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Today's News

  • County planning rule sparks debate

    The Gadsden County Commissioners met for a regular meeting June 3. Extensive discussion of the Citizen’s Growth Management and Planning Bill of Rights ensued. 

    Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she initially voted for the bill because citizens should be kept informed about the possibility of commercial developments in their neighborhoods before the businesses break ground. Taylor also said, at the time, three commissioners were running the county via the power of their three-vote majority. 

  • Midway city manager reports budget back on track

    Willie Brown from the Gadsden County Planning Department attended Midway’s monthly city council meeting June 5 to provide a second reading of an annexation document for property owned by Greg Russell. 

    Councilmember Charlie “Chuck” Willis asked for what the annexed property will be used. 

    “The business is already there,” said Brown. “The Greg Russell property is known as the Auction House.”

  • Praise the Lord! June 12, 2014

    Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

     Editors note: the ensuing account about an NCO’s experience in the an airborne outfit during WWII—includingthe headline, prefatory remarks, and punctuation—isreproduced exactly as it appeared in the May 31, 1945, issue of The Gadsden County Times.

    Former Chattahoochee boy—paratrooper tells of experience.

    The following is the story of Sgt. Herbert Lanier, formerly of Chattahoochee, now of Texas City, Texas. He is the cousin of Mrs. Nell Faulkner, of Chattahoochee.


  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

     Informationon the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum

    The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum features the famous journalist’s birthplace and a museum dedicated to Pyle’s life and writings as a war correspondent. It is owned by the Friends of Ernie Pyle, who are dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of the writer whose columns linked the soldiers on the front line to worried families on the home front. To preserve Ernie Pyle’s memory is to preserve the sacrifices made by what has been dubbed “The Greatest Generation.”

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

    Ernie Pyle

    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

    But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe.

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

    Ernie Pyle

    Reprinted with permission of Scripps Howard Foundation

    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.

    It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead.

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

    Ernie Pyle understood invasions, from the initial landing to the ultimate occupation. Before D-Day, the war correspondent had documented the process more than once. And he understood the steepest cost of invasions: not just death — but the irrevocable attachment of a life to a particular time and place. 

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

    Editor’s note: Permission to distribute and re-publish Ernie Pyle’s columns was given by the Scripps Howard Foundation. 

    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 — Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.

  • Speaker hopes to spark business interest in youth

    James “Jay” Bailey, Atlanta CEO of Operation HOPE, provided a presentation about fostering entrepreneurship and a new generation of business owners among Gadsden’s youth. 

    The presentation was organized by Judge Kathy Garner and hosted May 28 at the Gadsden Arts Center. Community leaders from a wide range of local organizations attended, filling the hall to standing room only.