Headlines: Mardi Gras big business in Mobile

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Mardi Gras big business in Mobile

Mardi Gras in Mobile is not just a time of fun and celebration for residents and tourists, it is a $500 million a year industry according to L. Craig Roberts, a Mobile architect and historian. Read More


Second notices for property taxes sent; number is down from last year

Delinquent tax notices have been sent to 7,697 property owners in Etowah County, Revenue Commissioner Linda Barrett-Vaughan said this week. Read More

Albertville man dies in apparent accidental shooting

The body of an Albertville man who died Thursday evening in what is believed to be an accidental shooting has been transported to the Department of Forensics in Huntsville for an autopsy, according to Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis. Read More

State News More State News

Fed study criticizes Ala women’s prison

A Justice Department report released Friday criticizes how inmates are treated at Alabama’s lone state prison for women, where advocates last year alleged rampant sexual misconduct by workers. Read More

Over 1,000 gather in Ala. to remember former mayor

Over 1,000 people gathered in Daphne to remember 72-year-old Bailey Yelding, former mayor of Daphne who died at his home Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Read More

Ala. couple convicted of marriage fraud

An Alabama man and a Nigerian woman have been convicted in a 2008 marriage scheme authorities say was aimed at defrauding immigration authorities. Read More

Sports More Sports

Southside boys knock off Fort Payne 61-54

Southside took care of business. Now it needs Boaz to do the same. Read More

Southside girls fall to Fort Payne 37-27

Offensive struggles in the second half doomed Southside in a 37-27 loss to Fort Payne. Read More

Tide’s Johnson hopes to prove pass coverage skills to scouts

It doesn’t take long for Senior Bowl players to figure out what they have to prove to NFL scouts and coaches who attend practices and today’s game. Read More

Life More Life

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection to host art auction

You won’t have to be an art lover to have a good time at the The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection’s annual art auction Feb. 2 at the Hardin Center. Read More

Worship Guide for Jan. 26

• Noccalula Church of God, 1209 Noccalula Road — 7 p.m. today, presented will be “Saturday Worship Live” every Saturday night. This is a fresh, compelling, and contemporary service for the whole family, for people who work on… Read More

PAPER PULPIT: Christian community

Twenty-two years ago, my family left Salt Lake City to move to Gadsden. Here, too, we found a community who loved God and valued church activity. We visited Sunday services at two different denominations. We found the Spirit and people very much… Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Sales tax holiday will help residents be better prepared

Some Gadsden officials expressed reluctance, but ultimately the City Council made the right call by deciding to join the state and county in the sales tax holiday for emergency preparedness items. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Brasher, Lois (Watters)

Lois Watters Brasher died recently. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the First United Methodist Church of Gadsden. Morgan …..

Calaway, Lola V. (Jenkins)

Lola V. Jenkins Calaway, 89, Centre, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. She is survived by her family. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday …..

Cornutt, Alta G.

Alta G. Cornutt, 79, Gadsden, died Jan. 25, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Collier-Butler & Cremation Services. …..

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