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Today's News

  • I'm no April fool

    I don't like practical jokes and I don't like nicknames. The latter, I'll deal with later but I suppose since today is officially April Fools' Day, some one will try to "get me" with a prank.

    The day, since I can remember, caused me to be anxious all day and night. I can never relax on the day when pranksters, even the amateur ones, are allowed to run loose and do dumb things that are supposed to make you laugh but never do.

  • 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.

    • St. Stephens PB Church will celebrate its pastor’s 13th anniversary at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 4.

  • Community Calendar

    Woodmen of the World will host its annual Easter egg hunt April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Woodman of the World Youth Camp near Hosford. Face painting, children’s ID cards and lunch will be provided. Drawings will be held for door prizes. There will be golden and silver prize eggs. Event is free and open to the public.

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    West Gadsden High School will host its Student Advisory Council meeting April 5 at 5:30 p.m.

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  • RFM netters topple JPII in doubles, singles

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School tennis team upended district foe John Paul II Catholic High School at The Golf Cub of Quincy last week.  The team took three singles and both doubles matches to win by a 5-2 score.

    In singles action, No. 1 player Hilary Flournoy, a freshman, won handily 6-1, 6-2 as did No. 2 Beth Summerford, 6-0, 6-0.  The two girls then teamed up and dominated in doubles 8-2.  Abigail Lewis lost 6-4,6-2 at the No. 3 slot but Cameron McMullen picked up the No. 4 spot, winning 6-2 in game one and 6-4 in game two.  

  • Sirmons picks on win on mound for RFM

    On Monday afternoon, Robert F. Munroe freshman Kaitlyn Sirmons picked up her first pitching win of the season with a dominating 20-3 win over FAMU.  

    Munroe scored 10 runs in the first three innings and coasted to a five inning win. Kristen Allen and Haleigh Corbally had three hits each with Corbally hitting a grandslam homerun on the FAMU college field.  Mary Jane Milam added a triple with two RBIs.  The team moved to 9-5 on the season with the win.

  • Cancer changes more than what it says on your medical chart

    Family has always been important to Shirley Vickers. But now that she’s had to face some of her worst fears, her family – and her life – have gained new meaning.

    Vickers went in for a regularly scheduled mammogram last October, and was called in for a second one. Then she received a call asking her to come in for a sonogram. The day after that, her doctor called again, asking her to come in to the office.

  • The county successfully renegotiated a $10 million short-term loan with Capital City Bank for the hospital construction and renovation into a $10 million long-term loan with BB&T Bank. The loan comes to maturity in 2030 and has a 20-year fixed term rate of 5.03 percent. Capital City Bank will be repaid $987,351 for advancing the short-term loan. Another $160,000 will be needed to remodel the pharmacy but Craig McMillan, chairman of the board of directors of Gadsden Hospital Inc., said the funds are available.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 25 Edition

    CEO announces opening

    I am pleased to announce that Gadsden County will soon be embarking on a new era in health care. The recent signing of the lease between Capital Regional Medical Center  and Gadsden County is the first step in providing this community much-needed health care services.

    CRMC is addressing the immediate healthcare needs of the citizens of Gadsden County and the surrounding area. Our initial plans are to provide a full-service emergency department along with laboratory and radiology services.

  • RFM topples Maclay on the courts

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School tennis team lost two last week but it wasn’t all frowns for the Lady Cats.  The team came within one game of defeating long time district dominators, Maclay, at The Golf Club of Quincy.  Maclay edged out a 4-3 team win but drove off with a new-found respect and even a little fear for the Lady Cats.

    In the No. 1 slot, Hilary Flournoy lost 6-2, 6-2 and in the second slot Beth Summerford got a huge win over Maclay’s two, winning 6-4, 6-2.  Lone senior Abigail Lewis won 6-4 in a long, exhausting tie-breaker.  

  • Girls softball teams struggle

    The West Gadsden softball team lost to Liberty County 12-0 as Bulldog pitcher Kayla Johnson pitched a perfect game.  

    The Panthers, however, played and survived their first game since the death of popular female athlete Dee Dee Murray – a resounding district loss but a moral victory for the girls athletic program at West Gadsden.