Today's News

  • Last week of regular season in girls volleyball

    This week marks the final week of the regular season for Florida high-school volleyball.  Next week our four county teams will participate in their district tournaments and compete for the privilege of extending their seasons into state series competition.  In action this past week:
    Grace Christian
    defeats Munroe 3-0
    Munroe defeats
    EGHS 3-0
    Community Christian bests Munroe 3-2
    Munroe defeats
    Rickards 3-0
    Bay High defeats
    Munroe 2-0

  • Event celebrates struggle, victory

    When life gives you lemons, make pink lemonade.  A local breast cancer survivor helped her niece and nephew create their own pop-up lemonade stand after beating her diagnosis.  Sugar and
    Honey Lemonade Honey Lemonade Stand sponsored a Pink Breast Cancer fundraiser at Linshell’s Boutique Saturday.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from the lemonade stand were donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as well as 15 percent of all sales from the boutique that day.   The community was invited out for a morning of fun, food, and prizes.

  • Gadsden Re-entry Center graduates five

    Five men recently incarcerated at Gadsden County Jail now have a fresh start.
    Brian Forman, Willie Williams, Jeremiah Bruce, Kearse Bradham and Charles Harris were all incarcerated at Gadsden County Jail this year.  That’s where they were able to participate in Gadsden Second Chance re-entry portal.
    The program exists through a partnership with Florida A&M University Extension Research Center under the direction of Dr. Alejandro Bolques, and Annie Berry, director of Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Redeemed program.   

  • Views from the pack

    Alumni, students, and town residents gathered along the streets of Havana for East Gadsden High School’s homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 7.   Others from surrounding areas came out to enjoy the festivities as well.
    This year’s homecoming theme was “Views from the Pack.”
    Alycia Pollock, 6, and Keyani Cooper, 5, both of Quincy, had plastic grocery bags halfway filled with candy.   

  • County administrator to serve extra year

    In a move to ensure a smooth transition, on Oct. 4, Gadsden County Commissioners unanimously voted to extend the employment contract of County Administrator Robert Presnell, which was set to expire Oct. 30. It has been extended for one year.
     This will give the board more time to find a successor.  County attorney David Weiss said there were no changes to the contract, other than the date.
    Commissioners also voted 5-0 to approve the economic development professional services contract with the Gadsden County Development Council.  

  • Panthers victorious over district rival

    After a three-game road schedule, the Panthers returned home to the support of “Panther Nation” to play a huge district game against Liberty County.
    The Bulldogs received the opening kick and put together a nice offensive drive that resulted in a 26-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left in the first quarter.
    West Gadsden responded on their opening drive with a touchdown pass from Dentarrius Yon to Sammy Carter that tied the game up 7-7 with 6:02 remaining in the opening period.

  • Final push begins for girls volleyball in Gadsden

    The regular season for Florida high-school volleyball is winding down.  This week marks the final week for district games, while the regular season concludes the next.  District tournaments are scheduled to be played out the following week, Oct. 17 to 21.  
    Munroe defeats FAMU 18-25, 27-25, 25-8,
    Munroe defeats
    Tallavana Christian
    25-3, 25-14, 25-13
    Aucilla Christian
    defeats Munroe
    25-19, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19

  • Beating breast cancer

    She was set to retire in June of 1994.  That May, she went to get a physical, and her doctor ordered a mammogram.  Lizzie Mae Figgers was 59 at the time.     
    “I wasn’t even sick, or anything,” Figgers said.  “I was just going for a routine checkup, and they found it.
    Figgers said she was working at Florida State Hospital, and her doctor called her while she was on the job.  She said he told her the mammogram results showed she might have breast cancer in her left breast, and he was referring her to a

  • Exploring possibilities

    Fall is here.  For many this means weekend festivals, and Saturday morning trips to a pumpkin patch.
    A recent event gave locals and tourists alike a chance to kill two birds with one stone.    Although the warm weather didn’t reflect the season, everyone seemed to enjoy the Art and Garden Family Fall Festival.
    Hosted by the University of Florida’s Institute for Food and Agricultural Science, it was filled with creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening.  

  • Chamber event puts legal pot in the spotlight

    Throughout Gadsden County, legalized medical marijuana is considered by many to be a hot topic.
    At a Go Gadsden’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 30, Jacob Pernell, chief operating officer of Trulieve, explained what the legalization of marijuana in the state of Florida means for the county.
    David Garner, executive director of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce, said the future of marijuana in Gadsden County is a great subject.