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Friday, August 10, 2012

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Local News More Local News

Banquet to wrap up Attalla youth program’s summer

The Attalla Youth Enrichment program will conclude its 15th year of providing children with summer activity Saturday with a banquet to honor the participants. Read More

Etowah County school system fails to meet goals

The Etowah County school system for the second year did not meet its Adequate Yearly Progress goal and remains in system improvement. Read More

Etowah County school board to seek borrowing approval from state

The Etowah County Board of Education will seek approval from the state Department of Education for the system’s maximum debt service in bond funds, but the board will not necessarily borrow the maximum amount. Read More

State News More State News

Ala. agencies receive grants to prevent crime

Alabama agencies and cities have received more than $5.1 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice to control and prevent crime. Read More

75 percent of Ala. schools made adequate progress

The percentage of Alabama schools making adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law increased slightly to 75 percent for 2012, but that was based on Alabama keeping the same passing level as 2011. Read More

Alabama releases scores from No Child Left Behind

The state Department of Education says 75 percent of Alabama schools made adequate yearly progress, up from nearly 73 percent last year. But the department got federal approval to use the 2011 passing levels in 2012. Read More

Sports More Sports

Storms force Jacksonville State football indoors

JACKSONVILLE — Weather moved the Jacksonville State football team indoors Thursday afternoon, but coach Jack Crowe used the altered practice plan to prepare for a big day coming today when the Gamecocks will don full pads for the first time. Read More

U.S. tops Japan to win Olympic women’s soccer gold

WEMBLEY, England — Abby Wambach didn’t put on her “Greatness Has Been Found” T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield — and cried into a U.S. flag. Read More

Pettersson leads PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Five years ago, a leading golf publication chose Kiawah Island as the toughest golf course in America. Some of the best players in the world made it feel like a walk on the beach Thursday in the PGA Championship. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for 8/8

Here are the inspection scores from July 23 through July 27 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: Speed cushions on the way

Neighborhoods in Gadsden have something the City Council doesn’t — home rule, albeit on one particular issue. We hope they use that privilege carefully and thoughtfully. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Duncan, Sue

Sue Duncan, 65, Boaz, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. She is survived by her husband, James Howard Duncan. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. …..

Ford, Debra Fay

Debra Fay Ford, 49, Collinsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Olen Ford. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. …..

Green, Sandra

Sandra Green, 41, Gadsden, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. She is survived by her family. Adams-Buggs Funeral Service directing. …..

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