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Today's News

  • Celebrating life

    The festive atmosphere of Relay for Life Gadsden returned Friday night to the Martin Luther King track and field in Quincy for its 20th annual edition.
    Activities included Zumba-style fitness instruction and a number of performances from local youth.
    Kids who live in the area — like Ayani Colston, 12, Deniya Pruitt, 12, Carlia Pruitt, 13, and Dekyria Hover, 12 — walked together in groups to the field, saying they enjoy having the opportunity to support people in the community who have dealt with or are currently dealing with cancer.

  • Quincy leaders OK alcohol sales at Quincyfest

    Alcoholic beverages will be on the menu at Quincyfest, as Quincy commissioners voted at their meeting Monday to allow event organizers a permit to sell alcohol during the May 7 festival.
    Commissioners said the alcohol would be sold within a contained area — they called the area a “Beer Garden” — set up by Tri-Eagle Sales. They said citizens would not be allowed to take drinks outside of that area.

  • EGHS basketball standout Walker signs letter of intent

    Following in the footsteps of his parents, East Gadsden High School’s Justin Walker has received the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level.
    Friday, Walker signed a letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship for the University of St. Francis Fighting Saints, which plays in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

  • Rethinking Education

    By BILL HOATSON

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Hon, come quick! Look at the bluebird on the fence,” Judy called out to me hurriedly.
    I didn’t waste any time in rushing to the large kitchen window where she pointed to a proud, male bluebird sitting atop our fence in a dignified manner.
    His body was of that lush, deep blue, only a male Eastern bluebird possesses. His breast was prominent, displaying a magnificent shade of fiery orange.
    He allowed us to admire him for an instant before he flew away into the azure sky.

  • Praise & Worship April 16, 2016

    Conference coming to Deliverance Temple
    Mark your calendar for Deliverance Temple Ministries’ (DTM) 2016 Impact Conference, which will be at 7:30 p.m. daily, April 13 to 15, with speakers:  Bishop Victor Powell (April 13), senior pastor of the Rhema Word Cathedral in Albany, Ga.; and Pastor Mark Baker (April 14 and 15) founding pastor of Greater Work Than These Ministries in Brunswick, Ga. 
     Don’t miss this powerful conference that has been carefully designed to impact your life for the rest of your life. The community is invited.

  • Ammunition plant welcomed in Greensboro

    An ammunition manufacturer opening its newest plant in Greensboro hosted local county and municipal leaders for an event establishing itself in the community.
    The manufacturer, Armada Ammunition, “will produce a full line of premium quality pistol and rifle caliber ammunition for law enforcement, the U.S. military and training purposes,” according to a press release given out at the event. The plant is located a mile past Interstate 10 Exit 174.

  • Midway councilman unseated

    Midway Councilman Chuck Willis of District 4 was formally ousted from the council by his fellow councilmembers at the city’s April meeting last Thursday.
    Willis was informally voted out of the council at a special meeting March 17 for violating city charter rules stipulating councilmembers live in the district they represent, therefore requiring councilmembers to vacate seats if they move out of their districts.

    The original vote to remove Willis had to be ratified at a regular monthly meeting, hence it being handled at the meeting April 7 .

  • Graham touts ag youth programs in Gadsden

    Congresswoman Gwen Graham hosted an evening event at the UF IFAS Center Monday to help spread information on the USDA StrikeForce program, which she referred to as an “incredible opportunity to bring resources to Gadsden County.”
    Graham said the program was intended for counties with persistent poverty, which was defined as a place with a 20 percent poverty rate for at least
    30 years.

  • Ferguson, Mo., official speaks on protest over Michael Brown’s death

    Sharing his experiences as director of protest security during the Ferguson, Mo. unrest that ensued after Michael Brown was killed during an officer-involved shooting nearly two years ago, Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol spoke to attendees during Day One of the 2016 Rural County Summit Tuesday afternoon.
    Johnson explained that although the protest was the longest in American history, it had no deaths.