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Calendar for March 29

ENJOY TUESDAY Tales Story Time from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Alabama City branch of the Gadsden Public Library. ATTALLA LODGE NO. 383 F&AM meets at 5:30 p.m. for practice followed by regular communication. GADSDEN-RAINBOW CITY COIN CLUB meets at 6:30 ...

1 dead, 2 arrested following motorcycle pursuit

ATTALLA, AL (WAFF) - An attempted traffic stop led to a chase involving two motorcycles Tuesday night. According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Department, the pursuit began around 7:50 p.m. when the two motorcycles failed to stop near Miller Hollow Road ...

Man dies in wreck fleeing from deputy, authorities say

The driver, a male, was later stopped and apprehended by Attalla Police. He is wanted for warrants in Marshall County. The identity of the individuals and additional information will be released when pending warrants are obtained in Etowah County.

Stout, Sebra Lift Gamecocks to Weekend Sweep of Eastern Illinois

The Attalla, Alabama-product singled in his first plate appearance and followed that with his first home run of the season in the eighth to give JSU an insurance run at 5-2 heading in to the final inning. Senior Tony Urban recorded the win in the opener ...

Roads impassable, power outages reported from Wednesday snow in Alabama

ATTALLA, Ala. (AP) – Snow blanketed north Alabama on Wednesday with forecasters warning the winter storm could dump as much as 10 inches of frozen precipitation in spots and make travel treacherous across a wide area through Thursday. Streets and roads ...

Former Alabama Bank Manager Sentenced for Fraud

Court documents show that Owen, while working as a branch manager for Superior Financial Services in Attalla, Alabama, from September 2007 to May 2009, approved and/or recommended approval for loan applications containing false information from bank customers.

Attalla Downtown Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places

ATTALLA, Alabama --Attalla's downtown historic district has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The register is an official listing of buildings worthy of preservation for their historical importance. The district was added in December.

Randy Swearengin State Farm Insurance Grand Opening Celebration in Attalla Welcomes Community

Randy Swearengin State Farm Insurance (http://www.randyismyagen invites the community to attend their grand opening and ribbon cutting event on February 14th from 11am-2pm at 725 Gilbert Ferry Road SE in Attalla, Alabama. This is the only State Farm ...

Before it was a city, Attalla played role in region’s history

Incorporated as a town on February 5, 1872, by the 44th General Assembly of the Alabama Legislature. However, the city’s history actually predates its incorporation as a town. The City of Attalla occupies the site of an Indian village that had ...

Attalla, Alabama Vacation Rentals

Attalla, Alabama offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Attalla, AL, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Hierophant In Black...

Lords Of Venus - Vol. 1 EP (2014) As indicated by the name, this is the first release from the Lords Of Venus, a group out of California with a focus on heavy stoner doom.  If that's not enough to pi…

Police chase leads to death in cycle crash

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Motorcycle pursuit ends in fatality, 2 arrested

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A man is dead after an attempted traffic stop by an Etowah County Sheriff’s deputy led to the pursuit of two motorcycles Tuesday night. Sheriff Todd Entrekin said the pursuit be…

Glenn Ford Of Louisiana Needs OUR Help. Innocent In Prison For 30 Years, Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer.

A SECOND DEATH SENTENCE, Organized by: Glen’s Team THE STORY: Glenn Ford spent 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. Wednesday, March 11th is the one year anniversary of his release fr…

Meet Glenn Ford, Louisiana. Convicted 1984. Exonerated 2014, With $20. And Stage 4 Lung Cancer.

Man freed after decades on La.’s death row SHREVEPORT, La. — A man who spent nearly 30 years on Louisiana’s death row was freed Tuesday after a court vacated his conviction in the murder of a Shrevepo…

“In 2007 Egypt’s macroeconomic performance was excellent. GDP, exports and foreign investment...

“In 2007 Egypt’s macroeconomic performance was excellent. GDP, exports and foreign investment were the highest they had been in years. You could tell there was an economic boom from the advertising bi…

Protest Meeting At Mount Druitt Tafe - Proposed Cuts - Edmond Attalla - Labor Candidate For Mount Druitt!

Edmond Atalla Labor for Mount DruittPage Liked · Yesterday · · Today I addressed a student protest meeting at Mt Druitt TAFE against the unfair TAFE cuts by the Liberals. All candidates from all …

Cairo’s Mother Theresa serves children of Egypt’s slums

. By MERRIT KENNEDY CAIRO (AP) — In a slum inhabited by Cairo’s legions of informal garbage collectors, children in tattered sandals walk down muddy, trash-strewn alleys to get to Mama Maggie’s commu…

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We are currently in a "warm up to rain" pattern so it is intermittently raining or mistiy rain. mooshy underfoot.  The mail and newspaper people are leaving muddy ruts which can't be helped.  Word is,…


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Register now and request your ballots for the year in ATTALLA ALABAMA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in ATTALLA ALABAMA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


What do you know about abuse of women in ATTALLA ALABAMA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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