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Local News

  • Jaguars face Rickards Thursday night

     After two games against out-of-area teams, it’s time for East Gadsden to face a familiar foe.

          The Jaguars take on the Rickards Raiders Thursday night, Sept. 15 at Gene Cox Stadium on Tallahassee.

           East won their regular season game last year, 14-10, and won this year’s preseason jamboree game, 7-0. Game time is 7 p.m. 

  • Gadsden County school ranked 5th in state in math

    There are almost 2,000 elementary schools in Florida and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is ranked number.
    Located in one of Quincy's landmark buildings, GEMS, as the school is known has a tradition of high student proficiency in both math and reading. And it has been an 'A' school for six years.
    The school serves 192 pre-K through sixth grade students, up from 142 last year.

  • Police chief and wife arrested

    Greensboro Police Chief Tim Hall, the town's only police officer, and his wife Marsha were both in the county jail Monday morning. The pair came in at 7 a.m. and were granted a pre-trial release. Both have been charged with domestic violence.
        According to information released by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Chief Hall and his wife argued Sunday night about a doctor's appointment she had Monday morning. Marsha Hall said she attempted to leave and Tim Hall physically prevented her from leaving

  • Medical Center ends successful first year

      News from the Gadsden Campus of Capital Regional Medical Center is good, according to CEO Bud Wethington.
        "We've just completed one year. We've seen 18,000 patients in the ER and 11,000 for diagnostics. We see a lot of patients that don't have funds and we give them the care they need. We have a loss but it's within the plan that we projected. It's proven to be a good, viable, arrangement. I think we're doing a good thing and we've enjoyed being here in Gadsden County." Wethington said.

  • Two jailed for kidnapping 86-year-old

    Two Quincy residents are behind bars charged with one count each of vehicle theft in the third degree, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, robbery of a resident and home invasion with a weapon and kidnapping in the facilitation of a felony.
           Yatesha Renaye Miller, 19, and Demetric Reshawn Smith, 24, are accused to taking 86-year-old James Abbott from his Hill Street home and forcing him to withdraw money from his bank account using Automated Teller Machines (ATM).

  • West Gadsden vs Munroe moved to Aug. 25 at Corry Field

      Are you ready for some football? The students at Robert F. Munroe and West Gadsden High School are. They will kick off the season Thursday, Aug. 25  at the SWAT Kick-Off Classic.
      The game has been moved up a day due to weather concerns associated with Hurricane Irene. It had previously been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26.

  • Midway police chief fired

    After only three months on the job Marcus Williams, Midway police chief, was fired during the regular August 4 council meeting.

    The council voted 3-2 to terminated Williams.  Voting to fire the chief were Mayor Ella Barber and council members Charles Smith and Allean Robinson. Council members Delores Madison and David Knight, voted to keep him. Council member Chuck Willis said he had to leave the meeting early because of a death in his family and council member Jerrod Holton also left the meeting prior to discussion on Williams fate.

  • Crowd hails artist Dean Mitchell's opening

    "Dean Mitchell wants you to look, to closely study his work, so that you may understand the people and places he lovingly portrays. Take time to enjoy each painting, with its several layers of beauty and meaning but also notice the quiet detail of his subjects and the care with which he painted them," wrote Gadsden Arts Center curator Angie Berry.

  • Board bickers over budget for tourism

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, approved the Tourist Development Council's 2011-2012 budget but not without nearly an hour of discussion. As soon as interim County Administrator Arthur Lawson announced the item, Commissioner Gene Morgan made a motion to approve, which was immediately seconded by Commissioner Doug Croley, provided there were no questions.
        But there were plenty of questions from Commissioner Brenda Holt and Commission Chairman Sherrie Taylor for TDC Board of Directors chairman Jeff DuBree.

  • Former reserve cop sentenced to prison

         Lavander Barkley, 40, the former Gretna reserve police officer, found guilty of sexual battery by a law enforcement officer in April of this year, was sentenced Friday, July 22, to nine years in prison.