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Today's News

  • Jags eyeing district title; Panthers poised to pounce

    During the Christmas break, East and West Gadsden competed in basketball tournaments in an effort to both improve and prepare for the second half of the season.
    On Dec. 26 to 29, West Gadsden traveled to Thomasville , Ga., to play in the State Farm
    Hoop Fest Tournament; during the trip the Panthers defeated Barron County but suffered losses to Thomasville High and Seminole County. Coach Andrew Moten said his team “started to decline in free-throw percentage. In both of our losses we missed double-digit attempts from the free-throw line.”  

  • Countywide girls basketball continues

    Munroe
    The Munroe girls basketball team had a 1-1 week against two district opponents.  The team lost to visiting FAMU-DRS by  lopsided score but then defeated Tallavana Christian on Thursday night for a district win.
    FAMU 63                    MUNROE 15

  • '42'

    Watching the movie “42” a few nights ago was good for my soul and reminded me of how much we need more movies or TV shows that inspire us with heroic deeds performed by true and deserving heroes.
    Most baseball fans, no matter how old, will recognize 42 as Jackie Robinson’s number when he played with the major league Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team.
    It is the only number that has been permanently retired by all major league baseball teams.

  • Civil rights hero’s legacy continues to inspire

    In the wake of the horrific murderous attacks in Paris, and in recognition that terrorism in all its forms must be condemned, it’s important to honor leaders who use non-violent means to reach needed
    societal reforms.
     In anticipation of the Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day celebration, I’m pleased to share this personal reflection.  

  • Praise the Lord! January 15, 2015

    Honoring
    MLK’s memory
    Mt. Calvary’s 28th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast/Awards Celebration will start at 8  a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Mt. Calvary Primitive Baptist in Quincy in the Robertsville Community. The event will include a dynamic speaker, choir, full course hot breakfast (no charge), door prizes and a grocery box will be give away valued at more than $250.
    Celebrating
    Super Men

  • Grace Notes

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Special to the Times

  • Local leaders aim to motivate youth

    Humility, focus and co-operation with police officers were the main themes discussed as prominent men from the area spoke to students, all of whom were black and Hispanic boys, during a forum entitled “A Conversation with Our Sons” at Crossroad Academy the morning of Thursday, Dec. 18.

    Ten students had the opportunity to ask one question each to the panelists during the forum. Many of the questions revolved around how minority men should conduct themselves when dealing with police officers.

  • Christmas rolls into Quincy

    Reportedly thousands of people lined the streets Friday night as a number of Quincy businesses, schools and governmental groups threw candy and played music from their festively decorated floats during the city’s annual Christmas Parade.

    There were costumes adorned to resemble characters such as Santa, Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen” and a nativity scene representation.

    Marching bands from East Gadsden High and Shanks Middle entertained the crowd, and East Gadsden’s JROTC team impressed spectators with regulation-style drill routines.

  • High school grades released

    Preliminary grades for high schools statewide were released for the 2013-2014 school year by the Florida Department of Education on Dec. 18, revealing both Gadsden County high schools failed to join the 71 percent of state high schools that made an A or B.

    East Gadsden fell from its C rating this past year to a D rating; West Gadsden remained at an F rating. East Gadsden has never scored above a C since first being rated in 2004, and West Gadsden hasn’t done so since 1999, which is the first year for which data was made available.

  • Raiders tame Jaguars in tough match-up

    This past Friday night the Jaguars traveled to Leon County to take on the Rickards Raiders; shortly after the referee threw the ball up at half-court it was clear the Jaguars were a bit overmatched.  
    The Raiders jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and carried a 22-10 lead into the second quarter quarter.