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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor: March 25 Edition

    CEO announces opening

    I am pleased to announce that Gadsden County will soon be embarking on a new era in health care. The recent signing of the lease between Capital Regional Medical Center  and Gadsden County is the first step in providing this community much-needed health care services.

    CRMC is addressing the immediate healthcare needs of the citizens of Gadsden County and the surrounding area. Our initial plans are to provide a full-service emergency department along with laboratory and radiology services.

  • RFM topples Maclay on the courts

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School tennis team lost two last week but it wasn’t all frowns for the Lady Cats.  The team came within one game of defeating long time district dominators, Maclay, at The Golf Club of Quincy.  Maclay edged out a 4-3 team win but drove off with a new-found respect and even a little fear for the Lady Cats.

    In the No. 1 slot, Hilary Flournoy lost 6-2, 6-2 and in the second slot Beth Summerford got a huge win over Maclay’s two, winning 6-4, 6-2.  Lone senior Abigail Lewis won 6-4 in a long, exhausting tie-breaker.  

  • Girls softball teams struggle

    The West Gadsden softball team lost to Liberty County 12-0 as Bulldog pitcher Kayla Johnson pitched a perfect game.  

    The Panthers, however, played and survived their first game since the death of popular female athlete Dee Dee Murray – a resounding district loss but a moral victory for the girls athletic program at West Gadsden.

  • Church Briefs

    • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.. For more information, call 364-5137.

    • Take it to the Streets Ministry Inc. hosts a community Bible study at Carter-Parramore Academy the first and third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served.

    • On the Move for Jesus Ministry is hosting revival services through March 26, at 7 p.m. nightly.

  • Community Calendar

    The 2010 NFREC Beef Cattle/Forage Field Day will be held March 25 at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 and lasting until 3 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The field day will include presentations and demonstrations along with field tours of on-going research and demonstrations.

  • Letters to the Editor:April 1 Edition

    Commission didn’t give us what we voted for

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that helped pass the half-cent sales tax to fund the hospital and indigent care in Gadsden County. There were many long, hot days in 2008, but all of you that supported health care in Gadsden County held to your convictions that everyone should have access to health care in Gadsden County.

  • Funeral held for student who died after crash

    More than 1,000 family members and friends of De'Sherrime "Dee Dee" Murray, 17,  paid their last respects March 14 at West Gadsden High School gymnasium.

    Others, including many elected officials, were there to show support for the family. Murray died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital – the same hospital where she was born in 1992 – one day after  the school bus she and 48 other students were riding from school crashed into a tree on Lincoln Street, south of Chattahoochee.

  • Criminal charges filed against deputy in gas theft case

    When other law enforcement officers from three different agencies noticed in 2008 that Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Deputy Anthony Brown was filling containers in the trunk of his patrol car with gasoline they reported the incident to Sheriff Morris Young.

    Young immediately initiated an internal investigation.

  • March 18 Edition: Letters to the Editor

    Doctor ready to hand out medal to politician who supports ADAGE

    If there was an Olympic medal for the most hypocritical politician, Rep. Alan Williams would win the gold for his March 1 Tallahassee Democrat op-ed. “Protecting our children should be a top priority,” he writes.

  • Remembering a vivacious young lady

    Gadsden County experienced a tragedy last week when a school bus accident ultimately claimed the life of a bright, beautiful young woman.

    Dee Dee Murray was, by all accounts, an enthusiastic student who loved her family, her friends, her teammates and her school. She gave 100 percent in anything she did. She encouraged others. She cared for others. She was an inspiration.

    She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My heart goes out to Dee Dee’s family. They’ve lost her way too soon.