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Today's News

  • 'Cat fighting' and Chocolate News: Commissioners go toe-to-toe

    Gadsden County commissioner Sherrie Taylor expressed her disappointment in the actions of fellow commissioner Brenda Holt during the Oct. 6 regular meeting of the commissioners.

    "It's a sad day when one commissioner attacks other commissioners in public with untruths and misinformation. We have so much that we need to do and we need to do it together. Commissioner Holt has taken several shots at me and I have taken them," Taylor said.

  • Students, community leaders participate in Read for the Record

    They sat, legs crossed, eyes wide, waiting for their guest to begin. The book was opened, the pages were turned, and through a guest reader, children all over Gadsden County were filled with wonder as they heard a story about a very hungry little bug.

  • Recovery slow for shooting victim, gunman

    Terrell Collier, 32, remains in the intensive care unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after he was shot Oct. 6 around 3 p.m. by his stepfather, Willie Ankcroum. No charges have been filed against Ankcroum, pending a decision from the state attorney.

    "We're going to give this one to the state attorney's office because he's saying that he was afraid for his life. If that's true, this could fall under the new law in Florida called the 'Castle Doctrine' law," said Lt. Larry Gilyard of the Quincy Police Department.

  • Reader shines light on ‘untrue’ issue

    President Obama says: "No federal dollars (in his health care proposal) will be used to fund abortions." That is untrue. Obama's proposal explicitly allows payment for all elective abortions under his "public option." Any person enrolled in that plan would be required to pay an additional premium (an abortion "surcharge") to cover the cost. Abortionists would send bills for abortions to the federal government and receive payment checks drawn on a federal Treasury account.  The funds in this account are government (i.e. public) funds.

  • This whole poll is, like, so annoying

    According to a recent national Marist Poll, many Americans can’t stand the word “whatever.”

    Forty-seven percent of those polled found the word to be the most, like, annoying. “You know” is second, at 25 percent, and “it is what it is” comes in third at 11 percent. Other words or phrases that are like, whatever, include, “anyway” and “at the end of the day.”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day….”  Here I go again, singing to myself early in the morning before daybreak.  I just can’t help myself.  It’s a cool, almost crisp, morning.  The stars are shining brightly above.  I’m a lucky man and so glad to be alive.  I only wish more of you didn’t have to rush off to work or to school and that you were able to take life a little bit easier.

  • Havana couple killed

    UPDATE: A viewing is planned for 6 to 9 tonight at Bevis Funeral Home, with services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Burial will be at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. A fund has been set up for their daughter. Contributions may be made to The Emily Joyner Trust, c/o Barbara Estes, Capital City Bank, 102 S. Main St., Havana, FL 32333.

    A Havana couple was killed  Oct. 9, just south of Havana near the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 159.

  • Lady Cats take wins against WG, Altha, CC

    A talented Liberty County volleyball team won their 16th game of the season against district opponent West Gadsden last week.

    In other action, the Munroe Lady Cats won three matches last week with wins over West Gadsden, Altha (district) and Community Christian to run their record to 13-3 on the season. The team lost only one game the entire week when they dropped a 20-25 contest to Altha.

    Courtney Mayo had seven aces and six kills to put a fine game together for the Lady Cats as they hosted West Gadsden. 

  • RFM golf team closes season at Quincy club

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School golf team finishes up its regular season this week with two matches at The Golf Club of Quincy. 

    The team, coached by Kevin Smith, is currently 14-9 on the season and has lost only two district matches. Both were against Big Bend golf powers Wakulla and Maclay. Other losses were to much larger non-district schools Leon and Chiles. The team split with Lincoln.

    The team performed especially well in Tallahassee last week at the City Championships, finishing fourth out of 17 teams with a team score of 162 on nine holes.

  • East Gadsden falls to Taylor County; West Gadsden loses to Blountstown

    Despite taking an early lead, the East Gadsden High School Jaguars took a hit from Taylor County, as the final score read 16-7.

    The loss places the Jags’ record at 1-5 on the season. The team hosts FAMU High this Friday night.

    West Gadsden’s Panthers fell to Blountstown 26-12.

    The Panthers, now 0-5 on the season, will play at Port St. Joe this Friday night.

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