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Marty Wade Watts Class of 1975

April 5, 2016 by Mary Watts Sarratt (Register to contact)

Marty was my brother. He passed away on 21 May 2004 from a pulmonary embolism after surgery. I would love for his name to be kept on here as a memorial. Thank you so very much.

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Emma Sansom High School Alumni to hold music festival, raffle

July 11, 2016 by Gadsden Times

Alumni of Emma Sansom High School are getting together Saturday night at Blackstone Pub and Eatery to reunite and celebrate the school, and raise money for its namesake, Emma Sansom Middle School, according to Class of 1996 President Alli Cravens ...

Brick Haley returns home for golf benefit

June 30, 2016 by Gadsden Messenger

Gadsden MessengerHaley, a 1984 Emma Sansom High School graduate, was humbled by the sheer number of people who braved the near triple digit temperatures to participate in the third annual event that benefits autism research and awareness. “[The tournament] has ... “It ...

Local sports hall of fame inducts Class of 2016

April 14, 2016 by Gadsden Messenger

The 2016 class included Gadsden High graduate Danny Carlisle, Emma Sansom High graduate Gene Jelks, Southside High graduate Jerry Jones and Hokes Bluff High graduate Mike Robertson. West End's ... Carlisle coached Etowah Youth Soccer League from 1985 ...

The Vagabond - 109 Years Ago Unveiling of the Emma Sansom Statue

April 1, 2016 by Gadsden Messenger

The Emma Sansom statue on Broad Street in Gadsden was dedicated back in 2007, and many locals celebrated the unveiling. This week The Vagabond once ... In April 1863, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his cavalrymen entered northern ...

Local legend Rip Reagan passes away

October 24, 2014 by Gadsden Messenger

Reagan remained part-time band director at Gadsden State until February 2014. “Our Gadsden State family is deeply saddened by this ... While at Gadsden State, Reagan was inducted into the Alabama Music Educators Hall of Fame. The Reagan Park located in ...

Gadsden State mourns loss of Rip Reagan, George McSpadden

October 17, 2014 by

AL.comGADSDEN, Alabama -- Gadsden State Community College lost two long-time campus presences this week - Band Director Billy "Rip" Reagan, and music instructor George McSpadden. Reagan died this morning, while McSpadden passed away ... Albertville and Emma ...

Former Alabama football player Gene Jelks 'now runs touchdowns for kids, and Jesus'

July 12, 2014 by

al.comBIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Former Emma Sansom High and University of Alabama football star Gene Jelks led a football camp today at Legion Field for boys and girls from the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District. "The legacy I ... Hoyt told Truman of a ...

'Time heals': Gene Jelks reunites with former head coach Ray Perkins at Gadsden youth football camp - The Huntsville Times

July 12, 2013 by

The Huntsville Times - al.comIt is yet another careful step forward for Jelks, who 30 years ago thrilled crowds at Murphree Stadium as a nationally-recruited athlete for Gadsden's Emma Sansom High School. His team won the state championship his senior year. ... For a generation of ...

Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame to induct four

July 24, 2012 by Gadsden Times

Gadsden TimesCooper eventually became the school's athletic director and has helped guide the Spartans to numerous state championships during his tenure. His efforts at Mountain Brook resulted in a spot in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame ...

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