Legals for 3/11/2022 – 3/17/2022

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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 Sharon E Duncan An Unmarried Woman to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Guild Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns dated August 26, 2016; said mortgage being recorded on August 29, 2016, as Instrument No. 3439073 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama. Said Mortgage was last sold, assigned and transferred to Guild Mortgage Company LLC in Instrument 3534130 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama.

The undersigned, Guild Mortgage Company 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 30th day of March, 2022 the following property, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Lot Number One (1) New Farm, L.L.C., Phase 1, as recorded in Plat Book “M”, Page 35, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

Said property is commonly known as 1620 Lasseter Rd, Southside, AL 35907.

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.

GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY 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. 22-02505AL

www.foreclosurehotline.net

March 4, 11 and 18, 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 Barbara Ann Steed 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 23rd day of October, 2009, which Mortgage was recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3322112; 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 20, 2021 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3519552. 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 April 7, 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:

Lot Number Twenty (20), in the T.D. Turman, Second Addition to Rainbow City to Rainbow City, as recorded in Plat Book “G”, Page 319, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and lying in Rainbow City, 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.: 49696-3156

ATTORNEYS FOR ASSIGNEE

ALABAMA HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITYASSIGNEE

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that mortgage dated August 16, 2013, in favor of Peoples Independent Bank, a corporation, and executed by FarmTown, Inc., a corporation, Mark Andrew Blackwell and Candi Blackwell, husband and wife, which mortgage is recorded August 20, 2013, as Instrument Number 3390394, AND ALSO, Notice of Additional Advance recorded November 3, 2016, as Instrument Number 3442206, all in the probate records of Etowah County, Alabama, the mortgagee has elected to declare the entire indebtedness secured by said mortgage and advance to be due and payable as provided in said mortgage and advance, and notice is hereby given that pursuant to the law and power of sale contained in said mortgage and advance, the undersigned will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the front doors of the Etowah County Courthouse at Gadsden, Alabama, at the legal hours of sale, on March 30, 2022, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Parcel One: The Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) in Section Eleven (11), Township Ten (10) South, Range Seven (7) East of Huntsville Meridian, in Etowah County, Alabama, SAVE AND EXCEPT all the minerals, mineral and mining rights, privileges and interest in under and upon the same.

Parcel Two: All those portions of the East Half (E 1/2) of the West (W 1/2) of the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) in Section Eleven (11), Township Ten (10) South, Range Seven (7) East of Huntsville Meridian in Etowah County, Alabama lying Southeast of Tabor Road subject to public roads as now located over, through or across the same and subject to the rights of the Alabama Power Company as described in instrument recorded in Book 319, Page 367, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

Parcel Three: The Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) in Section Eleven (11), Township Ten (10) South, Range Seven (7) East of Huntsville Meridian in Etowah County, Alabama. SAVE AND EXCEPT all those portions thereof lying Northwest of the New Tabor Highway, otherwise known as Project No. S-252 (4), and SAVE AND EXCEPT a tract or parcel of land described as beginning at a point in the West line of said SW1/4 of the NE1/4 which is 212 feet Southerly, measured along said West line, from the Northwest corner thereof and from thence run in an Easterly direction parallel with the North line of said forty a distance of 294 feet to a point; thence run in a Southerly direction parallel with the West line of said forty a distance of 294 feet to a point; thence run in a Westerly direction parallel with the North line of said forty a distance of 294 feet to a point in the West line thereof: thence run in a Northerly direction and along said West line a distance of 294 feet to the point of beginning, and embracing that certain tract conveyed by J.D. Graves and wife, Eliza A. Graves to W.L. Watson and W.E. Smith by deed dated 15th July, 1898 and recorded in Book “Y” Page 385 in the Probate Office od Etowah County, Alabama. (ccl /44148FarmTown)

Said sale is being made for the purpose of applying the proceeds to the debt secured by the mortgage and the expenses of foreclosure.  The auctioneer will give to the purchaser an Auctioneer’s deed subject to ad valorem taxes due October 1, 2022, subject to any and all statutory rights of redemption, previous mortgages, if any, all easements, encroachments, unrecorded leases, if any, any rights of way for road, or otherwise, utilities, title to all minerals and all restrictions and covenants of record.

JONES & CAMERON LLC

ATTORNEY AND AUCTIONEER

P. O. BOX 940

GUNTERSVILLE, AL   35976

March 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated May 16, 2016, executed by Kenneth D Hayes and Katherine M Hayes, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Renasant Bank, which mortgage was recorded on May 17, 2016, in Instrument Number 3434191, and modified by that certain Loan Modification agreement recorded on September 11, 2019 in Instrument Number 3490375, of the mortgage records in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, which mortgage was, duly transferred and assigned to Renasant Bank, 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 April 26, 2022, the following described real estate, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Lot Number Fifteen (15) in Windy Hills Subdivision, according to the map thereof recorded in Plat Book “H”, Page 135, Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in Rainbow City, Etowah County, Alabama

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 implied as to condition, 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. 

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.

Renasant BankTransferee

Robert J. Wermuth/mgw

Stephens Millirons, P.C.

P.O. Box 307

Huntsville, Alabama  35804

Attorney for Mortgagee

March 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage and security agreement executed by MARK EDWARD PATTON, a single man, on the 22nd day of October 2009, to VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., as recorded in Instrument Number 3324164 in the office of the Probate Judge of Etowah County, Alabama; VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., as Mortgagee, by reason of such default having declared all of the indebtedness secured by said mortgage and security agreement due and payable and such default continuing, notice is hereby given that, acting under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and security agreement, and as authorized by Section 7-9A-604(a)(2) of the Code of Alabama of 1975 as amended, VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., as Mortgagee, will sell at public outcry, for cash to the highest bidder, in front of the Courthouse door, in the City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on April 14, 2022, the following described real and personal property situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

The E 1/2 of the E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 in Section 34, Township 11 South, Range 4 East of Huntsville Meridian in Etowah County, Alabama.

INCLUDING a security interest in one (1) 2009 CMH Norris manufactured home, Serial No. NO2020110TNAB;

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

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

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

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

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

Robin E. Pate

Attorney for Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

ROSEN HARWOOD, P.A.

2200 Jack Warner Pkwy Ste 200

P.O. Box 2727

Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

(205) 344-5000

March 11, 18, and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Patricia Lynn Cherry was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/28/2022 Estate of Timothy Michael Cherry, 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

John Mark Morrison was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/28/2022 Estate of Troy Lee Morrison, 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Verna Kay Reed Henderson was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/26/2022 Estate of Patricia Joan Reed Chesnut, 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Kimberly Kilpatrick Fells appointed Personal Representatives on 2/07/2022 over the Estate of Mina Horton Bryan 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Timothy Cole appointed Personal Representatives on 01/27/2022 over the Estate of William Howard Cole, Jr. Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Paula Couzens appointed Personal Representatives on 2/07/2022 over the Estate Forrest Roberts Lambert, II 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Linda Gibbs appointed Personal Representatives on 02/08/2022 over the Estate of Edna Pinkston 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Susan Annette Lasseter appointed Personal Representatives on 2/15/2022 over the Estate of Virginia Biddle Lasseter 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Jerry McGinnis appointed Personal Representatives on 2/08/2022 over the Estate of Donna Reed Boley 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Brenda Bentley appointed Personal Representatives on 2/09/2022 over the Estate of Michael T. Bentley 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Lee P. Berry appointed Personal Representatives on 2/08/2022 over the Estate of Mary Ann Perry 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Alice McCrackin appointed Personal Representatives on 2/22/2022 over the Estate of Frank Tomasello 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Angela Miller appointed Personal Representatives on 2/22/2022 over the Estate of Edna Miller 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Jessica Hare Gillihan appointed Personal Representatives on 2/10/2022 over the Estate of Peter Lind Hare 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 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

George W. Walker, III was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/20/2022 Estate of Stella B. Stivender, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Shelley Fain Thomas was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/21/2022 Estate of Cody Lee Fain, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Linda M. Luther was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/19/2022 Estate of Gary Lee Luther, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Beverly Bugg Phillips was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/19/2022 Estate of Marlyn S. Bugg, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Bobby Cooper and Terry Cooper was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/19/2022 Estate of Robert Neil Cooper, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Tonya Lakay Leak was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/13/2022 Estate of Kay Frances Walker, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

March 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Judi Lent Loveman was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/12/2022 Estate of E. Barry Loveman, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Nathaniel Horn was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/12/2022 Estate of Richard Lee Horn, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Pamela Vice Hutchison was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/07/2022 Estate of Anita Lowe Mobley, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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FILE CLAIMS

Terry Silvey was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/07/2022 Estate of William Velma Silvey, 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 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  The Estate of MACON EDWARD BRYANT WALKER, Deceased

Case No: S-11828

Take notice that Letters of Administration having been granted to Rebekah Lankford as Personal Representative of the Estate of MACON EDWARD BRYANT WALKER, deceased, on the 21st day of January 2022, by this Court.

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

Scott W. Hassell,

Probate Judge

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF BARRY VAN LACKEY, Deceased

Case No: S-11829

Take notice that Letters of Testamentary having been granted to KATHERINE K. LACKEY, as Personal Representative of the Estate of BARRY VAN LACKEY, deceased, on the 21st day of January 2022, by this Court.

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

Scott W. Hassell,

Probate Judge

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT TO BE PUBLISHED BY ADMINISTRATION

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  ESTATE OF LARRY EUGENE GARNER, Deceased

CASE NO: S-11741

Letters of Administration with Will Annexed of the Estate of Larry Eugene Garner, deceased having been granted to, Roger Compton on the 2 day of February, 2022, by the Honorable Scott W. Hassell, Judge of Probate Court of Etowah County, Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Probate Judge

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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Notice of Appointment

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF Robert Kevin Kahles, Deceased

CASE NO:  S-11716

Letters of Administration of said deceased having been granted to Jacob A. Millican, Esq., Personal Representative on the 4th day of February 2022, by the Honorable Scott Hassell, Judge of Probate Court of Etowah County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  The Estate of CARLA TOLES JENKINS, Deceased

Notice is hereby given that a Petition for Summary Distribution of the Estate of Carla Toles Jenkins has been filed by Geraldine Major on October 21, 2021, and that 30 days after the publication hereof and pursuant to law, the Court shall enter an order directing summary distribution of the estate of said decedent. 

Scott W. Hassell,

Probate Judge of Etowah County

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF JAMES RANDY DUNCAN, DECEASED

Case No.:  S-11861

Notice is hereby given that a Petition for Summary Distribution has been filed by CYNTHIA PAULETTE DUNCAN on February 8, 2022 and that 30 days after the publication hereof and pursuant to law, the Court shall enter an order directing summary distribution of the estate of said decedent.

Scott W. Hassell

Probate Judge of Etowah County,

Alabama

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF ESTATE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF CHARLES LEE THOMAS, DECEASED

CASE NO.: S-11862

A Petition for Summary Distribution of the Estate of Charles Lee Thomas, deceased, having been submitted to the Honorable Scott Hassell, Judge of Probate, by Petitioner Sophia Thomas, on the 8th day of February, 2022; Notice is hereby given that all persons contesting said Petition shall file a response thereto with the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, within thirty (30) days following the publication of this notice.

Sophia Thomas

Petitioner for Summary Distribution of the Estate of Charles Lee Thomas

March 11, 202

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NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  John R. Williams, Jr.,

ALLEGED INCAPACITATED,

Case No. I-013

TO:  Orlando Williams and Darryl Williams

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 11th day of April, 2022 at 2:30 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 7TH DAY OF MARCH, 2022

Scott W. Hassell

Probate Judge

March 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT FOR BILL TO QUIET TITLE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

TSL SERVICING ALABAMA, LLC, Plaintiff

vs.

PLUMMIE HOLSTON and OPHELIA HOLSTON, Defendant

Case No:

CV-2021-900265

The Defendants, PLUMMIE HOLSTON and OPHELIA HOLSTON, and/or their heirs or next of kin, and any other individuals who may claim an interest in the following property:

H/S Base Year – 1984

Lot Number Sixteen (16) in Block Number Two (2) in Glendale Subdivision, according too map recorded in Plat Book “E”, Page 53, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

Whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the Complaint for Ejectment, Quiet Title and Declaratory Relief filed by TSL Servicing Alabama, LLC, within thirty (30) days of the completion of the publication or thereafter a judgment of default may be rendered against you in the aforementioned case.

DONE the 16th day of February, 2022

Cassandra Johnson

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Etowah County

Knowles & Sullivan, LLC

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

256-547-7200

February 18, 25, March 4 and 11, 2022

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

Notice to:  Samantha Rochelle McGlaughn, whose whereabouts are unknown:

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of John Steve McGlaughn and a Petition of Conservatorship over the estate of John Steve McGlaughn was filed by Gadsden Regional Medical Center on the 26th day of January 2022.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 5th day of April 2022 at 1:30 PM, in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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NOTICE OF DIVORCE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

EDWARDS RAVEN CROZIER, Plaintiff,

VS.

EDWARDS MICHAEL R., Defendant

Case No.:  DR-2021-900234.00

MICHAEL EDWARDS, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer RAVEN CROZIERS Complaint for Divorce, and other relief within 30 thirty days from the date of the last publication notice below or thereafter, a JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT may be rendered against MICHAEL EDWARDS, in Case Number DR-2021-900234, in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama.

Done this the 22nd day of February, 2022

William B. Ogletree

Circuit Judge

Gerald Maxwell

Attorney for Plaintiff

821 Tuscaloosa Avenue

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-549-5443

February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, 2022

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LEGAL ZONING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, the March 24, 2022, 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 variance to reduce the side setback from five feet (as per supplementary regulations) to four feet from the property line, in a B-1, Neighborhood Business District, on the following described property:

Lot Number Two, as shown by the T.W. Lister Survey of the Clayton Addition, Plat Book “B,” Page 1, Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama; said Lot 2 being a part of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 32, Township 11, Range 6-E in Etowah County, Alabama (street address being 998-1002 Noccalula Road).”

“A request to locate a manufactured home, including variance, in an R-1, One-Family Residence District, on the following described property:

Lots Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, and Fourteen, in Block D, Unit One, Green Pastures Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book “C,” Page 261, Etowah County Probate Office (street address being 1507 Meadowbrook Avenue).”

March 4, and 11, 2022

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LEGAL ZONING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of March, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., the Planning Commission of the City of Gadsden will hold a regularly scheduled public hearing in the Council Chamber at City Hall, First Floor, 90 Broad Street to give all persons who desire an opportunity to be heard, in opposition to or in favor of, the following request:

“A request for approval of Re-plat of 998, 1000, and 1002 Noccalula Road.”

“A request for approval a re-plat of Lots Two through Twelve of Ramsgate Subdivision.”

March 11, 2022.

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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                                                                       

Notice is hereby given to the Estate of JOHN L. MCCOY, AMIE MCCOY, 24995 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 176, COLLINSVILLE, ALABAMA 35961, TINA MCCOY, 302 URIAH AVE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, MICHAEL JOHN MCCOY, 84 BICE ROAD, OXFORD, ALABAMA 36203, SHARON MARIE VALLES, P.O. BOX 4048, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, RONALD MCCOY,  24 KERSHAW AVENUE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, ROGER MCCOY,  909 N. 33RD STREET, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904,  DOROTHY POWELL,  1101 GRANT AVENUE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35903, and any known heirs of AMIE MCCOY, STATE OF ALABAMA, P.O. BOX 327210, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36132, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the property located at 19 WILKINSON AVENUE in District 7 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Seventy-three (73) in Parcel Number Two (2) as shown by map or plat of Cone Mills Corporation, Dwight Division, recorded in Plat Book “E”, page 51-65, in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in Gadsden (formerly Alabama City) Etowah County, Alabama.

Should be assessed with a lien of $3,395.00 for the abatement of a nuisance in accordance with Section 86-65 of the Gadsden City Code. You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the assessment of the lien.                                                      

Brian Harbison                                        

Building Official                                                                                           

City of Gadsden                                       

P. O. Box 267                                         

Gadsden, AL  35902 

(256) 549-4529                                                                   

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                                                                           

Notice is hereby given to the STATE OF ALABAMA, P.O. BOX 327210, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36132, JACKIE MCCORMICK and wife DEBORAH MCCORMICK, 215 KEYSBURG ROAD, GLENCOE, ALABAMA 35905, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the property located at 314 ROSLYN DRIVE in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number 18 in Block “G”, according to the map or plat of Oakleigh Estates recorded in Plat Book “G”, Page 55 in the Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

Should be assessed with a lien of $1,820.00 for the abatement of a nuisance in accordance with Section 86-65 of the Gadsden City Code. You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the assessment of the lien.                                                     

Brian Harbison                                        

Building Official                                                                                           

City of Gadsden                                       

P. O. Box 267                                         

Gadsden, AL  35902 

(256) 549-4529                                                                   

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                                                                           

Notice is hereby given to the STATE OF ALABAMA, P.O. BOX 327210, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36132, possible redemption rights of FNA NP, LLC, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1220, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602, and LINNIE D. SMEDLEY and EUGENE SMEDLEY, BBTB INVESTMENTS, LLC, P.O. BOX 1796, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35902, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the property located at 203 CAROLYN LANE in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot 8, in Block “E”, According to the survey of Oakleigh Estates, as recorded in Plat Book “G”, Page 55, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama.

Should be assessed with a lien of $3,020.00 for the abatement of a nuisance in accordance with Section 86-65 of the Gadsden City Code. You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the assessment of the lien.                                                     

Brian Harbison                                        

Building Official                                                                                           

City of Gadsden                                       

P. O. Box 267                                         

Gadsden, AL  35902 

(256) 549-4529                                                                   

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to Personal Representative of the Estate of DORIS BAKER is RABON ALFRED BAKER, RABON ALFRED BAKER, JR., 1085 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35901, is believed to be the only heir, DORIS J. BAKER, 110 COVE CREEK ROAD, RAINBOW CITY, ALABAMA 35906, 1085 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35901, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition located 331 CONNELL DRIVE (MOBILE HOME; County records list property address as 331 CONNELL STREET) in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Fifty-Three (53) in India Sutherlin Estate Subdivision, as shown by map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “C”, page 311, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama and lying and being in Etowah County, Alabama.

LESS AND EXCEPT:

A part of the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, Section 35, Township 35, Township 11-S, Range 6-E, identified as Tract No. 59 on Project No ACSTPAA-0137(013) in Etowah County, Alabama and being more fully described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Section 35, T-11-S, R-6-E, thence N55°12’13”W a distance of 1023.34 feet; thence N10°20’9”E a distance of 24.24 feet, which is the point of beginning; thence N10°20’9”E a distance of 30.35 feet to a point on the westerly right of way of Auburn Street; thence S13°48’44”E and along said right of way a distance of 30.45 feet; thence S88°42’8”W a distance of 12.72 feet; to the point and place of beginning, containing 0.004 acres, more or less. And as shown on the right of way map of record in the Alabama Department of Transportation a copy of which is also deposited in the office of the Judge of Probate as an aid to persons and entities interested therein and as shown on the Property Sketch attached hereto and made a part hereof.

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated. 

You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529                                

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to SHEILA DUCKETT (via Estate of ROOSEVELT HOLIDAY), 401 AVALON LANE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35901, 636 HILLYER STREET, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35901, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition located 636 HILLYER STREET in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Twenty-six (26) in the Abercrombie Addition, according to map thereof recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama, in Plat Book “B”, page 46, and lying and being situated in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, together with all improvements located thereon.

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated. 

You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529                                                                                                                             

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to DENNIS PATE, 2834 CAMBRON STREET, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, 2819 CAMBRON STREET, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, subject to the rights of redemption of SAMUEL ABEL, 817 WOODMAR DRIVE, GASDEN, ALABAMA 35906, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition located at 2833 CAMBRON STREET (foundation remains) in District 6 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lots 10 and 11, Block 1 in Meadowgrove Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book C, Page 395, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated. 

You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529                                                                                                                                                      

March 11, 2022

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to FNA NB, LLC, 120 LASALLE STREET, 29TH FLOOR, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602, NIKITTA SHEPHERD, 1012 VINSON AVENUE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35903, 1111 STILLMAN AVENUE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35903, subject to redemption rights of BARFIELD INVESTMENT, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition located 1111 STILLMAN AVENUE in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Six (6) in Block Number Thirty-seven (37), in Garden City Residential Subdivision Number Two (2), according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “C”, pages 410 and 411, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and being subject to those certain restrictions dated November 25, 1944 and recorded in Misc. Record “R”, Page 504, said Probate Office.

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated. 

You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529                                                                                                                             

March 11, 2022                                                                                                                   

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City of GadsdenRequest for Qualifications (RFQ) forStructural Engineering Design Services

The City of Gadsden, Alabama requests qualifications (RFQ) from firms interested in providing structural engineering design services for the “Black Creek Trail System Improvements” project located within the Noccalula Falls Park which is owned and operated by the City of Gadsden, AL. The City intends to add pedestrian access improvements into the gorge below Noccalula Falls by installing timber steps with landings to connect the Black Creek Trail to the Gorge Trail. The City of Gadsden Engineering Department will complete the site design and project administration requirements, while the selected consultant will complete the required structural engineering design for the project. The City has been awarded a Recreational Trails Program grant which will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to complete the project.   

RFQ packages should list a brief history of the firm, available staff, office location(s), municipal clients served, along with the firms experience in structural design (specifically timber design). RFQ packages may be submitted to Heath Williamson, Director of Engineering, by email at hwilliamson@cityofgadsden.com. Qualifications will be accepted up to 4:00 PM (central time) on Friday, March 25, 2022. The City of Gadsden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

March 11, 2022

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CITY OF GADSDEN REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ANALYSIS & PERMITTING

The City of Gadsden, Alabama requests qualifications (RFQ) from firms interested in providing Environmental Site Analysis and Permitting services to comply with all NEPA requirements for the “Black Creek Trail System Improvements” project located within the Noccalula Falls Park which is owned and operated by the City of Gadsden, AL. The City intends to add pedestrian access improvements into the gorge below Noccalula Falls by installing timber steps with landings to connect the Black Creek Trail to the Gorge Trail. The City of Gadsden Engineering Department will complete the site design and project administration requirements, while the selected consultant will complete the required NEPA environmental reviews and assist with all required permitting for the project. The City has been awarded a Recreational Trails Program grant which will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to complete the project.  

RFQ packages should list a brief history of the firm, available staff, office location(s), municipal clients served, along with the firms experience in State and Federal environmental permitting (specifically NEPA). RFQ packages may be submitted to Heath Williamson, Director of Engineering, by email at hwilliamson@cityofgadsden.com. Qualifications will be accepted up to 4:00 PM (central time) on Friday, March 25, 2022. The City of Gadsden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

March 11, 2022

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City of GadsdenRequest for Qualifications (RFQ) forStructural Engineering Design Services

The City of Gadsden, Alabama requests qualifications (RFQ) from firms interested in providing structural engineering design services for the “Black Creek Trail System Improvements” project located within the Noccalula Falls Park which is owned and operated by the City of Gadsden, AL. The City intends to add pedestrian access improvements into the gorge below Noccalula Falls by installing timber steps with landings to connect the Black Creek Trail to the Gorge Trail. The City of Gadsden Engineering Department will complete the site design and project administration requirements, while the selected consultant will complete the required structural engineering design for the project. The City has been awarded a Recreational Trails Program grant which will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to complete the project.   

RFQ packages should list a brief history of the firm, available staff, office location(s), municipal clients served, along with the firms experience in structural design (specifically timber design). RFQ packages may be submitted to Heath Williamson, Director of Engineering, by email at hwilliamson@cityofgadsden.com. Qualifications will be accepted up to 4:00 PM (central time) on Friday, March 25, 2022. The City of Gadsden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

March 11, 2022

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

Be it known that Brandon and Joyce Chaffin and Myra Pointer being the owners of property abutting Jessie Avenue hereby request the Etowah County Commission to vacate a portion of said road described as follows: 

VACATING THE NORTH 1/2 OF JESSIE AVENUE 

BEGINNING AT THE SW CORNER OF LOT 13, BLOCK “E”, SLIGH  SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK “F”, PAGE 213, ETOWAH  COUNTY PROBATE OFFICE, THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG A  PRODUCTION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 30.00 FEET TO A  POINT, SAID POINT BEING THE CENTERLINE OF JESSIE AVENUE (60’  R/W), THENCE RUN EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT  13 AND ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF JESSIE AVENUE 235.00 FEET TO A  POINT ON THE WEST R/W OF ELBERT STREET, THENCE NORTH ALONG  THE WEST LINE OF ELBERT STREET 30.00 FEET TO THE SE CORNER OF  SAID LOT 13, THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13  235.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 

VACATING THE SOUTH 1/2 OF JESSIE AVENUE  

BEGINNING AT THE NW CORNER OF LOT 13, BLOCK “D”, SLIGH  SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK “F”, PAGE 213, ETOWAH  COUNTY PROBATE OFFICE, THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG A  PRODUCTION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 30.00 FEET TO A  POINT, SAID POINT BEING THE CENTERLINE OF JESSIE AVENUE (60’  R/W), THENCE RUN EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID  LOT 13 AND ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF JESSIE AVENUE 235.00 FEET  TO A POINT ON THE WEST R/W OF ELBERT STREET, THENCE SOUTH  ALONG THE WEST LINE OF ELBERT STREET 30.00 FEET TO THE NE  CORNER OF SAID LOT 13, THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF  SAID LOT 13 235.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 

This matter will be considered at the 3-15-2022 Etowah County Commission meeting at 9:00 am at the Etowah County Commission Office, 800 Forrest  Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

February 18, 25, March 4 and 11, 2022

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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

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

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

To amend Sections 45-28-220.03 and 45-28-243.02, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority and the distribution of certain

lodging taxes to the authority; to provide further for the membership of the authority; the distribution of certain funds to the authority; the treatment of debt; and routine audits.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. Sections 45-28-220.03 and 45-28-243.02 of

the Code of Alabama 1975, are amended to read as follows:

“$45-28-220.03.

“(a) This section shall only apply in Etowah County.

“(b) The Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority is created.

“(c) (1) The Immediately after the effective date of the act adding this amendatory language, the terms of the members serving on the authority shall end. Thereafter, the authority shall consist of the following members:

a. The legislative sponsor of the act creating the authority.

a. Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph 1., one b. A member appointed by each member of the local legislative delegation, with initial terms expiring as follows:

1. House District 29, expiring November 10, 2022. The initial appointment occurring after the effective date of the act adding this amendatory language shall be made by the

Director of the Etowah County Tourism Board. Subsequent appointments to this position shall be made by the legislative member representing House District 29.

2. House District 28, expiring November 10, 2023.

“3. House District 30, expiring November 10, 2024.

“4. Senate District 10, expiring November 10, 2025.

“b. e. The Director President of the Etowah County

Chamber of Commerce, or his or her designee.

d. Three members appointed by the Director of the Etowah County Chamber of Commerce.

“C. The Director of the Etowah County Tourism Board, or his or her designee.

“d. One member appointed by the governing body of the City of Rainbow City, for an initial term expiring November 10, 2024.

(2) The authority may appoint additional members to the authority upon a majority vote of its members. Upon completion of the initial staggered terms, subsequent appointments of non ex-officio members shall be made in the same manner for terms of four years.

(3) A member shall be removed from the authority after failing to attend three consecutive properly noticed regular meetings of the authority, or more than half of the properly noticed regular meetings, during a calendar year. The members of the authority shall meet at least quarterly and minutes of the meetings of the authority shall be posted on a website operated by the authority or on a social media website of the authority, or both, within 30 days after the meeting date. A vacancy on the authority for any reason shall be filled by appointment by the original appointing authority for the unexpired term.

(4) Except for the Director of the Etowah County Tourism Board, no member of the authority may also serve as a member of the Etowah County Tourism Board.

“(d) The authority shall evaluate the development of a sports complex for Etowah County for implementation and administration by the authority. The evaluation shall include, but is not limited to, the following considerations and issues:

“(1) The feasibility of a mega sports complex for the county.

“ (2) What should be included in such a complex.

“(3) The location of such a complex.

“(4) The cost associated with acquiring and maintaining such a complex.

“ (5) Possible funding sources for such a complex.

“(e) After its evaluation, the authority may initiate the development and management of a public mega sports complex in the county.

“(f) The authority shall also have the following powers and duties:

“(1) To acquire or lease real property for the development of sports or other recreational facilities and related improvements for public purposes.

“ (2) To make, enter into, and execute contracts, agreements, or other instruments necessary to accomplish the purposes of this section.

“(3) To establish and appoint committees and hire staff which it deems necessary for the carrying out of its functions.

“(4) To accept any and all donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services, and to receive, utilize, and dispose of it.

“(5) To perform other functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes of this section.

“(g) All T.V.A. in-lieu-of-taxes payments to Etowah County retained by the county and not transferred to the City 26 of Sardis pursuant to Section 40-28-2 shall be distributed to

the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority, to be used for the financing and operation of a mega sports complex.

(h) (1) Any additional funds received by the authority, from any state or county tax revenue, shall be applied first toward the payment of existing debts.

“(2) Immediately upon the full payment of all debts in existence as of the effective date of the act amending this subdivision, all revenues referenced in subsection (g) and subdivision (1) of Section 45-28-91.02, shall be held in the county treasury until otherwise directed by unanimous consent of the members of the legislative delegation.

“ (i) A comprehensive financial audit of the authority shall be performed immediately after the effective date of the act adding this subsection, annually for the immediately succeeding two years, and every two years thereafter. The audit shall be performed by a

licensed independent certified public accountant chosen by the authority from a list of three auditing firms nominated by the governing body of the City of Rainbow City. A copy of each audit performed shall be submitted to the Chief Examiner of the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts and each appointing authority within 30 days after completion.

“$45-28-243.02.

“In Etowah County, the portion of the tax proceeds collected pursuant to Section 40-26-1, which is distributed to the County Commission pursuant to Section 40-26-20, to be used for the promotion of tourism, recreation, and conventions, shall be distributed to the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority. Immediately upon the full payment of all debts of the authority in existence as of the effective date of the act amending this section, all revenues referenced in this section shall be held in the county treasury until otherwise directed by unanimous consent of the members of the legislative delegation.”

Section 2. This act shall become effective October 1, 2022, following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2022    

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals, will be received by the HOKES BLUFF WATER BOARD of THE CITY of HOKES BLUFF at the BOARD OFFICE, 5720 Gilliland Street, Hokes Bluff, Alabama 35903, until 2:00 P.M., CST  on TUESDAY,  APRIL  5, 2022  for:

A NEW “SHELL” FACILITY

For the HOKES BLUFF WATER BOARD of the CITY of HOKES BLUFF

HOKES BLUFF, ALABAMA

Project No. 2122 

at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to THE HOKES BLUFF WATER BOARD of the CITY of HOKES BLUFF in an amount not less than five (5%) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000.00, must accompany the bidder’s proposal.  Performance and Payment Bonds and evidence of insurance required in the bid documents will be required at the signing of the Contract.

Drawings and Specifications may be examined at the Office of the Water Board, Office of the Architect, and Participating Plan Rooms.

Bid Documents may be obtained from the Architect upon deposit of $ 100.00 per set, which will be refunded in full on the first (1) set issued to each general contractor bidder submitting a bonafide bid, upon return of documents in good condition within ten days of bid date.  Other sets for general contractors, and sets for sub-contractors and dealers may be obtained with the same deposit, which will be refunded as above, less cost of printing and handling.  Upon request, documents will be shipped with all shipping and handling charges collect.

Nonresident bidders must accompany any written bid documents with a written opinion of an attorney at law licensed to practice law in such nonresident bidder’s state of domicile as to the preference, if any or none, granted by the law of that state to its own business entities whose principal places of business are in that state in the letting of any or all public contracts.

Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Architect or copies thereof.  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 Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Architect; the bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered.  The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgment, the best interests of the owner will thereby be promoted.

The Hokes Bluff Water Board at

The City of Hokes Bluff

5720 Gilliland Street

Hokes Bluff, Alabama 35903

CDP Design, LLC

119 South 6th Street

Gadsden, Alabama  35901

March 4, 11 and 18, 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 March 18, 2022 at 9 a.m. for non-payment:

Caeleb Archer  – Unit 5

Jennifer Ford  – Unit 34.

March 4 and 11, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

The following storage unit will be disposed of March 18, 2022 on the business premises of Huff’s Mini Storage.  Huff’s Mini Storage is located at 608 Gilbert Ferry Road, Attalla, AL. 35954.

Bobby Davis – Unit # 1

Huff’s Mini Storage

608 Gilbert Ferry Road

Attalla, AL. 35954.

March 4 and 11, 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 04/15/2022

2019 Kia Soul  – VIN: KNDJN2A22K7669897

1997 BMW M3  – VIN: WBSCD0326VEE10578

1999 Dodge Grand Caravan  – VIN: 2B4GP2438XR454763

2018 Honda CR-V – 

2018 Honda CRV – VIN: 2HKRW5H34JH410788

ER Towing

1733 Forrest Ave

Gadsden, AL 35901

(256) 547-1549

March 4 and 11, 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 04/15/2022

2012 Ford Fusion  – VIN: 3FAHP0HA2CR171404

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 546-9994

March 4 and 11, 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 04/15/2022

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe  – VIN: 1GNEK13T94R282756

2006 Dodge Ram 1500  – VIN: 1D7HA1 6K96J29378

2007 Dodge Ram 1500  – VIN: 1D7HA18 N67J515696

Tommy Tow’s

1912 3rd Street SW

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 490-3715

March 11 and 18, 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 04/15/2022

2012 Hyundai Tucson  – VIN: KM8JU3AC4CU364756

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 564-9994

March 11 and 18, 2022

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