Today's News

  • Serve: Gadsden County volleyball

    The Munroe volleyball team dropped both matches this week. The team lost away games to district rival John Paul II on Tuesday and North Florida Christian on Thursday.

    In Tuesday’s match, the Lady Cats lost in three straight games by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-7. Statistically, Mollie Edward had five kills and Audrey Thomas four aces. Kaitlyn Sirmons added nine digs and three aces.
    On Thursday, NFC was looking to avenge a three-game loss to Munroe in early September.

  • Local sports always worth cheering for!

    Times Sports Correspondent
    Friday night lights featured a clash of the East Gadsden High Jaguars and the Jefferson High Tigers.
    The first play from scrimmage Jarrell Reynolds exploded on a 57-yard touchdown run. The Tigers controlled the ball for 9 minutes of a 12-minute quarter to create an excellent test for the defensive coordinator of the Jaguars. By halftime, the Jaguars’ Pedro Popoca had nailed a 37-yard field goal and the special team capitalized on a miscue by the Tigers’ punt return player, giving the Jaguars an easy recovery in the end zone.

  • Cutting edge careers

    The barbering and cosmetology program at Gadsden Technical Institute in Quincy is all about classroom learning — and practice, practice, practice.

    For the students who successfully complete the 1,200-hour course, all that hard work could lead to an exciting and rewarding career.

    As she worked at sewing extensions into 29-year-old Shayla James’ braided hair, Subrina Thomas, 26, of Quincy, said she has known since sixth grade she one day wanted to own her own hair salon. Though her work background is mostly in daycare, she has done hair as a hobby for years.

  • All hazards event ready for anything

    Without the resources of larger counties, what do rural counties in do in case of any hazard?

    “The first thing you have to do is be prepared. That’s why Gadsden County is hosting this first Rural County Summit. It’s designed for use to listen to the experts and get to know people from other counties that are similar tours, then we want to establish partnerships so that we can talk about our needs and how to get and share resources,” said Major Shawn Wood, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management.

  • Man convicted in Midway shooting

    A Gadsden County jury found 21-year-old Cortez Hatten guilty of manslaughter. It took less than three hours Sept. 20 for the jury to return the verdict in the shooting death of Kenneth Moran.

    Hatten was originally charged with five felonies: count 1, second-degree murder; counts two and three, attempted second-degree murder; count four, aggravated assault with a firearm; and count five, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was found not guilty of counts two and four.

  • Gov. comes to Quincy to talk, listen

    Times Managing Editor
    Gov. Rick Scott paid an after-hours visit Friday to Gadsden Magnet Elementary School in Quincy, meeting with a few teachers, students, administrators and parents as part of his “listening tour” at a number of schools statewide. The tour included stops in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Madeira Beach and Tallahassee.
    Pam Stewart, interim education commissioner for the state, also sat in on the roundtable-style discussion.

  • Persistent learner

    Times Editor
    One of the proudest moments in Denise Sconiers’ life came when she graduated from Tallahassee Community College. She was one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream, which was buried deep, for years: that of becoming a teacher of children who have physical and mental challenges.
    Graduation day in May 2011 was even sweeter because she and her daughter, LaKendra, earned their Associate of Arts degrees at the same time.

  • Bobcats swamp Gators 30-8

    The Gators of Wewahitchka, led by halfback Jalyn Addison’s 171 rushing yards and three touchdowns, roared to a 30-8 victory over the visiting Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe this past Friday evening.
    Jordan Curry and Myles Edwards, with 13 and 10 tackles, respectively, anchored the Bobcat defense as they held the Gator offense in check for the first half after allowing a score on the opening drive. The Bobcat offense moved the ball effectively on the ground in the first half, but turned the ball over to thwart their scoring opportunities.

  • Jaguars get big win

    Times Sports
    Before the ball was kicked to start the highly anticipated game between the East Gadsden Jaguars and the Rickards Raiders, the stands were already filled with eager fans of both teams.

  • Panthers fall hard to baby Rattlers

    Times Sports
    The start of the game proved to be downhill for the West Gadsden Panthers as an 82-ard return was negated by a holding penalty.
    The Panthers would go on to lose 40-3 in their third game, falling to 0-3.
    The Panthers finished the game with 185 yards of total offense with Israel Grande’s final play of the game, hitting a 27-yard field goal to remove the game-ending goose egg.
    Eighth-grader Pedro Bostick racked up a total of 13 solo with six assisted tackles, and Teron Fitzgerald added 10 solo with eight assisted