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Today's News

  • Gadsden County’s AME Church: 19th-century origins of New Bethel AME

    By Canton Brown Jr.
    Special to the Times

  • Flag football season ends for Gadsden girls

    The flag football season ended for both East Gadsden and West Gadsden after the regular season.  
    Flag football for Florida High School Athletic Association member schools is composed of only two classifications for for the entire state of public, private and charter schools that have a team.  

  • Bobcats devour opponents

    The Munroe baseball team picked up momentum heading into their 2A-District 1 tournament this week.  The Bobcats won three games last week with wins over Wewahitchka, Altha and Ponce de Leon.
    MUNROE 11
    WEWA 8
    The Bobcats took the lead late in the game in an 11-8 victory over Wewahitchka on Tuesday. The game was tied at seven with Munroe batting in the bottom of the fifth when Matthew Salters doubled, driving in two runs.

  • Reginald James speaks to aspiring FAMU teachers

    Florida A&M University’s College of Education had its spring 2017 Apple Pinning Ceremony on Friday April 28.  
    Reginald James, Gadsden County’s former schools superintendent was the keynote speaker.
    James told the
    10 graduates who have just received their state teaching licenses that the induction was just a sign of achievement in their lives.
    “You’ve administered faith, demonstrated determination and demonstrated resilience,” James told
    the graduates.

  • Upgrades in store for Quincy park

    At their Monday, April 24 meeting, the Quincy Commission voted 5-0 to purchase two pavilions for Hillside Park, for $26,851.
    City Manager Mike Wade said Building and Planning Director Bernard Piawah collected two quotes from reputable companies.
    Piawah said the item had already been budgeted.
    Commissioner Keith Dowdell said there was $30,000 in the budget for the park.  He confirmed with Piawah that there will only be $3,000 left after the purchase.

  • A woman’s work ...

    Some things a person never forgets.  Dorothy “Dot” Ledbetter said she remembers the day the United States declared war on Japan.  
    “I remember the Great Depression.  I was little,” Ledbetter said.
    Now she’s 90.  Her birthday was April 27, and she celebrated while doing what she loves — working.
    Ledbetter said she first started working shortly after World War II began, when all the men and boys were drafted.
    She was raised in Tallassee, Ala., and went to work at a cotton mill in a nearby town.

  • Family members face murder charges in teen’s death

    Months after being accused of starving 17-year-old JaVontez Thomas, family members are now facing murder charges.
    A grand jury indicted Thomas’ mother, Sabrina Robinson; his sister Christina Harris; and his mother’s boyfriend, Michael Butler on April 19.  The charges were upgraded from manslaughter.
    The three were already facing charges for aggravated child abuse and neglect.

  • Talquin Electric rescinds boil water notice in Midway area

    The Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued April 27 for Talquin Electric Cooperative water members in the Gadsden Regional Water System in the Midway area-south of Dupont Road, East of Peters Road and West of Ochlockonee River, has been rescinded. The bacteriological survey showed the water is safe to drink.  There is no contamination in the system. Approximately 1,533 water services are affected by this notice.

  • Bobcats seeing success as season winds down

    The Munroe baseball team picked up a win over Altha, had good showing against the area’s hottest team, Wakulla Christian last week, and lost in ten run rule to John Paul II Catholic.
    Munroe 11
    Altha 3
    Munroe blew out Altha 11-3 on Tuesday. Altha took an early lead in the second inning off a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
    In the bottom of the third inning, Munroe tied things up at three. A wild pitch scored one run for Munroe.

  • Gadsden girls on track for spring sports tourneys

    Softball
    With neither Munroe nor Tallavana Christian fielding a softball team, and East Gadsden’s team not finishing out the season, that leaves only one softball team in the county remaining. The West Gadsden Lady Panthers participated this week in their 1A District 4 tournament played at Franklin County.  Other schools comprising  are Dean Bozeman, Liberty County and Vernon.  
    Track