Legals for 3/08/2024 – 3/14/2024

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Brad Scott Wilson and wife, Sylenia Belle Wilson, to River Bank & Trust on the 12th day of July, 2016, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #:  3436841,  in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, and the undersigned, by reason of such default, having declared the entire remaining indebtedness secured by said mortgage to be immediately due and payable, and said mortgage subject to foreclosure, and such default continuing, notice is hereby given, that acting under the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned, Dana L. Rice, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash in front of the Courthouse door in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on the 25th day of March, 2024, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

PARCEL 1:  Lots 50 & 51 in Indian Hills Estates, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “I”, Page 134, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

PARCEL 2:  Lot 19, River Hills Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book “J”, Page 65, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, lying and being in Southside, Etowah County, Alabama.  ALSO for a point of beginning: Commence at the NW corner of Lot 19, River Hills Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “J”, Page 65, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama; thence run South along the West boundary line a distance of 140.00’ to the point of beginning; thence continue South along the West boundary line a distance of 34.12’ to an iron pin set and an existing wood fence; thence run Southeasterly in a direct line and along wood fence a distance of 218.25’ to the SE corner of Lot 20; thence run in a Northeasterly direction and along radius line a distance of 40.00’ to the NE corner of Lot 20; thence run in a Southwesterly direction along the South line of Lot 19 a distance of 214.85’ to the point of beginning.  Said tract embracing a portion of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 in Section 32, Township 13 South, Range 6 East of the Huntsville Meridian, Etowah County, Alabama.  Containing 0.21 acres more or less.

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

RIVER BANK & TRUST

BY:__/s/Dana L. Rice

Dana L. Rice, Its Attorney

Turnbach, Warren, Rice, Frederick & Smith, PC

P. O. Box 129

Gadsden, AL  35902

March 1, 8 and 15, 2024

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Linda Howard, A Married Woman and Husband Tommy Howard, originally in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Finance America, LLC, on July 26, 2005, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Document Number M-2005-3124; the undersigned U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Home Equity Asset Trust 2006-5 Home Equity Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-5, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, on April 25, 2024, during the legal hours of sale, all of its rights, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit: Lot Number Twenty-Three (23) in Block Number 1-A, in Shoreland Estates, Inc.’s First Addition to Broadway, according to the Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 383, Probate Office, Etowah County, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.. Property street address for informational purposes: 404 Herzberg Circle , Gadsden, AL 35903. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certified funds made payable to Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase price plus any deed recording costs and transfer taxes must be paid in certified funds by noon the next business day at the Law Office of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. at the address indicated below. Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Home Equity Asset Trust 2006-5 Home Equity Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-5, (“Transferee”) Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., 2501 20th Place South, Suite 300, Homewood, AL 35223 www.tblaw.com TB File Number: 24-01856-PH-AL

March 8, 15, and 22, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Tony Wood was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 07/11/2023 to the Estate of Rebecca S. Wood, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Phillip Alan Farley was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/12/2024 over the Estate of Marion Eugene Farley, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Raheem Gibbs was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/18/2024 over the Estate of Raquel Nicole Gibbs, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Tina Louise Gamble was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/19/2024 over the Estate of Sebastian Jacob Balcazar, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Raven Pruitt was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/25/2024 over the Estate of Jonathan Michael Stevens, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Gina Marie Hollingsworth was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/25/2024 to the Estate of Jerry Dee Herring, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Lynn Bramblett was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/25/2024 over the Estate of Gerald Gray Jones, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Rhea Villaflor McDill was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/29/2024 to the Estate of Erdelinda Villanueva Villaflor, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Danielle Myricks Turner was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/29/2024 to the Estate of Cynthia A. Sanchez, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Preston Scott Higgins was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/30/2024 to the Estate of Paula Ford Stimpson, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Lalessia Arlene Fricks was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/31/2024 to the Estate of William Warren Fricks, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Vicki Jean Fus was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/12/2024 to the Estate of Thomas John Fus, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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FILE CLAIMS

Melissa McKee was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/13/2024 to the Estate of Eddie M. Stewart, 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

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF ESTATE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

TRINA MARIE SWEET, DECEASED

CASE NO: 2024-00107

A Petition for Summary Distribution of the Estate of TRINA MARIE SWEET, Deceased, having been submitted to the Honorable Scott W. Hassell, Judge of Probate, by Petitioner, Kimberly Lynn Boyd, on the 12th day of February, 2024; Notice is hereby given that all persons contesting said Petition shall file a response thereto with the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, within 30 days of the date of this publication.

Done this the 5th day of March 2024.

Scott W. Hassell

JUDGE OF PROBATE

March 8, 2024

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NOTICE OF ESTATE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRED M. WARD, JR., DECEASED

CASE NO: 2024-00108

A Petition for Summary Distribution of the Estate of FRED M. WARD, JR., Deceased, having been submitted to the Honorable Scott W. Hassell, Judge of Probate, by Petitioner, Kimberly Lynn Boyd, on the 12th day of February, 2024; Notice is hereby given that all persons contesting said Petition shall file a response thereto with the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, within 30 days of the date of this publication.

Done this the 5th day of March 2024

Scott W. Hassell

JUDGE OF PROBATE

March 8, 2024

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NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF:

KAREN FAYE

WILLIAMS TUCKER, INCAPACITATED,

Case #: I-282

TO: Any interested party

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY belonging to the above referenced incapacitated individual was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 1st day of APRIL 2024 at 1:30 p.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 15TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024

Scott Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

February 23, March 1 and 8, 2024

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

Notice to: Any unknown family members, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of Curtis T. Williams and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of Curtis T. Williams was filed by Riverview Regional Medical Center on the 26 day of FEBRUARY 2024.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 3rd day of APRIL 2024, at 1:30 o’clock .m., in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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

Notice to: Any unknown family members, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of Don M.

Jackson and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of Don M. Jackson was filed by Gadsden Regional Medical Center on the 28 day of FEBRUARY 2024.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 8 day of APRIL 2024, at 2:00 o’clock pm., in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

GREGG OLIVER, ET ALS.,PLAINTIFFS,

CASE NO.: CV-2024-900023

VS.

DON F. BRADFORD AND PHYLISS M. BRADFORD, DEFENDANTS,

Don F. Bradford, and Phyliss M. Bradford, who may claim an interest in the property located at 1507 Bellevue Drive, Gadsden, AL. 35901, must file an Answer with the Clerk of Court within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice of thereafter a judgement by Default may be rendered against you. 

Cassandra Johnson

Circuit Court Clerk

David C. Livingston

Attorney for Plaintiff

P.O. Box 1621

Gadsden, AL. 35902

(256) 546-9300

February 23, March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF DIVORCE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

ERMELINDA PASCUAL MATIAS,

VS.

Plaintiff,

JORGE JUAN FELIX,

Defendant.

CIVIL ACTION NO. DR-2023-900342

Jorge Juan Felix, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer Plaintiff’s Complaint for Divorce within 30 days from the date of the last publication or thereafter a judgment by default may be rendered against him in Case No. 31-DR-2023-900342, Circuit Court of Etowah County.

Done this the 22nd day of February 2024.

Cassandra Johnson

Clerk of the Circuit Clerk of Etowah County, Alabama

A. Davis Bailey, Esq.

The Malone Law Firm

924 Third Avenue

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

(256) 547.9992

March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2024

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: THE ADOPTION PETITION OF DONNA ROBINSON

CASE NO: 2023-00567

To: UNKNOWN FATHER

WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

You are hereby notified that a Petition for Adoption of a minor child born to JAMIE STATON BLEVINS on JUNE 17, 2014, was filed on NOVEMBER 08, 2023. 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 the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama P.O. Box 187, Gadsden, AL 35902.

Done this the 21st day of February 2024

Attorney for Petitioner(s):

Jason Knowles, Esq.

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, AL 35901

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

February 23, March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:B.R.D.

Case No.:  JU-2021-386.02

NOTICE TO: DARLA DANE and ALAN MICHAEL DANE, SR.

You are hereby given notice that a Petition has been filed by the Etowah County Department of Human Resources seeking to terminate your parental rights to minor child B.R.D., born to Darla Dane on August 4, 2010.  You must file an Answer to the Petition with the Clerk of the Etowah County Juvenile Court within fourteen (14) days from the date of last publication of this notice.  If you fail to file an Answer within the allowed time, a judgment by default may be entered against you.  You are further notified that you have the right to have an attorney represent you in this matter, and if you cannot afford to hire an attorney, one can be appointed by the Court to represent you.  A hearing will be set at a later date.

Dated this 23rd day of February, 2024.

Cassandra Johnson

DISTRICT / JUVENILE COURT CLERK

Laura T. Lloyd

Attorney for Etowah County DHR

P.O. Box 81

819 West Main St., Suite C

Centre, AL  35960

(256) 266-1416

March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2024

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PUBLICATION NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY STATE OF ALABAMA

WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, 

FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT

INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR 

PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff,

Civil No. 31-CV-2023-900387.00 vs.

JOHN LEONARD BROOKS,REGINA BROOKS,

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF MARYLAND CRAIG,

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CARRIE HUNTER, 

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF RICHARD HUNTER, JR.,

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ERMA HUNTER THOMAS,

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ROBERT LEWIS HUNTER,

and ANY AND ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN WHO CLAIM OR MAY CLAIM

ADVERSELY TO 2804 TRUMAN STREET, 

GADSDEN, ALABAMA 36904, Defendants.

To: Unknown Heirs of Carrie Hunter, Unknown Heirs of Richard Hunter, Jr., Unknown Heirs of Erma Hunter Thomas, Unknown Heirs of Robert Lewis Hunter, and Any and All Other Persons Unknown Who Claim or May Claim adversely to 2804 Truman Street Gadsden, Alabama 35904

Last Known Address:

Unknown

Regina Brooks

Last Known Address:

615A Lamar Street

Gadsden, AL 35901

You are hereby notified that Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, D/B/A Christiana Trust, Not Individually But As Trustee For Pretium Mortgage Acquisition Trust has filed a Complaint to Quiet Title  (“Complaint”) on September 19, 2023 in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Ala-bama against the Unknown Heirs of Carrie Hunter, Unknown Heirs of Richard Hunter, Jr., Unknown Heirs of Erma Hunter Thomas, Unknown Heirs of Robert Lewis Hunter, and Any and All Other Persons Unknown Who Claim or May Claim adversely to 2804 Truman Street Gadsden, Alabama 35904 and Regina Brooks (“Defendants’).   Numerous attempts to locate the Defendants have been unsuccessful.

This notice is to run for four consecutive weeks, on March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2024. You are hereby notified that you must answer the Complaint for the 28th day of April, 2024, which is 30 days from the last date of publication or default judgment may be entered against you for not answering.

DONE this 27th day of February, 2024.

CASSANDRA

JOHNSON

Clerk of the Etowah County Circuit Court

FIDELITY NATIONAL LAW GROUP

Elizabeth B. Padgett (PAD015)

4170 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 475

Atlanta, Georgia  30319

Direct: (770) 325-4815

Email:  elizabeth.padgett@fnf.com

March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2024

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PUBLIC HEARING

The Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Attalla City Hall located at 612 4th Street NW, Attalla, AL 35954.  The following items will be considered:

Variance requested and filed by Gregory Lee to allow a mobile home at 130 Mulberry Lane, Attalla , AL 35954

March 8, 2024

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PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF ATTALLA

The City of Attalla will hold public hearings to discuss remedies for nuisance/abatement cases that Will come before the Attalla City Council on March 18th, 2024 at City Hall, at 5:00pm, located at 612 4th Street NW, Attalla, Alabama. The following addresses will be discussed.

415 Shorter Ave.

515 Hammond Ave.

613 5th Ave. N.W.

March 8 and 15, 2024

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BID NOTICE

West Etowah Water Authority will be taking sealed bids on a 555 Ford Backhoe

and a 1991 Econoline backhoe trailer. The bids can be turned in to West Etowah County water office at 596 Gallant Road Attalla, Al. 35954. All bids will be opened on March 12, 2024 at the board meeting. There is a reserve bid of $5,000 on the backhoe and a reserve bid of $2,500 of no bid is higher, then West Etowah Water will keep them.

February 16, 23, March 1 and 8, 2024

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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

STATE OF ALABAMA, COUNTY OF ETOWAH

NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the 2024 Regular Session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made:

Relating to Etowah County; to further provide for service of process; and to provide for the collection and dispensation of fees associated with service of process.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1.

(a) The Sheriff of Etowah County may contract with a private, public, or governmental entity for the purpose of service of process for any document other than a warrant for arrest.

(b) In addition to all existing charges, fees, judgments, and costs of court, the clerk, sheriff, or other appropriate court official in district and circuit courts of Etowah County shall collect a service of process fee of thirty-five dollars ($35) per document which shall be paid into the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Fund.

(c) The Sheriff of Etowah County may use the monies generated by this section at his or her discretion for any lawful purpose.

(d) The monies generated by this section shall not diminish or take the place of any other source of income for the sheriff.

Section 2.

This act shall become effective December 1, 2024, contingent upon the ratification of the amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, authorizing the Legislature to fix and regulate court costs in Etowah County by general or local law, and ratifying all previously collected court costs in Etowah County, as proposed in SB____ of the 2024 Regular Session.

February 16, 23, March 1 and 8, 2024

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

Be it known that Charles Craft, Jr. and wife Martha Craft, being the owners of property abutting a Carol Lane lying in the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4, Section 12, T-10-S, R-6-E and having prescriptive right-of-way, hereby request the Etowah County Commission to vacate said Carol Lane being further described as follows: 

Commence at the northwest corner of Parcel 13-03-01-12-0-000-014.002 as described in document D-2011-3354150, said point being the point of intersection with the southeast right-of-way of Interstate 59 and the northeast right of way of Campbell Gap Road  (110’right-of-way, 55’ left and right of centerline). From said Point of Commencement, run southeasterly along the northeast right-of-way line of Campbell Gap Road, a distance of 400’ to the centerline of a dirt road known as Carol Lane, having prescriptive right-of way, and the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning, run northeasterly along said centerline a distance of 600’ to the end of said prescriptive right-of-way. 

This matter will be considered at the 3-19-2024 Etowah County Commission meeting at 9:00 am at the Etowah County Commission Office, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

February 23, March 1, 8, and 15, 2024

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ORDINANCE NO. O-14-24

Authorizing Lease-Sale of Certain Property

Whereas, the City of Gadsden owns property located at 821 East Broad Street; and

Whereas, The Family Success Center desires to enter into a Lease-Sale Agreement in the amount of $100,000.00, payable in 200 equal installments of $500.00; and

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

This real property is not needed for any municipal or public purpose.

The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute a lease-sale contract and deed to and in favor of the Family Success Center for the sum of One Hundred Thousand and 00/100 ($100,000.00), payable in 200 equal installments of Five Hundred and 00/100 ($500.00).

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden on February 27, 2024.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 8, 2024

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LEGAL ZONING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, 28 of March ,2024 at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Adjustment 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 opportunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the following request:

A request for a Variance to reduce a side setback requirement from the property line on the property described below.

The East 20.00 feet of lots 9 and 10, the west 40 feet of lot 12 and all of lots 11 and 13 in block 4 of College Heights 2nd addition, as recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 73, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama. (property address being 1411 Goss Avenue).

March 8 and 15, 2024

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LEGAL ZONING NOTICE

At a regular meeting of the City Council of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall, First Floor, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, commencing at 11:00 a.m., a public hearing will be held to consider the adoption of an ordinance substantially as follows:

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, that the Official Zoning Map of the City of Gadsden adopted by Ordinance No. O-02-82, as amended, is hereby further amended by changing the zoning classification district for the following described property :

“A request to Rezone property from R-1, One Family Residence to B-2, General Business District, on the following described property:

Lots One (1) and Two (2), Block “A” of Bonnie Nowlin Subdivision, Gadsden, Alabama, as shown by map or plat of record in the Office of the Probate Judge of Etowah, County, Alabama, on Page 41 of Plat Book “D”, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County Alabama. (property address being 800 Lay Street).

Iva Nelson

City Clerk

March 8, and 15, 2024

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PUBLIC RELEASE

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Public News Release for Non-Pricing Programs

The Lad-N-Lassie Child Development and Learning Center in Hokes Bluff, Alabama announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program Information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (Voice) and TTY) or contact USFA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339

1. Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue

SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410: or

2. Fax:  (202)690-7442; or

3. Email:  program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The enclosed *non discrimination* language herein was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum.  However, although included as currently required for audit compliance by the USDA, the State of Alabama objects to its inclusion, applicability, and the application of this language due to currently pending legal challenges in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al. v. USDA, Case No. 3-22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change or removal.

Name of Center(s) or Facility

The Lad-N-Lassie Child Development and Learning Center

6303 Carnes Street

Hokes Bluff, AL. 35903

256-492-8438

March 8 and 15, 2024

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GADSDEN-ETOWAH METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Gadsden-Etowah Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Transportation Department of the City of Gadsden announce a Public Meeting for public review of one planning document and one public information document for the GEMPO area:  1) The FY2024 Public Participation Plan 2) Transit Service and Fare Change Retrospective 2019-2024.

The public meeting is come and go and will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 9:00am until 12:00pm in the Lena Martin Room at the Gadsden Public Library, 254 South College Street, Gadsden, AL 35901.  Members of the GEMPO Staff will be available for questions and comments from the public regarding both documents.  These documents will also be available for review at Gadsden Transportation Services, 2000A W. Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, AL 35904.    

March 8, 2024

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk, City of Gadsden, Alabama, at the City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Room 411, Gadsden, Alabama until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 2, 2024, for the LANDFILL COVER DIRT PROJECT, Bid Request No. 3552, located in the City of Gadsden, Alabama.

Bids submitted prior to the bid opening by mail shall be directed to “City Clerk, P.O. Box 267, Gadsden, Alabama 35902-0267” or in person delivered to the office of the City Clerk, Room 401, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above time and place. Specifications and contract documents are open to the public for inspection at the City Hall. Electronic (pdf) specifications and contract documents can be distributed at no cost. All bidders must be registered with the City of Gadsden Engineering Department in order to submit a bid. Bids received from unregistered bidders will be rejected.

The bidder shall file with his bid either a cashier’s check drawn on an Alabama bank, payable to the City of Gadsden, Alabama, or a bid bond executed by a surety company duly authorized and qualified to make such bonds in Alabama, in an amount equal to the lesser of five percent (5%) of the bid or ten thousand ($10,000).

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any and all bids.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for the satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond or Bond in the amount required by Section 39-1-1(a), Code of Alabama 1975, and evidence of insurance as required by the bid documents within ten (10) days after being notified that he has been awarded the contract.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.  The bidder must comply with all requirements of the public works bid law Section 39-2-1 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975.

Any bidder, whether a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama, must comply with all applicable provisions of Section 34-8-1, et. seq., Code of Alabama, 1975, including requirements for licensing as a general contractor and the necessity to show evidence of license before the bid will be considered by the awarding authority.  A current license number must be included on the bid.

Bidders must comply with the President’s Nos. 11246 and 11375 which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must also comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of1968, and Section III of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 170lu.

By signing this contract, the contracting parties affirm, for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the state of Alabama. Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.

Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on a basis of race creed, color, sex, or national origin.  Bidders must also certify they will make facilities handicap accessible to the extent required by law.

THE CITY GADSDEN, ALABAMA

Craig Ford, Mayor

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 8, 2024

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed construction proposals will be received by the City Clerk, City of Gadsden, Alabama, at the City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Room 411, Gadsden, Alabama until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, APRIL 2, 2024, for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and service required to complete CARVER GYM ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT, Bid Request No. 3497, located in the City of Gadsden, Al-abama. 

Bids submitted prior to the bid opening by mail shall be directed to “City Clerk, P.O. Box 267, Gadsden, Alabama 35902-0267” or in person delivered to the office of the City Clerk, Room 401, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above time and place. Specifications, and Contract Documents are open to the public for inspection at the City Hall. Electronic (pdf) Specifications, and Contract Documents may be obtained from the City of Gadsden Engineering Department, Room 301, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama (phone: (256)-549-4520), immediate-ly for free. All bidders must be registered with the City of Gadsden Engineering Department in order to submit a bid. Bids received from unregistered bidders will be rejected.

A Cashier’s Check (drawn on an Alabama bank) or Bid Bond for 5% of the amount bid (maximum of $10,000) and made payable to the City of Gadsden, Alabama must accompany each bid as evidence of good faith. It is not required that a contractor be licensed in order to submit a bid; however, prior to award of a contract, proper proof of all applicable licensures must be provided by the contractor, proof of insurance coverages of the types and amounts as set forth in the project specifications will be required of the contractor, and any and all subcontractors, prior to beginning work. The contractor will be required to perform work amounting to at least 30% of the total contract cost with its own organization.

This is a Federally Funded Project. The proposed work shall be performed in conformity with the rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act and other acts amendatory, supplementary, or relative thereto. The project is subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and its implementing regulations. MBE/DBE participation is encouraged; however, no specific MBE/DBE goals have been established for this project.

Minimum wage rates (Davis Bacon Act) for this project have been pre-determined by the Secretary of Labor and are set forth in the advertised specifications.

In accordance with TITLE 49, Code of Federal Regulations, all bidders are hereby notified that it will be affirmatively ensured that in the 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 successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for the satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond or Bonds in the amount required by Section 39-1-1(a), Code of Alabama 1975, and evidence of insurance as required by the bid documents within ten (10) days after being notified that he has been awarded the contract.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within six (60) days after the actual date of the opening there-of.  The bidder must comply with all requirements of the public works bid law Section 39-2-1 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975.

The right to reject any or all bids and to disregard any minor irregularities is reserved by the owner.

Any bidder, whether a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama, must comply with all applicable provisions of Section 34-8-1, et. seq., Code of Alabama, 1975, including requirments for licensing as a general contractor and the necessity to show evidence of license, before the bid will be considered by the awarding authority.  A current license number must be included on the bid or a statement that is has been applied for.

Bidders must comply with the President’s Nos. 11246 and 11375 which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must also comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of1968, and Section III of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 170lu.

By signing this contract, the contracting parties affirm, for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the state of Alabama. Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.

Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on a basis of race creed, color, sex, or national origin.  Bidders must also certify they will make facilities handicap accessible to the extent required by law.

THE CITY GADSDEN, ALABAMA CRAIG FORD, Mayor

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 8, 2024

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk, City of Gadsden, Alabama, at the City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Room 411, Gadsden, Alabama until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 2, 2024, for the 2024 City of Gadsden Cemetery Lawn Maintenance Rebid, Bid Request No. 3553, located in the City of Gadsden, Alabama.

Bids submitted prior to the bid opening by mail shall be directed to “City Clerk, P.O. Box 267, Gadsden, Alabama 35902-0267” or in person delivered to the office of the City Clerk, Room 401, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above time and place. Specifications and contract documents are open to the public for inspection at the City Hall. Electronic (pdf) specifications and contract documents can be distributed at no cost. All bidders must be registered with the City of Gadsden Engineering Department in order to submit a bid. Bids received from unregistered bidders will be rejected.

The bidder shall file with his bid either a cashier’s check drawn on an Alabama bank, payable to the City of Gadsden, Alabama, or a bid bond executed by a surety company duly authorized and qualified to make such bonds in Alabama, in an amount equal to the lesser of five percent (5%) of the bid or ten thousand ($10,000).

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any and all bids.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for the satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond or Bond in the amount required by Section 39-1-1(a), Code of Alabama 1975, and evidence of insurance as required by the bid documents within ten (10) days after being notified that he has been awarded the contract.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.  The bidder must comply with all requirements of the public works bid law Section 39-2-1 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975.

Any bidder, whether a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama, must comply with all applicable provisions of Section 34-8-1, et. seq., Code of Alabama, 1975, including requirements for licensing as a general contractor and the necessity to show evidence of license, with a specialty in landscaping or grass cutting, before the bid will be considered by the awarding authority.  A current license number must be included on the bid.

Bidders must comply with the President’s Nos. 11246 and 11375 which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must also comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of1968, and Section III of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 170lu.

By signing this contract, the contracting parties affirm, for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the state of Alabama. Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.

Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on a basis of race creed, color, sex, or national origin.  Bidders must also certify they will make facilities handicap accessible to the extent required by law.

THE CITY GADSDEN, ALABAMA

Craig Ford, Mayor

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 8, 2024

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NOTICE OF SALE

The following storage units will be auctioned on March 13, 2024 beginning at 10:00 AM on the business premises of Southtowne Mini Warehouses.  Southtowne is located at 199 Woodland Drive, off of Steele Station Road in Rainbow City, Alabama.

Ja Rod Brock #153

Krista Collett #443

Fatima Bibb #512

Rhonda Usry #544

Adam Stinson #548

Pinky Prewitt #569 and 618

Lawanda Hester #592, 37-21

Lauri Price #28-1B

Holly Troup #38-11

Stephanie Chapman # 705, 775

Jeffery Beck #796

Jason Wood RV15

Southtowne Mini Warehouses

199 Woodland Drive

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

March 1 and 8, 2024

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LEGAL NOTICE

The contents of unit #216 will be disposed of on March 8, 2024 for charges past due for Tracy Gray #216. Briarmeade Village Mini-Warehouses 409 W. Main Street, Glencoe, AL. 35905.

Briarmeade Village Mini-Warehouses

409 W. Main Street

Glencoe, AL. 35905

March 1 and 8, 2024

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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 4/26/2024.

2002 Mazda Protege5 VIN: JM1BJ245X21608385

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 504-1605

March 1 and 8, 2024

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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 4/12/202 at 8am. 

2010 BUICK ENCLAVE VIN# 5GALRBED4AJ106295

Tommy Tows

3403 Forrest Ave

Gadsden, AL 35904

(256) 490-3715

March 1 and 8, 2024

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NOTICE OF VEHICLEPOSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the fol-lowing described abandoned vehicle(s) on 4/19/2024

2011 Nissan Juke VIN:  JN8AF5MR7BT017005

UNI AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2075 HWY 77 ATTALLA AL 35954

256-538-6600

March 8 and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the fol-lowing described abandoned vehicle(s) on 4/26/2024

1988 Chev C10 BlazerVIN:  1GNCT18R1J8134409 

UNI AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2075 HWY 77 ATTALLA AL 35954

256-538-6600

March 8 and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF VEHICLEPOSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the fol-lowing described abandoned vehicle(s) on 5/03/2024

2010 CADI SRX. VIN:  3GYFNAEY2AS597785 

2008 INFI QX56   VIN:  5N3AA08D68N901660   

UNI AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2075 HWY 77 ATTALLA AL 35954

256-538-6600

March 8 and 15, 2024

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NOTICE OF VEHICLEPOSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 5/10/2024

2008 Ford F250. VIN:  1FTSW21R58ED25760

UNI AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2075 HWY 77 ATTALLA AL 35954

256-538-6600

March 8 and 15, 2024

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