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  • Grace Notes Nov. 19, 2015

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    The baseball season is finally over, and the New York Mets did not win it all.
    Yes, the Kansas City Royals, a truly better team won the World Series.
    I remain proud of my Mets. Who wouldn’t be, when your favorite team won a National League pennant for the first time since 2000?
    However, more important, for me, are two players from the Mets who really stood out as heroes and role models for our kids.

  • 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.

  • The more, the mightier

    Dozens of agents taking on the task of bettering their community were brought together Thursday evening to brainstorm solutions for some of the issues most adversely affecting Gadsden County residents.
    The event, called “Step Up for Gadsden,” was held at Tri-Eagle Sales in Midway and organized in an attempt to convince those agents that their community efforts, and the efforts of others, could be more easily accomplished through teamwork.

  • Midway to get red light cameras

    Midway councilmembers approved an ordinance clearing the way for red light cameras at their Nov. 5 meeting.
    The cameras will be set up some time in 2016 at the respective traffic lights in front of the Flying J and Pilot gas stations. Violators will be fined $158.
    Of the revenue produced from the violations, the first $4,500 accrued each month will go to the company setting up the cameras and the rest will go to the city.

  • Proposed trail finds supporters, opponents at public hearing

    A second public hearing was held in regard to the controversial Arts Trail Thursday night in the Board of County Commission
    chambers.
    Of the 10 citizens to speak during the public hearing portion of the meeting, two spoke in support of the trail. A similar number of citizens spoke at the previous public hearing, but no one spoke as a supporter then.

  • 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.

  • Grace Notes Nov. 12, 2015

    By Nancy Kennedy

  • Faith & Worship, Nov. 12, 2015

    Chicken feast plans
    Chicken Pilau at Chaires United Methodist Church, 9243 Parkhill Road, Tallahassee, will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. The cost is $10 per plate (Children 5 and younger free).
     Colorful event at Good Shepherd Catholic Church

  • 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
    half-time.