Today's News

  • Chamber event puts legal pot in the spotlight

    Throughout Gadsden County, legalized medical marijuana is considered by many to be a hot topic.
    At a Go Gadsden’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 30, Jacob Pernell, chief operating officer of Trulieve, explained what the legalization of marijuana in the state of Florida means for the county.
    David Garner, executive director of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce, said the future of marijuana in Gadsden County is a great subject.

  • Making scientists

    During normal school hours, scientists are busily working in Julius Ervin’s classroom.
    Ervin, Gadsden Magnet Elementary School’s new middle-school science teacher said all of his students are scientists once they walk into his classroom.  
    A first-year teacher, Ervin said he wants to get his students to be just as excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as he is.  Ervin also wants to provide his students with a strong foundation in the

  • BOCC honors leader

    After 23 years of dedicated service, Arthur Lawson Sr., assistant county administrator, is retiring.  Gadsden County Commissioners thanked Lawson and presented him with a plaque of recognition at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20. This Friday, Sep. 30, will be Lawson’s last day on the job.

  • Suspects sought in Quincy fatal hit-and-run

     The search continues for the drivers of two vehicles involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Quincy.
    According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 62-year-old Richard Akery, also known as Pete, was struck  Sunday night by a car while pushing a shopping cart across Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy.  The report says the car was headed southbound and hit Akery in the southbound lanes. Authorities said Akery’s body landed in the inside northbound lane, and was then hit by another vehicle.  

  • Uniting against crime in Quincy

    In an effort to combat crime, Quincy’s Police Chief Glenn Sapp met with Commissioner Daniel McMillan, and residents of District 5 this past Thursday, Sept. 22.  Although the meeting was open to all residents of Quincy, about five showed up.
    Sapp informed those who attended about what activities the police department has been working on.  He said illegal drug dealing and prostitution have been going on for too long in the area, but they plan to put an end to it now.

  • Jags run over Rutherford

    Last Friday the Jaguars followed up their big homecoming victory against Bay High  with a dominant performance against Rutherford High.
    Rutherford received the ball to start the game and began to hit East Gadsden with a successful run-heavy offense.
    Despite giving up several big runs, the Jaguar defense put together a big goal-line stance and stopped the Rams on a huge fourth-down play near the 1-yard line with 7:33 left to play in the opening quarter.

  • Last week for regular season play in girls volleyball

    In this final week of regular season volleyball, teams shored up their lineups and worked hard to prepare themselves for the district tournaments to be played this week.  
    The Lady Cats went 1-2 in their final week of scheduled games to finish the regular season 10-13.  
    Liberty County
    defeats RFM 3-0
    JPII defeats RFM 3-0
    RFM defeats
    Wakulla Christian 3-0

  • Jags standing tall at homecoming

    Jag Nation was in full effect on this past Friday for East Gadsden’s homecoming game against Bay High.
    The Jaguars received a huge roar from the crowd as they ran onto the field to prepare for the start of the game. Bay looked to silence the home crowd early as they rolled the dice on a fourth-down play inside East Gadsden’s 5-yard line that resulted in a 3-yard touchdown run with 7:45 left in the opening quarter.

  • Last week of regular season in girls volleyball

    This week marks the final week of the regular season for Florida high-school volleyball.  Next week our four county teams will participate in their district tournaments and compete for the privilege of extending their seasons into state series competition.  In action this past week:
    Grace Christian
    defeats Munroe 3-0
    Munroe defeats
    EGHS 3-0
    Community Christian bests Munroe 3-2
    Munroe defeats
    Rickards 3-0
    Bay High defeats
    Munroe 2-0

  • Panthers victorious over district rival

    After a three-game road schedule, the Panthers returned home to the support of “Panther Nation” to play a huge district game against Liberty County.
    The Bulldogs received the opening kick and put together a nice offensive drive that resulted in a 26-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left in the first quarter.
    West Gadsden responded on their opening drive with a touchdown pass from Dentarrius Yon to Sammy Carter that tied the game up 7-7 with 6:02 remaining in the opening period.