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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor: April 22 Edition

    Thankful for a lot of helping hands

    Last Thursday afternoon my community was shaken by a tornado. In the middle of the afternoon we were visited by an unwelcome stranger. It marched through our close knit serene neighborhoods leaving downed trees and power lines in its wake. Fortunately, there was only damage to property. No lives were lost; no one so much as got a splinter in his or her hand.

  • Stand up for what this country was founded on already

    I am truly disappointed in President Barack Obama.

    Just 3 weeks shy of the National Day of Prayer, set for the first Thursday in May each year, rumors circulated that Obama had decided he didn’t want to “offend anyone,” so he canceled it. He didn’t cancel the National Day of Prayer, and was expected to sign a proclamation to uphold the tradition. He did, however, cancel the White House service in observance of the day.

  • I feel like we're losing an old friend

    When I found out last Wednesday that Corrections Corporation of America no longer had the contract to operate Gadsden Correctional facility at Gretna, I felt as if an old friend told me he was moving to another city. I had become so accustomed to the people being there and calling on them to support the community and attending the quarterly Community Relations Committee meetings.

  • RFM girls softball takes one, loses two

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  • RFM tennis team suprises

    The Robert F. Munroe tennis team lost three starters to graduation last season and were not expecting a strong 2010 showing.

    But the return of Hilary Flournoy, a ninth grader who plays the tennis circuit, was huge.  Flournoy stepped into the No. 1 slot previously held for 5 years by Meg Summerford.  Flournoy’s return combined with an already strong Beth Summerford, the improvement of senior Abby Lewis, and the hard work of underclassmen Cameron McMullen, Rachel Wilkerson and Audrey Thomas, propelled the team into the Class A District finals Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County Veterans Service Office will be closed May 2-7 for staff training. The office will reopen May 10 at 8 a.m.

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    CHP Savvy Senior will host a program at Carver Heights Senior Center in Havana April 22 at noon on high risk medications for seniors, presented by pharmacist April Johnson.

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  • Couple's history of domestic violence ends in tragedy

    Charles Hall, 57, and Malinda Williams, 37, had a history of domestic violence. On Monday morning, just after 10:30, that history came to a head.

    Hall walked into the Winn-Dixie bakery and shot Williams once in the upper left chest area. On his way out of the store he shot himself in the leg. He then drove a few miles west to Kelly’s Jr. No. 9 and shot himself in the chest. Williams was taken by ambulance to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition early Monday afternoon. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • It's why they do what they do

    After working with and covering the Havana Relay for Life, I found myself wondering about the people who commit to working so hard on similar events. Beyond the obvious reasons, I wondered what makes people commit to such involvement.

    Then I began to think about how we can be involved in making the world a better place on a daily basis. And that started me to thinking about random acts of kindness.

  • Letters to the Editor: April 29 Edition

    Sam Hawkins has to go to trial for a horse that Gadsden County killed and did not belong to him? Well, I am ashamed to tell anyone that I live in Gadsden County. Next time, county manager, don't overfeed the animal.

    Mr. Mathis admitted in an oral statement to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office that the horse belonged to him and not Mr. Hawkins, so why did the State Attorney's Office arrest the wrong man? When Mr. Hawkins was over the Gadsden County NAACP, he helped a lot of people in the county, but he also told the county commissioners and others when they were wrong.