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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Local News More Local News

Obama to propose gun limits, faces tough obstacles

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is launching the nation’s most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in two decades, setting up a legislative fight with a deeply divided Congress that even some of his staunchest allies expect to fall… Read More

Council unanimously approves designating highway in King’s honor

The Gadsden City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved designating the stretch of U.S. Highway 431/278 inside the city limits as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parkway. Read More

Crane, Guyton seek to use retired officers for school security

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Gadsden Police Chief John Crane and Mayor Sherman Guyton plan to add safety officers to city schools to beef up security. Read More

State News More State News

Ala. officials deny appeal by fired police officer

Officials in Muscle Shoals have upheld the firing of a police officer who was terminated after fatally shooting a deer while on duty. Read More

Former Ala. corrections officer guilty in assault

A former Alabama corrections officer has pleaded guilty to civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. Read More

Ala. governor taps Donaldson to civil appeals seat

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Scott Donaldson has been appointed to a seat on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Read More

Sports More Sports

Chapman’s layup lifts West End over Sardis 51-49

West End coach Clint Brannon was exhausted and elated after the Patriots’ 51-49 win over Sardis in the first round of the Etowah County boys basketball tournament. Read More

Gaston girls roll over West End 41-26 in county tournament

Gaston advanced to the semifinals of the Etowah County tournament with a 41-26 win over West End in girls high school basketball Tuesday at Beck Field House on the campus of Gadsden State. Read More

Auburn shows signs of progress in 3-game winning streak

AUBURN — Auburn easily had won three straight nonconference games when Winthrop came for a visit in late December. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for Jan. 16

Here are the inspection scores from Jan. 2 through Jan. 4 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: Committee makes solid start

Predicting how effective something will be when it’s barely gotten started is risky. However, last week’s initial meeting of a committee on school security formed by Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, provided optimistic signs. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Carter, Eric

Eric Carter, 32, Hollywood, Ala., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He is survived by his family. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at …..

Colbert, Wilouise Lucille

Wilouise Lucille Colbert, 85, Gaylesville, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. She is survived by her family. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at …..

Horton, Rodrick

Funeral services for Rodrick Horton, of Gadsden, will be Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Betty D. Robinson Chapel in West Gadsden …..

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