Headlines: Joshua Kelley ‘meticulous’ in spelling bee victory

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Joshua Kelley ‘meticulous’ in spelling bee victory

In the midst of his victory announcement in Wednesday’s Etowah County Spelling Bee, Gadsden Middle School’s Joshua Kelley made sure his recently defeated opponent — his brother, John — came to share the limelight with him at… Read More


Sources: Pentagon will open combat roles to women

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday. Read More

Legislators say they’re considering stricter abortion guidelines

MONTGOMERY — Three legislators on Wednesday said they are considering legislation that wouldn’t flatly outlaw abortions, but would tighten controls over the controversial yet legal practice. Read More

State News More State News

Teen held without bond in Ala. school bus shooting

Authorities in south Alabama say a teen accused of firing a BB gun at a school bus is being held without bond in the Baldwin County Corrections Center. Read More

Ala. board expects ruling in 15 days on license

The chairman of an Alabama Beverage Control board panel said Wednesday it expects to rule within 15 days on the VictoryLand casino’s request for a liquor license. Read More

Scammers steal nearly $10,000 from Ala. woman

Authorities in north Alabama say two men claiming to be homeless stole nearly $60,000 from a woman who offered them temporary shelter. Read More

Sports More Sports

Gadsden City football coach Scott greets fans, media

New football coach Matt Scott talked with a small gathering of media and Gadsden City Titan supporters in the school’s auditorium Wednesday. Read More

Auburn drops game to Vanderbilt 73-61

Kedren Johnson scored 15 points to lead Vanderbilt over Auburn 73-61 Wednesday night. Read More

Sharapova loses to Li Na in Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia — China’s Li Na overpowered second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final. Read More

Life More Life

AMY BURGESS: It’s time to start organizing important documents

Why is record keeping important? Each new beginning or change in life calls for a fresh look at the types of records and papers you should keep. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: About face for GOP on immigration?

It’s amazing what an election whipping can do. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Beiler, Helen Alene

Helen Alene Beiler, 58, Athens, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. She was a native of Hokes Bluff. She is survived by her family. No services …..

Bennich, Elizabeth Gail "Nana"

Funeral services for Elizabeth Gail "Nana" Bennich will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel. The Revs. John Cole …..

Dean, Easton Lamar

Easton Lamar Dean, 53, Horton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Adams Brown Chapel. Burial is in Rehobeth. …..

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