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Today's News

  • Mixed results for girls at the hoop

    East Gadsden
    The East Gadsden girls basketball team picked up two more wins this past week with both being blowouts and both propelling the team to 6-0 on the season.
    EAST GADSDEN 83 WEST GADSDEN 27
    The Jaguars blasted the Panthers, scoring 37 points in the first quarter and leading 63-22 at the half.  Three players were in double figures and were led by Deondra Harris’ 25 points followed by Shanecia Bethea’ s 17 points and Keyaria James with 12 points.
    West Gadsden’s Shakia Gilcrease scored 14 points for the Panthers.

  • Time to celebrate!

    Havana Middle School students were rewarded with an outdoor festival celebration this past Thursday for earning an “A” rating last school year.
    Principal Delshuana Jackson said the celebration was primarily to congratulate seventh- and eighth-graders for earning the “A” rating, but also served to inspire sixth-graders to do well this year. She also said the school improved from its previous “C” rating by embracing a culture of excellence and constantly motivating students
    and teachers.

  • Holt to chair BOCC

    Commissioner Brenda Holt is the new chairperson for The Gadsden County Commission after a unanimous vote from the commissioners. Commissioner Eric Hinson is the vice-chair after a 3-2 vote and Commissioner Sherrie Taylor, who was nominated for both positions, declined the chair nomination and lost the vote for vice-chair.
    The county approved a plan for state aid that could bring the library system approximated $486,000, according to the agenda request. The exact total of aid received is based largely upon how much the county spends on its
    library system.

  • Praise the Lord! Nov. 20, 2014

    Church
    Movie Night 2014
    The St Thomas MB Church Young Adult Choir will sponsor a church fellowship movie night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the church fellowship hall at 198 Edwards Road, Fowlstown, Ga. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
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    Night Service 2014

  • Jaguars, Panthers finish tourney in style

    This season the East and West Gadsden boys basketball teams kicked off their seasons with a Boosters Tip-off classic, the other participating high schools included Thomasville High, North Florida Educational Institute (Jacksonville), Rickards High, Colquitt County High and Santa Fe High (Alachua).
    This past Saturday both East and West Gadsden concluded the Booster Tip-off Classic with big wins; West Gadsden faced off against Santa Fe and East Gadsden ended the night against North Florida Educational Institute.

  • Girls basketball season opens

    Girls basketball season cranked up this past week and what better way to start up the county scene than with oodles of wins and a close contest between two county teams?  

  • Tornado whips through Greensboro

    At about 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17,  a tornado touched down in Greensboro. The system caused temporary power outages, particularly in the Sycamore Community, due to fallen trees on power lines, according to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Monday evening. Talquin Electric was working to restore power as outages were still reported in that area.

  • Banks apologizes before execution

    The buzzing from the in-wall air conditioning unit is the only sound heard as witnesses sit silently in anticipation of what’s to come.
    This is the final hour for Chadwick Banks. The double-murder and rape he committed 22 years ago have led to this moment: 28 witnesses, four of them family members of the victims, await the moment a lethal injection serves as justice for the deaths of Cassandra Banks and her daughter, 10-year-old Melody Cooper.
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  • Celebration marks 10 years in office for sheriff

    It’s been 10 years since Morris Young was elected sheriff of Gadsden County, and, in celebration of that fact, sheriff’s deputies, staff, county commissioners, Young’s friends and family and the sheriff himself gathered Nov. 14 at Greater Tanner Chapel AME in Quincy to recount their favorite stories about Young.

  • Aiming for opportunities

    Tallahassee Community College symbolically broke ground for its Gadsden Center on Monday in Quincy at an event attended by commissioners and officials from different municipalities across the county.