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Today's News

  • No really...pun intended

    I get a kick out of puns. Good ones. Not the really sad attempts that are just plain dumb. I like the clever ones that you have to think about a bit.

    So I thought this week, I’d share some of my favorites. Please...to enjoy.

    • The famous general died and his ashes were to be taken to Arlington National Cemetery. All the air lines were booked and there were no other planes available. Someone came up with the idea of using a helicopter. It arrived at 5 a.m. The newspapers reported the incident with "the whirly bird gets the urn."

  • Don't knock it 'til you've tried it

    Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, with approval from Sheriff Morris Young, last week engaged in one of the most humane acts that has occurred in Gadsden County in many years. He was the catalyst behind getting 50 homeless people from Gadsden and Leon counties a warm place to sleep. These people, many of whom fell on hard times because they lost their jobs due to a sluggish economy, would not have had a warm place to lay their heads had the temporary (5 days only) shelter not been open.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I couldn’t help but think that Santa Claus had just entered my mother-in-law’s room at the nursing home.

    When Dr. Oliver walked through the doorway of the room he had a smile on his face and his eyes twinkled. My wife and I had just done our best to get her mother to smile. We were making our departure feeling frustrated and lost, as we so often do when we are unable to somehow manage to make her mother feel better.

  • Pastor shares story of church’s faded flag

     I am the pastor of Ole Gospel Tabernacle Church on Geddie Road  in Tallahassee. Since the flag cannot speak, let me speak for her. "I was looked upon each day on Geddie Road through the wind, rain and sunshine. I was not ashamed to be identified with the church where I flew. I was looked upon in Iraq, Fallujah and Habayniah. I was saluted by young men and women, as well as high-ranking officers. I saw the same young men and women fall in death while fighting for your freedom in America. I was properly cared for by those who loved me.

  • Times launches new ‘voice’ for readers, community

    People in Gadsden County will soon have a new outlet for speaking their minds – and it will have everyone talking.

    “The Buzz” is a new feature in The Gadsden County Times that allows anyone to call in and speak out about any topic. Callers are restricted to one minute to record, and comments will be edited for length, libel, personal or political attacks and good taste. Calls can be made any time.

  • Porter named Quincy Officer of the Year

    Last year was very eventful for Sgt. Stephen Porter of the Quincy Police Department. The 26-year veteran foiled a robbery at the Chattahoochee Subway and apprehended the suspect on his day off, helped deliver a baby and performed CPR on the infant, saving its life, and made the second highest number of drug arrests in the city.

  • Girls hoops teams back on track

    The county girls basketball teams were impressive this past week going 7-2 against some formidable opposition. 

    West Gadsden High School defeated North Florida Christian and Franklin County but lost to Port St. Joe.  East Gadsden High picked up three, including wins over Taylor and Madison counties and Gody.  Robert F. Munroe Day School defeated Liberty County and Poplar Springs but lost to Malone in a district contest.

  • Church Briefs

    • 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.

  • Rogers, Mihalek to marry May 1

    David and Hardie Rogers of Havana, along with Dennis and Sue Mihalek of Columbia, Tenn., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Claire Marie Rogers and Chad Christopher Mihalek.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Robert F. Munroe Day School, Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. She is employed as an executive assistant at G. David Robers & Associates. Her grandparent is Lindell White of Orange Park.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking contest will be held Jan. 28 at 9:15 a.m. at the UF Research Center on Pat Thomas Parkway.

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