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Attalla students get out of the classroom, learn from nature

Jayna Taylor, Vanessa Roden and Landon Willoughby shouted with delight that they’d found something while digging in the dirt, and their first-grade classmates shuffled hurriedly past the picnic table to see. Read More


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Late court decisions may impact outcome of 2012 election

Before voters get a say in this year’s presidential race, lawyers and judges are having theirs. Read More

U.S. stops training some Afghan forces after attacks

KABUL — The U.S. military has halted the training of some Afghan forces while it digs deeper into their background following a surge of attacks by soldiers and police on their international partners, officials said Sunday. Read More

State News More State News

Outdoor reaction growing after years of decline

Two new national surveys find participation in outdoor recreation to be increasing after years of decline. That includes an uptick in the number of young people getting outside, which cheers outdoor advocates who’ve been concerned that a whole… Read More

Slain Ala. officer’s heart changes Fla. man’s life

We have a heart for you, the voice on the phone said, can you be here in two hours?
Joe Sorvillo felt unprepared. Read More

Courts clear way for suits over 2010 blast deaths

Federal courts have cleared the way for state lawsuits over the deaths of two men killed in an explosion at Redstone Arsenal. Read More

Sports More Sports

Alabama craves another BCS National Championship

ARLINGTON, Texas — Linebacker C.J. Mosley and his Alabama teammates have never embraced the label of defending BCS national champion. Neither has coach Nick Saban. Read More

Clemson defense holds down Auburn

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After watching Clemson’s offense make a major leap forward last year, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney hopes it’s the defense’s turn to improve this fall. Read More

Chipper, Braves beat Phillies

ATLANTA — Chipper Jones rounded third base, took one look at his grinning teammates surrounding home plate and flung his batting helmet into the air before jumping into the welcoming party. Read More

Life More Life

JIMMY SMOTHERS: Von Braun, team helped put Huntsville base on map

It is not the oldest, the largest or most populated military base, but it is so well known that people throughout this country and around the world recognize it by just one word — Redstone. Read More

Whorton-Dykes VFW announces winners

Whorton-Dykes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2760 recently distributed its yearly awards. Read More

Community Services for Sept. 2

A support group for substance abuse will meet 5:30 Sundays at Cross T Ranch. Call 256-892-9267 for more information and directions. Read More

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Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: United Way goal ambitious, reachable

Once again, an ambitious goal has been set forth for the people of Etowah County. It won’t be easy, but we know you’ll come through. Always have. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Daniel, Grady

Grady Daniel, Glencoe, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral services will be announced by Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel. …..

Fickett, Judith (Brock)

Judith Brock Fickett, 88, Ashland City, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. She was formerly of the Rainsville area. Funeral service will be at 2 …..

Hamilton, Danny Lee

Danny Lee Hamilton, Hokes Bluff, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral services will be announced by Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral …..

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