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Saturday, August 4, 2012

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Local News More Local News

Siegelman apologetic, but headed back to prison

Following years of appeals and a vocal campaign by supporters, ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is heading back to prison after being sentenced Friday to more than six years for bribery and other convictions. Read More

Suspect arrested after ‘teenage girl’ turns out to be police officer

A Weaver man is being held on a $100,000 bond after he tried to pick up someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Instead, the person he was communicating with was Gadsden Police officer Jason Coffman, who was playing a role. Read More

Seized animals under veterinarian’s care at Humane Society

The animals seized Tuesday at a home in East Gadsden are at the Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center and under the care of a veterinarian, Gadsden Police Lt. Paul Cody said. Read More


State News More State News

Salvation Army Commander returns to ‘front lines’

During his 40 years in the Salvation Army, Maj. C. Mark Brown has thought of the organization as having a "life-changing" impact on the clients it serves.
Now, says Brown, he realizes the effect is often far greater. Read More

Ala. authorities searching for escaped inmate

An Alabama corrections official says authorities are searching for a man has escaped from a men’s facility in Wetumpka. Read More

Ex-Gov. Don Siegelman apologizes for any embarrassment his bribery conviction caused. Read More

Sports More Sports

Jacksonville State enters season loaded with talent on offense

And, as usual, the underlying theme of Jacksonville State’s media day Friday afternoon was elevated expectations. Read More


Jacksonville State needs ‘puppies’ to become ‘dawgs’ on defense

JACKSONVILLE ­— The 2012 version of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks stands out as the youngest to take the football field in coach Jack Crowe’s tenure. Read More


Alabama starts preseason camp

TUSCALOOSA — Quarterback AJ McCarron insists Alabama turned its focus to the 2012 season long before opening preseason camp on Friday. Read More

Life More Life

COMMENTARY: Learn to lose weight by studying the Good Book

My husband didn’t get it until the Sara Lee pound cake episode. That divine sliver of cake left in its foil tin stayed on my mind every day for more than a week. Read More

PAPER PULPIT: The high calling of a father

The role of mother is the most important of all positions. This is because mothers spend so much time with young children and therefore are primarily responsible for their character development. The values, virtues and vices we see in adults today… Read More

Worship Guide for Aug. 4

• Grace Temple Church, 417 Van Courtland St., Gadsden — 10 a.m. today, a men’s breakfast will be held. All men are invited. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: County faces decision on bridge

The photo of the bridge over Big Wills Creek on Wesson Gap Road was telling. It’s not news that many of Alabama’s bridges are decrepit and unsafe, but the visual of that twisted structure brought the situation into focus, if you’ll… Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Bice, Violet Mavis

Violet Mavis Bice, 87, Pell City, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City. …..

Crowell, Ruby

Ruby Crowell, 87, Fort Payne, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will …..

Glassco, Billy Wayne "JR"

Billy Wayne "JR." Glassco, 37, Horton, died Aug. 1, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at …..

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