Kendrick Brown
ABOVE: Smith’s funeral was attended by hundreds, many of whom were educators.
Honoring her legacy

Home going services were had for longtime educator Rosalyn West Smith Saturday on East Gadsden High School’s campus.
The funeral was attended by a few hundred and held in the school’s gymnasium. Many of those in attendance were educators; they came from multiple generations and some had experiences with Smith as their teacher or principal before they became employees of the woman who most recently served as Deputy Superintendent of Schools.

Girls basketball under way countywide

The Lady Jaguars earned two wins this past week, with one being a close win over a long-time rival and the other being a blowout that allowed the bench to empty early.
East Gadsden 69
Rickards 57
The Jaguars used a big first quarter and had four players in double-figure scoring to defeat Rickards.  The Jaguars were led in scoring by  Keyaria James with 23 points, Shanecia Bethea scoring 19 points, Harris adding 13 points and Jamiya Bittles chipping in 10 points.  
East Gadsden 66
Taylor County 12

This, too, shall pass (really)

In retrospect, it would have been a great idea to ask all the staffers here at the Times to write a few paragraphs about what they’re thankful for this edition. Everybody’s list is always different because every life path is different, even though some may run parallel for a long, long time.
But once a parallel line starts deviating by any amount — even  just a degree or two, over time the separation becomes more and more pronounced until those lines wind up in vastly different places.