Gary DeWayne Taylor

GARY DEWAYNE TAYLOR, 49, Altoona, died Oct. 8, 2020, at Riverview Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Etowah County, served as a first responder with several fire departments, and loved hunting and fishing. Predeceasing him were parents Raymond and Elizabeth Johnson Taylor. Surviving are children Ethan Taylor, Savannah Taylor, and Chandler McCullar; siblings Tim Taylor, Steve Taylor, […]

Church Briefs

FAITH CHURCH WALNUT GROVE hosts Ignite Youth Revival: Fueling the Next Generation Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. The day will include worship, preaching, and lunch. Contact Derrick Konkol at 256-485-2244 for more information. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TRAFFORD will celebrate the 100th anniversary Oct. 17 and 18. If you have old pictures, memories, or documents to share contact Jen […]

Gilliland mounts write-in campaign


Daniel Gilliland is taking another stab at the District 4 county commission seat currently held by Nick Washburn by mounting a write-in campaign for the Nov. 3 general election. Gilliland was defeated by Washburn in the Republican primary, but Gilliland said a lot has happened since March, particularly regarding the controversy over commissioner Dean Calvert’s use of the N-word and […]

Six proposed statewide amendments on Nov. 3 ballot

Don’t forget to flip your ballot

Ballot measures as summarized by the office of the Secretary of State of Alabama at www.sos.alabama.gov. (This is a somewhat condensed version. Visit the Secretary of State website for complete information.) BALLOT STATEMENT FOR STATEWIDE AMENDMENT 1: Proposed by Act No. 2019-330 (Senate Bill 313, 2019 Regular Legislative Session) Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to […]


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