Chamber presents awards at annual meeting

February 1, 2019

By Sarrah Peters/News Editor The Chamber of Gadsden/Etowah County held its 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, January 25 at 210 at the Tracks. Heather Brothers New welcomed attendees and acknowledged sponsors, staff and volunteers referred to as Chamber ambassadors. Phillip Fikes was awarded the 2018 Ambassador of the Year award. New said

John S. Jones Elementary reveals sensory room

January 25, 2019

By Kaitlin Fleming/Staff Correspondent Students at John S. Jones Elementary School now have a room full of toys, but it’s educational and necessary. This room, known as a sensory room, is beneficial to students with autism, ADHD and much more. The room features textured toys, bubble machine, dimmed lights, calming music, swings, comfortable chairs, weighted

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