North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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January 30, 2013

NJN/am for Wednesday, January 30

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“Shazam,” indeed. We don’t know what Sheriff Andy Taylor or Sgt. Carter would say, but Sylacauga native Jim Nabors — the actor who portrayed naïve gas station attendant-turned-Marine Gomer Pyle on two classic television shows — has married his longtime same-sex partner. An online news site in Hawaii, where Nabors has lived for decades, said that the 82-year-old actor married Stan Cadwallader in Seattle two weeks ago. The two have been in a relationship for 38 years, the report said. Gay marriages were made legal in Washington state in December. Nabors’ sexual preference has been a largely open secret within the entertainment industry, but he had never acknowledged it publicly until now.

Sports: Tough night for Rockets and Blue Devils. Gardendale’s girls and boys basketball teams both lost by one point Tuesday to Hewitt-Trussville, with the girls’ loss coming in the last few seconds on a basket by the Huskies’ Leigh McAnally, after the Rockets turned the ball over on an inbounds play in the back court. Both Mortimer Jordan teams lost to John Carroll Catholic. Locust Fork’s girls were routed by Oneonta, the top-ranked team in Class 4A, but the Hornet boys manhandled the Redskins. Corner’s boys defeated Hanceville, and Pinson Valley took down Clay-Chalkville.

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