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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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Retired Gadsden officer said she was told to 'watch' Roy Moore - WBRC FOX6 News

November 22, 2017 by

WBRC FOX6 News -“There had been a complaint about Roy Moore for hanging around the cheerleaders,” Faye Gary said. “They were uneasy about this older man standing and watching.” Gary says she never had to tell Moore to “move on” and never saw a formal complaint filed ...

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 Messenger... said Haley, a linebacker for the Rebels who attended Alabama A&M on a football scholarship. He was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Haley points to Buster Gross, his football coach at Emma Sansom, as a major influence on ...

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 Hunter Grant and Etowah's Kaylee Fore were selected as the ...

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 again has his nose stuck in the old history book. Sometime way back, Patsy Hanvey of Turkeytown and the ...

Local legend Rip Reagan passes away

October 24, 2014 by Gadsden Messenger

The Reagan Park located in Alabama City was dedicated in his honor. The band room in Wallace Hall also bears his name. Reagan was teacher, musician, and entertainer to many showcasing the talents of his students throughout the community. Many of his ...

Gadsden State mourns loss of Rip Reagan, George McSpadden

October 17, 2014 by

Reagan's career as a band director long predated his association with Gadsden State. He served as director for Crossville, Corinth (Miss.), Albertville and Emma Sansom high schools. It was during his 25 years at Emma Sansom, where he also served as ...

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 would like to leave now ...

'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. That was before he went ...

Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame to induct four

July 24, 2012 by Gadsden Times

Gadsden TimesAfter graduating from Birmingham Southern in 1976, Cooper gained employment in the Mountain Brook School System, where he still works today. Cooper became the head boys basketball coach and head boys golf coach at Mountain Brook High School in 1978 ...

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