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Today's News

  • County’s representatives take a look at what’s needed, what’s available

    In anticipation of economic stimulus funds, Gadsden County officials presented the first draft of its package to the Legislative Delegation last Thursday evening. Sen. Al Lawson, along with representatives Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and Alan Williams, listened as Gadsden County Commission Chairman Eugene Lamb outlined the proposed infrastructure projects the county needs funded.

    "If funding is available, we are requesting that you do whatever you can to help us," Lamb said.

  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    The church has scheduled a Lay Renewal Weekend for Feb. 27 - March 1. All groups will be led by a christian lay team from across north Florida. For more information, call the church office at 627-9688.

  • Lack of priorities makes my blood boil

    It's called priorities.

    If anyone is tired of hearing that people in Gadsden County are so poor, so broke and so needy, it's me. There are poor people here just as they are everywhere in the world. We have no monopoly on that particular state of affairs.

  • We waited to provide you the local perspective

    I received a phone call last week regarding our front page. I was not in when the person called, however, I was given the message soon after I returned.

    The person’s beef? Our front page didn’t have our new president’s photo on it. I spoke with the person, and I have to say, she was quite pleasant as she made her case. We wished one another “good day” and the conversation ended.

  • Reader admires new president’s delivery of inauguration speech

    Did you listen to how President Barack Obama said the word "ask" during his inauguration speech? He said "ask" not "ax." (An "ax" is a chopping or cutting tool. "Ask" means "to call on for an answer."

    If a person says "I am going to ax someone," it sounds like they are getting ready to attack somebody.

    Set aside politics for a minute and listen to how Obama speaks correctly.

    On this matter, I think we should emulate him.

    Paul Mazzotta

    Chattahoochee

  • My day for twins has finally arrived

    I was sitting on a life guard stand in 1962 when Gray Oliver walked around the corner. She was 6 or 7 and I thought, “What a cute little kid!” Before I could blink another one just like her appeared right behind her! I fell off the stand. They both strolled right up to me. “Are you the life guard?”

    “No, I’m an alien left here when the space ship from Nona took off without me. Are y’all twins?”

  • Tallavana, Munroe take wins

    Both the Tallavana Christian School and Robert F. Munroe boys basketball teams had success Friday night.

    The Tallavana Lions won a home game against Gateway Baptist while Munroe’s Bobcats defeated Maranatha in Tallahassee.

    Grant Braynen led a contingent of four Tallavana players in scoring in their 65-62 win. The Lions led most of the game but had to hold off a late Gateway charge.

  • Panthers lose pair of district games

    The West Gadsden High School Panthers faced a pair of Gulf County District 3-A basketball foes last week and lost both times in competitive contests.

    The latest loss came Friday night in the West Gadsden gym when state-ranked Port St. Joe edged the Panthers 75-68 using a 28-16 third quarter edge to gain the advantage. John Battles zipped his way for 27 points to head West Gadsden's effort.

    Fonda Davis had 23 points to top Port St. Joe. He also had 17 blocked shots that helped hold off the home team.

  • EGHS zaps No. 2 Rickards 72-62

    The Rickards Raider basketball team had been marching right through the Big Bend and District 2-4A to the tune of a 17-0 record. The Raiders the top team in the area as well as the state's No. 2 Class 4-A team.

    But East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars put the Raiders and the rest of the state on notice that the rest of the year may be different with a 72-62 win over Rickards in the Raider gym Saturday night.

  • Job fair offers help to local displaced workers

    Each morning, instead of going to his job at Quincy Farms, Ronald Anderson gets up at the usual 6:30 a.m. and heads to his kitchen. He'd rather be going out to work but instead he prepares breakfast for his wife before she goes to work.

    "That's the hardest part for me, watching my wife go to work every day. I clean the house and I've been looking for work, in Leon County, at Florida State Hospital and all over Gadsden County, but I haven't had any luck," Anderson said.