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Today's News

  • Doctor says it’s wakeup time

    Do you recall the outrage of the proposed coal plant for Taylor County several years ago? Much of the medical community and many Tallahasseans were outraged about the deadly health impacts and the global warming that would have resulted from its construction.

    The plant was fortunately not constructed, but now Leon County residents face  another health risk  from the biomass plants proposed for nearby Gretna and other counties in North Florida and South Georgia.

  • Gretna resident questions decision on biomass plant

    I have many unanswered questions about the biomass incinerator (in the planning stages for the Gretna Industrial Park). Why has there been no public discussion of the hazards of such a facility in our county and city commission meetings?  Why were the neighbors of the plant not notified?  Why haven't they told us about the air pollution (smog, soot and acid rain) it will cause?  Hadn’t you heard that burning biomass is dirtier than burning coal?  Why haven’t they told us about the associated medical problems like heart disease, cancer, asthma a

  • Community comes together to provide shelter, food for the homeless

    After temperatures dipped into the low 20s and the wind chill made it feel like the teens, concerns about the homeless tugged at the heart strings of many people. For Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, the tugging turned into action.

    Corder said after he read in a regional newspaper that the Tallahassee shelter was at capacity and people were going to be turned away, he called Sheriff Morris Young and suggested using part of the sheriff's office on the ground floor as a temporary shelter.

  • Girls hoops teams win some, lose some in regular season action

    “Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some” must have been the motto for all three county girls hoops teams last week as each suffered defeat but managed to pull it together to win another day.

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats lost a blowout, played a close one and then blew out another in a complex week of basketball.  

  • Church News

    • Trust God Ministries will host a revival featuring guest speaker Rev. Charlie Fryson Jr. at the Open Door Church of the Lord Jesus Christ through Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

    • St. Joseph MB church will host a 100 Men in Black, Women in White service Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Herbert Thomas Sr. The event is sponsored by the Silver Star Lodge No. 61. Dinner will be served following the service.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office will conduct driver’s license, DUI and vehicle inspection checkpoints in January at the following locations: I-10 at Quincy, Midway, Chattahoochee and Greensboro, Highway 90 East and West of Midway to Chattahoochee, Hw. 23 East and West to Greensboro and Havana, Hwy. 27 North and South of Havana, Hw. 65 North and South, Hwy.

  • Dilworth, Brown married Jan. 2

    Charlie and Liza Dilworth of Gretna, along with Andrew and Geraldine Kenon of St. John, Emmanuel Brown of St. Mary and the late Delores Cooper, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, LaCarra Kerrell Dilworth and Carlos Jermaine Brown.

    The bride is a 2003 graduate of James A. Shanks High School,  and is employed as a correctional officer with the Leon County Sheriff's Office. She is the granddaughter of Eliese Williams of Gretna.

  • District graduation rate highest in years

    Gadsden County School District’s graduation rates have hit an all-time high, climbing to 64.2 percent, its highest mark since the state began reporting graduation rates.

    The state released the rates last week, and figures showed that the county’s rate is up from last year’s 56.1 percent. The rate has steadily increased since the 2003-4 school year, when the rate was at 43.1 percent, except for a dip in 2005-6, when the rate dropped back to 43.9 percent. But the drop was temporary, and the rate climbed to 53.3 precent in 2006-7.

  • Annual hunting event provides safe, fun outing for disabled hunters

    It wasn't important how any of the nine men on the sixth annual Hunters Helping Hunters event reached their degree of disability. The only thing that mattered was that the hunters enjoyed a weekend in the North Florida woods hunting deer and enjoying the great outdoors.

  • Be careful this holiday season

    December 21 has always been special to me as that is the birth date of my daddy, Henry William Rollins Sr.

    The Dec. 21, 1939 headline on the front page of the Times read, "May one unavoidable tragedy help us avoid more tragedies." A week before this article was printed, 7-year-old Eugene Blackburn was hit and killed after darting out in front of an oncoming car on King Street.