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Today's News

  • Jags overwhelmed by Seminoles during homecoming game
  • Volleyball shifting to post-season

    This past week of volleyball represented the last opportunity for volleyball coaches to shape up their teams for the possibility of post-season play.  The Munroe volleyball team lost three matches, although the team and some individual players played some of their best volleyball of the season.

    BLOUNTSTOWN: 25 25 25    
    MUNROE: 20 11 7

  • Crowd rules unchanged by BOCC

    Several Gadsden County residents attended the Oct. 7 Board of County Commissioners meeting to protest a proposal that would have allowed outdoor music festivals with an expected attendance of less than 2,000 to receive the same relaxed regulations festivals planning for a crowd of fewer than 500 people. Despite adamant support from Commissioner Brenda Holt, the proposal did not pass.

  • Execution date set for Banks

    A Gadsden County man convicted of murdering his wife of two months before raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter will be executed Nov. 13, more than 22 years after committing the crimes.

    Chadwick Banks will die by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Starke, and will be the 20th person to be executed under Gov. Rick Scott’s term.

  • Poll:Yes to marijuana for medical use

    In regard to the upcoming general election, which includes a proposal on the Florida ballot to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, we polled Gadsden County residents under the condition of anonymity Oct. 11 at the Havana Pumpkin Festival for their opinions on legalizing marijuana. The 50 people we polled, as a group, were overwhelmingly for legalizing marijuana for medical use, but were nearly equally divided on whether the drug should be legalized for recreational use. You can see our results below.

  • Praise the Lord! Nov. 27, 2014

    Watch
    Night Service 2014
    The St Thomas MB Church of Fowlstown, Ga., would like to cordially invite the community to the annual Watch Night Service at 10 p.m.  Wednesday, Dec. 31. The speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Dale Harrison, pastor of Hickory Hill PB Church in Tallahassee.  Please come out and celebrate.  Breakfast will be served.
    Assembling
     in Tallahassee

  • Mixed results for girls at the hoop

    East Gadsden
    The East Gadsden girls basketball team picked up two more wins this past week with both being blowouts and both propelling the team to 6-0 on the season.
    EAST GADSDEN 83 WEST GADSDEN 27
    The Jaguars blasted the Panthers, scoring 37 points in the first quarter and leading 63-22 at the half.  Three players were in double figures and were led by Deondra Harris’ 25 points followed by Shanecia Bethea’ s 17 points and Keyaria James with 12 points.
    West Gadsden’s Shakia Gilcrease scored 14 points for the Panthers.

  • Praise the Lord! Nov. 20, 2014

    Church
    Movie Night 2014
    The St Thomas MB Church Young Adult Choir will sponsor a church fellowship movie night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the church fellowship hall at 198 Edwards Road, Fowlstown, Ga. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
    Watch
    Night Service 2014

  • Jaguars, Panthers finish tourney in style

    This season the East and West Gadsden boys basketball teams kicked off their seasons with a Boosters Tip-off classic, the other participating high schools included Thomasville High, North Florida Educational Institute (Jacksonville), Rickards High, Colquitt County High and Santa Fe High (Alachua).
    This past Saturday both East and West Gadsden concluded the Booster Tip-off Classic with big wins; West Gadsden faced off against Santa Fe and East Gadsden ended the night against North Florida Educational Institute.

  • Praise the Lord! October 30, 2014

    Special guest  for special anniversary
    The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual Trustee’s Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.  The speaker will be Bruce James, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Jurisdiction of Georgia, Riverdale, Georgia.  Music will be rendered by the Majestic Kingdom Embassy Sweet Choir.
    The church is at 4294 New Hope Road.  For information, contact Deacon Nathaniel Thomas at 229-225-7111. The Rev. Derrick Calhoun, pastor.  
    Harvest festival set