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Today's News

  • Tennis team looks to district play

    The Robert F. Munroe tennis team has one more week of regular season tennis to play before entering district competition at Maclay on April 13-14.  The Class A teams that make up District 2 are Florida High, John Paul II, Maclay (Tallahassee) Madison County, Munroe, North Florida Christian and Taylor County.

    The Munroe team stands at 5-4 on the season. This week they will play at Community Christian before hosting John Paul II and North Florida Christian. 

  • Church News

    • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m..

    For more information, call 364-5137.

    • Take it to the Streets Ministry Inc. hosts a community Bible study at Carter-Parramore Academy the first and third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served.

  • RFM girls softball falls to Aucilla

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School softball team hosted Aucilla Christian School in the only game played over the spring break holiday by a county softball team.

    Aucilla took advantage of untimely Lady Cat errors and stretched a 1-0 lead after one inning to a 7-1 lead after three innings.  The Munroe team rallied for four more runs before bowing out of the Class A District 2 game 11-5.

  • Community Calendar

    The Greensboro Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Spring Fling and benefit for the Hodge family April 10 at Greensboro Town Hall from 4-7 p.m. The event will include a car and motorcycle show. Call 663-9825 for entry details. The Singing Regals and Friends will present music. There will be family activities, door prizes and a drawing for a handcrafted quilt. Donations are $5 for one opportunity for the quilt drawing and $10 for three opportunities. Homemade cakes will be available at the cake auction. A pilau dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. The dinners are $7 per plate.

  • Gadsden under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

    Update 2:55 p.m.

    A tornado was spotted in Quincy about 20 miles west of Tallahassee, according to The National Weather Service. Details as they become available.

     

    The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 65 in effect until 7 p.m. EDT /6 p.m. CDT/ this evening for the following areas:

    In Alabama this watch includes four counties

    In southeast Alabama

    Dale

    Geneva

    Henry

    Houston

    In Florida this watch includes 13 counties

    In North Florida

  • Letters to the Editor: April 15 Edition

    ‘Free pass’ will not be tolerated

    I find it hard to believe that anyone in the city of Gretna is considering voting to re-elect city Commissioner Willie Fagg. Have the good folks in Gretna forgotten that Fagg called them stupid, ignorant black people? If a white person would have called you stupid and ignorant, you would have been outraged.

  • Gadsden summer camp offerings announced for local children

    We’re looking for information on local summer camps and day programs for children and teens in and around Gadsden County. Know of one? Part of one? Give us a call at 627-7649 or send us the information via e-mail to editor@gadcotimes.com. We’ll help you get the word out!

    Some camps we’ve heard of in the area that you may be interested in are:

    Alpha UPKUDO Martial Arts & Fitness

    Summer Fit Camp

    1412 Florida-Georgia Hwy. in Havana

  • Gadsden County Teacher of the Year: East Gadsden’s Austin taking each day, each student as they come

    Gadsden County School District Teacher of the Year Randall Austin firmly believes in his mantra: Every day, every child, every chance.

    And it’s that attitude that caused him to want to become a teacher in the first place.

    Now in his second year of teaching at East Gadsden High School, Austin is a graduate of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga., where he earned a degree in economics. After college, he ran a hauling company and learned how to run a landfill.

  • Rookie Teacher of the Year: Just thinking about the impact she’s making brings this teacher to tears

    If you drop by the Stewart Street  Elementary classroom of Gadsden County’s Rookie Teacher of the Year, Nicole Dixon, you might find her students at the Smart Board teaching each other. You may find them eagerly raising their hands to answer a question from their teacher. You might even find them dancing.

    But what you’ll definitely find is a teacher who is passionate about helping her students become passionate about learning.

  • FHP reviews bus tape; it's reportedly blank

    UPDATE: March 11, 1:38 p.m.   

    Florida Highway Patrol investigators have reviewed the security tape from the school bus that crashed Monday, according to published reports - and the tape is blank.

    We are working to verify this information and will provide information as soon as possible.

    UPDATE: 9:22 a.m., March 10