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Gadsden celebrates Dr. King’s life and legacy

January 25, 2019

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor On Monday, January 21 the 33rd annual city-wide Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held at The Venue at Coosa Landing. Keara Washington opened the event with readings from the works of poet Langston Hughes, followed by an audience sing-a-long of “Lift Every Voice

City of Gadsden to elect school board members

January 25, 2019

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor On Tuesday, January 22, Gadsden voters decided to take the city’s school board from appointed members to elected members. Voting turnout was low, with less than 2,000 votes cast. 1.244 votes were cast in favor of changing the board, while 562 voted against the changes. At a Wednesday city council meeting,

Gadsden Library offers STEM kits to local elementary schools

January 25, 2019

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor At the Gadsden Public Library’s Children’s Department, librarian Jillian Reeves has been offering STEM programs and traveling to local schools to do STEM outreach for years. A member of the Civil Air Patrol, Reeves describes STEM as something she is passionate about. A few years ago, she had the idea to

People of Etowah - James Parker

January 25, 2019

Name: James Parker Where were you born and raised? “I was born and raised in Attalla.” What is your occupation? “I currently work for our Digital Department at Regions Bank and I currently serve as the male representative on the State Democratic Executive Committee for District 28.” What made you decide to work in your

Downtown Gadsden store offers goat yoga

January 18, 2019

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor On Monday, January 14, the Lookout Mountain Goat Ranch Originals hosted yoga classes with a fun twist. Participants had goats balance on them while doing yoga poses. Owner and artist Kelly Farley says that she is “all about goats.” When she heard about goat yoga, she knew she wanted to make