lot a distance of 72.55 feet to a point in the Westerly line there-of; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 80°53’ and run in a Southerly direction along the Westerly line of said lot a distance of 62.19 feet to the SW corner thereof; thence deflect to the left at angle of 99°07’ and run in an Easterly direction along the South line of said lot a dis-tance of 82.4 feet to the point of beginning and embracing portion of Lot #26, Block #20, Gads-den Land and Improvement Company’s Kyle Addition to Gadsden, Alabama, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book A, page 23, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in the City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama,  and known as Parcel ID No. 15-03-05-4-000-241.000, PPIN: 037260; 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 W. SWAIN; ROSEMARY G. SWAIN; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A.;  ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA; CITY OF GADSDEN; and any and all other unknown heirs, claimants or in-terested parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described herein,

TAKE NOTICE that on October 12, 2022, the Gadsden Land Bank Authority filed the above-styled Complaint and the record reflects recorded notice of a pending quiet title and foreclosure ac-tion in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama concerning the rights and/or interests in the following real property:

Begin at the SE corner of Lot #26, Block #20; thence run in a Northerly direction along the East line thereof a distance of 61.5 feet to a point; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 90°00’ and run in a Westerly direction parallel with the south line of said lot a distance of 72.55 feet to a point in the Westerly line thereof; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 80°53’ and run in a Southerly direction along the Westerly line of said lot a distance of 62.19 feet to the SW corner thereof; thence deflect to the left at angle of 99°07’ and run in an Easterly direction along the South line of said lot a distance of 82.4 feet to the point of beginning and embracing portion of Lot #26, Block #20, Gadsden Land and Improvement Company’s Kyle Addition to Gadsden, Alabama, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book A, page 23, Pro-bate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in the City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

Property Address:  808 South 12th Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901

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 December 7, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Judge George Day’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 Ala-bama Code §§ 40-10-73 (1975) et seq. or Alabama Code §§ 40-10-83 (1975) et seq. may re-deem 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 RE-DEMPTION 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, Ala-bama 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 ad-dressed 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 re-spond 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 20th day of October, 2022. Cassandra “Sam” Johnson

Circuit Clerk

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

200 Chestnut Street,

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: 256-543-3664

October 28,November 4, and 11, 2022        

______________

NOTICE OF DIVORCE ACTION

IN THE SIXTHTEENTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

Robert Martin, Plaintiff

VS

Sarah Martin,

Defendant

Case Number:  DR-2022-900219

SARAH MARTIN, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer ROBERT MARTIN’S Complaint of Divorce, within 30 days from the date of the last publication of this Notice, or therefore, a Judgement by Default may be rendered against SARAH MARTIN in Case Number DR-2022-900219 in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama.

Done this 19th day of October 2022.

Cassandra Johnson,

Circuit Clerk of Court

Gerald Maxwell

Attorney for Plaintiff

821 Tuscaloosa Ave.

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-459-5443

October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2022     

______________

STATE OF ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR

 

WHEREAS, on November 3, 2020, the people of Alabama ratified Amendment 951 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, authorizing the Alabama Legislature, during its 2022 Regular Session, to draft a recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901;

WHEREAS Amendment 951 confines the draft recompilation to arranging the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 into proper articles, parts, and sections; removing all racist language; deleting duplicative and repealed provisions; consolidating provisions regarding economic development; and arranging all local amendments by county of application; and the draft may make “no other changes”;

WHEREAS Amendment 951 further requires any such draft recompilation to be submitted to the voters upon approval, through a joint resolution, by a three-fifths vote of each house of the Legislature;

WHEREAS the Legislature at its 2022 Regular Session enacted a joint resolution by the requisite three-fifths vote approving a “Proposed Constitution of Alabama of 2022” and specifically finding that it complies with Amendment 951 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, see Ala. Act No. 2022-111;

WHEREAS the full text of the Proposed Constitution of 2022 is published on the website of the Secretary of State as required by Amendment 951 and is available for viewing at http://alison.legislature.state.al.us/proposed-2022-constitution;

WHEREAS, in conformity with Amendment 951 and other applicable provisions of Alabama law, the Legislature has ordered an election by the qualified electors of the State upon ratification of the Proposed Constitution of 2022 to be held at the 2022 general election; and

WHEREAS, upon ratification of the proposed Constitution of 2022 by a majority of the qualified electors of this State voting on the question of ratification, the Proposed Constitution of 2022 shall succeed the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 as the supreme law of this State in accordance with Amendment 951;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, as Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby give notice, direct, and proclaim that on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, an election will be held in the State of Alabama in the manner and form provided by law upon the question of ratification of the proposed Constitution of Alabama of 2022, which has been certified by the Secretary of State to appear on ballots as follows:

“Shall the following Recompilation of the
Constitution of Alabama of 1901 be ratified?”

PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO
APPEAR ON THE BALLOT STATEWIDE

CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA OF 2022

Proposing adoption of the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, which is a recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, prepared in accordance with Amendment 951, arranging the constitution in proper articles, parts, and sections, removing racist language, deleting duplicated and repealed provisions, consolidating provisions regarding economic development, arranging all local amendments by county of application, and making no other changes. (Proposed by Act 2022-111)

 

( )  YES

( )  NO

 

 

STATE OF ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR

 

WHEREAS the Alabama Legislature at its 2021 and 2022 Regular Sessions enacted Act No. 2021-199 (SB74), Act No. 2021-201 (HB131), Act No. 2021-202 (SB68), Act No. 2021-284 (HB388), Act No. 2021-327 (HB178), Act No. 2022-117 (HB255), Act No. 2022-177 (HB319), Act No. 2022-256 (SB196), Act No. 2022-286 (HB458), and Act No. 2022-288 (HB148), proposing amendments to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901;

WHEREAS, in conformity with Section 284 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, the Legislature has ordered an election by the qualified electors of the state upon such proposed amendments; and

WHEREAS notice of this election, together with the proposed amendments, is required by law to be given by proclamation of the Governor, which shall be published once a week for at least four successive weeks immediately preceding the day appointed for the election;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, as Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby give notice, direct, and proclaim that on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, an election will be held in the State of Alabama in the manner and form provided by law upon the following proposed amendments to the Constitution of 1901 of the State of Alabama:

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2021-199

  • This amendment shall apply only in Shelby County.

(b) Except as provided for in subsection (c), any private entity and any privately owned plant, property, or facility for the collection, treatment, or disposal of sewage that uses, directly or through a lease or contract, public rights-of-way of public roads for any part of its collection or disposal system, that discharges to a Grade III or higher wastewater treatment facility as defined in and by the current classification system used by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management on January 1, 2020, and its equivalent classification thereafter, and that has residential or commercial customers that are billed a flat service fee or fee based on water usage, hereinafter referred to as utility or utilities, shall be certified and regulated by the Public Service Commission, which regulation shall include, but not be limited to, regulation of the rates, charges, and increases in rates or charges imposed on its customers. The Public Service Commission shall certify and regulate the entities, plants, facilities, and utilities affected hereby, based on and in accordance with Title 37, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended.  Implementation of this amendment, whether gradual or at one time, shall be determined by the Public Service Commission.  Until the Public Service Commission determines applicable rates and charges to be imposed on customers, the rates and charges shall be in accord with and governed by the most recent and controlling rate control agreement or in the event there is not a controlling rate control agreement, that utility’s most recent published rate.

(c) If the county, a municipality, or a governmental utility service corporation (GUSC) in the county enters into a rate control agreement with an entity or facility described in subsection (b), the county, municipality, or GUSC may opt out of regulation by the Public Service Commission as to and for any residential or commercial customers affected by and are subject to the rate control agreement. In the event a rate control agreement or any part thereof is found to be invalid, or is terminated by the county, municipality, or GUSC that entered into the rate control agreement, or becomes unenforceable or void in whole or in part, then the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission and the provisions in subsection (b) pertaining to regulation by the Public Service Commission shall by operation of law be restored and enforced to the full force and effect of this amendment.

(d) In the event Public Service Commission jurisdiction is restored after the county, municipality, or GUSC has exercised its opt-out provision provided in subsection (c) and has voluntarily terminated the rate control agreement, the county, municipality, or GUSC may not again exercise its power to opt out of Public Service Commission jurisdiction and rate control for a period of five years from the date Public Service Commission jurisdiction is reinstated.

(e) In the event that an entity, plant, property, or facility serves customers located in more than one municipality, the opt-out option provided in subsection (c) shall vest with the municipality that has a rate control agreement executed as of or prior to January 1, 2021, subject to approval of the Shelby County Commission.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2021-201

Part I.  This amendment shall be known and may be cited as Aniah’s Law.

Part II.   Section 16 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 16 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama 1901, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

“Section 16.

“That all persons shall, before conviction, be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses, when the proof is evident or the presumption great unless charged with an offense enumerated by the Legislature by general law capital murder, as provided in Section 13A-5-40, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; murder, as provided in Section 13A-6-2, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; kidnapping in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-6-43, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; rape in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-6-61, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; sodomy in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-6-63, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; sexual torture, as provided in Section 13A-6-65.1, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; domestic violence in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-6-130, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; human trafficking in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-6-152, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; burglary in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-7-5, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; arson in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-7-41, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; robbery in the first degree, as provided in Section 13A-8-41, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; terrorism, as provided in subdivision (b)(2) of Section 13A-10-152, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; and aggravated child abuse, as provided in subsection (b) of Section 26-15-3.1, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended; and that excessive bail shall not in any case be required.”

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2021-202

Section 6.06 of Amendment 328, as amended by Amendment 364, of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 144 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

“Amendment 364.

“Section 6.06. Probate court.

“There shall be a probate court in each county which that shall have general jurisdiction of orphans’ business, and of adoptions, and with the power to grant letters testamentary, and of administration, and of guardianships, and shall have such further jurisdiction as may be provided by law, provided, that whenever the circuit court has taken jurisdiction of the settlement of any estate, it shall have power to do all things necessary for the settlement of such estate, including the appointment and removal of administrators, executors, guardians, and trustees and including action upon the resignation of either of them.”

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2021-284

The implementation date for any bill enacted by the Legislature in a calendar year in which a general election is to be held and relating to the conduct of the general election shall be at least six months before the general election.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2021-327

Each municipality authorized to levy and collect the special ad valorem tax authorized in Amendment No. 8 to the Constitution of Alabama 1901, now appearing as Section 216.01 of the Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, for the payment of bonds and the interest thereon, may levy and collect such ad valorem tax at a rate not exceeding the millage rate then lawfully permitted to be levied and collected by the municipality to directly pay the costs of public capital improvements, as well as to pay the principal of and interest on bonds, warrants, or other securities issued to finance or refinance the costs of the improvements; and any levy and collection of such ad valorem tax for these purposes by the municipality prior to the ratification of this amendment is hereby ratified, validated, and confirmed.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2022-117

The state, a county, or a municipality is authorized to grant federal award funds or any other source of funding designated for broadband infrastructure by state law to any public or private entity for the purpose of providing or expanding broadband infrastructure. The granting of funds by a county or a municipality to a private entity pursuant to this section must be approved at a public meeting held by the appropriate county or municipality.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2022-177

Contingent upon the ratification of the Constitution of Alabama of 2022:

(a) The Code Commissioner shall number and place any constitutional amendment ratified on the date of ratification of this amendment as appropriate in the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, based upon a logical sequence and the particular subject or topic of the amendment.

(b)(1) Any judicial decision interpreting a provision of the Alabama Constitution of 1901, shall remain valid as to the appropriate provision in the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, that has not been substantively changed by the Constitution of Alabama of 2022. Any case annotation to any section of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, compiled and published prior to the ratification of this amendment shall apply to the section as it is numbered or renumbered in the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, as authorized by Amendment 951.

(2) The Code Commissioner shall instruct the publisher of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to transfer, organize, and otherwise arrange annotations to the same or renumbered sections of the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, except to the extent substantively changed.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2022-256

(a)(1) The governor shall have power to Governor may grant reprieves and commutations to persons under sentence of death.

(2) The power to grant a reprieve or commutation under subdivision (1) shall not be exercised until the Governor has notified the Attorney General and has made reasonable efforts to notify a designated member of the victim’s family, whose mailing address, e-mail, and phone number have been provided to the Governor by the Attorney General for this purpose.

            (3) Failure to provide the required notification under subdivision (2) shall void the reprieve or commutation, and the Attorney General may seek a new execution order from the Alabama Supreme Court as provided under existing law.

(b)        The legislature shall have power to Legislature may provide for and to regulate the administration of pardons, paroles, remission of fines and forfeitures, and may authorize the courts having criminal jurisdiction to suspend sentence and to order probation.

  • No pardon shall relieve a person from civil and political disabilities unless specifically expressed in the pardon.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2022-286

“Amendment 772

“(a) The governing body of any county, and the governing body of any municipality located therein, for which a local constitutional amendment has not been adopted authorizing any of the following, a county or municipality shall have full and continuing power to do any of the following:

“(1) Use public funds to purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire real property, buildings, plants, factories, facilities, machinery, and equipment of any kind, or to utilize the properties heretofore purchased or otherwise acquired on or before adoption of this amendment, and to improve and develop the properties for use as sites for industry of any kind or as industrial park projects, including, but not limited to, grading and the construction of roads, drainage, sewers, sewage and waste disposal systems, parking areas, and utilities to serve the sites or projects.

“(2) Lease, sell, grant, exchange, or otherwise convey, on terms approved by the governing body of the county or the municipality, as applicable, all or any part of any real property, buildings, plants, factories, facilities, machinery, and equipment of any kind or industrial park project to any individual, firm, corporation, or other business entity, public or private, including any industrial development board or other public corporation or authority heretofore or hereafter created by the county or the municipality before or after adoption of this amendment, for the purpose of constructing, developing, equipping, and operating industrial, commercial, research, or service facilities of any kind.

“(3) Lend its credit to, or grant public funds and things of value in aid of, or to, any individual, firm, corporation, or other business entity, public or private, for the purpose of promoting the economic and industrial development of the county or the municipality.

“(4) Become indebted and issue bonds, warrants which may be payable from funds to be realized in future years, notes, or other obligations, or evidences of indebtedness to a an aggregate outstanding principal amount not exceeding an amount equal to 50 percent of the assessed value of taxable property therein as determined for state taxation, in order to secure funds for the purchase, construction, lease, or acquisition of any of the property described in subdivision (1), or to be used in furtherance of any of the other powers or authorities granted in this amendment. The obligations or evidences of indebtedness may be issued upon the full faith and credit of the county or any municipality or may be limited as to the source of their payment.

(b) The recital in any bonds, warrants, notes, or other obligations, or evidences of indebtedness that they were issued pursuant to this amendment, or that they were issued to provide funds to be used in furtherance of any power or authority herein authorized shall be conclusive, and no purchaser or holder thereof need inquire further. The bonds, warrants, notes, or other obligations or evidences of indebtedness issued hereunder shall not be considered do not constitute an indebtedness of the county or any municipality for the purpose of determining the borrowing capacity of the county or municipality under this Constitution.

(b)(c) In carrying out the purpose of this amendment, neither the county nor any municipality located therein a county or a municipality shall not be subject to Section 93 or 94 of this Constitution or be required to comply with Section 222 of this Constitution. Each public corporation heretofore Section 93 or 94 of this Constitution, nor shall a county or municipality be required to comply with the provisions of Section 222 of this Constitution, unless issuing general obligation bond instruments establishing a requirement for repayment. Each public corporation created by the county or by any municipality located therein on or before the adoption of this amendment, including specifically any industrial development board incorporated under Article 4 of Chapter 54 of Title 11 of the Code of Alabama 1975, and any industrial development authority incorporated or reincorporated under Chapter 92A of Title 11 of the Code of Alabama 1975, and the Shoals Economic Development Authority enacted under Act No. 95-512, 1995 Regular Session, are validated and the powers granted to the board or authority under its respective enabling legislation are validated, notwithstanding any other provision of law or of this Constitution. The powers granted by this amendment may be exercised as an exclusive alternative to, or cumulative with, and in no way restrictive of, powers otherwise granted by this Constitution or any law to the county, or to any municipality, or to any agency, board, or authority created pursuant to the laws of this state.

(c)(d) Neither the county nor any municipality located therein shall lend its credit to, or grant any public funds or thing of value to, or in aid of, any private entity under the authority of this amendment unless prior thereto to doing so, both of the following are satisfied:

“(1) The action proposed to be taken by the county or municipality is approved at a public meeting of the governing body of the county or municipality, as the case may be, by a resolution containing a determination by the governing body that the expenditure of public funds for the purpose specified will serve a valid and sufficient public purpose, notwithstanding any incidental benefit accruing to any private entity or entities.

“(2) At least seven days prior to the public meeting, a notice is published in the a newspaper having the largest circulation in circulation in the county or municipality, as the case may be, describing in reasonable detail the action proposed to be taken, a description of the public benefits sought to be achieved by the action, and identifying each individual, firm, corporation, or other business entity to whom, or for whose benefit, the county or the municipality proposes to lend its credit or grant public funds or thing of value.

(e) For purposes of the foregoing, any sale, lease, or other disposition of property for a price equal to the its fair market value thereof shall not constitute the lending of credit or a grant of public funds or thing of value in aid of a private entity.

(f) Nothing in this amendment shall authorize the county commission to own or operate a cable television system.

(d)(g) Any action taken, or agreement made, under Amendment 772 by any county or municipality prior to the date this amendment is ratified and confirmed in all respects as of that date, except to the extent that its validity is being challenged in appropriate judicial proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction on the date this amendment is ratified. This amendment These amendatory provisions shall have prospective application only. Any local constitutional amendments previously adopted and any local law enacted pursuant to such amendment shall remain in full force and effect.”

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2022-288

(a) This amendment shall apply only in Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County.

(b) Any privately owned plant, property, or facility used for the collection, treatment, or disposal of sewage that uses, directly or through a lease or contract, public rights-of-way of public roads for any part of its collection or disposal system and that has residential or commercial customers located in the city limits of Lake View in Tuscaloosa County and Jefferson County that are billed a flat service fee or fee based on water usage shall be certified and regulated by the Public Service Commission, beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2027, in relation to all of the customers of the entity located in the city limits of Lake View in Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County, and in the unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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ORDINANCE NO. O-38-22

Amending Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

WHEREAS, the City of Gadsden has been awarded a grant from the Alabama Tourism Depart-ment in the amount of $2,600.00, for expenses involved with Christmas at the Falls on Novem-ber 24 – December 31, 2022 at Noccalula Falls Park;

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, that the General Fund Budget adopted by Ordinance No. O-35-22 (Fiscal Year 2023 Budget), is amended by in-creasing the following accounts:

#302-6502-451.60-51 (Expense Account) in the amount of $2,600.00; and account

#302-6502-332.00-00 (State of Alabama Tourism Revenue) in the amount of $2,600.00.

Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gadsden, Alabama, at an open public meeting held on October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

October 28, 2022

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ORDINANCE NO. O-39-22

Amending Budget for Fund 002 – American Rescue Plan

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

Section 1. The budget document entitled Fund 002 – American Rescue Plan, is hereby amended and adopted as the American Rescue Plan Funds Budget of the City of Gadsden, Ala-bama, appropriating $19,905,709.00 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.

Section 2. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), encum-brances outstanding as of September 30, 2022, shall be closed to the fund balance and re-established at the beginning of the new fiscal year as a reduction to the prior year’s budget and as an increase to the new fiscal year’s budget.

Section 3. The Director of Finance and the City Clerk-Treasurer will maintain true and cor-rect copies of the official budgets in their offices at all times during this fiscal year and make it available for public inspection during normal business hours.

Adopted this ordinance at an open public meeting held on October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

October 28, 2022

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ORDINANCE

NO. O-40-22

Amending Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, that Ordinance No. O-35-22 (Fiscal Year 2022 Budget) is further amended by transferring $1,783,427.00 from the Fund 340 unassigned fund balance into account #340-6500-451.70-60 (Gadsden State Sports Complex). The funds will be used for the Gadsden Sports Park Phase 3 Project. Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama at an open public meeting held on October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-280-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

108 OAKLEIGH DRIVE in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Five (5) of Block “O”, according to the plat of Oakleigh Estates, as the same appears of record in the Probate Office of Etowah County and lying and being in Etowah County, Alabama in Plat Book “G” at Page 55.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to MARY JO BROWN, 108 OAKLEIGH DRIVE, GADSDEN, AL, subject to a mortgage in favor of CITI FINANCIAL, P.O. BOX 6771, SIOUX FALLS, SD, assigned to BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, 4425 PONCE DE LEON BOULEVARD, 5TH FLOOR, CORAL GABLES, FL, subject to a mortgage in favor of MAUDE BUCHANAN.

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 October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-281-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

305 RICHARDSON STREET in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly de-scribed as:

Lot Number Two in Block Number Thirty-nine, Residential Subdivision Number Two, of Garden City, according to the map there of as recorded in Plat Book C, Pages 410-411, in the Probate Office of Etowah County, Ala-bama, together with all improvements located there on.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to BRIAN ALAN SMITH, 1135 LAKEMONT DRIVE N, SOUTHSIDE, AL, MARY C SMITH, 1135 LAKEMONT DRIVE N, SOUTHSIDE, AL.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GADSDEN, ALA-BAMA, 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 Oc-tober 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk 

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-282-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

1604 MALONE STREET in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number 10 in Block Number 1 in Etowah Trust and  Savings Bank Forrest Avenue Subdivi-sion, according to the map there  of  recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 53,ProbateOffice, Etowah County, and lying and being in the City of Gadsden, Etowah County, AL(Being the same as that previously conveyed and  recorded in Book 1072, Page 377, Book1571, Page 155, Instrument Number 3415078, and  Parcel Number 15-03-05-2-000-193.000) all in the Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama).

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to ANNIE MONTGOMERY, 1614 HAYES STREET, GADSDEN, AL, ANNIE MONTGOMERY C/O ROSIE MONTGOMERY, 1614 HAYES STREET, GADSDEN, AL, subject to a mortgage in favor of AMOS CASH subject to a mortgage in favor of FIRST CAPITAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, 7227 MAD-ISON STREET FOREST PARK, IL , assigned to GOLDOME CREDIT CORPORATION, TWO PERIME-TER PARK SOUTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL, assigned to ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL SERVICES, 250 CAR-PENTER FREEWAY, IRVING, TX.

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 October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-283-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

1513 GARFIELD AVENEUE in District 5 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot 16 Block 25, South Gadsden Addition, Plat Book B, Page 314, Probate Office, Etowah Coun-ty, Alabama.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to LEONARD C. BELLEW SR., 407 S 6TH STREET, GADSDEN, AL, LEONARD BELLEW JR., 10308 FISCHER PLACE NE, SEATTLE, WA, DAVID MESSER, MARTIN MARROQUIN, 3603 NORWOOD BOULEVARD, BIRMINGHAM, 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 October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-284-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

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

3326 MADISON AVENUE in District 6 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly

described as:

Lot Number Fourteen (14) in Block Number Five (5) of the Homewood

Addition to Gadsden, according to the map or plat thereof as the same

appears of record in Plat Book C, page 218 and 219, in the Office of the

Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in

Gadsden (formerly Alabama City), Etowah County, Alabama.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given

to CINDY DRISCOLL, 3326 MADISON AVENUE, GADSDEN, AL, subject to the

rights of redemption of ROGER S. ARCHER, CHARLES WAYNE ARCHER, 104

ARGYLE DRIVE, GADSDEN, AL, and RONALD O. ARCHER, their successors and/or

assigns, if deceased, and the Estate of RUSSELL L. ARCHER, 3326 MADISON

AVENUE, GADSDEN, AL, ROGER ARCHER ‘LF EST’ c/o KIMBERLY ARCHER,

3326 MADISON AVENUE, 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

October 18, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-274-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

309 ROSLYN DRIVE in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot 13, Block “E”, according to the map of Oakleigh Estates, as the same appears of record in Plat Book “G”, page 55, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in Gads-den, Etowah County, Alabama.

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, JACKIE MCCORMICK, 215 KEYSBURG ROAD, GLENCOE, AL, and KIM F. PARKER d/b/a THE PARKER COMPANY, P.O. BOX 190026, BIRMINGHAM, 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 October 11, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-275-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

522 CROCHERON ALLEY in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

520 CROCHERON AVENUE AND DESCRIBED AS LOTS 4 AND 5 IN BLOCK ONE OF CROCHERON CENTRAL ADDITION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK “B”, PAGE 51, PROBATE OFFICE, ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to ANGE-NETTA O. RODGERS, 235 N. 6TH STREET, 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 October 11, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-276-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

553 W. MEIGHAN BOULEVARD in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

233 N. 6 STREET AND DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING TH AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNEROFBLOCK #2, OF CROCHERON CENTRAL ADDITION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK “B”, PAGE 51, PROBATE OFFICE, ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN SOUTH 07 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY PRODUCTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK #2, 60.32 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF MEIGHAN BOULEVARD, WEST, (FED. PROJ. #U-208(7); THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY, ALONG SAID NORTH OR NORTHEAST LINE OF MEIGHAN BOULEVARD, 294.65 FEET TO A POINT WHERE SAID LINE TURNS ABRUPTLY NORTHERLY; THENCE RUN NORTH 04 DEGREES 52 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID MEIGHAN BOULEVARD, 13.62 FEET TO A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF AFOREMENTIONED BLOCK #2, OF CROCHERON CENTRAL ADDITION; THENCE RUN SOUTH 81 DEGREES 44 MINUTES EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 290.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND EMBRACING POR-TIONS OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4, IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN, GADSDEN, ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to ANGE-NETTA O. ROGERS, a/k/a ANGENETTA O. RODGERS, 235 N. 6TH STREET, GADSDEN, AL, sub-ject to equitable rights of redemption if any of the Estate of LOUVADA OWENS. BE IT RE-SOLVED 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 October 11, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-277-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

2824 W. MEIGHAN BOULEVARD in District 6 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly de-scribed as:

Lot Number Twelve (No. 12) in Walshe’s West Alabama City Addition to Alabama City, accord-ing to map or plat thereof recorded in Book of Town Plats “B”, Page 183, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, and being and lying in the City of Gadsden, (for-merly Alabama City) Etowah County, Alabama.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to GARY C. ALEXANDER, 500 TIDMORE BEND ROAD, 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 October 11, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-278-22

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance

                                                                       

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

3502 W. MEIGHAN BOULEVARD in District 6 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly de-scribed as:

A tract of land described as beginning at a point in the South line of Elliott Avenue, which said point is 1,033.5 feet easterly, measured along the south line of said avenue, from the west line of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 1, said point also being 60 feet easterly, measured along the south line of said avenue, from the northeast corner of Lot 15, in Block #1, in Foxwood Addition, as shown by map recorded in Plat Book “F”, page 3, Probate Of-fice of Etowah County, Alabama; and from thence run in a southerly direction at right angles to Elliott Avenue, and parallel with the east line of said Lot 15 a distance of 135 feet to a point in the North line of that certain parcel of land conveyed by Chester Gargus, and wife, to James L. Sprayberry, by deed dated July 18, 1956, and recorded in Book 641, page 141, said Probate Of-fice; thence deflect an angle of 90° to the left and run in an easterly direction along the north line of said Sprayberry lot, and said line produced a distance of 125 feet to a point in the west line of 35 Street; thence deflect an the angle of 90° to the left and run in a northerly direction along the west line of 35 Street a the distance of 135 feet to the south line of Elliott Avenue; thence deflect an angle of 90° to the left and run in a westerly direction along the South line of Elliott Avenue a distance of 125 feet to the point of beginning, said description embracing a portion of the east half of the northwest quarter, in Section 1, Township 12 South, of Range 5 East of Huntsville Meridian, in Gadsden, formerly Alabama City, Etowah County, Alabama, and being subject to the rights, if any, granted to Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, as shown by two instruments, one from A. E. Goodhue and the other from the Alabama City Land & Development Company, both of which are recorded in Misc. Record “C”, page 435, said Probate Office.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to CHRISTO-PHER CALLAGHAN, possible rights of redemption of JAMES ROYCE SPENCER, 3502 W. MEIGHAN BOULEVARD, 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 October 11, 2022.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

October 28, 2022                                  

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LEGAL ZONING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, the 17th of November, at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Ad-justment of the City of Gadsden will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chamber, First Floor, at City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama to give all persons who desire an oppor-tunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the following request:

“A request for special exception to reduce the required off-street parking from 46 spaces to 40 spaces in a B-2, General Business District on the following described property:

Commence from a ½” crimp top pin found at the intersection of the Southern ROW of Rosedale Avenue (60’ ROW) and the Wester ROW of Rainbow Drive (US Hwy 411) (variable ROW) and being the Northeast corner of Block Two of J.V. Liles Addition (PB E, Page 223); thence with said ROW of Rosedale Avenue North 88°02’42” West a distance of 150.17’ to a ½” rebar set, said pin being the True Point of Beginning; thence continuing with said ROW the following calls: North 88°02’42” West a distance of 83.28’ to a ½” rebar set; thence North 71°33’00” West a distance of 212.57’ to a ½” rebar set; thence with a curve turning to the left with an arc length of 34.12’; with a radius of 15.61’; with a chord bearing of South 46°07’50” West with a chord length of 27.72’ to a ½” rebar/cap found along the Eastern ROW of Fourth Street (50’ ROW); thence with said ROW, the following calls: South 16°30’40” East a distance of 98.76’ to a ½” rebar; set; South 31°17’40” East a distance of 227.20’ to a ½” rebar set; thence with a curve turning to the left with an arc length of 36.70’; with a radius of 37.22’; with a chord bear-ing of South 59°32’40” East, with a chord length of 35.24’ to a ½” rebar set along the Northern ROW of Jessica Avenue (60’ ROW); thence with said ROW South 87°47’40” East a distance of 103.94’ to a ½” rebar/cap found; thence leaving said ROW North 01°38’23” East a distance of 159.04’to a ½” rebar found; thence South 88°03’35” East a distance of 22’ to a ½” rebar set; thence North 01°34’19” East a distance of 100.01’ to a ½” rebar set, said pin being The True Point of Beginning.

October 28 and

November 4, 2022      

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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF GADSDEN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FISCAL YEAR 2023

The objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expand-ing economic opportunities; mainly for low-to-moderate income persons.

The City of Gadsden will hold a public hearing at noon on November 2, 2022 in the Council Chambers of Gadsden City Hall to allow citizens an opportunity to provide suggestions on pro-jects for CDBG fiscal year 2023 which begins June 1, 2023.  Fair housing information will be provided.  All persons are encouraged to attend and participate.

All proposals and requests for funding must be submitted to the Community Development De-partment, 90 Broad Street, Room 310, not later than December 16, 2022.  Applications are available from the Community Development Department, Room 310, Gadsden City Hall or online at www.cityofgadsden.com.

Persons needing special accommodations to participate in the hearing are requested to call 256-549-4532 no later than October 26, 2022.

October 28, 2022                       

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. STPAA-2822(251) ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Transportation at the office of the Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, Alabama until 10:00 AM on November 04, 2022 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Resurfacing, Guardrail Installation, and Traffic Stripe on CR-375 (Appalachian Highway) from the junction of SR-74 (US-

278) in Hokes Bluff to the junction of SR-25 (US-411). Length 8.007 mi.

The total amount of uncompleted work under contract to a contractor must not exceed the amount of his or her qualification certificate.

The Entire Project Shall Be Completed In Sixty (60) Working Days. A 2.00% DBE Contract Obligation Is Required.

A Bidding Proposal may be purchased for $5.00. Plans may be purchased for $4.00 per set. Plans and Proposals are available at the Alabama Department of Transportation, 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Room E-108, Montgomery, AL 36110. Checks should be made payable to the Alabama Department of Transportation. Plans and Proposals will be mailed only upon receipt of remittance. No refunds will be made.

Minimum wage rates for this project have been pre-determined by the Secretary of Labor and are set forth in the advertised specifications. This project is subject to the

contract work hours and Safety Standards Act and its implementing regulations.

Cashier’s check or bid bond for 5% of bid (maximum – $50,000.00) made payable to the Alabama Department of Transportation must accompany each bid as evidence of good faith.

The bracket range is shown only to provide general financial information to contractors and bonding companies concerning the project’s complexity and size. This Bracket should not be used in preparing a bid, nor will this bracket have any bearing on the decision to award this contract.

The Bracket Estimate On This Project Is From $3,441,744 To $4,206,576 .

The proposed work shall be performed in conformity with the rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act.

Plans and Specifications are on file in Room E-108 of the Alabama Department of Transportation at Montgomery, Alabama 36110.

In accordance with the rules and regulations of The Alabama Department of Transportation, proposals will be issued only to prequalified contractors or their authorized representatives, upon requests that are received before 10 AM., on the day previous to the day of opening of bids.

The bidder’s proposal must be submitted on the complete original proposal furnished him or her by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The Alabama Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42

U.S.C. 2000D TO 2000D-4 and Title 49 code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of The Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.

JOHN R. COOPER

Transportation Director

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR

PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDERS AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO RECEIVE BIDS FROM

PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDERS

Sealed bids from bidders who have been pre-qualified and who have attended the mandatory pre-bid conference will be received by the ETOWAH COUNTY COMMISSION located at 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 until 2:00 PM CT on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022 for:

BUILDING ENVELOPE REPAIRS AT THE ETOWAH COUNTY COURTHOUSE,

JUDICIAL CENTER & DETENTION CENTER

BID NUMBER FY 2023-04

at such time and place, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. No bids will be accepted after the time stated for receipt of bids. This requirement will not be waived. No Bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of Bids for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days.

Requirements for Pre-Qualification: The Owner shall pre-qualify Contractors who have successfully completed similar projects on time for satisfied Owners. General Contractors intending to bid must attend the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and be Pre-Qualified through the Pre-Qualification process established for this project. The Pre-Qualification proposal shall consist of AIA Document 305, Workers’ Compensation Experience Modification Rate, a list of successful projects, construction costs, clients’ name, address, and telephone number

The Owner reserves the right to modify or abandon this pre-qualification process at any time prior to its completion should the interests of the Owner appear to be promoted thereby.

Pre-Qualification Application Requirements shall be obtained from the Architect by emailing jalverson@swa-consultants.com. The Pre-Qualification proposal shall consist of AIA Document 305, Workers’ Compensation Experience Modification Rate, a list of successful projects, construction costs, clients’ name, address, and telephone number

Pre-Qualification Applications must be submitted to the Architect by email to jalverson@swa-consultants.com no later than 5:00 PM CT, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 after which time no further applications will be considered. General Contractors will be notified by 5:00 PM CT on Thursday, November 10, 2022 as to the status of their pre-qualification.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the project site for all pre-qualified General Contractors; date and time to be announced to the pre-qualified General Contractors at time of bid document distribution. Drawings and specifications will be available to be viewed online, at the office of the Architect, and ConstructConnect Plan Room.

Bids must be submitted on Proposal Forms included in this project manual or copies thereof. Submit two (2) copies of the Bid on the Proposal Form provided, without changes, in a sealed envelope bearing the contractor’s name, license number, and bid bond. A bid bond or cashier’s check in the amount of 5% of bid must accompany any bid $25,000 or more. Bids submitted without the bid bond will not be considered.

Bidders must be licensed in accordance with the Laws and Regulations of the State of Alabama and Etowah County. All times indicated are local times. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgment, the best interest of the Owner will thereby be promoted. The successful qualified bidder will provide a Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and a Labor and Material Payment Bond of no less than 50% of the Contract Price, a Certificate of Insurance and proof of enrollment in the Federal E-Verify Program.

Owner: Etowah County Commission

800 Forrest Avenue

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

T: 256-549-5300

Architect: Stephen Ward & Associates, Inc.

140 Oxmoor Boulevard, Suite 160

Birmingham, Alabama 35209

T: 205-802-6084

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BIG WILLS WATER AUTHORITY

ATTALLA, AL 35954

General Notice

Big Wills Water Authority, Owner is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Projects:

Contract No. 1 – Water Supply Wells, Contract No. 2 – Water Main Extensions Replacement, and Contract No. 3 – Water Meter Replacement

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Big Wills Water Authority locat-ed at 7191 Duck Springs Road, Attalla, AL 35954, until Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 2:00 PM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work:

Contract No. 1 – 2 Water Supply Wells, Pump, Electrical, Well Building and Sitework.

Contract No. 2 – Installation of approximately 41,700 LF of 12”, 10” and 8” PVC Piping and Re-lated Appurtenances, 450 LF of Bore and Case with Steel Casing, and 420 LF of Directional Bore with HDPE Piping.

Contract No. 3 – Replacing approximately 532 – 5/8” x ¾” Meters, 11 – 1” Meters, and 11 – 2” Meters with AMI System. Retrofitting Encoders on approximately 200 Meters.

Bids are requested for the following Contracts: Contract No. 1 – Water Supply Wells, Contract No. 2 – Water Main Extensions Replacement, and Contract No. 3 – Water Meter Replacement

Owner anticipates that the Project’s total bid price will be approximately $ 3,075,250.00. The Project has an expected duration of 360 days for Bid Schedule “A” Contract 1, 180 days for Bid Schedule “B” Contract 1, 150 days for Bid Schedule “A” Contract 2, 180 days for Bid Schedule “B” Contract 2, and 75 days for Contract 3.

Obtaining the Bidding Documents

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is:

Ladd Environmental Consultants, Inc.

1207 Chitwood Avenue, SE (P. O. Box 680869, Zip: 35968-1609)

Fort Payne, AL 35967-4822

Telephone No. (256) 845-5315 / E-Mail: ladd@laddenv.com

Prospective Bidders may obtain or examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00 and Fridays 8:00 – 12:00, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office by paying a deposit of $200.00 for each set – Contract No. 1, $200.00 for each set – Contract No. 2, and $90.00 each set for Contract No. 3. Bidders who return full sets of the Bidding Documents in good condition within 10 days after receipt of Bids will receive a full (100%) refund. Non-Bidders, and Bidders who obtain more than one set of the Bidding Documents, will receive a 50% refund for documents returned in good condition within the time limit indicated above. Make deposit checks for Bidding Documents payable to Ladd Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Bidding Documents may be purchased from the Issuing Office during the hours indicated above.

Cost does include shipping charges. Upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment, printed Bidding Documents will be sent via standard delivery service.

Bidding Documents also may be examined at Construct Connect Plan Room, 800-364-2059, Dodge Data & Analytics Plan Room, The Blue Book Plan Room and the office of the Big Wills Water Authority on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 – 3:00.

Pre-bid Conference

A pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required.

Instructions to Bidders.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

American Iron and Steel

Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations ACT of 2017 (Division A – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statues mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following prod-ucts made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restrains, valves, struc-tural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and Construction Materials.

The following wavers apply to this Contract:

De Minimis.

Pig iron and direct reduced iron, and

This Advertisement is issued by:

Owner: BIG WILLS WATER AUTHORITY

By: Jahn Coppey

Title: Chairman

Date: October 21, 2022

October 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PROJECT:

DEMOLITION OF ABATED PROPERTIES OWNER: The City of Attalla, Alabama

Separate sealed bids for the demolition of various abated properties located throughout the City of Attalla will be received by The City of Attalla at the City Hall of Attalla at 612 4th Street NW, Attalla, AL, 35954 until 10:30 A.M. CDST on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in the Council Chambers and then at said place publicly opened and read aloud. The project will consist tear-ing down several residential houses.

The Contract Documents may be examined at the Attalla City Hall or copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from The City of Attalla Building Department (256) 485-3276.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids, and to award the contract to the lowest and responsible bidder.  All bidders must comply with re-quirements of the Contractor’s Licensing Law of the State of Alabama and be certified for the type of work on which the proposal is submitted.  Each bidder must deposit with his bid, securi-ty in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Instruction to Bidders.

All Bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Ala-bama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Engineer; the Bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying the li-cense number on the outside of the envelope in which the Proposal is delivered.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

THE CITY OF

ATTALLA

BY Larry Means,

Mayor

October 21 and 28, 2022

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BID REQUEST

Proposals being accepted by Gadsden/Etowah County EMA for the potential purchase of “WR-120 Public Alert-Certified NOAA Weather Radio or equivalent” To request a proposal package email dgaither@cityofgadsden.com by October 31, 2022, close of business.

October 21 and 28, 2022

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Legal Notice

Bedwell & Whorton Excavating, LLC hereby gives notice of completion of Bid Request No. 3474 Oscar Adams Elementary Access Roadway for the City of Gadsden, Alabama.  This notice will appear for four (4) weeks, once weekly beginning on October 28, 2022 and ending on   Novem-ber 18,2022.  All claims should be filed with The City of Gadsden 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 or call 256-549-4520.

Jeff Bedwell, Owner

October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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PUBLIC NOTICE

This is to inform that the Public Testing of the voting machines

to be used in the General Election on November 8, 2022,

in Etowah County, AL, will be held on

October 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

The location is the

Etowah County Courthouse

4th Floor Lobby

800 Forrest Avenue,

Gadsden, AL  35901

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

October 28, 20222

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LEGAL NOTICE

Stuff-It Mini Storage, 3605 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, 35904. The following storage unit(s) will be sold at auction on November 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. for non-payment: 

James Maxwell

Unit 13

Stuff-It Mini Storage,

3605 Forrest Avenue,

Gadsden, AL. 35904.

October 21 and 28, 2022   

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LEGAL NOTICE

Stuff-It Mini Storage, 3605 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, 35904. The following storage unit(s) will be sold at auction on November 11, 2022 at 9 a.m. for non-payment:

Stephen Macmillan

Unit 16.

Stuff-It Mini Storage

3605 Forrest Avenue

Gadsden, AL. 35904

October 28 and November 4, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

The following storage unit will be auctioned on November 13, 2022 beginning at 9:00 am on the business premises of Regional Warehousing & Mini Storage.

Phil Christopher – Unit D97

Regional Warehousing & Mini

Storage

3525 Mountain View Drive

Southside, AL. 35907

256-442-2882

October 28, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

The following units will be auctioned or otherwise disposed of on November 10, 2022 be-ginning at 9:00 am on the premises of STOCK IT & LOCK IT mini storage located at 3403 Rainbow Parkway, Rainbow City, 35906.

Evelyn Mosley

Unit 90-C

Jennifer Cain

Unit 342-L

Samantha Castleberry

Unit 211-H

Teko Houndjadan

Unit 410

Valerie Jordan

Unit 185-G

Kristy Rhoades

Unit 462-N

Stock it & Lock it

3403 Rainbow Parkway

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

October 28 and November 4, 2022

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NOTICE OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 12/16/2022.

1999 Mitsubishi Montero 

VIN: JA4LS31 H6XP003624

2002 Buick Century 

VIN: 2G4WS5 2J021170398

2005 Nissan Altima 

VIN: 1N4B L11D35N472586

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 564-9994

October 21 and 28, 2022

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NOTICE OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 12/02/2022.

2014 Kia Soul.

VIN: KNDJN2A20E7719796

Tommy Tow’s

1912 3rd St SW

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 490-3715

October 28 and

November 4, 2022

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NOTICE OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 12/02/2022.

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis.

VIN: 2MEFM75W95X647590

Matt’s Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 485-8755

October 28 and

November 4, 2022

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NOTICE OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the follow-ing described abandoned vehicle(s) on 12/04/2022.

1998 Nissan Maximum

VIN:  JN1CA21D7WM931719

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer

VIN:  1GNDS13 S672227780

1994 Honda Civic

VIN:  JHMEG8652RS012170

2015 Kia Forte

VIN:  KNAFX4A62F5427608

2007 Harley Davidson FLSTF

VIN:  1HD1BXF1X74067966

2008 Ford Explore

VIN:  1FMEU 31E28UB34742

2013 Nissan Sentra

VIN:  3N1AC 7AP2DL621450

2004 HONDA ACCORD

VIN:  1HGCM56824A099692

A&J Towing LLC

4975 Hopper Road

Altoona, AL. 35952

October 28 and

November 4, 2022

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