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Today's News

  • Along Twin Ponds Road (Oct. 8 Issue)

    “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place” has never been more true for me than it has the past few weeks. Those words also make up most of the byline of Along Twin Ponds Road, “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This ’Space’.”  It was Lanny Wolfe who wrote that wonderful song and who also made a beautiful recording of it with his Lanny Wolfe Trio.

    What seems to keep me going lately is the constant realization that the Lord’s presence is indeed with me, no matter where I am or what I’m doing.

  • Parent tired of bullying

    Is the bully law being enforced in the public schools of Gadsden County? In my opinion as a parent, no!

    My son, a sixth grader in the county school district, has not felt safe in the schools he has attended. As a fourth grader at Stewart Street Elementary, he was bullied on a daily basis by some male students in the same  grade. According to my son, there were no teachers supervising the halls when he was called names, pushed and threatened.

  • Need urgent care more

    On the evening of  Sept. 23, I needed medical care. I went to the Gadsden County Urgent Care. I was taken care of by a competent, courteous staff. I was treated and back home within  an hour, including travel time.

    We need a facility like this more than a hospital. The community would be wise to support this needed care center.

    Fred Miller

    Quincy

     

  • Get involved to reduce tobacco use by minors

    The No. 1 preventable cause of death in America is tobacco use.  On Sept. 22, an effort by the United States Food and Drug Administration was made to protect America’s young.  A ban on candy and fruit flavored cigarettes was authorized by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  

    According to the act, it is against the law for any cigarette sold in the United States to have a flavor consisting of natural, artificial, herb or spice.  

  • Local educators share cancer survival stories

    Anyone who watched NFL football Sunday had to notice that all of the players and coaches were wearing something pink. From caps to shoes and gloves, professional football players were showing their support for breast cancer awareness and survivors.

    Sallie Farmer of Quincy didn't watch any football last weekend but she is grateful for the support. Farmer is a 5-year breast cancer survivor and credits much of her recovery to the advances in research and the educational  programs by the American Cancer Society.

  • ‘Rare night’ leads to win for RFM Bobcats

    The lights at Destin Middle School’s football field were bright, indeed, last Friday night as the visiting Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats ran and passed their way to a 52-0 victory over the Knights of Rocky Bayou Christian.  The stadium lighting was, no doubt, intensified by the simultaneous glow of the Bobcat light bulbs that all seemed to click on after a rough start to the season.

  • Lady Cats take win over FAMU in district play

    On Monday night Robert F. Munroe Day School’s Lady Cats defeated North Florida Christian, on Tuesday they lost to Maranatha while raising money for breast cancer awareness, and on Thursday the Munroe team defeated FAMU in a key district match.

  • East Gadsden takes loss on the road

    East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars gave the Chiles Timberwolves a run for their money in a homecoming matchup on the road. In the end, Chiles came out on top, 37-20.

    During the first half of play, the Jags showed promise, and the score was tied up at 20-20 at the buzzer.

    But in the second half, Chiles scored on three straight drives. The Timberwolves moved the ball 80 yards in 10 plays, and added points to the board, making the  score 3-20.

  • Panthers shut out at Corry Field

    West Gadsden High’s Panthers hung in there but took a heavy loss Friday night against Rickards as the visiting team dominated play and took home a win at Corry Field.

    Rickards (3-1) scored on four straight possessions in the first half, and went on to win the game in a shutout, 54-0.

    The loss puts the Panthers’ season record at 0-4. WGHS hosts the Blountstown Tigers (4-0) this week.

    Send your comments to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • Church Briefs

    • Agape Christian Fellowship holds Sunday School each week at 9 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30.

    • Shiloh Community MB Church and Outreach Center hosts Sunday School each week at 10 a.m. with worship afterward at 11.  

    • Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ in Gretna holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and a worship service at noon. Phone 856-5401 for more information or to request transportation.