Cheri Harris
Cynthia Hayes-Riley, breast cancer survivor, poses for a photo.
Shining through

Cynthia Hayes-Riley believes cancer saved her life.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer one year and one week after a car backed over her and then hit her again, seriously injuring her and killing her 15-year-old daughter, Crystal, who was trying to pull her mom out of the car’s path in East Gadsden High School’s parking lot after a football game. Her oldest daughter, Jocelyn, now 27, was not hurt.
The aftermath of the tragedy in October 2006 left Hayes-Riley grief-stricken, depressed, unable to walk and
asking why.

The West Gadsden Panthers compete Friday, Sept. 18, at home in Greensboro against visiting Jay High School.
Panthers impress

After a 0-3 start to the season, West Gadsden played their second home game this past Friday against Jay High School, which is located in Jay, Fla.
A large crowd filled the home section to cheer the Panthers on before they hit the road again to play an extremely important district game against Liberty County next Friday, Oct. 2.
After the game, Coach Striplin spoke on the importance of gaining a little momentum heading into their district game:

Along Twin Ponds Road

Gloria Dowaliby should haven been in show business. Instead, she chose the teaching profession. She was glamorous, witty and just seemed to have all those characteristics of a Broadway star. Fortunately for Gloria’s students, she became a teacher.
Gloria started her teaching career around 1953 at Lincoln-
Lewis Junior High in Southington, Conn.
I was privileged to have had Miss Dowaliby as my seventh-grade English, history and homeroom teacher.