Today's News

  • Akins charged with robbery, petit theft

    A 36-year-old Gadsden County man, Derrick Akins, was arrested Oct. 16 and charged with one count each of robbery and petit theft.

    According to a report filed by Inv. Brian Faison of the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Akins was charged after a witness told authorities he saw Akins take items from Sean Rollins before he died from injuries suffered in a one-car traffic crash Oct. 3 on County Road 161.

  • Parent lauds GCA principal

    During the few years that I have lived in Gadsden County, I have definitely had my share of ups and mostly downs when it comes to working with teachers and administrative staff in our school system. But this school term, I am proud to say that Gadsden County has finally produced a principal that truly cares about our children. His name is William R. Blitch.

  • Time for some new traditions

    Every now and again, I stare at the computer screen while it mocks me. And believe it or not, I don’t have a thing to say. But it’s OK...sooner or later, something comes to me and I have no trouble hammering out a column.

    As I thought about what to write for this week, I realized that the holiday season is here...October is almost gone, and with the passing of Halloween, the holidays will officially begin. And it’s all downhill from there.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    It was a bitter, cold Saturday morning.  The harsh November winds sweeping in from the Atlantic made Cape May, N.J. an undesirable place to be living.

  • New library director excited, ready to face county’s challenges

    If Carolyn Poole, the county's new director of libraries, was looking for a challenge, she found it. Undaunted however, Poole said her aim is to move the county forward.

    "This is a hard economic time. My budget was cut 30 percent and there is no money in the county's budget to buy new books," said the former Hillsborough County librarian.

    On the bright side, Poole is anticipating the delivery of a new $200,000 bookmobile that will be equipped with a pull-out canopy for displays, computers and wireless access.

  • Volleyball season winds down to a close

    The regular volleyball season concludes this week for Gadsden County  FHSAA member schools and next week district tournaments begin.

    Both East Gadsdsen and Robert F. Munroe Day School will host tournaments while West Gadsden will travel to Port St. Joe to participate in tournament action.

    As the fifth seed in the Class 3A District 2 tournament, East Gadsden will take on No. 4 seed Rickards on Monday night in Havana in a play-in game.  Rickards has split with East Gadsden in the two previous contests between the two schools.  

  • Bobcats earn hard-fought win on the road in Palatka

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School overcame a host of difficulties en route to a 14-8 victory in Palatka on Friday night, their second of the season.  A 4-hour bus trip, heavy rains and turnovers combined with a determined Peniel Baptist Academy to make for a hard-fought win.

  • East Gadsden takes big win at homecoming

    East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars couldn’t have asked for a better homecoming night – brisk, chilly air, royalty crowned and a victory over FAMU High.

    The final score was 21-6, with the Jags taking their first win of the regular season and amping their record to 2-5 overall.

    But the win didn’t come without trouble. Early on in the second quarter, running back Montez Fryson suffered a knee injury, taking him out for the rest of the game. Prior to the injury, Fryson had racked up 60 yards rushing and a TD.

  • Panthers take hit against Sharks, 15-6

    West Gadsden’s Panthers faced an undefeated Port St. Joe team Friday night, and at the final buzzer, the Tiger Sharks remained undefeated. The Sharks took the win 15-6.

    The win came despite the Sharks’ worst offensive performance of the year. The Sharks turned the ball over four times in the first half, and tallied 81 yards in penalties. The team remains 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the district.

  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.