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Dragon Boat Festival success for Habitat for Humanity

Dragon boat racers under the direction of Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing took to the Coosa on Saturday to raise funds for Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity. Read More


New Southside bridge not in state’s immediate plans

MONTGOMERY — State Department of Transportation Director John Cooper said a replacement northbound Alabama Highway 77 bridge over the Coosa River between Southside and Rainbow City is not on the immediate radar screen because of funding. Read More

Gadsden’s financial growth slowing; revenues still up

There is good and bad news in Gadsden’s August financial report, according to Finance Director Lisa Rosser. Read More

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State News More State News

Florence, Ala., madam subject of 10-year hunt

She was notorious in her day, known throughout the Florence area as a wealthy and unscrupulous woman.
Today, she is an enigma who has piqued the curiosity of a group of local historians who want to know more about her. Read More

Ala. authorities seize $300,000 worth of pot

Authorities in southeast Alabama say a drug bust netted investigators $300,000 worth of marijuana. Read More

Siegelman has long odds on Obama commutation

Several thousand people have signed a petition asking President Barack Obama to keep former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman from spending the next few years in prison. But Siegelman realizes the odds of getting a presidential commutation are about the… Read More

Sports More Sports

USC brushes off sanctions to be No. 1; Alabama 2nd

NEW YORK — Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings — with a boost from LSU’s problems. Read More

Auburn’s Chizik remains unsure of starting QB

AUBURN — Auburn coach Gene Chizik said there’s no chance he’ll wait until the season opener to unveil his starting quarterback. Read More

Saban pleased with Alabama’s scrimmage

TUSCALOOSA — The succession of scheduled speakers who have ventured through the University of Alabama football complex completed with some words from a Navy Seal on Friday night, who spoke to players about adapting to conditions while… Read More

Life More Life

Worship Guide for 8/18

• Noccalula Church of God, 1209 Noccalula Road — 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, presented will be Fresh Fire Campmeeting featuring guest speakers, Evangelist Joe Sneed, Pastor Nathan Payne and Evangelist Lane Sitz. Read More

PAPER PULPIT: The ongoing search for joy

It can be difficult in this day and time to be joyful. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Yellow Dot program can save lives

Life-saving ideas don’t have to involve sophisticated equipment or, for that matter, cost a lot. One of the best examples we’ve seen is the Yellow Dot program. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Byers, Ruth

Ruth Byers, 84, Gadsden, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Funeral arrangements to be announced by West Gadsden Funeral Home. …..

Castleberry, Ovell (Copeland)

Ovell Copeland Castleberry, 85, Gadsden, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. She is survived by her family. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Crestwood …..

Coffey, Harold

Harold Coffey, 80, Centre, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his family. Graveside will …..

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