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Speaker delivers anti-bullying message to Gadsden students

This past week, Gadsden City Middle School students, and parents and children in the Gadsden City Schools 21st Century Learning afterschool programs, heard a powerful message against bullying.


Grandmother's prayer closet only thing left standing after tornado demolishes Alabama home

LEE COUNTY, Ala. — In times like these, it's sometimes hard to see the goodness in the midst of chaos and destruction. Mother nature brought a dangerous E4- tornado through Lee County, Alabama earlier this month, destroying anything in its path.


EMA to host Spring Break Preparedness Day

The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency is partnering with Downtown Gadsden Inc. on Tuesday to help kids learn what to do in an emergency situation. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the third annual Spring Break Preparedness Day will allow children and their families to meet first responders an


Medical marijuana bill with bipartisan support filed in Alabama House

MONTGOMERY — Supporters of legislation to regulate the use of marijuana to treat dozens of medical conditions say it’s time for Alabama to join the growing number of states that already allow it.


Central AL Forecast: Rain, Storms on Monday

It's been another beautiful and warm day! Temperatures rose into the 70s with high clouds. We will see an isolated shower overnight. But, most will stay dry. MONDAY MORNING: A broken line of showers will move through early Monday morning. Light showers, with a few pockets of heavy rain with be scatt


People of Etowah - Tara Gibson Leeth

“I work at WinSouth Cre-dit Union, where I implement and oversee all of the marketing and advertising strategies. This past February marked my fifth year working at WinSouth!”


Marginal Risk For Severe Storms Possible On Monday In Central Alabama

The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a Marginal Risk of severe storms over much of Central Alabama for Monday. At this point, there will be thunderstorms possible across the area with the potential of a few isolated strong to severe storms. Damaging winds and hail will be the primary threats w


Program gives Walnut Park Elementary students head start on careers

GADSDEN , Ala. — Some say it's never too early to start thinking about a career. East Alabama Works arranged for 4th grade students from Walnut Park Elementary School to learn about career fields in their community.

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Alabama widens Mobile shipping channel to boost entire state economy

Republican lawmakers who backed the 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase know that various irate constituents might be waiting at home to give them an earful on their spring break next week.


2 in custody after pursuit ends at Alabama river

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Two people from Alabama have been arrested following an attempt to smuggle drugs onto state prison property and a crash that left a third person dead. The Alabama Department of Corrections says it happened Thursday near the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.


Crowd shows for Kiwanis pancakes, even with time change

Talladega County resident Charlotte Smith drove all the way to Anniston Saturday morning to stand in line at 8:30 a.m. for a plastic foam plate full of pancakes. Her friend Lori Goss came from Gadsden to stand in line behind her at the City Meeting Center.


White Plains History Club adopts an abandoned cemetery

Recently, the 20 or so students in the White Plains History Club decided to “adopt” a nearby cemetery, clean it and find descendants of those who are buried there. They didn’t have to look far.


Jacoway honored during Cherokee Scouting event

CENTRE — Russell Jacoway was given the Heart of the Eagle Award during the 2019 Cherokee County Friends of Scouting American Values Breakfast. The award recognized Jacoway for instilling into the students he taught and coached the traditional American values of patriotism, citizen responsibility, co


Vehicle found at Buck's Pocket

The vehicle Koy Spears was traveling in Feb. 22 was found on Thursday. Spears, 18, of Geraldine, was swept away by floodwaters. Spears body was found March 12 by fishermen at Sauty Creek.


One year after the tornado, words of gratitude fill a Jacksonville home

It was a Monday afternoon. Anja McCastle was putting the finishing touches on a yearlong remodel of her Jacksonville home. She had done much of the work herself. After she painted the last baseboard, she took a photo and sent it to her husband, who was out of town on business. “I’m finally done, bab


Centre Woman, Piedmont Man Among Those Arrested on Drug Charges in Rome

Three people were arrested at a location on Turner McCall Boulevard in Rome Thursday on drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail records – 24-year old Audrey May Fisher of Centre; 23-year old Tyler Mitchell Morgan from Piedmont and 34-year old Stephen Frank Herman, listed as having no permanent


Gadsden City BOE candidates share their views

A crowd approaching 100 people gathered Thursday night to hear from several of the candidates vying to be part of Gadsden’s first elected school board. Voters will go to the polls April 9 to vote in six of the seven board races. Current board member Z. Andre Huff drew no opposition in District 3.


Prep softball: Piedmont plays through a rough week

OXFORD — Piedmont’s softball team left its invitational with a 25-2 victory in Saturday’s consolation round, ahead of the event’s championship tournament. The Bulldogs had hoped for better, but then it’s been a rough, even sad week.


Etowah High students kick off plant fundraiser

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — Just in time for spring, students at Etowah High School are using their green thumbs to raise money. The students are selling plants and vegetables they grew at school. The campus has two greenhouses that are completely student-run.

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Substitute teacher arrested after gun goes off in class

BLOUNT COUNTY — A substitute teacher is facing four charges after his gun went off inside a classroom at Blountsville Elementary. Sheriff deputies were called to the school Friday afternoon on a call about a firearm being accidentally discharged. Deputies discovered Henry Rex Weaver, 74, had unlawfu