Today's News

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Why can’t we as Americans act a little more like we belong to a nation called the “United States?”  What has happened to that attitude of good will toward our fellow man and the general “feel good all over” feeling that so many of us have felt in the past?  Or are you too young to remember those days?  If you haven’t had any reason to feel good about America for legitimate reasons, I am sorry about your plight.

  • Candidate thanks predecessors for contributions

    Gadsden County has many polite and helpful people.  I have had the opportunity to meet many during the past two weeks while campaigning for the District 7 (Wakulla) position on the board of the Talquin Electric Cooperative.  People have listened carefully to my explanation of the petition process by which my name appears on the ballot, have asked thoughtful questions and have expressed some concerns.  Mostly they have really been gracious to a stranger.

  • Prep volleyball preview

    Munroe Lady Cats

    District/Conference:  1 A /District 3

    Coach:   Emily Kohler    Year:  1st  Year

    Returning Starters: Senior Spenser Morris – OH, 4 year starter, 2nd on team  in 2008  with 162 kills and 67 digs.Jr. Kristen Allen – Setter, 3 year starter, led team in assists (466)  in 2008, good jump serve (82 aces).Jr. Courtney Mayo – MB,  2 year starter, good at net. Sr. Adrianne Woodward – OH, 2 year starter.

  • Lady Cats take two wins, defeated by Altha

    The Munroe Lady Cats won two of three last week to run their record to 6-1 on the season. The team defeated North Florida Christian and FAMU  on back-to-back nights but then dropped a key district matchup to Altha at home on Thursday.

    MUNROE    25    25    25

    NFC        16    20    15

  • Bobcats fall to Arnold

    The Robert F. Munroe Bobcats traveled to Panama City Beach last Friday to take on the Arnold Marlins on the team’s homecoming night. The Marlins gave the Bobcats a severe thrashing, taking the win 49-6.

    The loss came despite troubles on the Marlin bench since the season began, including student transfers and the flu.

    Munroe scored its only touchdown in the second quarter on a 6-yard run by Daniel Meeks, who led the Bobcats with 73 yards on 15 carries. The extra point attempt failed.

  • Jags take loss against Raiders

    While West Gadsden’s Panthers had an open date, East Gadsden High’s Jaguars faced off against the Rickards Raiders last Friday night. The scoreboard showed the Raiders on top 34-6 at the final buzzer.

    According to reports, both teams had a hard time hanging on to the ball. The Jags intercepted two Raider QB tosses, and were intercepted once.

    The Jags did, however, rack up more yardage on the ground, due mostly to 92  rushing yards by East Gadsden’s Montez Fryson.

  • RFM students remember Sept. 11

    The Anchor Club of Robert F. Munroe Day School held a memorial service around the flagpole Sept. 11. 

    Club president Erin Sampson, daughter of Joel and Whitney Sampson, welcomed the student body and special guests, reminding everyone of the importance of remembering those who lost their lives on that day 8 years ago.  

  • Swine Flu vaccine could be available sooner

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Sunday that the nation’s first round of Swine Flu shots could begin as early as the first week of October.

    Sebelius said she “feels sure” the vaccine will be made available early enough to “beat the peak” of the expected flu season, and early doses are still expected to be prioritized for medical first responders, pregnant women and other high-risk groups.

  • GCSO finds marijuana growing

    Citizens continue to call the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office with tips on neighbors who are suspected to be growing or selling drugs. Last week was no exception when tips led narcotics and vice officers to the  home of Randy Rowe on Smithtown Road, about 12 miles west of Quincy, near Chattahoochee.

    Investigators arrested Rowe at home on Sept. 1 after finding marijuana growing a few feet from his home, according to GCSO Lt. Jim Corder.

  • County to seek lobbyist to protect state hospital

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings Monday night but it was unclear whether the meeting had been properly advertised as a public hearing.

    County Administrator Johnny Williams said he thought the meeting was advertised but couldn't be sure because Betty Miller, the administrative assistant who usually places ads, is out of the office on sick leave. However, the meeting continued with five items on the agenda for discussion.

    Those items added another $85,000 to the budget. The money will come from reserves which total $450,000.