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Triple-digit heat expected by Friday

Triple-digit temperatures are expected by Friday and could last several days, according to Patrick Huselton, public information officer for the Gadsden-Etowah County Emergency Management Agency. Read More


Supreme Court health care ruling will affect Alabama either way

MONTGOMERY — Thursday’s expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the centerpiece of Barack Obama’s presidency will affect Alabama whether the Affordable Care Act of 2010 is upheld or thrown out. Read More

Gadsden native involved in landmark Louisiana case dies

Dorothy Waldrup, an attorney and Gadsden native, died June 22 in California. She practiced law in New Orleans from 1974 to 2002. She had lived in Marin County, Calif., since 2003. Read More

State News More State News

State takes over Birmingham’s school system

The Alabama Department of Education is taking over the operations of Birmingham City Schools.
WBRC-TV reports ( that the state takeover begins this week. Read More

Dry, hot weather increasing wildfire risk in Ala

Forestry officials say dry weather, low humidity and gusty winds are increasing the risk of wildfires in Alabama. Read More

2 plead guilty to skimming IDs for fake cards

A Bulgarian man and a Florida woman have pleaded guilty in Birmingham to skimming bank customers’ identification at ATMs across the South and using the information to create more than 300 counterfeit credit and debit cards. Read More

Sports More Sports

Time to Pay? Potential playoff dollars ignite old debate

NEW YORK — The new playoff system means big money for major college football, as much as a half-billion dollars per year just in television rights alone. Read More

Federer wins at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer gave Prince Charles a bow, then gave Fabio Fognini a royal thumping. Read More

Kenseth has new job lined up for 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Kenseth has kept his name out of the rumor mill for most of his NASCAR career. Read More

Life More Life

Cheers for June 24

The Spring Semester 2012 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Raymond W. Staats. Full-time students who earn all A’s in college-level courses are named to the President’s List. Read More

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Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: College presidents finally back football playoff

Come 2014, college football fans will get what they have long wished for — a four-team playoff to decide the national champion that replaces the controversial (and often despised) Bowl Championship Series. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Abernathy, David Lewis

David Lewis Abernathy, 68, Centre, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at …..

Alexander, Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee Alexander, 73, Altoona, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory. …..

Barron, Rickey Ray

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Village Chapel for Rickey Ray Barron, 60, Steele, who died June 27, 2012. The Rev. Bobby …..

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