Headlines: 100 days until election with Obama, Romney neck and neck

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100 days until election with Obama, Romney neck and neck

WASHINGTON — Stubbornly close and deeply divisive, the presidential race throttles into its last 100 days as an enormous clash over economic vision, with the outcome likely to come down to fall debates, final unemployment numbers and fierce… Read More

Alabama public pensions underfunded

MONTGOMERY — Two years ago, recession investment losses and optimistic expectations, fewer contributors and generous retirement deals had left the Retirement Systems of Alabama seriously underfunded for future retirees. Read More

Mental health court to offer pretrial diversion

District Attorney Jimmie Harp and Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree say a new mental health court pretrial diversion program should save Etowah County taxpayers money while giving non-violent offenders a chance to straighten out their lives — with… Read More

State News More State News

Loss of son spurs parents to help children in need

The hardest question to ask any parent who has lost a child is how they are able to move forward. Read More

Ala. sheriff: Man left woman, child in burning car

Jefferson County authorities say a wanted man left a woman and child inside a burning car as he ran away from a sheriff’s deputy chasing him. Read More

Reward offered in rape of 82-year-old Ala. woman

Alabama authorities are hoping a cash reward will help lead them find a man who raped an 82-year-old woman. Read More

Sports More Sports

Gadsden City’s Middleton commits to Mississippi

Gadsden City defensive lineman Finesse Middleton committed to play football at Mississippi on Friday night. Read More

Roumbanis wins event on Neely

Oklahoman Fred Roumbanis’ 4.41-pound big bass Saturday helped him surge ahead five places and win the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Professional Anglers Association Tournament Series tournament on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden. Read More

Lochte wins 400 IM gold as Phelps struggles

LONDON — Ryan Lochte strolled the deck of the Olympic Aquatics Centre wearing diamonds in his mouth and lime-green sneakers on the feet that powered him through the water faster than anyone else. Beaming, he chomped playfully on his gold medal… Read More

Life More Life

Trinity Presbyterian in Gadsden celebrates 100 years

The year was 1912 — William Howard Taft was president, New Mexico and Arizona officially became states, actors Gene Kelly and Danny Thomas were born, and on Oct. 1, Gadsden’s First Presbyterian Church established a mission Sunday School… Read More

Greater Faith Church planted in downtown Gadsden

“Where there is no vision” … “build it and they will come.” Read More

PAPER PULPIT: Just can’t wait? Keep looking up

For years I have been angry with the Children of Israel. In the book of Exodus, we find the nation of Israel held in slave labor by the Egyptians. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: A judge’s plea for clarity

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson knows a gray area when he sees it. He has up close and personal experience with the various shades of gray that are politics, having presided over two gambling corruption trials in Alabama. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Blankenship, Elaine Bertie Nell (Stallings)

Elaine Bertie Nell Stallings Blankenship, 78, Cedartown, Ga., formerly of Rome, Ga., died Friday, July 27, 2012. She was a member of Noah Baptist Church. …..

Fergurson, Essie (Clines)

Essie Clines Fergurson, 87, Rainsville, died Saturday, July 28, 2012. She is survived by her family. Funeral will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Rainsville …..

Higdon, Joyce Elizabeth

Joyce Elizabeth Higdon, 53, Centre, formerly of Marietta, Ga., died Friday, July 27, 2012. She is survived by her family. Graveside will be at 2 …..

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