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Goodbye to Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a… Read More

House Democrats propose statewide lottery to fund SROs

MONTGOMERY — Alabama House Democrats say a top priority for the Legislature’s 2013 session is a proposal to put an armed police officer in each of the approximately 1,500 public schools in Alabama. Read More

iPads stolen from Striplin

W.E. Striplin Elementary School was burglarized and 25 iPads were stolen from the campus, depriving students of valuable educational tools. Read More

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State News More State News

Bill to stiffen abortion clinic rules passes panel

An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would stiffen the requirements for abortion clinics in the state, a move that some clinic operators say would cause them to close. Read More

Ala. House Democrats: Put officer in each school

Alabama House Democrats say a top priority for the Legislature’s 2013 session is a proposal to put an armed police officer in each of the approximately 1,500 public schools in Alabama. Read More

Jury evaluation requested in tree poisoning case

An attorney for the man accused of poisoning the iconic oak trees at Auburn University’s Toomer’s Corner has requested an observer evaluate the jury pool for the upcoming case. Read More

Sports More Sports

Hammond signs with Mississippi State, leads class of 7 Gadsden City signees

Gadsden City’s B.J. Hammond had a little fun with the crowd Wednesday on college football’s national signing day. Read More

No. 1 recruit Nkemdiche picks Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. — The consensus overall top recruit in the nation Robert Nkemdiche has signed to play at Mississippi. Read More

Alabama lands top recruiting class

Alabama coach Nick Saban insists he doesn’t get swept up in the signing day drama of recruits’ televised announcements and last-minute change of hearts. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for Feb. 6

Here are the inspection scores from Jan. 22 through Jan. 25 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

AMY BURGESS: Prune plants properly and at right time

One of the top questions that come into the Extension Office this time of the year concerns the pruning of certain plants, particularly small fruits, fruit trees and ornamentals. We have had an uncommonly mild winter up until this point, and some… Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Who’s going to pay?

The school safety committee appointed by Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, plans to ask the Etowah County Commission to approve a 1 percent sales tax to fund additional security measures for local schools. The committee is set to finalize that request… Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Berry, Marie Fike

Marie Fike Berry, 90, Fort Payne, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial …..

Bryan, Betty (Hames)

Funeral services for Betty Hames Bryan, 76, Southside, who passed away Feb. 5, 2013, will be 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at First …..

Davenport, Vera B.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Village Chapel for Vera B. Davenport, 96, of Attalla, who died Feb. 6, 2012. The Rev. Harold …..

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