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Today's News

  • Criminal charges filed against deputy in gas theft case

    When other law enforcement officers from three different agencies noticed in 2008 that Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Deputy Anthony Brown was filling containers in the trunk of his patrol car with gasoline they reported the incident to Sheriff Morris Young.

    Young immediately initiated an internal investigation.

  • March 18 Edition: Letters to the Editor

    Doctor ready to hand out medal to politician who supports ADAGE

    If there was an Olympic medal for the most hypocritical politician, Rep. Alan Williams would win the gold for his March 1 Tallahassee Democrat op-ed. “Protecting our children should be a top priority,” he writes.

  • Remembering a vivacious young lady

    Gadsden County experienced a tragedy last week when a school bus accident ultimately claimed the life of a bright, beautiful young woman.

    Dee Dee Murray was, by all accounts, an enthusiastic student who loved her family, her friends, her teammates and her school. She gave 100 percent in anything she did. She encouraged others. She cared for others. She was an inspiration.

    She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My heart goes out to Dee Dee’s family. They’ve lost her way too soon.

  • Just stick to the truth

    There are some people who fascinate me. Liars for instance, fascinate me.

    Liars say the craziest things and think that they are believed. I often wonder what makes them tick. I like to watch them when they are in action. If you have ever noticed, a really good liar gets caught up in his own lies.

  • Havana karate students compete in First Coast Open, bring home plethora of awards

    Alpha UPKUDO Martial Arts in Havana competed in the First Coast Open in Jacksonville and won 14 trophies with eight students competing. The results are as follows:

    • Brandon Keefer: second place, Black Belt Men Fighting; second place, Black Belt Men Kata; third place, Black Belt Weapons

    • Amy Harbin: second place, Black Belt Women Kata; third place, Black Belt women Fighting

    • Ganine Gerald: first place, Brown Belt Women Fighting; first place, Brown Belt Women Kata

  • RFM Lady Cats topple Rickards

    The Robert F. Munroe softball team lost one, won one and had a game suspended in a busy week on the diamond last week.  

    On Tuesday the Lady Cats faced Franklin County at the new school on the coast.  The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when Franklin County struck for four runs.  Munroe battled back in the fourth and fifth scoring four runs of their own but the Seahawks went on a tear to finish up as 10-4 winners.

  • Church News

    • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m.. For more information, call 364-5137.

    • Take it to the Streets Ministry Inc. hosts a community Bible study at Carter-Parramore Academy the first and third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served.

  • Community Calendar

    The Caring Tree Program of Big Bend Hospice will host a special event called “Lighting the Darkness” March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Tallahassee Museum, 3495 Museum Drive.  This event, to remember lives lost to suicide, will feature informational tables, luminary lighting and a remembrance ceremony including music by Illuminare:  For more information, contact Pam Mezzina at 878-5310, ext. 799, or pam@bigbendhospice.org.  

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  • Don't you aim that thing at me, Diaper Boy

    Well...it’s upon us again. Valentine’s Day. My Facebook profile currently explains my thoughts on the subject: “Cupid shot me with an arrow so I pulled his wings out.”

    As I walk the aisles in local stores, and I see the singing stuffed animals and heart-shaped paraphernalia, I lose all hope for romance. It’s all so...commercial.

    I think Valentine’s Day needs a makeover.

    The reason Valentine's Day needs changing is the same reason a baby needs changing: It stinks and it nauseates people.

  • Buckle up or pay up

    For years I have cringed when I see people driving down the street with children, often babies,  in the front seat sitting in someone's lap. Or children in the back, kneeling in the seat, waving to other motorists with their little faces pressed to the window. These children are obviously not in a child restraint device.