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Today's News

  • East romps over Taylor County

    It was a play regular Jaguar fans have been waiting for with a smug confidence that it was just a matter of time.
    Last Friday night, early in the second half was that time.
    The game was tied 7-7 when a long deep kickoff by the Taylor County Bulldogs went to East Gadsden's Darious Johnson. The senior, without a doubt the fastest man on the field that night, dashed about 90 yards for a touchdown.
    He was also having a solid night on defense.

  • Gadsden County delays signing solar farms agreement

     For the first time since National Solar Power decided to locate in Gadsden County representatives of the company gave the Board of County Commissioners an overview of what they will bring to the county.
    Eric Williams, vice president of NSP, said the company is seeking to buy 4,000 acres in the county for 20 separate farms throughout the county. The farms, he said, could take as much as 8 years to build and become operational.There would be a maximum of 120 jobs during construction and 5 to 6 full time people to operate each farm.

  • Following their dreams

        When you have a dream, the only way to fulfill it is to be presistent. Harold McNeil knows all what it takes, and then some, to get what you want.
        He's tried a little of it all: stand-up comic, playwrite, rapper and actor.
        "I've always wanted to be on stage. it's just something in me that makes me want to entertain. I've been at it a long time but I'm not about to give up. My idol is Will Smith who has done many great things in the industry," said the 40-year-old McNeil.

  • Gadsden County wins solar farm

    TRICIA COLLINS/Times Staff Writer

    National Solar Power announced on Monday, Sept. 26, the company will build the Southeast’s largest solar farm in Gadsden County. The project is expected to generate hundreds of new jobs and create a $1.5 billion economic investment in the region.

  • Preacher finds strength to haul man from lake

    At least three times a week Julius Robinson can be found on Lake Talquin fishing. He has been fishing in that lake for more than 50 years and says he "knows it like the back of his hand."
        On Friday, Sept. 16, just after lunch he was fishing near the River Channel area of the lake when he heard someone call, "help, help."

  • We are proud of our GEMS Owls

    We're proud of our Owls

    If they were a sports team there would be a parade, no doubt about it.

    When some entity from a small rural county in the Panhandle, ends up fifth in the entire state of Florida in anything positive, it is big news.

    And even more so when you consider we are talking about high-achieving children in a small local public school.

  • There was silence in memory of 9/11

     At exactly 9:11 a..m. September 9, representatives from The Quincy Police Department, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Quincy Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Wetumptka Volunteer Fire Department, were silent for one minute. The group of approximately 35, along with a handful of citizens, gathered at the entrance of the W.A. Woodham Justice Center to honor the men and women who were victims of one of the most tragic days in the nation's history.

  • Jaguars face Rickards Thursday night

     After two games against out-of-area teams, it’s time for East Gadsden to face a familiar foe.

          The Jaguars take on the Rickards Raiders Thursday night, Sept. 15 at Gene Cox Stadium on Tallahassee.

           East won their regular season game last year, 14-10, and won this year’s preseason jamboree game, 7-0. Game time is 7 p.m. 

  • East opens at home against Crescent City

    As sometimes the case with an East Gadsden football game the action is more exciting than the outcome.
    Last Friday night, the Jaguars journeyed to the next time zone to face a tough Niceville High School in a very loud hostile environment.
    Niceville, a regional powerhouse, is known for attracting big crowds that jam their sunken bowl stadium. The place was packed and the school's large marching band blared constantly from the sidelines.

  • Gadsden County school ranked 5th in state in math

    There are almost 2,000 elementary schools in Florida and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is ranked number.
    Located in one of Quincy's landmark buildings, GEMS, as the school is known has a tradition of high student proficiency in both math and reading. And it has been an 'A' school for six years.
    The school serves 192 pre-K through sixth grade students, up from 142 last year.