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Joseph Cox Alabama News
Former Gadsden dentist sentenced to 180 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse of staff and patients

Former Gadsden dentist Dr. Joseph Clarence Cox was sentenced to 180 years in prison for two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy and eight counts of sexual abuse.

Safe Haven Baby Box Alabama News
Safe Haven Baby Box opens in Gadsden for parents to surrender infants with no questions asked

A new Safe Haven Baby Box is now open at the Gadsden Fire Station #3.

Will Kimbrough, Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett. Photo: Lawrence Specker Alabama News
First performance of Coral Reefer Band since Jimmy Buffett death set for May 11 in Gadsden

It’s the first featured appearance of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band since the singer’s death on September 1, 2023.

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Return to the 1960s: Swingin’ Medallions fans gather in Gadsden December 1

In the mid-1960s, hundreds of teenagers in central and north Alabama traveled weekly to Oporto Armory in east Birmingham for “Medallion Mondays.” On December 1, those teens, now mostly in their 70s, will recreate that scene.

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Etowah County storm survivor thankful for 'miraculous' happening during World’s Longest Yard Sale

Each year, thousands of people from all over flock to the World’s Longest Yard Sale. The sale spans six states, including Alabama.

City of Fairhope Alabama News
World Atlas identifies top 8 main streets in Alabama; Fairhope, Prattville and Florence made the list

In a new report, World Atlas identified eight towns in Alabama with the best main streets. Those compiling the list took into consideration local stores and eateries, landscapes, monuments and area attractions.

Ford Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford bemoans effort to eliminate occupational tax as city increases mayor's office budget by 41%

Mayor Craig Ford has seen a 41% increase in his budget while other city departments brace for potential budget cuts.

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City of Gadsden funding up to $100K annually for DEI director — Expenditure amid occupation tax fight to stave off alleged cash crunch

Ford handpicked Ruth Moffat to helm the new position due to her work as executive director of United Way of Etowah County.

Craig Ford v Andrew Jones Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford, State Sen. Jones battle over effort to phase out occupational taxes — 'Taxes on people for the privilege of being employed'

Occupational taxes are local taxes businesses and service providers pay to operate within a municipality. For Gadsden, they account for nearly 30% of the annual budget — roughly $15 million.

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Remains found in Coosa River in January identified as man missing for nearly 40 years

The Gadsden Police Department (GPD), with the help of the FBI, identified remains found in the Coosa River in Gadsden in January as a man who went missing nearly 40 years ago.

Craig Ford. Alabama News
Former House Democratic leader Craig Ford wins Gadsden mayoral race

The mayoral race in the city of Gadsden has ended in a victory for former Democratic leader in the Alabama House of Representatives, Craig Ford.

Michael Mc Cartney Alabama News
Former Auburn University Trustee Michael McCartney dies

Michael McCartney was the President of McCartney Construction, served 14 years on the Auburn University Board of Trustees, and headed the powerful Alabama Road Builders. He was also a great philanthropist and family man who was deeply involved with his state, community, and Auburn University.

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World's Longest Yard Sale coming to Alabama in August

The World’s Longest Yard Sale is coming to Alabama. 

BBQ Alabama News
Gadsden to host worldwide barbeque competition

Gadsden, Alabama will play host to an annual world barbeque competition.

Crime Scene Unit by Will Blakely Alabama News
Brother: Man shot by police near school had mental problems

A man fatally shot by police outside an Alabama school that officials said he attempted to enter had “serious mental issues” and attended the school as a child, according to his brother.

Walnut Park by Will Blakely Alabama News
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Man killed in front of Gadsden elementary school identified

An altercation occurred outside the front door of Walnut Park Elementary School on Thursday morning that left one man dead and a police officer injured.

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Christmas Spirit Shines Brightly Throughout Alabama

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard   If you’re looking to make your spirits merry and bright…Alabama’s got you covered! From fantastically festive...