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Etowah County prepares for winter weather

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — With rain transitioning to snow in the northern part of Alabama on Sunday, Etowah County is gearing up for slippery roadways and freezing temperatures. The Emergency Management Agency in Gadsden-Etowah County has been in contact with city leaders and first responders making sure everyone is prepared for the winter weather. “We’re […]
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ELAINE HARRIS SPEARMAN COMMENTARY: What plant opponents are seeking is a covenant

“It’s all about the land.” We have heard that phrase or a similar one from Mr. O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind.”. Old habits die hard. The land that has dominated the news for far too long belongs to the City of Gadsden and the Gadsden Airport Authority. Recent headlines detail still another salvo fired by the Roman consul and associated team members, that is more than a notion.

What does the Gadsden Commercial Development Authority do?

According to its website, the GCDA is "a nonprofit organization that acts as a liaison between the City of Gadsden and the development community." Its mission:. • Provide guidance to developers on permitting process;. • Maintain an extensive database of available development opportunities;. • Provide demographic profiles to developers;. •...
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Etowah Historical Society to find new location, city of Gadsden to tear down building

GADSDEN (WBMA) — The city of Gadsden has plans for the Elliot Community Center and the Etowah Historical Society who currently leases the space isn't part of the vision. Outside of the building there are historical trees that have been planted. The trees are from the homes of George Washington, Helen Keller, and Mark Twain plus a tree planted by a seed that went to the moon.

More East Alabama schools moving to E-Learning

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - More school systems will transition to virtual learning temporarily due to issues with the spike in COVID cases and staffing shortages. Attalla City School students will learn from home Friday and Tuesday. Gadsden City and Etowah County Schools will participate in E-Learning Friday. “We had an...

Arab man charged with for seditious conspiracy and other offenses related to U.S. Capitol breach

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Joshua James, 34, of Arab is one of 11 individuals charged with Seditious Conspiracy in connection with the U.S. Capitol Breach on Jan. 6, 2022. The January 12, 2022 indictment indictment yesterday, charges 11 defendants with seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2022. This disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.

Students get look at manufacturing

Around 400 students and teachers saw up close the workings of industries during Marshall County’s Manufacturing Day on Tuesday, Jan. 11. High school students and teachers representing Asbury, Arab, Albertville, Boaz, Brindlee Mountain, Douglas, DAR, and Guntersville were organized into groups to visit the participating industries. The groups were given tours of the facilities as well as information on careers and the skills necessary for those careers within those industries.

Grant's Sivley retires from Navy

Lieutenant Commander David (Heath) Sivley has retired from The United States Navy after a 26-year career. Heath is a 1994 graduate of K.D.S. DAR High School. His senior year he was the representative for DAR High School to the Continental Congress in Washington DC. Heath attended Snead State Community College...

State Rep. Wes Kitchens elected vice chair of Alabama House GOP

The Alabama House Republican Caucus on Thursday announced that State Rep. Wes Kitchens, R-Arab, has been elected to serve as its vice chair, a position that allows him to lead the group when House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, is absent or unavailable. “I am deeply grateful for the trust...
Sand Mountain Reporter

Boaz approves zoning for town homes

Boaz may soon see a new townhouse community after city council members approved a zoning request during a meeting Monday night. Councilmen suspended the rules to adopt an ordinance amending the zoning ordinance making a parcel at the southeast intersection of Billy Dyar Boulevard and Oak Street R-3 (high density single family residential district) from B-2 (community commercial district).
Sand Mountain Reporter

Geraldine swears-in new councilman

The Geraldine Town Council is officially back to full capacity after its newest member was sworn in during a regular meeting Monday night. Mayor Chuck Ables administered the oath of office to new councilmember Mark Hale who has been appointed to fill the vacant position left when former councilman Scott Tarant retired.

2022 Golf Tour for Calhoun County

January 13, 2022 East Alabama Sports Today   Here is the 2022 Calhoun County Golf Tour schedule and more; to include your event contact CALHOUN COUNTY GOLF TOUR April 23-24 – Gadsden City Championship, Twin Bridges April 30-May 1 – Oxford City Championship, Cider Ridge May 14-15 – RTJ Silver Lakes Championship June 3-5 […]