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Gadsden City Council details uses of new 1-cent sales tax

Since the possibility of a new 1-cent sales tax was raised, the tax and how the money would be spent has been a hot topic of discussion. Gadsden's last sales tax increase came in 2003. That added cent generates $7.15 million per year, which is placed in the capital improvements fund. There are limit

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-22 02:48:03

Congrats ... Gadsden State summer semester honors list

The summer semester 2017 president's list at Gadsden State Community College was recently released. The list included the following students: Anniston: Michael Boyd, Tyler Burnett, Justin Campbell, Emma Carden, Jacob Craig, Christopher Parrish, Alina Phillips, Shawn Raper, Daniel Stone and Sharon Za

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

People of Etowah - Nanda Patel

Name: Nanda Patel Where were you born and raised? I am Indian by blood. I was born in British Kenya as my grandfather migrated from India in 1906. After Africanization, I was taken to England, where I did my high school and training in radiation therapy. I also met my husband Dr. G. Patel, who had

GADSDENMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Gadsden Service Guild to host annual rummage sale

The Gadsden Service Guild's annual rummage sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Gadsden's Convention Hall, located at 344 South 1st Street. The sale will begin at 6 a.m. General ticket entry is $1 and can be purchased at the door. Doors will close at 11 a.m. and will re-open at 12 p.m. for a $5 ba

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2017-09-21 00:10:00

Gadsden man arrested for burglary

A Gadsden man has been arrested on burglary and theft charges, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Lt. Robin Grant. Douglas Page Bickle, 36, is charged with one count of third-degree burglary and one count of third-degree theft of property. Bickle confessed to breaking into a conven

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 23:07:28

Coming Soon for week of Sept. 24

Smile A While: Smile A While, a social group for women, meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. The schedule is: Oct. 19, Chili's, Gadsden; Nov. 14, Hibachi Grill, Gadsden; and Dec. 13, Silver Lakes, Glencoe, bring a $10 gift for the gift exchange. For information, call Carolyn Biggio,

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-22 18:22:31

Abu Ghraib ex-inmates' lawsuit moves ahead in federal court

"We're not dismissing this case. It's going to go forward," U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said at the conclusion of a hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. She said she'll issue a written ruling at a later date outlining her rationale. It's been 13 years since photos documenting

MOULTON ADVERTISER - 2017-09-22 21:51:00

Super Halloween Bash returns to Noccalula Falls Park Oct. 14

Gather up the ghouls on Oct. 14 for the Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department's annual Halloween Super Bash, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Noccalula Falls Park. The family-friendly event features traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples and a pumpkin toss, as well as

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-22 02:53:41

PAPER PULPIT: What lesson is God trying to teach us?

"I'm gonna teach you a lesson." We don't necessarily imagine God saying that to us, but how many of us, when we're honest, think of Him that way? Christians sometimes live in dread that He is a God who takes pleasure in correcting us - who puts us in hard places to teach us new stuff, and inflicts p

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-21 16:03:21

Woman reports malicious killing of puppy

A 43-year-old Gadsden woman reported the killing last Thursday or Friday of a new pet, a puppy she'd recently gotten, according to a Gadsden police report. The woman said she believes the puppy might have been killed in the 900 block of Martin Avenue by a man she used to date. After she turned him d

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 23:09:54

Most of city's budget goes to personnel

With the possibility of a sales tax increase on the horizon for Gadsden, and with a new budget proposed Tuesday, questions may arise - where does the city spend its money? The simple answer is that a large portion of the city's expenditures goes to personnel. "You've got to have people to operate

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 22:35:47

Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Etowah

The Chamber of Gadsden & Etowah County is accepting applications now for Leadership Etowah - a series of one-day retreats designed to educate and develop leadership in the community. Each year, Leadership Etowah brings together 10 participants for a series of 10 retreats. Its objective is to give pa

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 23:06:12

One on one with ... Alexandria's Destiny Heathcock

If it seems like Destiny Heathcock has played sports at Alexandria for years, she has. The senior is an athlete for all seasons, running cross country in fall, playing basketball in winter and playing golf in spring. She has made The Star's All-Calhoun County teams in multiple sports. Her best cross

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 22:30:00

Shannon J. Allen: He was Starsky, I was Hutch

One of Huck's stories stirred memories from my childhood and caused me to wonder about persons I haven't seen in years. Darren McElhaney was a classmate of mine in the fourth or fifth grade at Crossville. Darren's chin quivered when he became nervous or angry. We called Darren "Mook" or "MookElhaney

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2017-09-22 23:18:00

St. Clair Commissioner Jeff Brown was 'raised by the county'

ASHVILLE - For as long as he can remember, Ashville's Jeff Brown has always been around county government. He said recently that he was "raised by the county." That might be because his dad, Lewis Brown, worked for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office for 28 years, the last 16 years as sheriff. He

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-23 01:50:00

Cities discuss tobacco tax increases, but state law has frozen local rates

With the current fiscal year nearing an end, most city officials in recent weeks have taken a look at how they'll spend taxpayer money in the year soon beginning. Some in Calhoun County have looked, too, for where to squeeze for a little more of that money. In Oxford, a finance employee suggested du

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 22:12:00

Alabama Attorney General to give talk on opioid abuse at JSU Tuesday

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall speaks to the crowd during the second annual Alabama Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at Centennial Memorial Park in Anniston. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston StarPhoto by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star Alabama's attorney general will be in Jacksonvi

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 21:01:00

Douglas Chamber honors young professionals advancing themselves, community

The Douglas Chamber of Commerce recently recognized 10 people under age 40 who are working to advance themselves and the county. The chamber's Young Professionals Connection program recently announced its annual Top 10 Young Professionals, which is an annual recognition of young professionals in Dou

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 10:38:00

Yard sale continues | Bargains galore all day Saturday

Albertville citizens, businesses and organizations hit their yards Friday, for the two-day Albertville Community Yard Sale. Citizens cleared out their garages and closets, businesses filled up their storefronts with merchandise at discount prices, and organizations, such as Hope United Methodist Chu

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2017-09-22 23:30:00

Two men in jail after short chase

Two men are in jail after fleeing police and wrecking the car just outside the Marshall County line. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said Thursday morning around 1 a.m. DeKalb County deputy observed a vehicle sitting in the middle of County Road 964. He said when the deputy pulled in behind the v

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2017-09-22 23:24:00