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People celebrate Fourth in Gadsden, across America

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — George Washington never had air conditioning, but he knew how to keep cool: a mansion with lots of windows elevated on the banks of a wide, rolling river and lots of ice cream, maybe with a little brandy. Read More


One of Etowah County’s earliest 911 dispatchers retiring

Things have changed in Etowah County since Sherry Correll began as a 911 dispatcher in 1992.
She was among the first people hired when the county’s 911 system was launched. Read More

Gadsden tourism promotion steps up

It might not qualify for “Extreme Makeover — Tourism Edition,” but the Etowah County Tourism Board is changing the theme of its marketing campaign, making improvements to its offices at the Mort Glosser Amphitheatre and publishing… Read More


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State News More State News

Middle schoolers required to get pertussis vaccine

Students ages 11 and older entering the sixth grade in Alabama schools this fall will have to get vaccinated against pertussis. Read More

Montgomery police investigating child shooting

Montgomery police are investigating the shooting death of a 12-year-old child.
Sgt. Regina Duckett says the Wednesday shooting appears to be accidental, but authorities are investigating to determine the exact circumstances. Read More

Alabama’s Rose Towers demolished after 4 decades

A University of Alabama landmark that stood for more than four decades was brought down in a matter of moments. Read More

Sports More Sports

Cubs hit three homers, upend Braves

ATLANTA — Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves 5-1 on Wednesday night. Read More

Djokovic, Federer to meet in semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England — Novak Djokovic closed out his latest Wimbledon win with an ace, then threw a fist and let loose a primal scream. Read More

Edwards knows team is better than results show

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Success came quickly for Carl Edwards, who won four times and finished third in the championship race in his first full season at NASCAR’s top level. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for July 2

Here are the inspection scores from June 18 through June 22 for food, lodging and body art establishments in Etowah County. If an establishment received any major (4- or 5-point) deductions, those are noted in parentheses. Lesser (1- to 3-point)… Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Griffith more than a TV icon

A lot of Americans lost a friend Tuesday when actor Andy Griffith died in his home state of North Carolina at age 86. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Berry, George "Lamar"

George "Lamar" Berry, 93, Gadsden, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Crestwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Crestwood …..

Bonasera, Anne

Anne Bonasera, 90, Gadsden, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home. …..

Decker, Royce H.

Royce H. Decker, 62, Boaz, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Jane Decker. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday …..

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