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Today's News

  • Sign up to put an end to dirty word

    I had the privilege of attending the Special Olympics event at East Gadsden High School last week. It was cold and it was super windy, but it was awesome.

    It’s been a while since I attended a Special Olympics event, and I had forgotten just how inspiring it is.

    I was particularly captivated by this one young man who looked to be between 8 and 10 years old, who was using a walker to compete in a foot race. He didn’t have far to run/walk, but he was working as hard as he could, teeth gritted together, to make his way to the finish line.

  • Take care of your own in this life...and after

    I go to Sunnyvale Cemetery at the end of South Stewart Street fairly often. My parents and my oldest brother are there, side by side. It may sound morbid to some people but it gives me great pleasure to "visit" them. I feel a sense of relief when I walk away.

    Sunday was a beautiful day and while I was doing much needed housework, I decided to go to the cemetery. I needed to tell them all of the good things that have been going on in my life. I also needed to say out loud some of the things I am reluctant to talk about to anyone.

  • Residents still left with questions after summit

    Last week’s Gretna Bioenergy Plant Summit left many local residents angry and still looking for answers.

  • Local student makes history by winning governor’s essay contest

    Louis “Tre” Zanders III is proud of the fact that his grandfather, Louis Zanders Sr. - who shares his name - has made history as the first black Florida Department of Transportation officer in the state.

    And now Louis Senior can be extra-proud of Louis III – Tre was recently named the winner of the Governor’s Student Essay Contest as part of the state’s celebration of Black History Month – and he is the first Gadsden County student to do so, etching his own place in history.

  • Gadsden County Boys and Girls Clubs to remain open

    The two Gadsden County Boys and Girls Clubs are not affected by the closing, from March 8 to April 2, of 10 Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend in Tallahassee. The clubs in Havana and Chattahoochee will remain open and hours of operation will remain the same.

  • DOC to build re-entry facility in Gadsden; 150 jobs up for grabs

    Tallahassee Community College president Bill Law announced to Gadsden County commissioners during the board’s regular March 2 meeting that the Florida Department of Corrections will build a facility at the Florida Public Safety Institute to house 576 inmates within the next year.

  • Repairs to Lake Talquin Dam brings concerns for residents

    The third time was not the charm for Liberty County Commissioner Davis Stoutamire when the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners refused to pass a proclamation opposing repairs to the Lake Talquin Dam.

    Local opposition to sending a proclamation revolved around worries about the lake if the dam was not repaired.

    "There is so much around this issue that we don't know about. I'm not in favor of putting my name on anything that will change the level of the lake or its designation," said Commissioner Gene Morgan.

  • March 11 Edition: Letters to the Editor

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    What's going on with Gadsden County when commissioners Doug Croley and Gene Morgan think they can scare employees into thinking they are politically right? Who ever heard of writing employees up for doing their jobs?

    We do live in America where we have the right to speak, vote the way we want and not be punished for doing so. Maybe we need to have a tea party for the county.

  • County report is in: Administrator says things are looking up

    Johnny Williams, Gadsden County administrator, recently released the 2009 annual report to the public.

    "Despite the challenging fiscal situation, the fiscal year 2008-9 adopted budget plan continues to support the core needs of the county and maintains the investments that we have made to ensure our quality of life,"  stated the management and budget overview in the report.

  • RFM tennis team aces competition

    The Robert F. Munroe tennis team defeated Florida High in a Class A District 2 contest last week.   

    The team, coached by Carolyn Summerford, won in perfect fashion, taking all singles and doubles events 8-0.

    In the No. 1 slot, freshman Hilary Flournoy won handily 8-1 while No. 2 sophomore Beth Summerford, was perfection at 8-0.  Lone senior Abby Lewis pulled out a close 8-6 win in the third slot and freshman Cameron McMullen won by an identical 8-6 score as the fourth in individuals.