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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Civil Service Board promotes Jeff Morris to Gadsden Fire Department Assistant Chief

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Last week, the Gadsden Civil Service Board approved the promotion of Jeff Morris to assistant chief of the Gadsden Fire Department. 

After 31 years of service, Mr. Morris now makes history as the City of Gadsden’s first Black assistant f...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Gadsden Mayor appoints medical cannabis recruitment task force

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The City of Gadsden is rolling out the red carpet for medical cannabis businesses interested in locating in Gadsden. To assist with managing the influx of inquiries pouring in, Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford has appointed a task team of individuals charged with...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

CDBG Program Year 2023 Funding Notice

The City of Gadsden Community Development Department will receive funding proposals and requests from public service agencies (non-profits) for CDBG program year 2023 funding. All requests must be submitted to the Community Development Department, 90 Broa...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Gadsden Fire Department launches annual Toys from Santa program

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The Gadsden Fire Department is accepting donations for its annual Toys from Santa program. The program helps children and families in Gadsden have a Merry Christmas through collection and distribution of donations. 

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art to hold Artist Talk on Saturday

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From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, the Gadsden Museum of Art will host an Opening Reception and Artist Talk for Sara Garden Armstrong’s Threads and Layers, located in the Main and Courtyard Galleries on the first floor of the museum. A...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Gadsden Mayor creates animal concern task force

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The City of Gadsden’s new administration is taking steps to address concerns about unhoused and uncontrolled animals in the City through a new advisory group.

“In an effort to determine the best options for alleviating these concerns, I...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

City of Gadsden receives $597,000 payment from land sale for new cancer treatment center

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The City of Gadsden has received $597,000 after selling property downtown to the Alabama Cancer Care Network for the development of a new cancer care center.

“This development is important for providing jobs and improving the quality of life for ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Community invited to inauguration of new Gadsden city leaders Nov. 7

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Gadsden’s new mayor, council, and school board members will be sworn in at a public inauguration event on Monday, November 7, 2022 at The Venue at Coosa Landing. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

New electric trains installed at Noccalula Falls Park

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One of the most popular features at Noccalula Falls Park will soon be in operation again as new, electric trains are being installed.

As the final touches on the new track construction is completed, the paid portion of the park remains closed until Christm...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Gadsden Fire Department announces 2022 hydrant testing dates

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The Gadsden Fire Department is conducting annual fire hydrant testing to ensure that hydrants are working properly. The testing sometimes can cause a slight discoloration of the water that should go away within a few days.

Fire Marshal Jason Talton said th...
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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Noccalula Falls Park closure extended until holiday season

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The closure of Noccalula Falls Park has been extended, and the Park will remain closed after Oct. 8 to allow for the continued construction of new train tracks. 

The park will open temporarily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, for the Tr...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

First Friday ends 2022 season with October event

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Make plans to join Downtown Gadsden from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 for the final First Friday of 2022!

Classic cars will fill Broad Street, live music will emanate from locations on the sidewalk, and food vendors will tempt with cool drinks and tasty trea...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Health Department to hold flu shot clinic on Oct. 4

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It’s that time! The Etowah County Health Department will be giving flu vaccines at North Glencoe Baptist Church (1119 Chastain Blvd, Gadsden –US Hwy 431), from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2022. 

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

GECEMA, Gadsden Fire Department announce new alert system

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In a partnership between the Gadsden Fire Department and the Gadsden/Etowah EMA, Gadsden firefighters will soon be notified of emergency calls by a new “fire alerting system.”

This state-of-the-art system, which is custom designed to me...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces October 2022 exhibitions

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On Friday, Oct. 7, the Gadsden Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the following exhibits: artists Shaun Roberts’ Archetypes and Eternal Stories, located on the second floor Barbara Reed gallery, and Pamela Venz’s Portrait...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Noccalula Falls Park to close temporarily for two weeks

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Due to the ongoing construction of new train tracks, Noccalula Falls Park will close for nearly two weeks starting Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

The park will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 8, for the Trick or Treat Village from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will take plac...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Ride fares resuming for transit services; Token Transit app added

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Gadsden Transportation Services has announced the resumption of transit fares on October 3, 2022, as well as a new, smartphone-based option for purchasing fare passes.

GTS would like to inform all passengers that beginning on Monday, October 3, we will res...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Transportation Routes to be adjusted for election run-off

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The Gadsden Transportation fixed route system (trolleys) will be altering routes on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, to help get people to their voting locations for the municipal election.

Please be aware that two of the voting locations cannot be serviced on tha...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces September 2022 exhibits

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On Friday, Sept. 2, the Gadsden Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the following exhibits: Cynthia Wagner’s Finding A Way Home on the first-floor Main Gallery and Phoebe Burns’ The Angry Black Women/ A Black Hole In A Whi...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Transportation Routes to be adjusted for better Election Day access

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The Gadsden Transportation fixed route system (trolleys) will be altering routes on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, to help get people to their voting locations for the municipal election.

Please be aware that two of the voting locations cannot be serviced on that...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

City, Gadsden State cut ribbon on Gadsden Sports Park

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Dozens of community members turned out Tuesday as the City of Gadsden and Gadsden State Community College cut the ribbon on Phase I of the new Gadsden Sports Park.

“What a beautiful place this is, and I want to say to the mayor, city council and ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Ribbon cutting set for Gadsden Sports Park Phase I

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There will be a ribbon cutting for Phase I of the Gadsden Sports Park at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, if weather permits.

The sports park is located next to Gadsden State Community College.

Phase I of the project turned the former fisheries area into th...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Community Development public hearing scheduled

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Gadsden Community Development Department will hold a public hearing on August 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers within Gadsden City Hall to hear citizen comments concerning the 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and E...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces August 2022 exhibitions

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On Friday, Aug. 5, the Gadsden Museum of Art will have an opening reception for the following exhibits: Joi West will be featured in the first-floor Leo Reynolds Gallery with their show Southern Faces, and Associate Professor Sarah Miles’ show t...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Twin Bridges Golf Club to host 2022 Alabama Open

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For the second year in a row, Twin Bridges Golf Club will be playing host to the Alabama Open sponsored by the City of Gadsden.

The 2022 Alabama Open is organized by the PGA’s Alabama-NW Florida Section and brings a mix of PGA professionals, the ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Online Garbage Payment to be unavailable on July 26, 2022, due to maintenance

The City of Gadsden's online Garbage Payment portal will be down on July 26, 2022, for a system upgrade. 

Residents can make payments on the 1st floor of City Hall or via phone: Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card accepted, 256-549-4620 or ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Gadsden Airport Authority, Alabama National Guard, City of Gadsden announce runway expansion

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Gadsden, AL – The following announcement was released by the Gadsden Airport Authority on Friday, June 17:

At its regular monthly meeting, the Gadsden Airport Authority, along with the Alabama National Guard, announced its intention to expand and...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Gadsden Transit Services announces fixed route service changes

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The general public is hereby given notice of changes with the fixed route service for the City of Gadsden. 

Beginning on July 2, 2022, all fixed route service will be suspended on Saturdays until further notice. 

The last Saturday for fixe...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

High heat indices forecast, cooling centers open

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Warm temperatures with high humidity values will lead to heat indices approaching 100-107 degrees for all of Etowah County, each afternoon through Friday. 

The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is f...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City council to meet Monday, June 13, 2022

Due to the beginning of qualifying for municipal elections, the Gadsden City Council meeting and pre-council work session scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022, has been changed to Monday, June 13, 2022. 

The work session will begin at 10 a.m. and ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Bringing coworking space to Gadsden

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Gadsden, AL – The City of Gadsden has approved another improvement at The Venue at Coosa Landing that will support local economic development efforts, entrepreneurship and innovation in Gadsden and Etowah County.

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

City of Gadsden Participating in Summer Food Service Program

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The City of Gadsden is participating in the Summer Food Service Program in cooperation with the Alabama State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Acceptance and participatio...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Gadsden selected as host for KCBS World Invitational Barbeque Competition

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The Kansas City Barbeque Society has announced that its third annual KCBS World Invitational Barbeque Competition, presented by Smithfield, will be held at Gadsden’s Noccalula Falls Park and Campground on Nov. 11-13, 2022.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Gov. Ivey awards $400,000 in COVID relief funds to Gadsden for Senior Wellness Center

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MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $400,000 in federal COVID Relief Funds to the city of Gadsden.

The grant is part of the $40 million in Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to Alabama under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief an...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

ALDOT announces $65 million for Eastern Connector extension of I-759

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Gadsden, AL – The Alabama Department of Transportation formally announced the funding of the Gadsden Eastern Connector, a project formerly known as the Interstate 759 extension, at a meeting of the Gadsden/Etowah Metropolitan Planning O...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Downtown Gadsden: May 2022 First Friday

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Kick off Mother’s Day weekend with an event that is perfect for the entire family when First Friday rolls into Downtown Gadsden on May 6. After a great season starter last month, once again Broad Street will be filled with classic cars, food ven...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Drowning victim recovered from Coosa River

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Gadsden, AL –  The search for a drowning victim in the Coosa River has come to an end following a recovery Thursday afternoon.

Around 4:05 p.m., first responders located a body matching the description of the drowning victim in the search area sou...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

April 20 update on Coosa Landing water recovery

At approximately 5:21 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, units were dispatched to a call regarding a person in the water near Coosa Landing (200 Lake Street, Gadsden, AL 35903).

Upon arrival, Gadsden Fire Department and Gadsden Police Department immediately...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces April 2022 exhibitions

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will be hosting an opening reception on April 1 for "Winter Light" by Amy R. Peterson, "Mirror Muir: The Cumberland Mountains"  by Katie Hargrave and Meredith Lynn, and "Fermentation" by Chi...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

First Friday returns for 2022

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While Friday, April 1, is April Fool’s Day, there’s no fooling going on in Downtown Gadsden. The long-awaited return for First Friday is finally here and Broad Street will be filled with classic cars, food vendors and live music.

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Amnesty Court Day 2022 set for April 20

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The City of Gadsden is offering an Amnesty Court day on April 20, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The amnesty program provides an opportunity for those with certain municipal court charges to clear their cases without concern of being ph...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Public transportation mask requirements extended until April 2022

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Gadsden Transportation Service (DART and trolley) will require masks through April 18, 2022.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through April...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Ribbon cut on new East Gadsden Community Center

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Gadsden, AL – Yesterday, the City of Gadsden cut the ribbon on the new East Gadsden Community Center.

“I’m proud that this community center is finished for the citizens, and I’d like to thank the City Counci...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces March 2022 exhibitions

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting March 4th:  “Mirror Muir: The Cumberland Mountains” in the main gallery, “Winter Light,” by Amy R Peterson in the Courtyard and Pi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Ribbon cutting set for East Gadsden Community Center

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The City of Gadsden is excited to announce the opening of the East Gadsden Community Center, and we will hold a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 1, to officially open the facility to the public.

The long-awaited facility includes the latest ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Gadsden currently has 29 general construction projects underway

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The City of Gadsden is constantly working to improve the infrastructure of our city for the health, safety and benefit of citizens and visitors.

The City currently has 29 general construction projects in various stages of completion.

Below is a list of item...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Gadsden announces details of new Senior Wellness Center

The City of Gadsden is moving forward with plans to construct a new facility in the Alabama City community. 

Preliminary designs are currently underway to construct a new 10,000 – 13,000 sq. ft. Senior Wellness Center, and plans are to h...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Broad Street bridge to be temporarily closed for regular inspection

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The Broad Street bridge will be closed temporarily for regular inspection on Sunday, February 13, 2022.  

The bridge will be closed at approximately 12 p.m. and will reopen after completion of the inspection. 

Motorists should use the Meig...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces February exhibitions

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting Feb. 1:  Reflections: An Introspective Journey Exploring Identity by Jill Hamrick in the main gallery, Red Earth Invocation by John Jahni Moore in the 2nd floor ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Food Network to spotlight Gadsden’s Smoke on the Falls BBQ Competition

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Fans of the Food Network will soon see some familiar scenery as the City of Gadsden’s annual Smoke on the Falls BBQ Competition will be highlighted by the network.

Smoke on the Falls is one of six competitions nationwide that will be featured on ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

GFD's Toys from Santa helps more than 230 children at Christmas

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The Gadsden Fire Department would like to thank all who made the 2021 Toys from Santa Program a success.

This year, the program was able to help more than 230 children in Etowah County receive gifts this Christmas season.

Monetary and toy donations from cou...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Gadsden Museum of Art announces January exhibitions

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting January 1: Feeling Unreal by Ann Trondson in the main gallery and the Piano gallery and Elisabeth Pellathy located in the Leo Reynold’s gallery. An art performance by An...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Gadsden Airport Authority rejects two industrial development proposals for airport

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On Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, the Gadsden Airport Authority voted to reject proposals from Pilgrim's Pride and the Etowah Community Group concerning industrial development at the Gadsden Airport.

 

The following statement was released by Jim W...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Gadsden Sports Park moves into Phase II of development

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The new Gadsden Sports Park is entering its second phase of development following the Gadsden City Council’s approval of bids at Tuesday’s meeting.

The project is a long-term partnership between the City and Gadsden State Community Coll...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

City of Gadsden statement on Clean Water Act lawsuit against GWWSB

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Gadsden, AL – On Nov. 18, 2021, a Notice of Violation and Intent to File Suit under the Clean Water Act was announced.

Today, during the pre-litigation meeting, an attorney with the Super Law Group, a New York City law firm which represents Advance Etowah,...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City of Gadsden partners with local nonprofit on Pink Can Project

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The City of Gadsden has partnered with local nonprofit Never Surrender on the Pink Can Project, an opportunity to get a pink garbage can while supporting breast cancer awareness.

The cost of the pink garbage cans are $95 with $25 going to Never Surrender.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Public transportation mask requirements extended until March 2022

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Gadsden Transportation Service (DART and trolley) will require masks through March 18, 2022.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through March...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Downtown Gadsden to hold Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Downtown Gadsden, Inc would like to remind everyone of the importance of shopping and dining local this season. The traditional post-turkey shopping frenzy known as Black Friday can feel overwhelming and impersonal....

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Gadsden Museum of Art announces December exhibitions

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting December 3: Feeling Unreal by Ann Trondson in the main gallery and the Piano gallery, Elisabeth Pellathy located in the Leo Reynold’s gallery, The Annual FOCUS Photograp...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Successful Vaccinate Gadsden incentive program ends

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The City of Gadsden’s Vaccinate Gadsden incentive ended earlier this month, and 1,656 residents took part in the program and were vaccinated against COVID-19.

The program, which was a partnership between the City of Gadsden, the Gadsden-Etowah Em...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Calcean Minerals and Materials, LLC, to expand bioplastics operations in Gadsden

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Calcean Minerals and Materials, LLC, headquartered in Gadsden, Alabama, is expanding their bioplastics manufacturing capacities. 

The expansion of the BioPlastics Division of Calcean Minerals and Materials, LLC, will include an investment of $7 mi...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

October 19, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view the agenda, click here.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

October 12, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council canceled a scheduled Public Safety Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, by teleconference.

A work session was held at 10:00 a.m. by teleconference, and the regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Gadsden Fire Department announces hydrant testing dates

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The Gadsden Fire Department will be conducting annual fire hydrant testing in October to ensure that hydrants are working properly. The testing sometimes can cause a slight discoloration of the water that should go away within a few days.

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

October 5, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view the agenda, click here.

 

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Park to be renamed in honor of Dr. Clarence Underwood Jr.

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The City of Gadsden and community partners are joining to dedicate Dr. Clarence Underwood Jr. Park on Tuesday in honor of the distinguished Gadsden native.

A dedication and ribbon cutting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the park across fro...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Drive-thru flu/COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for Oct. 5, 2021

It’s that time! The Etowah County Health Department will be giving flu vaccines at North Glencoe Baptist Church (1119 Chastain Blvd, Gadsden –US Hwy 431), on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 7a.m. – 3 p.m. 

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Gadsden to participate in League of Municipalities' Economic Development Academy

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Earlier this year, the Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) announced the creation of its Economic Development Academy and launched the application portal via its website.

The following 30 communities will form the inaugural class on November 1 in Montgo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

First Friday wraps up 2021 season with October event

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On Friday, October 1, Downtown Gadsden will wrap up the 2021 First Friday season with a festive fall gathering from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Broad Street will be lined with classic cars along the interior lanes as well as in the regular parking slots.

Multiple loc...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

September 28, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council held a Community Development Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, by teleconference.

The work session was conducted at 10:00 a.m. by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

September 21, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view the agenda, click here.

 

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Landfill closure - September 15, 2021

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The City of Gadsden's C&D Landfill will be temporarily closed until further notice due to mechanical equipment issues beyond the City's control.

For more information, please call Public Works at 256-549-4706.
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Posted on: September 13, 2021

September 14, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Animal Habitat at Noccalula Falls Park to reopen

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The Animal Habitat inside Noccalula Falls Park will reopen Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, after having been closed for more than four months.

To celebrate the reopening, the first 100 visitors to the Animal Habitat on Saturday, Sept. 11, will receive a free Frios...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Noccalula Road Water Main Repair - Sept. 8, 2021

The Gadsden Water Works will be repairing a water main under the roadway on Noccalula Road (Highway 211) near the intersection of Harts Avenue. 

The outside, southbound lane will be closed while the required maintenance is performed, so traffic de...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

September 7, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view the agenda, click here.

 

The meeting was broadcast o...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

August 31, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and video link

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The Gadsden City Council will held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view the agenda, click here.

 

The meeting was broadcas...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

GMA First Friday exhibit to feature local artist Ethel Barker

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The Gadsden Museum of Art has a new exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, featuring the well-known local artist Ethel Barker.

"The works we have on display are left from her estate and are available for purchase," said GMA gallery coordinator Au...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

City of Gadsden, partners launch “Vaccinate Gadsden” incentive

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As part of a new effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, the City of Gadsden is launching “Vaccinate Gadsden,” an incentive that offers residents of Gadsden $100 to get vaccinated.

The program, which is being organized along with...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Public transportation mask requirements extended until January 2022

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Gadsden Transportation Service (DART and trolley) will require masks through January 18, 2022.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through Jan...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Scam alert: Calls claiming to be from Community Development Department

The City has received reports that someone claiming to be from the Community Development Department has called citizens and offered money after receiving a copy of their driver’s license and social security card.

This is a scam. The Community Dev...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City opens Park Boulevard, a new connecting road at Coosa Landing

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 Gadsden, AL – The City of Gadsden is pleased to announce the opening of Park Boulevard, a new road connecting the Coosa Landing boat launch facility with The Venue at Coosa Landing.

“Most cities would love to have a r...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

August 2021 dates for COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Payments

Below is information for the August payment dates:

August 18                            11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Gadsden Transit Services announce changes due to COVID-19

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Due to the rise in the Covid-19 variant, Gadsden Transit Services are continuing to operate under the following:

  • Face masks are required by federal law and are to be worn at all times. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal, and may...
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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Steven Setterstrom wins 2021 Alabama Open at Twin Bridges

In a tournament that came down to the last hole, Steven Setterstrom won the 2021 Alabama Open at Twin Bridges Golf Club in Gadsden on Sunday, July 25, 2021.

Setterstrom, who is from Mobile, birdied the final two holes to claim a one-shot win (-20) over For...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

City of Gadsden’s Twin Bridges Golf Club to host 2021 Alabama Open

Some of the top golfers in the state will be in Gadsden this week as Twin Bridges Golf Club plays host to the 2021 Alabama Open sponsored by the City of Gadsden.

The event is organized by the PGA’s Alabama-NW Florida Section and brings a mix of P...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Gadsden to retain Metropolitan Statistical Area status

On Tuesday, the federal Office of Management and Budget released its 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas, and the City of Gadsden will retain its status as a Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The City of Gadsden was one seven cities in...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Public meeting set for input on Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The City of Gadsden is set to receive a little more than $24 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which are part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

These funds are intended to provide support for local governments in responding to the economic...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Gadsden Museum of Art announces July exhibitions; charity auction

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting July 2: Mountain Thinking by Amanda Agricola in the Hallway space, and a Charity Auction for the American Heart Association, with remaining exhibits: Adventure of Discovery by Chl...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Fehrer Automotive honored by AlabamaGermany Partnership

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Gadsden’s Fehrer Automotive was among the companies honored on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the AlabamaGermany Partnership’s 23rd Annual Celebration Dinner in Birmingham because of their recent investments and expansion.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City of Gadsden introduces online site for Building Department services

The City of Gadsden announces the launch of a new website that allows citizens to submit items online to the city's Building Department.

The application section of the site enables citizens to apply for permits, plans, licenses and more.

Other sections incl...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Gadsden-Etowah MPO announces public open house meetings

The Gadsden-Etowah Metropolitan Planning Organization (GEMPO) has initiated efforts to develop the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to meet the area's transportation needs over the next 25 years.

You are invited to attend a public inform...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Fehrer Automotive holds official opening for Gadsden plant expansion

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Gadsden, AL – Fehrer Automotive held an official opening and ribbon cutting for a new expansion at its Gadsden plant on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, marking continued growth for one of Etowah County's largest manufacturers.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

AlertEtowah Tower Cams and Weather Stations now Live

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Over the past four years, the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency has been working on a major extension of the AlertEtowah warning system, with the help of the Baron Critical Weather Institute.

This particular project includes the installati...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Gadsden Museum of Art announces June exhibitions

The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting June 4, 2021: Adventure of Discovery by Chloe Ward in the courtyard galleries; Christic Thread by Brad Norris, located in the Leo Reynolds gallery; A Life of Art by Miria...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Local Farmers Market starts Friday, May 28; program available to help seniors buy fresh produce

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The Local Farmers Market is kicking off again Friday, May 28, 2021, bringing locally grown and made products to the 5th Street Market.

The Farmers Market will be held from 7 a.m. until noon every Friday throughout the summer at the 5th Street Market, locat...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

2nd-dose COVID vaccines to be administered at the Etowah County Health Department

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Beginning Tuesday, May 25, 2021, all who require their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should report to the Etowah County Health Department located at 709 E. Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35903.

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

City of Gadsden Participating in Summer Food Service Program

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The City of Gadsden is participating in the Summer Food Service Program in cooperation with the Alabama State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals will be provided to all children 18 and under without charge.

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Gadsden Airport Authority meeting - 5-21-2021

The date of the May board meeting of

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

will be Friday, May 21, 2021

at the Airport Fire Station #2

Noon- 1:00 p.m.

5121 Airport Road

Gadsden, AL 35906

Building #3

 

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Touch-A-Truck event to be held May 16 at The Venue

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Gadsden, AL – If you’re looking to see and interact with all kinds of vehicles, The Venue at Coosa Landing is hosting a Touch-A-Truck event from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 16.

Admission is $5 for children ages 2-17, and the ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

City of Gadsden to purchase new trains for Noccalula Falls Park

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Gadsden, AL – The City of Gadsden has announced a plan to purchase new trains for Noccalula Falls Park, ensuring that one of the most popular features at the park remains capable of serving visitors for years to come.

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Posted on: May 2, 2021

Noccalula Falls Park temporarily closed due to fire at petting zoo

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Gadsden, AL – The petting zoo at Noccalula Falls Park suffered significant damage during an early-morning fire today, and the park is closed until further notice.

Gadsden Fire Chief Wil Reed said a fire was reported at the park by a pass...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Mask order for City of Gadsden facilities to expire; precautions still urged

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The City of Gadsden’s mask order for city facilities will expire at 4:30 p.m. today, Mayor Sherman Guyton announced on Friday, April 30, 2021.

The policy, which was put in place after the expiration of Alabama’s state mask mandate earli...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Gadsden Museum of Art announces May exhibitions

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting May 4th: “Plastisphere” by Kristen Regan in the courtyard galleries, “Tales From The Brambly Thicket” by Tracie Noles-Ross located in the Leo Reynolds gallery, “A Life of Art” by ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City of Gadsden response concerning stolen IDA documents and investigation

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City Attorney Lee Roberts has released the following statement:

The Mayor in his statement during the council meeting on Tuesday did not accuse Christie Knowles of having stolen documents from the IDA. It would have been wrong had he done so because there ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City of Gadsden to extend mask order for city facilities until April 30

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Gadsden, AL –  Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton announced Tuesday that the mask order for city facilities and transportation services will be extended until Friday, April 30, 2021, even after state orders may expire.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Amnesty Court Day 2021 set for April 7

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The City of Gadsden is offering an Amnesty Court day on April 7, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The amnesty program provides an opportunity for those with certain municipal court charges to clear their cases without concern of being p...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Holiday transit schedule -- April 2, 2021

Due to the Good Friday holiday on April 2, 2021, no Gadsden transportation services, DART or trolleys will run. Services will resume on April 3, 2021.

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Landfill closure - March 26, 2021

The City of Gadsden's C&D Landfill will be closed Friday, March 26, 2021, throughout the weekend after being impacted by flooding from recent heavy rains.

For more information, please call Public Works at 256-549-4706.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Haralson Architectural Review Board meeting - March 25, 2021

The Haralson Avenue Architectural Review Board will hold a meeting at the following time, location, and purpose:

 

March 25, 2021

5:30 p.m.

641 Haralson Avenue

 

To consider application for Certificate of Appropriateness presented by:

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

District 4 Community Meeting Notice - March 24, 2021

Councilman Kent Back will conduct a District 4 community meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Gadsden in the Family Life Center, located at 235 S. 5th Street.

Please plan to attend this important meeting.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Governor Ivey extends Safer at Home Order

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued her twenty-third supplemental emergency proclamation extending the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial cove...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

ALDOT authorizes $2 million for engineering design of Gadsden’s Eastern Connector

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The Alabama Department of Transportation has authorized $2 million to initiate the engineering design required for Gadsden’s Eastern Connector, the project previously known as the Interstate 759 extension.

The project will begin on SR-759 at the Coosa Rive...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Mayor Sherman Guyton’s statement concerning Sen. Andrew Jones’ proposed constitutional amendments

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Mayor Sherman Guyton has released the following statement concerning the constitutional amendments proposed by state Sen. Andrew Jones at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021:

“Senator Andrew Jones from Cherokee County continues to divide ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

February 16, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view a summary of the meeting, click here.

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

City Hall to reopen Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

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Gadsden, AL – City Hall will reopen to the public Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

Previous policies for the safety of the public and city employees will be reinstated, including limits and procedures to encourage social distancing.

Residents are a...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

February 9, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Gadsden City Council members appointed to National League of Cities committees

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Several members of the Gadsden City Council have been appointed to serve on committees for the National League of Cities in 2021.

Dr. Cynthia W. Toles, Deverick Williams, Kent Back and Ben Reed were all elected to one-year terms to provide strategic direct...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

City of Gadsden to distribute PPE packages

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Gadsden, AL – The City of Gadsden will have 1,000 packages of personal protective equipment available for seniors and low-income families on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.

The PPE packages will be distributed from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., or while s...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

January 26, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

To view a summary of the meeting, please click here.

 

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama – Annual Point in Time Count

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The Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama (HCNEA) will conduct a survey on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in and around Anniston and Gadsden. HCNEA members and trained volunteers will be conducting a count of homeless individuals and families.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Governor Ivey extends Safer at Home Order

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued her twenty-second supplemental emergency proclamation extending the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other f...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Koch Foods announces $16 million expansion, 135 jobs; city approves tax abatement

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Gadsden, AL – Koch Foods has announced a nearly $16 million expansion and 135 jobs that will make the company Etowah County’s second-largest business employer.

The company is investing $15.9 million to expand the production line at its Gadsden pou...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

January 19, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

January 12, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Broad Street bridge to be temporarily closed on Jan. 24 for regular inspection

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Gadsden, AL –  Weather permitting, the Broad Street bridge will be closed for regular inspection on Sunday, January 24, 2021. 

The bridge will be closed at approximately 7 a.m. and will reopen after completion of the inspection....

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Mayor Sherman Guyton’s statement on potential Pilgrim’s Pride project

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Mayor Sherman Guyton has released the following statement concerning the potential Pilgrim's Pride project on Steele Station Road.

"I publicly want to thank our state and federal officials, as well as Pilgrim’s Pride, for considerin...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Drive-thru vaccine clinic continues focus on frontline workers; patience urged

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Thursday’s drive-thru vaccine clinic will focus on first responders, healthcare frontline providers and healthcare frontline support workers in accordance with state health plans, according to Gadsden-Etowah EMA Director Deborah Gaither.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

January 5, 2021, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, by teleconference.

For a summary of the meeting, please click here.

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

COVID-19 vaccinations begin for first responders

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COVID-19 vaccinations began Tuesday for a number of county first responders. Local hospitals are working to vaccinate their employees, while first responders and other health care professionals received their first of two doses of the vaccine at the Etowa...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

December 29, 2020, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council held a work session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting was conducted at 11:00 a.m. by teleconference.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

ADEM announces Pilgrim's Pride air permit hearing at Downtown Civic Center

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has announced a public hearing for proposed air permits for the potential Pilgrim's Pride project on Steele Station Road in Gadsden. The City of Gadsden is pleased to work with ADEM to provide a ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

December 22, 2020, City Council meeting teleconference and summary

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The Gadsden City Council will conduct a work session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., by teleconference.

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

City Hall closed; all city departments remain active

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Gadsden, AL – In an effort to continue to keep the public and our staff safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Gadsden announces the closure of City Hall effective immediately.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Planning Commission meeting canceled

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, has been canceled.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Gadsden, Neely Henry Lake chosen for 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series

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GADSDEN -- Gadsden and Neely Henry Lake have been selected as a tournament host for the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2021 – a first for the area.

The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) announced that the tournament will be held from May 6-9 ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Gadsden Fire Department collects Toys from Santa

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Gadsden, AL- In an effort to help the needy children in Etowah County have a Merry Christmas, the Gadsden Fire Department is accepting donations for the Toys from Santa program.  Monetary or new, unwrapped toy donations are being accepte...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Governor Ivey extends Safer at Home Order

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her twentieth supplemental emergency proclamation extending the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other faci...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

COVID-19 Causes Gadsden Christmas Parade Cancellation

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Leaders from the City of Gadsden, Kiwanis Club of Gadsden, and other Community Organizations have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Gadsden Christmas Parade. Through a series of discussions with key stakeholders, it quickly became apparent ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Commercial Development Authority Meeting

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The Gadsden Commercial Development Authority Board of Directors will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in the Chamber Boardroom One Commerce Square, Gadsden, AL 35901

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Botanical Gardens Ribbon Cutting

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City staff and officials were joined by community members on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Noccalula Falls Park for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new botanical gardens. The botanical gardens have many unique features including a pergola, sensory garden,...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic

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The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency, in support of the Alabama Department of Public Health, announces the information for the Etowah County Health Department’s annual drive-thru seasonal flu vaccination clinic.  The cl...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Hurricane Response

A team of Gadsden Fire Department, Public Works, and Fleet Maint. personnel left today to respond to Hurricane Sally damage. The group will join EMA personnel who are on the scene responding to help those affected by the storm.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Special Called Council Meeting - 9-29-20

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GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

The Gadsden City Council will conduct a Special Called Meeting at the following time and location, for the purpose of conducting public hearings and considering resolutions assessing nuisance abatement liens fo...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Airport Authority meeting - 9-18-20

The date of the next board meeting of

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

will be:

Friday, September 18, 2020

12:00 Noon

Gadsden Airport Fire Station (#2), Building 3

5121 Airport Road

Gadsden, AL 35904

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued her seventeenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or o...

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Posted on: August 22, 2020

Public Works Committee meeting - 8-25-20

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You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Works Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in the Council Chamber, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama. &nb...

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Posted on: August 22, 2020

Public Safety Committee meeting - 8-25-20

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Safety Committee will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama. &nbs...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Gadsden Airport Authority meeting - 8-21-2020

The date of the next board meeting of

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

will be:

Friday, August 21, 2020

12:00 Noon

Gadsden Airport Fire Station (#2), Building 3

5121 Airport Road

Gadsden, AL 35904

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

COVID-19 Hot Spot Testing Scheduled

The City of Gadsden and East Alabama Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), are hosting a free Covid-19 hot spot testing clinic on August 20, 2020, from 8 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of Gadsden City High School. A variety of organizations and agenci...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

GADSDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, at the Gadsden Public Library, in the Lena Martin Room 254 College Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order

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Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her fifteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in publ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Special Called City Council Meeting

 

The Gadsden City Council will conduct a Special Called meeting at the following time and location, for the purpose of conducting public hearings and considering resolutions assessing nuisance abatement liens for grass cutting work that has alrea...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

August First Friday Canceled, Organizers Planning for Safe Return

Gadsden, AL- Through collaborative discussions with local merchants, City of Gadsden Officials, and Downtown Gadsden Inc. the popular First Friday event has been canceled for Friday, August 7th, 2020. The Summer Concert...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her fourteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or o...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Public Safety Committee meeting - 6-30-2020

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

 

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Safety Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Council Chamber, 1st F...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

July First Friday Canceled, Organizers Planning for Safe Return

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Through collaborative discussions with local merchants, City of Gadsden Officials, and Downtown Gadsden Inc. the popular First Friday event has been canceled for Friday, July 3rd, 2020. The Summer Concert Series event scheduled for the same day is also ca...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

COVID-19 Testing and Hepatitis-A Vaccination Drive-Through

The Etowah County Health Department will be conducting a COVID-19 Testing and Hepatitis-A vaccination drive-through clinic, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Dwight Baptist Church, located at 520 N. 29th Street in Gadsden.

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Safety Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Gadsden Parks & Recreation Facility Reopening Update

Beginning June 12 some Parks and Recreation Facilities will be open with modified hours.

Noccalula Falls Park & Campground 

256-549-4663

Noccalula Park with Train and Petting Zoo

Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday - Sunday 10am-7pm

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Gadsden Public Library Reopening Postponed

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We regret that due to a reported increase in COVID-19 cases in Etowah County, the GPL will NOT be able to safely open our doors to the public as planned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We remain closed to the public until further ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Council - Work sessions and council meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

CITY OF GADSDEN

GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

This is to advise that until further notice, work sessions of the City Council will be held in the Council Chamber on the first floor. 

 

Work sessions begin at 10:00 a.m....

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Gadsden Museum of Art Reopening Tuesday June 9th

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On Tuesday, June 9th, the Gadsden Museum of Art will reopen to the public using proper social distancing procedures. The wearing of mask is encouraged and hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building. Galleries will be open at half capa...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Gadsden Transportation Services Resumes Limited Service

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 Gadsden’s Transportation offerings are being modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts. Starting Monday, June 8th the Gadsden Trolley Service is resuming with modified routes and policies. 

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Commercial Development Authority meeting - 6-9-20

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the

Gadsden Commercial Development Authority

Board of Directors

will be held at 8:00 a.m.

on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

in the Chamber Boardroom

One Commerce Square, Gadsden, AL 35903

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of Gadsden Participating in Summer Food Service Program

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Gadsden, AL- The City of Gadsden is again, participating in the Summer Food Service Program. This program is operated in partnership with the State of Alabama Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

City Council Meeting and Work Session - 5-26-20

The regular City Council meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 26, 2020, will be held in the Council Chamber on the first floor.

A work session will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., also in the Council Chamber.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

2020-05-19 Gadsden City Council Meeting Teleconference and Summary

 

CITY OF GADSDEN

GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

 

The Gadsden City Council meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 19, 2020, will be conducted by teleconference.

 A work session will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., by teleconference

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Community Meeting - District 5

Councilman Jason Wilson will conduct a

District 5 community meeting via webinar

at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Haralson Architectural Review Board - Video conference meeting - 5-20-20

The Haralson Avenue Architectural Review Board will hold a meeting via video conferencing at the following time and purpose: May 20, 2020 6:00 p.m.

 

To consider application for Certificate of Appropriateness presented by:

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Gadsden Airport Authority meeting - 5-15-20

The date of the next board meeting of

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

will be:

Friday, May 15, 2020

12:00 Noon

at the FBO

185 Ira Gray Drive

Gadsden, AL 35904

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the general business issues of the Authority.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

City Council Meeting & Work Session - 5-12-20

The regular City Council meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 12, 2020, will be held in the Council Chamber on the first floor.

A work session will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., also in the Council Chamber.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City Hall to Reopen Monday

City Hall will reopen to the public Monday, May 11, 2020. We will have a variety of new procedures and policies in place to ensure the safety of the public and city employees.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

District 2 Community Meeting

PLEASE ANNOUNCE

 

Councilman Deverick Williams will conduct a

District 2 community meeting via teleconference

at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

 

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

UPDATED Stay at Home Order

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Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a Safer at Home order to be applied Statewide. The order will be effective Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

May 5, 2020 City Council Meeting and Work Session with Summary

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The Gadsden City Council will conduct a work session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., by teleconference.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

District 3 - Community Meeting

District 3 Councilman Thomas Worthy will conduct a community meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, via teleconference at 6:00 p.m.

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Turrentine Architectural Review Board meeting

The Turrentine Avenue Architectural Review Board will hold a meeting on May 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. at 515 Turrentine Ave. to consider an application for Certificate of Appropriateness presented by Evelyn L. Brannon regarding 629 Turrentine Avenue:

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Some City of Gadsden Facilities to Reopen May 1st

Gadsden, AL- As the City of Gadsden carefully watches the COVID-19 Pandemic and follows the orders from Governor Ivey and the Alabama Public Health Department we are taking steps to safely open some city facilities in a limited way. We are also rescheduli...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Hickory Street Bridge Closure Starting Thursday

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The Hickory Street Bridge will be closed starting  Thursday, April 30 for work connected to the replacement of the bridge. The bridge over Black Creek is located between South 15th Street and Harrison Avenue. A contractor will be performing desig...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

April 28, 2020 City Council meeting and work session

The Gadsden City Council will conduct a work session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, by teleconference.

The regular City Council meeting will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., by teleconference.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

City Committed to Employees Affected by Goodyear Gadsden’s Announced Closure

Goodyear has announced in corporate filings and with media confirmation that they intend to permanently close the Goodyear-Gadsden plant. “Our hearts go out to the families of the Goodyear workers who have lost their jobs due to the imminent clo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

April 21, 2020 City Council meeting Teleconference & Summary

The Gadsden City Council will conduct a work session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, by teleconference.

 

The regular City Council meeting will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., by teleconference.

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Guyton’s Update on Local Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Gadsden, AL - Today marks a month since I joined with leaders across our county to officially proclaim a Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time we have been taking every appropriate action to face this unprecedented ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

April 14, 2020 City Council meeting Teleconference & Summary

The Gadsden City Council  by videoconference on Tuesday, April 14 , 2020. at 11 a.m.

The meeting will be on Facebook Live, Recorded and replayed on City of Gadsden TV and posted to the City of Gadsden’s Youtube Channel

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Multiple Roads Closed due to Storm Debris

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Public Works crews from the City of Gadsden are working with Alabama Power crews to safely and quickly address storm damage from the severe weather event Sunday, April 12, 2020. To aid the recovery process please avoid unnecessary in the areas affected by...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Severe Weather Affects Etowah County

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Damage assessment will begin tomorrow after a complex of storms brought multiple reports of damage in Etowah County. The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency received multiple reports of damage across the county. Agencies from across the coun...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Mayor Guyton’s Statement on Face Covering Use

I want to encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s recommendations to use face coverings to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

No City Council work session - 4-7-20

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This is to notify you that the Gadsden City Council will not conduct its 10:00 a.m. work session on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Guyton’s Statement on Local Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Gadsden, AL - As we continue to respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic I wanted to update you on the City of Gadsden’s response and emphasize the importance of continued action for everyone in our community.  Everyone must follo...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Etowah County COVID 19 Fatality

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It is with a profound sense of sadness that the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency can share that we have lost of one of fellow citizens due to COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones, family, friends, caregivers, and hea...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Census Day Is Here – Make It Count!

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April 1, 2020 – Today is Census Day, the day that determines who is counted in the 2020 Census and where they are counted.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, s...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Etowah County Covid-19 Drive Through Testing

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Etowah County Covid-19 Drive Through Testing

(Must have a provider referral or

Prescription in hand)

WHEN

April, 1, 2020

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

While testing supplies last

WHERE

12th Street Baptist Church

800 West Grand Avenue (AL Hwy 77)

Rainbow City, AL 3...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Public Notice - Gadsden City Council not meeting March 31, 2020


Due to COVID 19 concerns, there will be no 
City Council work session or meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Friday March 27 COVID-19 Response & Update

As the wave of confirmed COVID-19 cases hits our State and County the City of Gadsden continues to work with local, state, and national partners to take decisive action to save lives. We are facing unprecedented circumstances, and we are taking unpreceden...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Alabama Department of Public Health Confirms Three (3) COVID-19 Case in Etowah County

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We have received word of three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Etowah County. This does not change how we will work or respond to this invisible threat. All area responders and service providers are still committed to the jobs that they do and we will cont...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor Sherman Guyton COVID-19 Update March 25, 2020

I want the people of Gadsden to know that we are working hard to ensure the continuity of essential services and respond to the many needs created by this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. We still do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Etowah County,...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Local Businesses Resources

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Below is a list of resources for local businesses looking for guidance on how to navigate impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Small businesses are encouraged to review information from webinars hosted by the Alabama SBDC Network to help an...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Gadsden City Council Meeting Modifications for COVID-19

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The Gadsden City Council is meeting as scheduled tomorrow Tuesday, March 24, 2020, with precautions and limitations to comply with the current public health order and recommendations in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Statewide Public Health Order

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread o...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19: City of Gadsden Response

Gadsden, AL - The City of Gadsden is carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response to both the President’s guidance to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and the Governor’s declaration of a State of Emer...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

RAM Free Clinic Postponed in Gadsden

ROCKFORD, TN (March 16, 2020) – Remote Area Medical - RAM® – a major non-profit provider of mobile clinics delivering free, quality, dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals – has offi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Gadsden Fire Department COVID-19 Recommendations for the Public

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COVID-19 Recommendations for the Public

03/14/2020

The following recommendations are to assist the public in preventing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community:

  • Practice social distancing where possible (avoid large crowd...
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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Public Events and Facility Updates Due to COVID-19

We are working with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that residents and staff are safe during the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus outbreak. We have been and continue following the guidelines and procedures outlined by the CDC and Public Health agencies ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Citizen Preparedness is the Key For Infectious Disease Prevention

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With the announcement of two cases of Covid-19 being reported in a neighboring state, the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency (GECEMA) wants to stress to everyone the importance preparation plays in your safety from all infectious diseases. ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

District 3 Community Meeting

District 3 Councilman Thomas Worthy will conduct a

community meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020,

at the Carver Community Center at 6:00 p.m.

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Downtown Gadsden Gives Back

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Downtown Gadsden, Inc. has partnered with United Way to bring our local non-profit organizations together for an educational night of fun. On March 6th from 5pm-7pm, non-profits will be occupying 2 blocks of Broad Street downtown. Each non-profit will hav...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Art on the Rocks at the Falls 2020 set for Noccalula Falls Park

- The City of Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism are partnering together to present “Art on the Rocks at the Falls” on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2020.  This juried show will featu...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

District 5 Community Meeting

Councilman Jason Wilson, District 5,

will conduct a community meeting

at 5:30 p.m. on

Monday, February 24, 2020

at the Gadsden Public Library.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Highland Avenue Closure for Road Work

Highland Avenue Road Closure

Gadsden, AL - Starting Monday, February 17 Highland Avenue will be closed for road work. Contractors working under inspection and supervision of the City of Gadsden Engineering Department will be working for a period of time to make necessary repairs to t...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Airport Authority meeting - 2-21-20

The date of the next board meeting of

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

will be:

Friday February 21, 2020

12:00 Noon

at the FBO

185 Ira Gray Drive

Gadsden, AL 35904

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the general business issues of the Authority.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

GECEMA: Overnight Flooding Likely

A complex of storms is forecast to affect Etowah County over the next 48 hours. These storms have the potential to cause significant flooding throughout Etowah County. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has forecast rainfall totals in the 4 to 6 i...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Downtown Gadsden Girl’s Night Out

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With love in the air, follow your heart to downtown Gadsden on February 13th for Girl’s Night Out. Retail stores will stay open until 8pm for late-night shopping. You can also avoid the Valentine’s Day crowd by coming to downtown Thurs...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

No City Council meeting - 2-11-20

Due to the Alabama League of Municipalities Legislative meeting in Montgomery, there will be no City Council work session or meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

The regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Gadsden City Hall, 90 Bro...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Cynthia Toles Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities Committee

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WASHINGTON — Cynthia Toles, President of the Gadsden City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee. This comm...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Downtown Gadsden’s 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off

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Fire up your taste buds! Downtown Gadsden’s 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held February 1st, 2020. Broad Street will be closed from 4th to 6th Streets for the event. Tasting will begin promptly at noon. Tasting tickets are $1 each, or you c...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

City Council - Special Called meeting on 1-28-20

The Gadsden City Council will conduct a Special Called meeting at the following time and location, for the purpose of conducting public hearings and considering resolutions assessing nuisance abatement liens for grass cutting work that has already been pe...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama – Annual Point in Time Count

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The Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama (HCNEA) will conduct a survey on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Anniston, Calhoun County, Gadsden, Etowah County, Cherokee County and DeKalb County.  HCNEA members and trained volunteers will be intervi...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

City of Gadsden makes progress on Riverfront Sports Park

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Gadsden, AL - During the Gadsden City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, the city council approved the finalized lease agreement with the Gadsden State Community College for the new riverfront sports park. 

The lease agreemen...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

County Impacted by Severe Storms

On January 11th, 2020 Etowah County was affected by a complex of severe storms – leaving a swath of damage in its wake that primarily affected the western and central areas of the county. By early afternoon, the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency M...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

CITY OF GADSDEN PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF GADSDEN PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Safety Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in the 4th Floor Co...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Gadsden Airport Authority meeting - 1-17-20

 

The date of the next board meeting of 

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

will be:

Friday January 17, 2020

12:00 Noon

at the FBO

185 Ira Gray Drive

Gadsden, AL 35904

 

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Gadsden Commercial Development Authority Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

GADSDEN COMMERCIAL

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEETING

 

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the

Gadsden Commercial Development Authority

Board of Directors

will be held at 8:00 a.m.

on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

in...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Risk of Flooding in Etowah County

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Due to a system that is forecast to bring several inches of rain over the next couple of days, the Gadsden/Etowah County EMA wanted to take a moment to remind you of some common sense tips to be prepared:

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2020 is the year of transformation for the GPL

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Exciting changes begin in February with the grand opening of our new Reference & Genealogy Branch at what was formerly our Alabama City Library!  All of your favorite reference and genealogical resources will now be located in the historic bu...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

No City Council meeting - December 24, 2019

Due to the upcoming Christmas holidays, there will be no City Council work session or meeting on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. 

 The regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street. &nbs...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

January First Friday at the Gadsden Museum of Art

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Gadsden, AL - The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting January 7 with a reception on the first Friday in February from 5-7 pm: Hatch Show Print, Est. 1879, located in the second floor gallery and down the main h...

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Posted on: December 14, 2019

CITY OF GADSDEN FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Finance Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Snacks with Santa in Downtown Gadsden

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Downtown Gadsden, Inc. – Have you told Santa what you want for Christmas yet? A day of special holiday fun is planned for Saturday, December 14, 2019 as the Hardin Center hosts their annual Snacks with Santa.

Santa Claus arrives at 10 am and will...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Nelson named Alabama Municipal Clerk of the Year

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Iva Nelson has worked 35 years for the City of Gadsden and has served as its city clerk for the past 17 years. She is a member of the Alabama Association of Municipal Clerks and Administrators and was named the Alabama Municipal Clerk of the Year at the A...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

GADSDEN COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

GADSDEN COMMERCIAL

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEETING

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the

Gadsden Commercial Development Authority

Board of Directors

will be held at 8:00 a.m.

on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

in the Chamber Boardroom

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

December First Friday & Christmas Tree Lighting

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Spend an evening in downtown Gadsden filled with family-friendly, holiday fun! The magical evening will begin at the lawn of City Hall. The Grinch will be there starting at 4:30pm and Santa will be there as well to help Mayor Guyton light the Christmas tr...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Special Called Council Meeting on 12-3-19

 

The Gadsden City Council will conduct a Special Called meeting at the following time and location, for the purpose of conducting public hearings and considering resolutions assessing nuisance abatement liens for grass cutting work that has alrea...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Education/Recreation Committee meeting - 12-3-19

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Education and Recreation Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the 4thFloor Conference Room, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabam...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Community Development Committee meeting - 11-26-19

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Community Development Committee will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama.

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Gadsden Fire Department Toys from Santa

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Gadsden, AL- In an effort to help the needy children in Etowah County have a Merry Christmas, the Gadsden Fire Department is accepting donations for the Toys from Santa program.  Monetary or new, unwrapped toy donations are being accepted at all ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

2019 Christmas at the Falls to Open on Thanksgiving

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Celebrate the holiday season with Noccalula Falls and the City of Gadsden at Christmas at the Falls. Enjoy millions of lights throughout the park with spectacular views from the paved walking trails or from the vantage of a ride on the park’s train. Durin...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Christmas Open House

Shopping in Downtown Gadsden

Downtown Gadsden is inviting guests to shop local at Christmas Open House on November 22nd and 23rd from 10:00am-6:00pm both days. The weekend theme will be “Star Light, Star Bright, Shop Local”. Storefronts will be decorated with star...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Warming Centers Open

Warming Centers Open

With today’s cold temperature and strong winds, the Gadsden/ Etowah County Emergency Management Agency wants to remind the public of the warming centers that will be open.

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Downtown Gadsden Shopping Event

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Grab the gals and come downtown! There will be a shopping extravaganza event on September 12th, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., participating retail stores will stay open late and offer specials. Refreshments will be served at some stores from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m . The...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Gadsden Ranks Top 30 U.S. Small Cities with Big Tech Job Opportunities

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In a recent article and ranking in Bloomberg Business Gadsden was listed in the top 30 small cities for tech jobs. "

Using occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bloomberg identified 30 smaller metro areas where both salaries and headc...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Leaf Collection Schedule Update

Monday February 25-Leaf Crews will be starting East Gadsden.  Once finished they will begin going on with the following route:

Country Club/Clubview

Downtown

Oak Park

South Gadsden

Walnut Park

Alabama City

Noccalula Mountain

Tuscaloosa Ave

North Gadsden

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Public Works Committee Meeting

 

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Works Committee will be held at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabam...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

January 22 Special Election Information

Tuesday, January 22, Gadsden voters will be able to vote in a Special Referendum Election regarding the Gadsden City Board of Education. Sample Ballot, Absentee Ballot Application, and the list of polling places are attached. 

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Gadsden Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Registration Open

Basketball League

 

 

 League:  Gadsden City League of Champions 14U

Registration Dates: December 17th -Sunday, December 31, 2018.

Online Registration: gadsden.recdesk.com (Individual signups)

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Gadsden City Council Schedule

Due to the upcoming Christmas holidays, there will be no City Council work session or meeting on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. 

Due to the New Year holiday, the next City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Gadsden City Ha...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Christmas at the Falls Extended Dates

The weather hasn’t been a friend to Christmas at the Falls this season, so we are extending dates after the Christmas holiday. We’ll be open each night through January, 6th, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 to 9 p.m. &...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City of Gadsden Parks and Recreation installs new AEDs

In another example of its commitment to the safety and health of Gadsden residents and visitors, the City of Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department installed five new automatic external defibrillators (AED).

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Monthly Siren Test Today

The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the outdoor warning sirens today as scheduled, barring inclement weather or other emergency. The sirens in Etowah County are scheduled for a monthly test on the second Tuesday of each m...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Snacks with Santa

Downtown Gadsden, Inc. – Have you told Santa what you want for Christmas yet? A day of special holiday fun is planned for Saturday, December 15, 2018 as the Hardin Center hosts their annual Snacks with Santa.

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Commercial Development Authority Meeting -

The Gadsden Commercial Development Authority Board of Directors will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room located at One Commerce Square, Gadsden, AL. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Inclement Weather Threat Causes Gadsden Christmas Parade Cancellation

Gadsden, AL - As of 1 p.m. today the Gadsden Christmas Parade Committee met. After consulting James Spann of ABC 33/40, it truly saddens all of us to announce that the Gadsden Christmas Parade scheduled for this Saturday, December 8th, is cancele...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Parks and Recreation Department: December

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Mistletoe Market at 5Th Street Market.

Dec. 7th – 9th Fri. 3:00pm – 7:00 pm. Sat. 10:00am - 5:00pm. Sun. Noon – 5:00pm

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Gadsden Fire Department Toys from Santa

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In an effort to help the needy children in Etowah County have a Merry Christmas, the Gadsden Fire Department is accepting donations for the Toys from Santa program.  Monetary or new, unwrapped toy donations are being accepted at all Gadsden Fire ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Leaf Pickup Schedule

Starting Monday December 3, 2018-Leaf Crews will be in the Oak Park Area. Once this area is finished they will begin going on with the following route:

South Gadsden

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Public Works Committee Meeting

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

 

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Public Works Committee will be held at 8:45 a.m., on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in the 4th Floor Conference...

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Posted on: November 24, 2018

Leaf Pickup Program Information

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Gadsden, Alabama The City of Gadsden’s Public Works Department has begun its leaf pick up program, transitioning from the Spring and Summer grass cutting phase to the Fall leaf pick up program. We will be using six leaves pick up machines through...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

City-wide Christmas Tree Lighting

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Gadsden, AL- Kick off the Holiday season on Friday evening December 7th, 2018 on the lawn of City Hall for the city-wide Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by the City of Gadsden, Greater Gadsden Tourism, Gadsden Museum ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series Championship on Neely Henry Lake October 26 and 27, 2018

GADSDEN, AL---October 25, 2018--- The Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (ABTTS) is bringing the Championship of the 2018 Tournament Trail Series to the waters of Neely Henry Lake on October 25 and 26, 2018. Hosted by the City of Gadsden Parks and Recre...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Gadsden Water Works Performs Water System Upgrades

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The Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board will be performing an upgrade to the water distribution system on Riverside Drive in between Padenreich Avenue and Paden Road, with work taking place on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  These upgrades are expect...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

District 1 Community Meeting

Councilwoman Cynthia W. Toles will conduct a District 1 community meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Paden Baptist Church, located at 900 Padenreich Avenue.Please plan to attend this important meeting

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Weekend Warming Center

The Salvation Army at 114 N 11th Street, Gadsden will open as a warming center at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 13th until Monday morning of January 15th. This is due to the expected arrival of below freezing temperatures and windchills. You ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

UPDATE: Extreme Cold Weather Anticipated - Warming Shelters to Open

Update: Extreme Cold Weather and Warming Center Locations

 

Etowah County will be facing some brutally cold weather with wind chills in the single digits at times.  Due to the forecasted temperatures and/or wind chill we are opening Warmin...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Christmas and New Year Holiday Collection Schedule

Please note the following Sanitation Department collection schedule for the weeks of December 24, and January 31, 2017, which includes Christmas and New Year holiday observation:

Monday, December 25:           &...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

January 2018 Programs at the GPL

 January 2018 Programs at the GPL

Library Hours:

Sunday Closed

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5

Attention: The Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed December 30, 2017-January 1, 2018 for New Year&...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

EMA Preparedness Survey

The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency is in the process of updating our county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). These documents allow us to increase awareness around the t...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

No City Council meeting - Tuesday, December 26

CITY OF GADSDEN

GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

Due to the upcoming Christmas holidays, there will be no City Council work session or meeting on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. 

 

The regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at G...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Winter Weather expected in Gadsden and Etowah County

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from Friday 12/8/2017 3:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST for Etowah County. Snow is expected with possible accumulations up to 1 inch, primarily on grassy and elevated surfaces, with locally higher acc...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

EYO Rock & Roll Christmas Back and Bigger Than Ever

GADSDEN, AL, December 5, 2017 - - The Etowah Youth Orchestras will rock in the holiday season again this year with the EYO’s Rock & Roll Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 16th.  The 7 PM performance will be held at the Wallace...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Community Development Committee Meeting Tuesday, December 5

CITY OF GADSDEN

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

OF THE GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Gadsden City Council’s Community Development Committee will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in th...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

District 3 - Community Meeting December 7th

 

District 3 Councilman Thomas Worthy will conduct a

community meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2017,

at the Carver Community Center at 5:30 pm.

 

Please plan to attend this important meeting.

 

 

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

District 6 Community Meeting

Councilman Johnny Cannon will conduct a

District 6 Community Meeting at 5:00 p.m.

on Tuesday, December 5, 2017,

at Banks Park Community Center.

 

Please plan to attend this important meeting.

 

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Snacks with Santa

Gadsden, AL:  Saturday, December 9th, from 10am-Noon, children will have a chance to visit with Santa and enjoy cookies and milk at the eighth annual Snacks with Santa at the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.  This free event, spo...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Monthly Siren Test

The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the outdoor warning sirens today as scheduled,barring inclement weather or other emergency. The sirens in Etowah County are scheduled for a monthly test on the second Tuesday of each mo...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Downtown Gadsden Girls Night Out & Christmas Open House

Downtown Gadsden – On Thursday November 16th, the merchants of Downtown Gadsden will host Girls Night Out!  Ladies, round up your friends and come out for a night of fashion, food, fun and friends!  Several merchants will be op...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Veteran’s Day Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule

Please note the following Sanitation Department collection schedule for the week of November 5th, which includes Veteran’s Day holiday observation.

Monday, November 6:                 ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton Joins Groundbreaking Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk

Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton Joins Groundbreaking Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

 

Gadsden, Alabama – At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton joined The Trust for Public Land, Nationa...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

5th Annual Party with a Purpose at the Pitman

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Downtown Gadsden- On Sunday, February 26th at 3 pm, Downtown Gadsden Inc. will host the 5th Annual Party with a Purpose at the Pitman.  This family friendly event will raise money to go towards continued renovations of one of downtown Gadsden&...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

No City Council Meeting 12/27/2016

Reminder: The City Council will not meet on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. The regular schedule will resume on January 3, 2017.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Christmas at the Falls Dates Extended

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Gadsden, Alabama - You asked for it, you got it! Christmas at the Falls will extend its dates after the Christmas holiday. We’ll be open December 26-30 each night from 5 to 9 p.m. We had several rainout nights and we heard from many potential visitors th...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

District 3 Community Meeting

District 3 Councilman Thomas Worthy will conduct a community meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at Abundant Life Church 323 S 12th Street at 5:30 p.m.  

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

No Outdoor Warning Siren Test Today December 13th

 

The decision has been made not to conduct the monthly test of the outdoor warning sirens today due to inclement weather. No outdoor warning siren test today.

 

For more information contact the EMA at 256-549-4575

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Holiday Fire Safety Tips from the Gadsden Fire Department

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Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries Keep anything that can catch fire: oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains, away from the stovetop.

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Christmas and New Year Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

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Please note the following Sanitation Department collection schedule for the weeks of December 18, and December 25, 2016, which includes Christmas holiday observation:

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Airport Authority - No meeting on 12-16-16

There will be NO board meeting of

THE GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

For December 16, 2016

at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport

185 Ira Gray Drive

Gadsden, Alabama

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

December 13, 2016 City Council Meeting Time Change

REMINDER

CITY OF GADSDEN

GADSDEN CITY COUNCIL

 

As a reminder, there is a change in the time for the Gadsden City Council work session and meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  The work session will be held at 2:00 p.m. and the council mee...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Gadsden Christmas Parade Canceled

Gadsden Christmas Parade has been canceled for tonight due to the weather and will not be rescheduled.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Crime Prevention Tips for the Holidays

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Crime Prevention Tips for the Holidays

 

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. The Gadsden Police Department sees a spike in crimes during this time of year. We have a list of tips that can help you stay safe and protect you from becoming a...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

COOSA CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE TO BE ADDED TO DECEMBER FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

The First Friday celebration on December 2nd in downtown Gadsden will have a new event to bring folks downtown-the Coosa Christmas Boat Parade!

The boat parade, being presented by the Neely Henry Lake Association, will take place in conjunction with the Fi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

December’s First Friday at Gadsden Museum of Art

December 2nd marks the opening of the Gadsden Museum of Art’s exhibit, “I Remember: Stories.”   The show focuses on stories collected veterans of the Iraqi War and the sacrifices that they made. The other co...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Tuscaloosa Avenue Bridge Opening & Ribbon Cutting

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Gadsden, Alabama – The City of Gadsden is excited to announce that the Tuscaloosa Avenue Bridge opened today Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication. The bridge replacement project started at the begi...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Community Development Public Hearings Schedule

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities; principally for persons of low-moderate inco...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Airport Authority Meeting Set

The date of the November board meeting of The Gadsden Airport Authority will be Friday, November 18, 2016at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport 185 Ira Gray Drive Gadsden, Alabama. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the g...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

District 5 Community Meeting

Councilman Billy Billingsley, District 5, will conduct a community meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, at Banks Park Community Center. Please plan to be at this important meeting.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Downtown Gadsden Girls Night Out & Christmas Open House

Downtown Gadsden – On Thursday November 17th, the merchants of Downtown Gadsden will once again host Girls Night Out!  Ladies, round up your friends and come out for a night of fashion, food, fun and friends!  Several merchants...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Racial Justice Essay Scholarship Contest open to Etowah County high school students

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is pleased to announce a scholarship contest open toEtowah County high school students in grades 9-12 where prizes totaling $5000 will be
awarded to winning participants.

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

LEPC Meeting –November 3rd

A meeting of Etowah County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency Operations Room.  Located at 9...

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Posted on: May 6, 2016

Clean-up Neely Henry Lake, Build Community (& the Coosa River)

Gadsden, Alabama - Coosa Riverkeeper, along with our amazing sponsors, is proud to present the Neely

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Gadsden Fire Department and GCHS Partner on Career Expo.

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The Gadsden Fire Department hosted a Career Technology Expo on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. More than twenty Gadsden City High School students participated in the event at the Gadsden Fire Department's Training Facility. The Gadsden Fire Department hopes ...

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