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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Jags see week of success

    East Gadsden
    The East Gadsden Lady Jags had a good week last week defeating two Tallahassee teams, Leon and Godby. Dondrea Harris put up 25 points in East Gadsden’s 52-45 win over Leon High School and then posted 34 in a win the next night over Godby!
    EAST GADSDEN 52        LEON 45

  • Praise the Lord! Dec. 18, 2014

    Christmas
    cantata ahead
    Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Pastor-Elect John Harris invites you to join him as he presents a Christmas cantata entitled “Worship: Gifts for our King,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.
    The program will feature Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church Choir, Greater Saint Mark Primitive Baptist Praise Team, Shanna Walker, Lamorris McSwain, Omega Forbes, John Tornes, Marvin Boatman, Shakayla Wiggins and Damia Williams.  The church is 703 4th St., Quincy.
    Singing
    in the new year

  • Let it snow
  • Agency aims to promote healthy outlook

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity had a kick off meeting for its Competitive Florida Partnership with Gadsden County at the FAMU Research and Extension Farm on Monday morning. During the event,  FDEO representatives detailed a six -onth plan for helping Gadsden County agencies foster a mentality conducive to attracting better economic
    opportunities.

  • Project calls for safer walkways

    The Florida Department of Transportation recently released its five-year roadwork and construction plan for select counties across Florida, and the Gadsden County plan includes the construction of a sidewalk down South Adams road, which will increase safety for pedestrians trekking from the area around Tanyard Park to downtown.
    The sidewalk will be constructed on the western side of that street in 2019 and is one of many projects FDOT will complete in Gadsden County between 2016 and 2020.

  • Economic development approach emerging

    After postponing a decision about how to distribute $240,000 dedicated to county economic development at their Dec. 2 meeting until the three groups requesting the  funds have come together to form a collective plan, Gadsden County Commissioners listened to presentations from those three groups — the Gadsden County Development Council, Gadsden County Economic Development Council the and Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce — at a workshop Tuesday afternoon.