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Firm Foundation: 85-year-old passes along gift of knowledge by teaching

Education is like a house, Berry Shirley likes to say.
Shirley uses an analogy he knows best. At 85 years old and a home builder by trade, Shirley teaches math in the GED program at the Etowah County Detention Center. Read More


Medicare to penalize hospitals over readmitted patients

WASHINGTON — If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there’s more to it than good customer service. Read More

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 mark

KABUL — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict that now garners little… Read More

State News More State News

Historic churches dot Shoals area of Ala.

Colbert and Lauderdale counties have some of the oldest church buildings in the state, including a Tuscumbia church that has the distinction of being the oldest house of worship in the state still holding services. Read More

Famous yacht now docked in Decatur, Ala.

An 83-foot yacht that movie star Charlton Heston, former President Gerald Ford and even an alleged Chicago mob boss have owned is docked in Decatur. Read More

AP Interview: Bennett’s 50 years around government

Jim Bennett has wrapped up a career that kept him around Alabama government for a half century as a political reporter, legislator, secretary of state and Cabinet member for two governors. Read More

Sports More Sports

Collapse in Chicago: Europeans rally on final day to win Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. — Jose Maria Olazabal squeezed his eyes shut as they filled with tears, overwhelmed and overjoyed that the Ryder Cup still belongs to Europe. Read More

No. 1 Alabama enters open date before tough SEC stretch

TUSCALOOSA — No. 1 Alabama can enjoy a relaxing Saturday without the stress of trying to pull out a tight game. Read More

Braves make history as Medlen beats Mets 6-2

ATLANTA — Kris Medlen did his part to ensure Chipper Jones’ last regular-season home game was a win. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for 9/26

Here are the inspection scores from Sept. 10 through Sept. 14 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: Give teachers raise, but protect the ARI

We support state School Superintendent Tommy Bice’s plan to include a small raise for Alabama’s public school teachers and support personnel in the Department of Education’s 2013-14 budget. We’re troubled, however, by… Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Costner, Sue

Chapel services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services in Gadsden for Mrs. Sue Costner, 81, of Gadsden. The …..

Dilbeck, Ralph Wayne

Ralph Wayne Dilbeck, 67, Fort Payne, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. today in …..

Hendrix, Gayleia Ann

Gayleia Ann Hendrix, 66, Boaz, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Concord Baptist Church. Burial will be …..

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