.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • The problem with health reform isn't the reform part

    I can tell you the problem with the heath care “reform.” The proposed legislation is 1,000 pages long! Hello! Gibbon’s extraordinarily wordy and detailed description of “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” wasn’t much longer. And it took six volumes and covered centuries. “War and Peace” came and went with fewer pages. “Gone with the Wind” was barely a thousand pages. And I couldn’t make it through it; I fell asleep around about the time Scarlett took her third husband.   

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I was doing my early morning XM radio channel surfing when my ears caught a bouncy and light tune that also seem vaguely familiar.  I turned around to view the window on my radio which revealed I was listening to an Aaron Copland piece.  It was called "Duo for Flute and Piano."

  • We can do better than the health care we have in place

    I am writing to encourage readers to support efforts to offer health insurance for all Americans.  I want to bypass arguments that have been made by experts on both sides.

    This is a guts and glory appeal.

    We need to address the health insurance issue the American way: Determine that we will do the right thing. With right on our side, figure out how to overcome the obstacles. Make it work right, rather than whimper about some imaginary doomsday.  

  • Midway, Gretna eateries cited for critical infractions

    A Midway restaurant was cited for seven critical violations, while a Gretna eatery received five during recent inspections by health inspectors from the Florida Department of Business  & Professional Regulation.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    Jeremy Vickers: Introduction of contraband into a detention facility, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana

    Willie Williams: False imprisonment, domestic assault

    Sharum Moore: Armed robbery, grand theft

    Alexi Deangelo Jackson: Dealing in stolen property

    Manita Patterson: Violation of parole, grand theft, FTA/Obtaining property/Services by PWBC

    Peter Clemons: False imprisonment, domestic assault and battery

  • Local boxer takes title

    Preparation is the key to winning.

    That's the philosophy of Tavoris Cloud, International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. The Quincy native defeated Clinton Woods in a battle of punches for the championship belt at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Aug. 28 in Hollywood. The fight went the length, 12 rounds, before a  unanimous decision from three judges was delivered.

  • Jags win one, lose one in preseason bout

    East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars brought home the first victory of the season after a run-in with the Marianna Bulldogs in  a preseason classic last  weekend.

    In the first half of play, the teams faced off with Marianna hitting the field minus four starters due to injury or illness.

    The Jags took the opening ball 80 years and landed the extra point to make the game 7-0 with 7 minutes left in the first quarter.

  • West Gadsden game called due to weather

    The Kick-Off Classic was supposed to be the proving ground for the West Gadsden High School Panthers. Unfortunately, inclement weather forced the referee to suspend the game with 3:10 left in the first quarter.

    The Panthers found shelter in the "Dog House." It was pouring rain, but the mood inside the "Dog House" was optimistic. The Panthers were only able to run one series on both offense and defense. However, much was revealed in less than 9 minutes of play following about 3 weeks of practice.

  • Tallavana Christian welcomes new coach

    Tallavana Christian School is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Crowe as head boys basketball coach for the TCS Lions.

    Crowe, a graduate of Purdue University, is an experienced coach having served as head junior varsity and freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant coach at Chiles High School in Leon County since 2002.  

    He is well-known in the community as a coach in the summer youth league.

  • Sports Briefs

    Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@-gmail.com or fax to 539-8785.

    ••••

    QPRD football Draft Day will be held Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at Corry Field for tackle football players ages 8-13 years old. All coaches, assistant coaches, players and parents are encouraged to attend.

    All players must be registered with QPRD in order to participate. Players may register during the draft.

    For more information, call 618-0042.