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Today's News

  • HMS puts up fight at Wakulla

    The Havana Middle School Bears engaged in an epic battle Sept. 12 with the Wakulla Middle School War Eagles, but lost 13-8.

    Havana won the toss and elected to receive the ball. The Bears were unable to penetrate very far in to Wakulla’s territory.  The War Eagles took over and were largely kept in check. On third down and 13 the War Eagles were able to break a 35-yard run into the end zone.

  • East, West volleyballers fall, RFM takes wins on the road

    East Gadsden High School took Rickards past regulation score but lost by two in the first game of the three-game volleyball match. 

    The effort then thinned out in games two and three. Rickards moved to 3-7 with the win.

    The West Gadsden High School Panthers found the Bulldogs more than they could handle in a district matchup last week. 

    Finding very little defense to combat the Liberty County offense,  West Gadsden spent most of the game without any offensive fire. 

    Liberty County remained undefeated at 8-0 on the season.

  • Church Briefs

    • Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ in Gretna holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and a worship service at noon. Phone 856-5401 for more information or to request transportation.

    • Gretna Kingdom Fellowship Center hosts a Sunday church service at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.  

    • Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven holds services each first, third and fourth Sundays at noon, with Sunday School each week at 10:30 a.m.

  • Community Calendar

    Tallavana Christian School has extended fall enrollment for new students to Oct. 19 for preschool and elementary school students only. Families moving to Gadsden and Leon counties can enroll at TCS at any point during the year in all grades. Application fee is $100.

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  • Just a stove pot hat and a handful of seeds...

    Second grade students at Robert F. Munroe Day School celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with many fun activities. They made applesauce and stove pot hats, read a story about his life and created apple tree artwork using finger paint. Mrs. Mathers’ class had an “applicious” good time learning about Johnny Appleseed.

  • Resident wants to pass on a legacy of ‘paying it forward’

    When Georgeann Reffner and her husband, Rich, moved to Gadsden County a few years ago, she was sure of two things: she knew she would love small town living, and she wanted to give back.

    She soon began working at the Gadsden Community Hospital, where she put her many years of nursing experience to work. She was troubled by the great need she saw for medical supplies, both in the hospital and in the community.

    Reffner was working at the hospital when it closed in 2005, and she began once again to ask herself what she could do to give back to the community.

  • They can tear down the building, but not our memories

    They tore our high school down. Now, that will frost your wheat cakes. Most of us were out of town when it happened. I have no idea who makes those kinds of decisions. I’m sure it had something to do with growth, progress and asbestos-free ceiling tile. I don’t believe anyone in our class got a vote in the deal.

  • Passing on the wisdom to the next batter

    Aw, shucks! The ball bounced weakly on two hops right back to the pitcher. My heart sank. With men on second and third I had dug in just seconds before thinking I was going to be the hero. It was not to be the case this at-bat. A thousand thoughts raced through my head as the ball sank into the pitcher’s mitt, none of them good. Failure is not a pleasant companion. I was already two steps toward first base, going through the motions of hustling out the play.

  • Wonderful smells...wonderful memories

    Me and Buddy Wiggleton and Bob Edwards used to push and shove our way through the baseball glove section of Robert Hall’s Western Auto. The new leather had such a wonderful smell. And you mix in the distinctive aroma of the Neat’s foot oil and the rubber hoses from the auto displays on the next aisle and that combined scent was the Western Auto store. We didn’t linger to enjoy it. As a matter of fact, we were in such a hurry to get the good 99 cent Wilson baseball that we barely noticed.  

  • Clunker takes on a whole new meaning these days

    The government once again has moved too slowly to help me. Where was this clunker program idea in 1954? Was Congress so engrossed in the Joseph McCarthy saga that they forgot about the rest of us? Was Eisenhower more interested in practicing his golf or monitoring the Marshall Plan than to my lonely plight in West Tennessee? Was the entire world’s attention averted by the Monroe-DiMaggio wedding?