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Today's News

  • Grace Notes February 25, 2016

    By NANCY KENNEDY
    Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.

    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip), commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • Praise & Worship February 25, 2016

    Women’s conference set in Alabama
    The eighth annual Women of Power Conference will be Feb. 25 to 27 at beautiful Lake Point Resort in Eufala, Ala. Whether you are seeking healing, salvation, spiritual renewal or just a closer walk with God you don’t want to miss this conference, unlike any other. Guest speakers include: the Rev. Cliff Kirkland, Evang. Polly Armstrong, Sis. Janie Kirkland, Rev. Eva Howell, Sis. Judy Glisson. For information, visit www.womenofpower2009.com or kdurden573@mail.com/. Phone: 850-209-8429 or glissonjudy@yahoo.com

  • Rethinking Education

    BY Bill Hoatson

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Tra-la-la, tweedlee dee dee, it gives me a thrill to wake up in the morning to the mockin’ bird’s trill.”
    I’ll bet many of you remember those unforgettable song
    lyrics.
    For those of you too young to remember this great singing lady from long ago, those are just some of the words from one of her most famous songs, “Mockin’ Bird Hill.”

  • Lady Jags play furiously, lose state champs slot

    Eleven points separated the East Gadsden Lady Jaguars from the Brooks-Debartolo School, and those same 11 points denied the team a chance to play for the 4A State Championship.  Even worse, the Jaguars, who led at the end of the first quarter, were ahead
    51-50 with four minutes remaining in the game, but a furious rally, spurred by a

  • Jags fall to Bolles

    This past Saturday,  East Gadsden’s playoff run ended on their home floor against Bolles High of Jacksonville. The Jaguars came out with a lot of energy and confidence at the start of their regional final game against Bolles High, and after a big 8-point quarter by Amaru Bryant, they held a 13-12 lead at the start of the second quarter.

  • Getting back on track?
  • Quincy approves $25K for Arts Center

    After being denied a $25,000 pledge Feb. 16 from the Board of County Commissioners and told to come back after asking for the pledge from the City of Quincy and the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Gadsden Arts Center has received a $25,000 pledge from the City of Quincy, as the city’s commissioners voted to promise the money to the Center within next year’s budget in a 3-1 vote Tuesday night.

  • Gadsden images, story in New York Times

    A longtime photographer for The New York Times, Fred Conrad, published a photo op-ed for the nation’s newspaper of record this weekend entitled “Gadsden Finds God,” in which he attributes the county’s decline in incarcerations and high school dropouts to the efforts of churches, Sheriff Morris Young, Superintendent Reginald James and Judge Kathy Garner.
    “I kind of got an idea of what happened in the last 10 to 12 years because of the religious community and leaders and was very impressed,” Conrad said.

  • Teen killed in Midway car chase

    After trying to escape officers, one suspect died and another was hospitalized this past Thursday, Feb. 18, when the allegedly stolen vehicle they were driving that afternoon spun off the road and hit a brick mailbox before overturning several times, authorities
    report.
    The chase began shortly before 4 p.m., the Midway Police Department reports, and lasted until the vehicle crashed near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Hilltop Drive. MPD was joined in the chase by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.