Etowah County adds additional firearms safety dates

      The Etowah CountySheriff's Office has scheduled an additional citizen's firearms safety course,according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.{} The additional course is scheduled for Tuesday,{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} April 2.{}{}Classesscheduled for March 12 and March 19 are full.

      "The overwhelmingresponse from citizens has led to this additional course," Sheriff Entrekinsaid.{}{}"We are pleased that so many people are interested in learninghow to safely use their firearms."

      The course is offeredfree to the public and is held at the Joe Ford Center on the campus of GadsdenState Community College from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.{}{}Eighty seats areavailable for the class and registration is required.

      Since February 19, threecourses have been completed by 180 citizens.{}

      For additionalinformation concerning the firearms safety course, contact Natalie Barton at