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  • Jaguars get big win

    TERRANCE CHISOLM
    Times Sports
    Correspondent
    Before the ball was kicked to start the highly anticipated game between the East Gadsden Jaguars and the Rickards Raiders, the stands were already filled with eager fans of both teams.

  • Panthers fall hard to baby Rattlers

    REGINALD
    CUNNINGHAM
    Times Sports
    Correspondent
    The start of the game proved to be downhill for the West Gadsden Panthers as an 82-ard return was negated by a holding penalty.
    The Panthers would go on to lose 40-3 in their third game, falling to 0-3.
    The Panthers finished the game with 185 yards of total offense with Israel Grande’s final play of the game, hitting a 27-yard field goal to remove the game-ending goose egg.
    Eighth-grader Pedro Bostick racked up a total of 13 solo with six assisted tackles, and Teron Fitzgerald added 10 solo with eight assisted
    tackles.

  • Persistent learner

    One of the proudest moments in Denise Sconiers’ life came when she graduated from Tallahassee Community College. She was one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream, which was buried deep, for years: that of becoming a teacher of children who have physical and mental challenges.
    Graduation day in May 2011 was even sweeter because she and her daughter, LaKendra, earned their Associate of Arts degrees at the same time.

  • Bobcats swamp Gators 30-8

    The Gators of Wewahitchka, led by halfback Jalyn Addison’s 171 rushing yards and three touchdowns, roared to a 30-8 victory over the visiting Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe this past Friday evening.
    Jordan Curry and Myles Edwards, with 13 and 10 tackles, respectively, anchored the Bobcat defense as they held the Gator offense in check for the first half after allowing a score on the opening drive. The Bobcat offense moved the ball effectively on the ground in the first half, but turned the ball over to thwart their scoring opportunities.

  • Growing pains for Gadsden teams

    After defeat last week at Panama City Mosley, the West Gadsden Panthers will prowl into Tallahassee Friday to take on FAMU High.
    Antonio Bradwell, West Gadsden’s head football coach said it will be up to his young team to master the fundamentals of the game.
    “They’ve just got to grow up in a hurry,” he said. “We’ve got to take our lumps until we get it together.”
    Jamiriquan Robinson, No. 4, did manage four carries for 5 yards. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
    East Gadsden High School will face Rickards High at 7 p.m. Friday.
    Bobcats bow to Baconton

  • West Nile virus infects woman

    QUINCY — The Gadsden County Health Department has confirmed the first human case of locally acquired West Nile virus for 2012.
    The 48 year-old woman was likely infected the third week of August and is recovering.
    This is the first human case of locally acquired West Nile virus in Gadsden. The Gadsden County Health Department is issuing an advisory to the community to take precautions to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.

  • Front porch appeal

    For music lovers, a little rain doesn’t mean a thing. That was evident Saturday, Sept. 8, when the inaugural Porchfest kicked off in Quincy’s Historic District. Umbrellas in hand and spirits high, the 200 or so attendees had the opportunity to visit eight venues and listened to 20 performers.
    “This is great; we need to keep it up,” said MainStreet member Gay Steffen as she listened to Keith and Barefoot Rob’s vintage acoustic music on the front porch of the Sampson home.

  • Jaguars dominate Bearcats, 33-14

    It was all about leadership, poise and experience.

    Last Friday night, the East Gadsden Jaguars made a rare visit to

    stateline neighbor Bainbridge, Ga., to start the 2012 football season.

    And it didn’t hurt that several hundred Gadsden County football fans

    made the trip as well.

    No one was disappointed, at least on the Gadsden side of the stadium,

    as the Jaguars came out ready to play.

    But the Bearcats were also ready and put up a quick 7 points. The

  • First day of school at George W. Munroe

    They wandered in with timid wide-eyed stares, clutching school supplies and searching for where they should be in the maze of corridors and identical classroom doors.

    It was raining and there were tears.

    They were the adults, the parents, guardians and grandparents bringing their children to the first day of school at George W. Munroe Elementary.

    Some had trouble parking and finding the office; others just shuffled along after their kids.

  • Traffic crackdown plans for August

    The Gadsden County Sheriff Office will be conducting Driver’s License, DUI and Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints during the month of August 2012 on the below listed roads within the Gadsden County area. The times and dates of these check points will vary depending upon weather, manpower and safety conditions.