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Today's News

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    When is the last time you “sold yourself short?”  If you’re not familiar with that particular phrase, when is the last time you may have talked yourself out of doing something, because for one reason or another, you didn’t think you were up to the task at hand? 

  • Judge clears educator

    Administrative law judge Lisa Nelson recently ruled that I, as former principal of Carter-Parramore Academy, was justified in using pepper spray during two altercations at the school in 2007. The Florida Department of Education had sought to revoke my certification as an educator.

    However, after an evidentiary hearing, the judged ruled that I did what any reasonable person should have done to protect himself, his staff and students from two dangerous situations. Nelson confirmed that I had violated no laws and was not guilty of violating any of the rules of the FDOE.

  • Just no reason for it

    In my opinion, there is no legitimate reason for county EMS director Brian Beasley to suffer suspension for doing an excellent job. Almost every week, Brian is on TV bringing in  grants to Gadsden County. Unlike the US Army, whose mission is to kill, Beasley's job is to save lives.

    If an ambulance reaches a citizen's residence late, it's not Beasley's fault.

    Beasley does not need to be home, but rather on the job so that he can continue to be instrumental in saving lives.

    Bobby Jamison

    Gadsden County

  • Former hospital employee questions billing affect

    I worked with the Gadsden County hospital when it was moved from what is now the Gadsden County Sheriff's Offices. In the 2 years I worked with the hospital, my hours were cut twice from 40 hours per week to 20 hours a week. This was in the mid-1980s. The hospital didn't make enough money then and hasn't since that time.

    On April 26, 2007, I had an occasion whereby I had to use the services of the Urgent Care. I have Medicare and a supplement insurance that pays what Medicare doesn't.

  • Jail population climbs, but still lower than previous year

    On Sept. 28 there were 182 inmates in the Gadsden County Jail – the facility was built to house 150. Still, 182 is low when compared to more than 250 on most days in 2008.

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young said he is constantly working with judges, the state attorney and the public defender to reduce the jail population. He invited Michael Elchenko II from iSECUREtrac, a company that makes and sells ankle tracking devices, to demonstrate how the devices work and if they would be a viable option for the county.

  • Bobcats fail to hold on to lead against St. Joe

    Another humid night at Corry Field found the home-standing Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe falling to the visiting Fighting Flashes of St. Joseph Academy, 55-14.  

    The Bobcats drew first blood as quarterback Dustin Watson connected with Dustin Blake for an 80-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter.  St. Joseph came right back and scored twice to take a 14-7 lead.  

  • Jags take a hit against ‘Noles

    The game started out promising for the East Gadsden High School Jaguars, but Florida High’s Seminoles rallied and came back to take the game 22-13.

    In the first half, the Jags’ freshman quarterback  Treveze Robinson threw two first-half touchdowns and made several long pass plays that enabled him to end the half with 153 passing yards.

    Florida High struggled during the first half, but rallied in the third quarter, recovering a miscued punt by EGHS. The Seminoles drove the ball into the end zone two plays later.

  • Panthers shut out at Chiles

    West Gadsden High School’s Panthers were shut out on the road at Chiles last Friday night.

    The Timberwolves came out on top 23-0 at the final buzzer, and held the Panthers to just 34 rushing yards on 31 carries.

    The first quarter saw double goose eggs on the scoreboard, but with 8 minutes left in the second quarter, Chiles’ Marcus Clark went 46 yards down the sideline for a TD. The Timberwolves added two more points with a safety.

    Chiles went on to add on a 12-yard TD late in the third quarter, and a 7-yarder in the fourth after a Chiles interception.

  • HMS puts up fight at Wakulla

    The Havana Middle School Bears engaged in an epic battle Sept. 12 with the Wakulla Middle School War Eagles, but lost 13-8.

    Havana won the toss and elected to receive the ball. The Bears were unable to penetrate very far in to Wakulla’s territory.  The War Eagles took over and were largely kept in check. On third down and 13 the War Eagles were able to break a 35-yard run into the end zone.

  • East, West volleyballers fall, RFM takes wins on the road

    East Gadsden High School took Rickards past regulation score but lost by two in the first game of the three-game volleyball match. 

    The effort then thinned out in games two and three. Rickards moved to 3-7 with the win.

    The West Gadsden High School Panthers found the Bulldogs more than they could handle in a district matchup last week. 

    Finding very little defense to combat the Liberty County offense,  West Gadsden spent most of the game without any offensive fire. 

    Liberty County remained undefeated at 8-0 on the season.