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Alabama dismisses defensive lineman Taylor after arrest


TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban has dismissed Jonathan Taylor from the team following the second domestic violence arrest of the defensive lineman’s college career. Saban announced the decision Sunday, a day after Tuscaloosa police arrested ...

Gadsden teen killed in crash


State troopers are investigating a crash that killed an Etowah County teen. The wreck happened just after 11:30 p.m. Friday night on Alabama 179, six miles east of Walnut Grove. A car driven by 18-year-old William Harrison Freeman collided with another ...

Jury: Life sentence for Alabama grandmother in girl's running death


GADSDEN, Ala. | A jury is recommending life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death. Jurors rejected prosecutors' pleas for a death sentence for Joyce Hardin Garrard in the February 2012 death of ...

Alabama jury recommends life sentence for woman who forced granddaughter, 9, to run to death


GADSDEN, Ala. — A jury is recommending life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter’s running death. Jurors rejected prosecutors’ pleas for a death sentence for Joyce Hardin Garrard in the February 2012 ...

Jurors to recommend penalty for Alabama grandmother in girl's running death


GADSDEN, Ala. – An Alabama woman will spend her birthday in court learning whether jurors want her to be executed for running her granddaughter to death. Joyce Hardin Garrard is due back in court Thursday for the sentencing portion of her capital murder ...

Hot Now! Krispy Kreme moving forward with first Gadsden store


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is seeking construction bids for a store at 504 E. Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden. Krispy Kreme has 11 stores in Alabama, but Gadsden's closest stores are in Birmingham and Huntsville. Construction documents show the store will be less ...

Mary Frances Holland


Mary Frances “Francie” Bryan Holland passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama, after 89 blessed years. Visitation will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at McConnell Funeral Home followed by ...

Jurors to consider life or death for Alabama grandmother convicted in girl's running death


GADSDEN, Alabama — A jury is considering whether to recommend life or death for the Alabama grandmother they convicted of running her granddaughter to death. A judge told jurors to report back to court Monday for the sentencing of 49-year-old Joyce ...

Gadsden man charged with heroin distribution


GADSDEN - AL - Etowah County deputies have charged a Gadsden man in connection to unlawful distribution of heroin. Investigators say 25-year-old Derrick Jamar Britton is charged with one count of drug trafficking. He was arrested Tuesday. Britton was found ...

3 arrested in shooting of teen outside downtown Gadsden club


GADSDEN, Alabama — Police say three arrests have been made in a shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy near a downtown Gadsden nightclub. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a 19-year-old man and two 17-year-old boys from Anniston are charged ...

Carpenter Gadsden (AL) – Gadsden Carpenters


Carpenter Gadsden (AL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Gadsden (AL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Gadsden, Alabama work with, builds and fixes items and structures made …

Today In Charleston History: March 28


1683    Aerial photo of Middleton Place Arthur Middleton received 800 acres from the Proprietors. Arthur was active in public life and became president of the convention that overthrew the Lords Prop…

With grandmother prison-bound, Alabama prosecutors turn to stepmom in girl’s running death


GADSDEN, Alabama – Prosecutors in the case of a young girl who was run to death are turning their attention to the child’s stepmom now that the grandmother is headed to prison for life. With gr…

Verdict reached in Joyce Garrard trial


GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A jury is recommending life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter’s running death. Jurors rejected prosecutors’ pleas for a death s…

Today In Charleston History: March 26


1726 Lord Anson, 1755 Capt. George Anson purchased a tract of land which later would bear his name – Ansonborough – from his winnings at cards. According to local legend, Anson won the entire tract i…

Girl’s mother calls for death sentence in run-to-death case


GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – Just as when she was run to the point of collapse as punishment for a lie, 9-year-old Savannah Hardin’s final moments alive in a hospital bed were drowned out by her grandmother’s&helli p;

2 more arrested in fatal shooting of Gadsden teen


GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – Police have arrested two more men in the death of a Gadsden teen who was shot outside a nightclub. Gadsden Police Capt. Paul Cody tells the Gadsden Times that Montarious Hill and…

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1st trial in girl’s running death previews stepmom’s case


GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The capital murder trial of an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death as punishment provided a window into the case against the girl’s stepmother, who is aw…

Suspects sought in Gadsden after masked home invasion


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, two suspects are being sought after for a robbery that occurred on Tabor Road in Gadsden on Monday, March 16. According to the v…




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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in GADSDEN ALABAMA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]



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What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]




The situation of health coverage in in GADSDEN ALABAMA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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