Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    The Greensboro Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Spring Fling and benefit for the Hodge family April 10 at Greensboro Town Hall from 4-7 p.m. The event will include a car and motorcycle show. Call 663-9825 for entry details. The Singing Regals and Friends will present music. There will be family activities, door prizes and a drawing for a handcrafted quilt. Donations are $5 for one opportunity for the quilt drawing and $10 for three opportunities. Homemade cakes will be available at the cake auction. A pilau dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. The dinners are $7 per plate.

  • Gadsden under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

    Update 2:55 p.m.

    A tornado was spotted in Quincy about 20 miles west of Tallahassee, according to The National Weather Service. Details as they become available.


    The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 65 in effect until 7 p.m. EDT /6 p.m. CDT/ this evening for the following areas:

    In Alabama this watch includes four counties

    In southeast Alabama





    In Florida this watch includes 13 counties

    In North Florida

  • Letters to the Editor: April 15 Edition

    ‘Free pass’ will not be tolerated

    I find it hard to believe that anyone in the city of Gretna is considering voting to re-elect city Commissioner Willie Fagg. Have the good folks in Gretna forgotten that Fagg called them stupid, ignorant black people? If a white person would have called you stupid and ignorant, you would have been outraged.

  • Gadsden summer camp offerings announced for local children

    We’re looking for information on local summer camps and day programs for children and teens in and around Gadsden County. Know of one? Part of one? Give us a call at 627-7649 or send us the information via e-mail to editor@gadcotimes.com. We’ll help you get the word out!

    Some camps we’ve heard of in the area that you may be interested in are:

    Alpha UPKUDO Martial Arts & Fitness

    Summer Fit Camp

    1412 Florida-Georgia Hwy. in Havana

  • Gadsden County Teacher of the Year: East Gadsden’s Austin taking each day, each student as they come

    Gadsden County School District Teacher of the Year Randall Austin firmly believes in his mantra: Every day, every child, every chance.

    And it’s that attitude that caused him to want to become a teacher in the first place.

    Now in his second year of teaching at East Gadsden High School, Austin is a graduate of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga., where he earned a degree in economics. After college, he ran a hauling company and learned how to run a landfill.

  • Rookie Teacher of the Year: Just thinking about the impact she’s making brings this teacher to tears

    If you drop by the Stewart Street  Elementary classroom of Gadsden County’s Rookie Teacher of the Year, Nicole Dixon, you might find her students at the Smart Board teaching each other. You may find them eagerly raising their hands to answer a question from their teacher. You might even find them dancing.

    But what you’ll definitely find is a teacher who is passionate about helping her students become passionate about learning.

  • FHP reviews bus tape; it's reportedly blank

    UPDATE: March 11, 1:38 p.m.   

    Florida Highway Patrol investigators have reviewed the security tape from the school bus that crashed Monday, according to published reports - and the tape is blank.

    We are working to verify this information and will provide information as soon as possible.

    UPDATE: 9:22 a.m., March 10

  • Criminal investigation launched after allegations by EMS employees

    Gadsden County Sheriff Young said a criminal investigation has been launched into allegations made by employees at Emergency Management Services.

    The official investigation began March 8 at 4 p.m. when a meeting was held that included County Administrator Johnny Williams, Personnel Director Arthur Lawson, county commission Chairman Eugene Lamb and two investigators from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Local athletes strut their stuff in the Gadsden County Special Olympics

    Gadsden County’s Special Olympics was held last Wednesday at East Gadsden High School, featuring events such as the assisted walk, walk, wheelchair, assisted wheelchair, assisted running, running, 100-meter wheelchair, running long  jump, standing long jump, tennis ball throw and softball throw.

    The winners were:

    • 10-meter assisted walk: Chamel Williams, first place.

    • 10-meter walk: Luis Becerra took first place with a time of 12.0; Robert Huff also won first place with a time of 17.4.

  • School-related Employee of the Year: With a little love, every child can learn

    Marilyn Basford, a paraprofessional at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School and the Gadsden County School-Related Employee of the Year, blushes a little when she’s congratulated for winning the honor. She’s quick to tell you...she just loves children.

    A native of Jacksonville, Basford moved to Chattahoochee in 1972. She worked at Chattahoochee Elementary for 19 years before coming to GEMS, and has worked with Gadsden County children for 27 years.