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Gadsden County Deputy School Superintendent Rosalyn West Smith smiles in April for a photo. She died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
Long-time educator, leader passes

Deputy Superintendent of county schools Rosalyn West Smith passed away Friday, Nov. 13. She was 65.
Though it was released she passed away in Gainesville, a cause of death was not released.
 Smith was inducted into FAMU’s Gallery of Distinction in April. FAMU alumni are inducted into the Gallery only if they have made great impacts on their communities. During an interview with the Times before that induction, Smith said she returned to Gadsden County for her teaching career because she felt doing so was her calling.

Panthers suffer season-ending loss

West Gadsden’s football season came to an end on the road this past Friday against Sneads High. The Panthers’ rivals held a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and capped off their second scoring drive of the game with a rushing touchdown from a few yards out, which led to a 13-0 advantage for the Pirates with 11:24 remaining until

Poised for a comeback

A few Saturdays ago I had to take my time getting back home because of tourists lurching down the road on Segways. That’s right, Segways in Quincy.
Until then the only place I had seen them used by sightseers was in downtown Chicago.
I think the Porchfest organizers deserve kudos for continuing the quirky tradition of live music outdoors at private homes and for the teamwork that brought the Segways here.