Headlines: Students from across Etowah County take part in leadership academy

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Students from across Etowah County take part in leadership academy

Whether it was scuba diving, flying in a helicopter, shooting a gun or riding in a patrol car or on a horse, the 18 high school seniors from across Etowah County had a lot of first-time experiences while participating in the Etowah County… Read More


Leadership program participants ‘exceptional’

A group of students from across Etowah County had a lot of experiences this week that some deputies never have had, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said. Read More


Millions without power in heat wave

WASHINGTON — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a… Read More

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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

Fuhrman earns Player of Year honor

An improbable run to the state championship series was the collective highlight for the 2012 Southside Panthers baseball team, but the emergence of several promising young players lends credence to the thought that it was just a sign of things to… Read More

McGuire headlines All-County softball team

Like a lion waiting patiently for its prey to make a mistake, so too did Jamie McGuire. Read More

Abernathy highlights All-Area baseball squad

It was hard to imagine a scenario where Curtis Abernathy’s 2012 season could top his 2011 campaign, but that’s exactly what happened for the Cedar Bluff junior this year. Read More

Life More Life

Chamblee celebrates 107th birthday

Barbara Chamblee, Geraldine, turned 107 on June 16, making her the oldest living person in Geraldine and DeKalb County. Read More

Times Weekly Calendar for July 1

VFW POST 8600 has karaoke from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Sunday. Read More

Coming Soon for July 1

GOODYEAR RETIREES will meet for a covered dish meal at 11 a.m. July 12 at the Union Hall. Meat will be provided. Dues, which are $15, can be paid. Spouses are invited. There will be entertainment. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: It’s going to be a health care election

The U.S. Supreme Court last week ensured that the 2012 presidential election will center on one issue — health care. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Baker, Auther

Auther Baker, 83, Boaz, died Friday, June 29, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Union FCM …..

Bush, Sandra Kay (Geer)

Sandra Kay Geer Bush was born Feb. 9, 1944, in Gadsden, the second of four children of Leonard and Fay Geer. Raised in Gadsden and …..

Jones, Wayne Allen "Alabama"

Wayne Allen "Alabama" Jones died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Wayne was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Hokes Bluff. He was preceded …..

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