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Mayor Sherman Guyton's "Save our Neighborhoods" program includes rehabilitating some homes that would have been demolished as public nuisances. The city may be able to save 10 to 25 percent of the 40 to 60 structures that are torn down each year. Work costs will be billed to the owners and assessed to the property if the owner does not pay.

Kudos to the mayor and city council for working to save buildings that can be renovated.

Gadsden Times: Gadsden Council OKs house rehab program

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Gadsden has always seemed to be the most progressive of the East Central Alabama cities. It was the first in the region to want to rehabiliate its park system, improve its riverfront and downtown, draw more tourism, and maintain its city school district to high standards.

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Gadsden has always seemed to be the most progressive of the East Central Alabama cities. It was the first in the region to want to rehabiliate its park system, improve its riverfront and downtown, draw more tourism, and maintain its city school district to high standards.

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A developer is considering a 50 to 65 acre site on Alabama 77 for a 500,000-square-foot lifestyle center that would feature at least two big box stores. The development would be almost twice the size of the Coosa Town Center.

The city is marketing property in East Gadsden at Hood Avenue and East Broad Street, where officials would like to have two upscale restaurants, retail space or office space. The property would be the "gateway" to East Gadsden.

The owners of the River Trace Golf Course in East Gadsden are talking to three developers about the selling the 103 acre property.

Gadsden Times: Developer looking at Alabama 77 site

Looks like Gasden has some significant new retailers on the way.

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A developer is considering a 50 to 65 acre site on Alabama 77 for a 500,000-square-foot lifestyle center that would feature at least two big box stores. The development would be almost twice the size of the Coosa Town Center.

The city is marketing property in East Gadsden at Hood Avenue and East Broad Street, where officials would like to have two upscale restaurants, retail space or office space. The property would be the "gateway" to East Gadsden.

The owners of the River Trace Golf Course in East Gadsden are talking to three developers about the selling the 103 acre property.

Gadsden Times: Developer looking at Alabama 77 site

Looks like Gasden has some significant new retailers on the way.

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Traffic is already horrendous on Meighan. Part of the reason is, Gadsden is outgrowing its main roads, they need more lanes, and the traffic lights. OMG, this town has never heard of synching traffic lights. heh. That area around Coosa Towne Center has horrible traffic, from Goodyear all the way to Attalla.

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Traffic is already horrendous on Meighan. Part of the reason is, Gadsden is outgrowing its main roads, they need more lanes, and the traffic lights. OMG, this town has never heard of synching traffic lights. heh. That area around Coosa Towne Center has horrible traffic, from Goodyear all the way to Attalla.

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Traffic is already horrendous on Meighan. Part of the reason is, Gadsden is outgrowing its main roads, they need more lanes, and the traffic lights. OMG, this town has never heard of synching traffic lights. heh. That area around Coosa Towne Center has horrible traffic, from Goodyear all the way to Attalla.

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Gadsden installed a traffic circle at Cleveland Avenue and Haralson Avenue, and another will be installed at Randall Street and Turrentine Avenue this week. According to a city official, stop signs at the intersections might eventually be replaced with yield signs, and something decorative may be put in the middle of the circles. Councilman Bill Stewart said the traffic circles are an experiment to see if they will slow down traffic and keep motorists from running stop signs.

Gadsden Times: City hopes traffic circles will help slow down drivers on roadways

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Gadsden installed a traffic circle at Cleveland Avenue and Haralson Avenue, and another will be installed at Randall Street and Turrentine Avenue this week. According to a city official, stop signs at the intersections might eventually be replaced with yield signs, and something decorative may be put in the middle of the circles. Councilman Bill Stewart said the traffic circles are an experiment to see if they will slow down traffic and keep motorists from running stop signs.

Gadsden Times: City hopes traffic circles will help slow down drivers on roadways

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According to Census Bureau estimates, Gadsden's population declined by 4.5% between 2000 and 2006, while Southside's population increased by 14.9% and Rainbow City's increased by 6.4%. The population of Etowah County as a whole decreased slightly, by .1%

Gadsden Times: Cities seeing growth

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Etowah County is basically stuck in a holding pattern when comes to population.

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Etowah County is basically stuck in a holding pattern when comes to population.

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As part of a $305 million bond issue, the state agreed Wednesday to provide $20 million toward the $125 million modernization of the Gadsden Goodyear plant, preserving 1,400 jobs. Gov. Bob Riley promised another $10 million in training support for the Goodyear project.

Gadsden Times: State gives Goodyear $20 million

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